Upcoming Events

January – April 2017


All of our webinars take place in the Classroom. Space is limited and priority will be given to current and past GWA clients. Prices: US$5 for GWA clients/US$10 for non GWA clients except when noted. To register, email Marjane Nakello at mnakello(at)globalwireonline(dot)org.

Extreme Website Makeover – 14 January 2017, 12pm ET

A new year should be a fresh start for everything, including your website.  Do you have a boring or outdated website that looks like it was designed in 2007 or even 1997? Join Global Wire Associates Managing Director Talia Whyte and new staff members of the newly organized creative studio Global Wire Design give tips on how to create a new website or redesign a current website.  We will also showcase a “before and after” of two websites we redesigned recently.  

US Politics & Technology (Encore) – Saturday, 19 January 2017, 12pm ET

Technology has matured and evolved since the first online president Barack Obama was elected in 2008.  Twitter is the main communications tools for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton losing her cool with a Greenpeace activist went viral on YouTube.  We will be joined by two top political consultants who will discuss how technology is impacting the road to the White House in 2016.  SOLD OUT – to get on the waitlist email Marjane Nakello at mnakello(at)globalwireonline(dot)org.

Barack Obama’s Technology Legacy – Saturday, 21 January 2017,  12pm ET

Barack Obama was the first president to win an election and run his government using new media.  We will look back at his digital legacy with two former White House communications consultants and discuss the future of presidential technology. SOLD OUT – to get on the waitlist email Marjane Nakello at mnakello(at)globalwireonline(dot)org.

ContentCamp – 6 – 10 February 2017

The Art of an Online Portfolio – Saturday, 11 February 2017, 12pm ET

It is pretty much required in many industries today to have a polished online portfolio to present your work and skills to potential clients, especially if you are self-employed.  In this webinar, Global Wire Associates Managing Director Talia Whyte and Program Director Marjane Nakello will present free and low-cost tools for creating an online portfolio, show examples of effective portfolios, and honest critique portfolios of participating audience members live during the webinar.  Whether you are a web developer, graphic designer, journalist, artist or a musician, this webinar is for anyone who wants to present themselves in the best light online. Space is limited and priority will be given to current and past GWA clients. 

Branding and Strategic Content Development – Saturday, 25 February 2017, 12pm ET

Having a clear brand is very important for every individual and organization today, but are you clearly delivering your message?  Whether you are looking to motivate your customers or supporters, establish credibility or grow your organization, it is vital to spend time researching and building your brand with a solid content development strategy.  Global Wire Associates Managing Director Talia Whyte and Program Director Marjane Nakello will lead an interactive discussion on how content marketing can help establish your brand.

Digital Afterlife Mini-conference – Saturday, 11 March 2017, 12pm -4pm ET (SOLD OUT)

Death and life after death are one of those things most people don’t like to talk about, but we have to because death is a part of life.  Up until recently, family members of a deceased loved one only had to worry about what to do with tangible, personal property like a house or a car.  In our ever increasingly digital savvy world, family members now have to take into consideration online profiles and accounts.  Who will have access to your wedding pictures on Flickr, your video of your family vacation on YouTube or simply gain access to your Facebook and email accounts?  We will have a couple of lawyers speak to us about digital estate management and answer your questions.

Designing Women – Saturday, 25 March 2017, 12pm ET

Did you know that women are huge consumers of technology, but the number of women in technology careers is minuscule?  There are a variety of reasons for the low numbers, ranging from a lack of female role models, gender stereotyping and discrimination and poor training opportunities.  We will have a panel of women who work in web design, web development, user experience (UX) design and software design who will talk about their careers and why there should be more designing women!

Interactive Multimedia – Saturday, 8 April 2017, 12pm ET

Interactive Multimedia offers a broad range of career opportunities such as computer animation, video game design and development, digital video and audio effects, user interaction design, graphic and web design and e-commerce, as well as many others.  Global Wire Associates managing director Talia Whyte will introduce viewers to some basic principles by creating an interactive website using audio, video and animation and explore other opportunities in this growing field.  

The ABCs of SEO – Saturday, 22 April 2017, Noon ET 

There is a lot of buzz around search engine optimization (SEO), but what does it really mean?  In short, SEO is an Internet marketing strategy to affect the visibility of a website or web page naturally in a search engine.  Having a solid SEO strategy can make a difference in how your online presence is viewed by others.  Global Wire Associates Editorial Director Philip Lee will discuss the basics of developing and maintaining an SEO strategy.

In Person Classes

Port of Spain, Trinidad – 11- 14 January 2017 

Workshops: content strategy, web design and development, broadband advocacy, e-waste advocacy, mobile entrepreneurship

Kingston, Jamaica – 15-18 February 2017
Workshops: broadband advocacy, e-waste advocacy, mobile entrepreneurship

Dakar, Senegal – 1-5 March 2017
Workshops: content strategy, basic Internet skills, mobile entrepreneurship, e-waste activism. We are also partnering up with a couple of youth groups for a series of trainings on social entrepreneurship.

Washington DC, USA – 4-5 April 2017
Workshops: e-waste advocacy