Last week we showed you how to get better connected with VOZ, this week we explain how we are building our networks.
We believe that one of our most important jobs at VOZ is to make sure that the reports added to the map are seen. Last week we showed you how you can connect, and that we currently reach up to 30,000 people per week, but we don’t think that is enough, which is why we will be working hard to promote VOZ through our partners and events.
Below you will find details of the major events that VOZ will be represented at over the coming months. We also try to attend many other smaller events and continue to promote VOZ through our online networks and partners. You can help us too by sharing the work of VOZ with organizations that you think will benefit from a louder voice.
Doug (our Director) will be representing VOZ at the World forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, France between the 3rd and 5th November, weighing in on conversations around participatory democracy and the role VOZ can play in promoting local knowledge.
The VOZ team will be heading to Brussels in November to the international Aid Expo. Here we will spend two days demonstrating VOZ and the power of local knowledge and mapping in decision making for Development as part of the largest Aid and Development conference in the world.
We will be presenting at GeoCom: The Changing Face of Geo (11 – 13 Nov), in Warwick, UK. This event is the culmination of the 2014 Geo: Big 5 series of events. GeoCom remains the place to debate, engage with and shape the future of the geospatial industry.
Look out for exciting announcements from VOZ to coincide with World GIS Day. We have something a little special planned, but we are going to keep it a surprise for now.
We have now been asked to present at Latin America Conference 2014 on the 29th November in London. Doug will be speaking to the title “Time for Justice – the People & the Planet Vs the Global Corporations & TTIP” This conference brings together great speakers and presenters advocating for the rights of people and the environment in Latin America.
The VOZ team will also be at GeoDATA 2014 on the 4th December 2014. GeoDATA provides a unique opportunity to hear from those at the forefront of geographic data and technology developments. It offers the chance to learn from industry innovators and to network with peers.
VOZ will also be partnering with ENCA to bring a very special public lecture to London in early 2015. Featuring Martin Mowforth of Plymouth University the evening will present his work on The Violence of Development and will focus on the reasons that many people still face violence and poverty in Latin America. Doug will also be presenting on how this violence can be better understood through digital community mapping.