Upcoming Events

September – December 2016


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.

State of International Communications 2016 Release Discussion – 10 September 2016, Noon ET

We will have a discussion about our annual report that looks at trends in communications and international development. 

Public Diplomacy 3.0 – 24 September 2016, Noon ET (SOLD OUT)

Another UN Week is upon us again, and we are going to take a look at how public diplomacy has evolved over the last 70 years.  From radio broadcasting and world fairs to Twitter and Skype, the many ways states communicate to strategic populations may have changed, but the message remains the same. Join us for an exciting discussion about the past, present and future of the people’s diplomacy.

US Politics & Technology (Encore) – 8 October 2016, Noon ET (SOLD OUT)

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.

Branding and Strategic Content Development – 22 October 2016, Noon 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.

ContentCamp – 31 October – 4 November

E-commerce & Cybersecurity Mini-conference – 5 November 2016, Noon ET (SOLD OUT)

Just in time for the holidays, we will bring in experts in e-commerce and cyber-security to help you make the best of your online selling.

Podcasting/Audio Journalism 101 – 19 November 2016, 12pm ET

Global Wire Associates Managing Director Talia Whyte will be hosting a special two-hour webinar on basic audio journalism for citizen journalists who want an introduction into telling better stories online. Space is limited and priority will be given to current and past GWA clients.  

The ABCs of SEO – 3 December 2016, Noon ET (SOLD OUT)

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.

Holiday Mashup – 17 December 2016, Noon ET to 18 December 2016, 11:59AM

Come celebrate the end of the year and the festive season at our online holiday party.  We will create a moderated chat room which will be open for 24-hour where you can “party” or connect with other GWA clients around the world through spirited discussions about the tech year that was 2016 and make suggestions to GWA staff about possible 2017 programming.  We will also have a contest every two hours and give away free prizes, but this will really be an opportunity to make both professional and informal networking connections with our larger community.  The mashup is only for current and past GWA clients.

In Person Classes

New York City, NY, USA – 13- 23 September 2016 (in conjunction with our UN Week activities)

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

Seoul, South Korea – 10-14 October 2016
Workshops: broadband advocacy, e-waste advocacy, mobile entrepreneurship

Dakar, Senegal – 1-5 November 2016
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.

Kingston, Jamaica – 4-5 December 2016
Workshops: e-waste advocacy