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The Global Digital Development Forum on May 6th, 2020 is co-organized by USAID, Chemonics, Digital Impact Alliance, IntraHealth International, TechChange and Save the Children. This virtual ICT4D conference will be a global transformative peer-learning digital development event specifically designed to include practitioners from low- and middle-income countries. We aim to move past the significant travel and cost barriers that restrict attendance at traditional events and lead the industry with: A headlining keynote presentation from USAID and multiple interactive online sessions, led by trained facilitators. Sessions spanning the globe from 6:00 GMT to 22:00 GMT featuring your peers at the cutting edge of technology and development in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Americas. Free participation in engaging compelling, relevant sessions on TechChange’s robust online learning platform. Inspiring experiences and results from innovative projects that achieve development goals with new and emerging technologies.


● Volunteers are needed ASAP for pre-event tasks, as well as for all 16 hours of the event ● Trainings for anyone running a presentation room will be scheduled for week of April 27; recordings will be shared ● Ideally on"site" volunteers are available for 4-8 hour shifts ● Volunteers will receive process documentation and be added to Whatsapp group for flagging/troubleshooting issues Volunteers don't need to have an IT background, though it's certainly better if they have experience with Zoom or videoconferencing. At the very least, they should have a good connection to the internet and be comfortable using videoconferencing software (with guidance and training provided by one of the partnering groups). The majority will be breakout room backstops and documentarians and ideally, volunteers will be available for 4-8 hour shifts. If anyone is interested, please send them my way!


Event Leadup Social media ● What: Creates series of canned tweets to share with Org Committee; schedules tweets for the 2-3 weeks leading up to the conference ● How many: 1 Session population ● What: Adds session descriptions and speakers to online agenda. Reaches out to speakers/ moderators if they haven't registered ● How many: 3-5 (consider that approx. 150 sessions will need to be added to the agenda) “On-site” Session Backstop ● What: Run the tech on the back end of a presentation. Will start and end the presentation, moderate the chat. ● When: Breakouts, keynotes, workshops, lightning talks (in a reduced role) ● How many: 1 per concurrent presentation (1 on main stage at a time). Approx. 5-12 per time slot Session Documentarian ● What: Takes notes, feeds questions to the moderator. ● When: Keynotes, breakouts, workshops (?), lightning talks ● How many: 1 per concurrent presentation. Approx. 5-12 per time slot Vendor Backstop ● What: Troubleshoots vendor rooms and ensures they are up and running; available to answer vendor questions ● How many: 1-2 per given time slot Networking Backstop ● What: Moderates networking "hallway" ● How many: 1-2 per time slot ● Who: High-level Social media producer ● What: Tweets and retweets throughout the event. Documentarians can send tweet ideas/screenshots to them ● When: All presentations ● How many: 1 per time slot, or 2 for the full event

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