In April 2010 there’s a conference for community groups in Christchurch (NZ), to teach them about the Internet. They need knowledgeable people to offer workshops and conference sessions. They particularly need women to offer sessions.1
Is this you? Or a friend of yours? Do you know women who use and understand the Internet, and who can spend an hour sharing that knowledge with people keen to learn?
If so, please contact Volunteering Canterbury manager Ruth Gardner, with an outline of what you can offer, and a brief bio.
Presentations can be either an hour long tutorial session in a computer suite, or a twenty minute case study demonstration with questions. Most presentations will be repeated during the day.
The event notice
E-engage your community conference
Organisation: Volunteering Canterbury
Date: 16 April 2010
Share your IT expertise and help others.
Volunteering Canterbury is delighted to announce that we will host an ‘E-engage your community’ conference on Friday 16 April 2010 at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology.
The purpose of this is to introduce people from voluntary organisations to internet-based tools that can help them meet their mission. We plan a hands-on conference where people will have an opportunity to try new tools that are free or low-cost, and learn about web-related matters.
If you use a web-based tool, e.g. Skype, Wikis, Picasa, Facebook, Google apps, and would be willing to share your experience, please contact VolCan manager Ruth Gardner (phone 03 366 2442, e-mail email@example.com), with an outline of what you can offer, and a brief bio. Presentations can be either an hour long tutorial session in a computer suite, or a twenty minute case study demonstration with questions. We expect that most presentations will be repeated during the day.
Those who present will receive free conference registration and a t-shirt. We can reimburse pre-approved travel expenses, and offer a great opportunity to share your expertise and experience.
VOL NTEER — all we need is U.
[Via : CommunityNet Aotearoa New Zealand.]
1 Ruth writes in Where are the Women?:
I’m organising a conference for early next year, and last week I sent out a call for presenters. We’re looking for local people who can demonstrate internet-based tools which would be useful for people who work in the voluntary sector. So far I’ve had seven replies, six of them from men.
It’s likely that most of those who attend the conference will be women and I’d really like to get some gender balance. Surely there must be more than one woman around who uses things like Skype, SurveyMonkey, or Wikis and could talk about it? They don’t need to be IT experts. Congratulations Emma on being the first brave female!
“Last week I put my plea out, then
replies came in from mainly men.”