WIAD21 Timeline
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We're hosting Organizer Town-halls!
Taking place Monday and Thursday evenings 7pm CET and ET (UTC-5) from December until February, global executive producers Grace Lau and Andrew Jung will be hosting town-halls/office hours/Q&A every week. The first Town Hall will occur this Thursday, December 10. We'll cover questions about: • global content, keynotes • regional IA roundtable events (pending) • local WIAD21 event hubs (setting up, livestreaming, managing content, etc) • contributing assets (video, slides, etc) to global repository for sharing • donations, sponsorships, dealing with giveaways If you're unable to join the live stream, that's okay! We'll post video recordings of walkthroughs as soon as we can. Join the Townhall hub and check out the resources we've put together: https://vi.to/hubs/wiad21-organizers
Many things are changing in 2021. Here’s an overview of who should be doing what and when. During the highlighted months, we would like to run a global conversation for inspiration and mutual support.

WIAD21 Timeline

Local organizers
Global board
Time frame (focus)
Define event format
On-site, hybrid or digital only?
Provide theme assets (graphics)
Set branding style guide
Local sponsors
Global sponsors, particularly for global platforms
Talks, workshops and other activities
Provide content to use locally and to share globally (pre-recorded talks, streamed activities)
Provide platform for upload and access
Global keynote on theme
  • Decision for platform by beginning of November
  • Coaching of speakers in December
  • Uploading of talks in February (release dates tbd)
Global program
Enter events on platform
Provide platform
  • Platform by beginning of November
  • Data entry by January
Social activities
Determine what suits your location
Create channels on Discord
Inclusive event
Make it accessible to all and try to keep it free
Social Media
Mobilize your community
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