"Inclusions, Exclusions, and Seclusions: Living in a Globalized World"
"Inclusions, Exclusions, and Seclusions: Living in a Globalized World" is the theme of the international and interdisciplinary gathering of and about women to be held in Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada from July 3-7, 2011.
Today's launch of www.womensworlds.ca - a trilingual website devoted to a 2011 global feminist event - signals the start of a countdown to what will likely be the largest women's conference in Canada's history: Women's Worlds 2011 (WW 2011).The event will convene a diversity of minds and experiences to delve into some of the most pressing issues of our time. Outreach is underway to draw a rich cross-section of people from around the world into the conversation - from academics to activists and researchers to policy-makers. In the lead-up to the gathering, the website will serve as a hub where people from around the world can connect and converse on issues related to globalization and women's equality, and more. To stoke that conversation, organizers will roll out a range of interactive components and unveil content and registration information as it becomes available. Site visitors are encouraged to sign up for e- bulletins to receive up-to-the-minute information about website content and the conference. This online portal is part of a broader new media strategy that organizers hope will attract unlikely participants to the conference and related discussions, a key conference objective being to encourage intergenerational exchange. WW 2011 organizers also plan on using social media like facebook, flickr, youtube, and twitter to stimulate connections and conversations. Ottawa-Gatineau plays host to this 11th edition of Women's Worlds - a triennial global women's conference most recently held in Madrid in 2008 and Seoul in 2005 - with the University of Ottawa and Carleton University partnering as lead coordinators.
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