A virtual community that works together sometimes needs to meet face-to-face and have fun together too. Global Voices contributors are scattered across the globe in different times zones. We come from all walks of life and continents. Since the beginning of this project we have done what we can to organize annual meetings for our contributors to meet in person.
These meetings gather some of the most innovative and inspirational citizen media activists from the developing world and have sparked many further collaborations across continents.
Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and friends (and the hard work of everyone at Global Voices) we have held seven meetings:
- Kenya – 2012
- Tunisia 2011 (Arab Bloggers Meeting)
- Chile – 2010
- Beirut – 2009 (Arab Bloggers Summit)
- Budapest – 2008
- Delhi – 2006
- London – 2005
Global Voices itself grew out of a one-day conference in December 2004 at Harvard Law School which brought together bloggers from around the world to discuss ways in which the new medium could foment global dialogue at the grassroots level.