>>> Glitter Meetups are still happening on Thursdays at 10am EST on the IFF Mattermost!!!
Volunteers Needed on Sunday, March 31
Come to Las Naves on Sunday, March 31 at 1:00pm and help us setup! If you are volunteering throughout the week, we will also provide you with training on this day. This is also a good way to meet up with new and old friends!
Early Bird Registration: Sunday, March 31
Avoid the large registration line on Monday! Join us on Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm to register early. Remember, you will need to be logged in to your profile on the IFF platform to show us your ticket. (http://platform.internetfreedomfestival.org)
The Program & Sessions
The IFF schedule can be found * here.
- Remember to take notes and post on the unique Etherpad created for each session (the etherpad link is on the session's description page)
- Remind presenters that before each session begins, they must pick people for the following roles. Note-taker, Timekeeper, and Gatekeeper. For the responsibilities of each role, please visit the Volunteer Corner
Kick-off the IFF with glitter, energy and love! Find out what awaits you during the fantastic week ahead. Hear from the IFF team, various community voices, and meet the amazing IFF facilitators. In addition, this year is our 5th anniversary, so we have surprises planned!
IFF Birthday Party
Its IFF's 5th anniversary! Bring your best outfit and dancing shoes, and help us celebrate the various years of friendship, glitter, and love shared! Come enjoy cake, candy piñatas and a professional DJ :) Also, since IFF birthday is really the community's birthday, help us celebrate by bringing in presents for your friends!! Maybe its cookies from your country, or maybe its a thank you card for someone in the community that has really helped you out!! Whichever way you want to celebrate, bring the love, light and fun!! This is a pure happiness zone!!
IFF Liberation Training Series
IFF host, Sharmin Hossain will be leading a three part liberation series covering Power, Oppression and Intersectionality, Healing the Self and Practices for Community Care, and Theories of Change and Transformation. Sharmin currently works facilitating transformation across social justice organizations, and has a wealth of experience in this area. A series not to be missed!
The IFF Expo
The IFF Expo will be happening all day, every day, where 6 to 8 projects will host an exhibit table. This is a great time to get one-to-one time with these projects, and network! To view what projects will be showcasing at what time, visit: XXXXXXXX
Medicine for Venezuela
one of the projects which we have provided with multiple slots is Medicine for Venezuela, who will provide you the latest album of EuroVenezuelan punk band ZomobiesNO or a Humano Derecho T-shirt. In addition, several Internet Freedom donors will be present, including Ford, Open Tech Fund and Hivos.
The Tool Showcase will be happening on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00, and feature a selection of privacy and security tools. This is a great time to talk directly to tool creators, and ask all the questions you always wanted to ask! It will take place in the Patio Naranjos.
The Information Desk
Have questions about how to get the best out of the event? Want to be connected with someone that focuses on X topic? Need help figuring how to find a pharmacy or restaurant for a meeting? The Welcome Desk is here to help and ensure you maximize your experience at the IFF. If you are interested in volunteering for the Welcome Desk, and have been at the IFF before, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org It is located in the theater!
What We Expect from Participants
The safety, privacy and security of our participants is at the heart of IFF. Please make sure to review the following:
While we encourage folks to get as much in-person time as possible, the IFF does have an Mattermost instance, which is a more awesome, secure and open source version of Slack. Besides hosting various topical rooms, every Thursday throughout the year we host IFF Glitter Meetup, which allow you to connect with people on a weekly basis. If you would like an invite, please email email@example.com