Upcoming Events

May – August 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 – 13 May 2017, 12 pm ET

Do you have a boring or outdated website that looks like it was designed in 2007 or even 1997?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.  

ContentCamp – 5 – 9 June 2017

Political Advocacy & Communication – Saturday, 27 May 2017, 12 pm ET

With the election of Donald Trump, there has been a rise grassroots political organizing.  With this comes the needs to organize how to communicate the constituents.  We will have two grassroots communications consultants join us for a discussion on how to effectively communicate your values and affect social and political change.

The Art of an Online Portfolio – Saturday, 10 June 2017, 12 pm

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.

Branding and Strategic Content Development – Saturday, 24 June 2017, 12 pm 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.

Social Media & Content Mini-conference  – Saturday, 8 July 2017, 12pm -4pm ET (SOLD OUT)

So how do you really use social media effectively to support your brand?  It’s easy; you need to have good content!  We will spend the afternoon with some social media experts to discuss how to navigate the social media world, how to create great content to share and how to analyze the effectiveness of your social campaigns.

Teen ContentCamp – 22 – 23 July 2017, 10 am – 2 pm ET (SOLD-OUT)

We are running a special, intensive ContentCamp over the summer just for young adults ages 13 – 17.  The lessons will be mostly the same as the regular series.  Learn more about ContentCamp and email us at info@globalwireonline.org for more information.

Intellectual Property and the Creative Economy – Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12 pm ET

Intellectual property generally refers to the creations of the mind, but in today’s digital world, that meaning has blurred.  Copyright infringement is a growing problem, and now more than ever, it is important for creative professionals to understand how to protect their content (art, music, literature, photography, web and graphic design etc).  Global Wire Associates Editorial Director Philip Lee will be joined by two lawyers who specialize in international intellectual property law to break down these issues for us.

Podcasting/Audio Journalism 101 – Saturday, 22 August 2017, 12 pm 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.

In Person Classes

Los Angeles, CA, USA – 22- 23 May 2017 

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

Rio de Janiero, Brazil – 15-18 June 2017
Workshops: broadband advocacy, e-waste advocacy, mobile entrepreneurship

Johannesburg, South Africa – 1-4 July 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 training on social entrepreneurship.

Bangkok, Thailand- 4-8 August 2017
Workshops: e-waste advocacy