The workshop coincides with two
important events: the anniversary of Benito
Juárez's birthday (March 21) and the Lent celebration
of Sorrows (Viernes de Dolores) which rivals Muertos
in the construction of elaborate altars. After the workshop
local events include the second annual ecological
kite contest in Teotitlán del Valle and the start
of the Guerreros
No sit-down classroom seminar can rival the success of learning
in a more stimulating environment with hands-on training. Participants
receive practical tips for using the social web and an opportunity
to meet locals in a World Heritage city.
We showcase good practices in Oaxaca's public parks,
traditional markets and world heritage sites which will be of
interest to locals, Mexican nationals and foreigners. By structuring
the event as a series of games and rallies, participants will
learn how to make practical and responsible use of their smartphones.
Participants are asked to create accounts on the following
sites: Facebook, Flickr, Foursquare, Google+, Twitter, YouTube
and WikiVoyage. Those with smartphones are asked to download
The workshop builds on a 10-year-plus history Ron Mader has
in Oaxaca and nearly 20 years in Mexico. It also builds on the
momentum generated in February during the fifth annual Responsible
has offered web workshops in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Oaxaca
in Mexico as well as international clinics in Quito, Ecuador
and Hyderabad, India, site of the recent Conference of the Parties
to the Convention on Biological Diversity and Global
Workshop for Indigenous and Local Communities organized
by the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The workshop agenda reflects values articulated in Open
Space Technology in which participants have ample opportunity
to move their two feet toward a variety of local events. This
is a mobile training session in more ways than one.
The workshop manifests Open Space's Law of Two Feet which states:
"If people find themselves in situations where they are
neither learning nor contributing, they are responsible for
moving to another place — using their two feet to find
a place where their participation is more meaningful."
The agenda and registration information is updated on the
Oaxaca Wiki: oaxaca.wikispaces.com/local.