Global Gathering Feira

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Welcome to the Feira at the Global Gathering!

When: September 15, 16, and 17, 13:30 - 20:00
Where: Estoril, Portugal

The Feira at the Global Gathering will be held in the afternoons and evenings in a tree-filled, outdoor venue in sunny Estoril, Portugal. It is designed to provide digital rights defenders (DRDs) with a rejuvenating space to reconnect, relax and host self-organized meetups and discussions. There will also be sun, local food and goods vendors, music, booths showcasing digital rights organizations and projects, and fun evening activities (did someone say karaoke?!). If you are interested in joining the Feira, this year your focus should be on networking and recharging your batteries with your colleagues.

Afternoon Activities

Meetups and Self-Organized Discussions

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Meetups and self-organized discussions can be pre-scheduled or organized at the event for 1 hour from 14 to 18 local time.

Public Meetups and Discussions

Public meetups and self-organized discussions will take place in the main Feira space at dedicated tables throughout the afternoon. Meetups and discussions held in the main Feira space will have more visibility and allow Global Gathering attendees to step in and out of conversations more spontaneously.

Semi-Private and Invite-Only Meetups and Discussions

Semi-Private and invite-only meetups and discussions will be held in the quiet, semi-private Summit space so that participants can have more privacy. They can be semi-private and welcome specific participant profiles at the Global Gathering (e.g. regional and practitioner meetups) or they can be invite-only.

Team CommUNITY will be organizing a number of semi-private regional and practitioner meetups at this year's Global Gathering:

Regional Meetups
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
  • Latin America
  • MENA
Practitioner Meetups
  • Digital Security Trainers
  • Policy
  • Researchers

Private Working Groups and Meetings
  • VPN Community Initiative Gathering

Project Showcase

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The Feira will be hosted in an outdoor space, surrounded by individual vendor booths. Individuals will have the opportunity to showcase their projects, organizations, and research in a booth that can be personalized for the duration of their scheduled shift.

Projects can schedule 2 or 4-hour shifts on one or more days of the Feira.

Evening Activities

Each evening from 18 - 20.00 local time, the Feira space will turn up the volume and turn down the lights!

Evening activities will include:

  • Sponsored parties with live music, DJ sets, dancing and karaoke
  • Food vendors, as well as complimentary small bites (i.e. tapas)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages, beer and wine for purchase
  • Space for continued informal discussions, networking, relaxing, and some glitter paint