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Global Voices Summit 2017: Countdown to Sri Lanka!

Categories: South Asia, Sri Lanka, Announcements

Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam.

These, in case you were wondering, are the 50-plus countries—and counting—that will be represented at the Global Voices Summit 2017 [1].

In just over a month's time, on December 2-3, hundreds from the four corners of the globe will gather at the TRACE Expert City [2] in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to spend two days together exploring the connections between the open Internet, freedom of expression and online civic movements around the world.

Since 2006, Global Voices Summits [3] have brought together the most innovative and inspiring digital activist and citizen media communities from around the world. These meetings have proven a rich breeding ground for ideas and collaborations across borders, and we look forward to continuing that tradition at the 2017 Summit.

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Colombo's Beira Lake at night. PHOTO: Shamli071 via Wikimedia Commons.

This year's program [5] will feature panels, short project showcases, open roundtable sessions and hands-on training workshops with some of the leading voices in digital rights and international citizen media. And as part of the process, we'll be facilitating real-time online participation as well as capturing, translating and publishing the knowledge and conversations coming out of the meeting.

If you'd like to join us in Colombo, please register [6] through the Summit website [1]. And if you're unable to join us in person, we'll be streaming portions of the program live on December 2-3, 2017.

And do keep an eye on the Summit website [1]Twitter [7] and Facebook [8] for updates!

The Global Voices Summit 2017 is made possible thank to the generous support of the MacArthur Foundation [9], Ford Foundation [10], Mozilla Foundation [11]Groundviews [12]Google [13], Calcey Technologies [14], Lanka Bell [15]and Hashtag Generation [16].