On Sunday, December 6th, the city of Ottawa hosted its first TEDx Talk: a local, self-organized event that brings together people from different communities and disciplines to be inspired by local speakers who take the stage to share their life experiences, passions and knowledge for the sake of collaboration and community.
In collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Groupsia has been working since December 2008 to strengthen the Cambodia Development Research Forum’s (CDRF) online communication strategy. Following the recommendations put forward during IDRC’s first ever all-partners meeting in Cambodia in September 2007, Groupsia was called upon to develop an accelerated ICT platform to help the Cambodia research community manage information and communicate with one another, as well as the broader development community.
In December 2008, Groupsia was appointed by the Global Knowledge Partnership’s (GKP) Executive Committee to lead a small task force in conducting a consultative evaluation and visioning process for the future and role of this international organization.
Rococo Camp, also known as RecentChanges (as in wiki change history) Camp, happened in Montreal, Canada May 18-21. The format was Open Space which was very fitting given the topic of collaborative technologies, with a focus on wikis. I wasn't quite expecting so many topics raised by participants to be on wikis, but still it was an excellent opportunity to learn what others in the wiki realm were up to.