In preparation for our day together, please create a free Gmail or free Google Account if you do not already have one. If you prefer not to have another e-mail address, you can choose the Google Account; otherwise, I would suggest creating a Gmail account.

To create a Gmail account:
Visit https://www.gmail.com
Click on "Create an account" in the lower right.
Follow the instructions.

To create a Google Account:
Visit https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount
Enter your current email address
Choose a password
Once you've finished registering, you'll receive a verification email. Click the link in that email to complete the verification process.

NOTE: All Gmail accounts are also Google accounts. You can also create a Google account using a different existing email, so not all Google accounts are Gmail accounts. If that's too confusing, just flip a coin and go with the result - either works fine for what we'll be doing.