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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.

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 find 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 11 meetings since 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.