Global Conference Partners’ Users Rally to Save Free Conferencing

Users Send More Than 100,000 Letters to 530 Congress Members Nationwide Glendale, CA. March 31, 2010 —, Inc. and its subsidiary, Global Conference Partners, launched an advocacy campaign to rally support from its users in response to recent actions by the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee, regarding free conferencing services and the individuals and businesses that use them. Global Conference Partners’ rallying cry to “Save Free Conferencing” was met with equal enthusiasm from its users with more than 100,000 letters sent to their local Congressmen in less than a week, voicing opposition for any potential regulation that could stop their ability to run their businesses and organizations using critical services like “Eliminating the ability to communicate... Read More

gwabbit Teams with

DEMOspring 2010, Palm Desert, CA — March 22, 2010 — gwabbit®, LLC, the only provider of automated solutions for the contact cloud, today announced the integration of® phone numbers to the gwab–o–sphere™, the world’s first automatic contact cloud (See separate announcement today titled, 2009 DEMOgod Winner Gwabbit Debuts World’s First Automatic Contact Cloud at DEMOSpring 2010). The gwab–o–sphere automatically loads contacts from its gwabbit contact capture products for Microsoft Outlook® and BlackBerry®, and syncs contacts with key repositories and social networks like® and LinkedIn®. In this partnership, FreeConference phone numbers that appear in gwab–o–sphere contacts will be automatically identified and highlighted with FreeConference’s icon and link to its website. As part of the partnership, and® numbers... Read More Makes History as one of PCWorld’s 10 All–Time Greatest Free Services

GLENDALE, CA — March 9, 2010 —, the originator of free audio conference call services, was cited by PCWorld’s staff as one of the 10 all–time greatest free downloads and services. Ken Ford, CEO of Global Conference Partners, parent company of FreeConference, was both honored and touched to receive such a nod from one of the world’s most respected and authoritative sources of technology and computing. He comments, “This is an achievement that the whole FreeConference team can feel proud of. This business took years to build and has become a critical tool that many businesses and organizations depend on year after year.” FreeConference was an idea born in 2000 in response to the traditionally high cost of conference... Read More cited by PCWorld as one of the 10 All–Time Greatest Free Services was cited by PCWorld’s staff as one of the 10 all–time greatest free downloads and services. “In our 15 years of choosing the best free stuff, we’ve spotlighted the superstars:” Downloads or services that made the “10 all-time greatest free downloads and services” list were chosen by PCWorld’s staff based on usefulness and value. The 10 all-time picks were compiled from a longer list of PCWorld’s 112 Fantastic Freebies. PCWorld has been a longtime fan of with feature mentions in both PCWorld’s December 2009 issue, and in May 2006 as one of the “101 Fabulous Freebies.”

Global Conference Partners Expands New Channel Division and Hires Industry Veteran

GLENDALE, CA — February 22, 2010 — Global Conference Partners, a leading conference service provider with innovative value–added audio and web conferencing solutions, announced today that it has expanded its Channel Sales division with the hiring of industry veteran Reed Ellis as Senior Director of Business Development. In this newly created position, Ellis will be responsible for the development and growth of the Channel Sales organization, including the identification and development of Private Label resellers, Master Agents, Agent Partner Programs and Affinity Partnerships for audio and web conferencing services. “Reed brings deep experience from the conferencing and collaboration industry, and a keen understanding of the Indirect Sales channel,” said Ken Ford, Global Conference Partners’ CEO. “Our focus is on expanding... Read More

Coming Together in Time of Need with FreeConference

FreeConference Assists Newly Created ‘Flight to Crisis’ Volunteer Efforts for Haitian Relief LOS ANGELES, CA — February 11, 2010 — Out of nowhere, a new organization has sprung up to help the relief efforts in Haiti, according to Anne Dilenschneider of The Huffington Post, and has already garnered 160 volunteers around the world to participate in two-week rotations of professional service on the island. Flight to Crisis came together through the coordination of Laz Poujol, and with the help of FreeConference, has connected volunteers from several countries around the world. The speed of this coordinated effort has been most impressive. The newly created Flight to Crisis volunteers are a group of doctors, nurses, clergy, medical specialists, engineers, and first responders... Read More

FreeConference Behind the Scenes with the Obama Campaign

FreeConference featured in HBO documentary on pre–electoral campaign LOS ANGELES, CA — December 7, 2009 —, the originators of free audio conferencing was quietly featured in the recently released HBO documentary “By the People, the Election of Barack Obama”. As one of the important communications tools used by the Obama campaign, FreeConference helped organize the groundswell efforts while keeping costs in check for a fledgling campaign. The documentary chronicles the efforts of the Obama campaign starting almost a year before he announced his candidacy for President. “Freeconference is used by many non-profit and political organizations that depend on our service to further their cause in the most economical way possible,” commented Ken Ford, CEO of Global Conference Partners, parent... Read More

InstantConference® Launches Enterprise Services Featuring User Managed Conferencing in Very Low–Cost, Centrally–Managed Plans

Administrator Controls Allow for Easy Management of Employee Accounts Los Angeles, CA — July 16, 2008 — InstantConference®, the dedicated on–demand reservationless conference service, answers the need for company-wide, efficient, low–cost, user–managed conferencing with the release of a new Enterprise service. Featuring low–cost monthly plans starting at $25/month and toll free rates as low as 3.5 cents per minute, this fully–featured service can be set up and managed in a few minutes with an easy–to–use, online administrator account. “InstantConference Enterprise was developed with feedback from executives in small businesses and divisions of larger companies who were looking for a simple and centrally managed service at highly competitive prices,” says Alex Cory, CEO of parent company Global Conference Partners. “We have... Read More

FreeConference® Launches Reservationless Toll Free 800 Service

LOS ANGELES, CA — June 30, 2008 — FreeConference, the originators of free audio conference call services today announced the launch of On–Demand Reservationless Toll Free Premium 800 service. Priced at only 10 cents/minute/user, the service includes free conference recording, 24 hour automated access, Toll Free customer service, and soon–to–be launched On–Demand Reservationless desktop sharing. “Many of our current users prefer to host conferences on–demand, but also want all of the premium services that come with Premium 800,” commented Alex Cory, CEO of Global Conference Partners, which operates FreeConference. “This new services answers those needs and the needs of anyone desiring the best bundled conferencing value in the industry today.” A FreeConference account can be set up in seconds with... Read More

InstantConference® Presented with Two Communicator Awards

Awards of Distinction in “Telecommunications” and “Structure and Navigation” LOS ANGELES, CA — June 4, 2008 — InstantConference, the free, on–demand reservationless audio conference service, won “Awards of Distinction” in both the “Telecommunications” and “Structure and Navigation” categories in the 14th Annual Communicator Awards. This follows on the heels of a Finalist award from the American Business Awards (the “Stevies”) for “Best New Product or Service.” InstantConference provides a full suite of easy–to–use and effective conferencing tools for enterprises and individuals at little or no cost. “Instant Conference was designed for small businesses and other organizations that need a simple, effective, and reliable set of tools for making and managing conference calls at very low costs. Recognition of its performance... Read More