Special events

To connect people at three or more different locations, we use multi-site videoconferencing. This allows live audio-visual interaction. The First Nations Innovation project uses this technology for our regular monthly meetings, as did our VideoCom project since it began in 2006.

Since 2007, the research team has also been using videoconferencing to host or support special online events.. These online events allow people living in geographically distant and isolated communities to share ideas with people living in other communities across different time zones.

Listed below are the archives of special events supported by the research team since 2007. We plan to continue supporting these online events during the life of the First Nations Innovation project.

If you live in a First Nation and you are interested to work with us to support or organize an online event related to broadband, ICT and remote and rural First Nations, we invite you to discuss the possibilities with one of the project partners: KO-KNET in Ontario, FNEC in Quebec, or the Atlantic Helpdesk in the Atlantic region. For contact information, visit the Partners and Communities section of our website.

Archives of past online special events:

2010: Celebrating International Women’s Day

2009: Telemental Health with First Nations

2008: Women and Leadership

2008: Resources for Native Languages

2007: Green Agenda – Videoconferencing

2007: Digital Storytelling