The first Virtual Island Summit is a free and entirely online event to connect global islands and share common experiences on a digital platform. October 6-11, 2019. Hashtag: #VirtualIslandSummit
Background Q&A: What is the Virtual Island Summit?
- Free access to world-class experts. The Summit will be a free event to attend in order to ensure maximum accessibility to expertise from a variety of fields.
- Interactive sessions in various formats. The Summit will imitate a traditional in-person event with opportunities to interact with speakers and other attendees with the goal of creating an online community.
- A diverse range of viewpoints. Speakers and attendees from 100+ island communities including the Arctic, Caribbean, Europe, Indian Ocean, Pacific Islands, South America and beyond…
- A zero carbon conference. The Summit will use modern technology to maximize opportunities for participation and minimize harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
- The SDGs and beyond. The Summit will covers all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in addition to other topics pertinent to island communities.
- Cross-sector collaboration. The Summit will emphasize the need for input and partnerships from across the private, public, academic and NGO sectors.
NEWS: Launch of the Virtual Island Summit! @IslandsInnovate 🏝️
The first #VirtualIslandSummit is a free + entirely online event to connect global islands and share common experiences on a digital platform.
— Island Innovation 🏝 (@IslandsInnovate) July 18, 2019