Since we do not have a physical office for our day-to-day activities, from the beginning Global Voices has organized annual meetings for our virtual community to meet face-to-face.
Over nine years, our Summits and Arab Bloggers Meetings have gathered the most innovative and inspirational digital and citizen media activists around the world for workshops and discussions. The 2-4 day meetings spark new friendships and impressive collaborations across borders. Great food, excursions and music always finds a place in the schedule.
We try to meet in a new country each time. Thanks to the generosity of sponsors and friends we have held nine meetings since 2005:
- Philippines – 2015
- Jordan – 2014 (Arab Bloggers Meeting)
- Kenya – 2012
- Tunisia – 2011 (Arab Bloggers Meeting)
- Chile – 2010
- Beirut – 2009 (Arab Bloggers Meeting)
- Beirut – 2008 (Arab Bloggers Meeting)
- Budapest – 2008
- Delhi – 2006
- London – 2005
Global Voices grew out of a one-day conference in December 2004 at Harvard Law School which brought bloggers from around the world together to discuss ways blogging could facilitate global dialogue at the grassroots level.