This potentially makes it easier for everyone to get together on the phone, but we recommend you double-check the times of your cross-continent conference calls for next week. For large, multi-national corporations, the time of the call may have shifted depending on who created the calendar entry. You may find calls that used to be back-to-back now overlap next week.
The U.S. and Canada will switch to winter/standard time the following Sunday, Nov. 2. A couple of cities in northern Mexico will do so as well, and details can be found using the great resource at Timeanddate.com.
This also marks the last time that Russia will observe Daylight Savings time. They will remain on Standard Time next summer.