Activities and Events
Artistic and Cultural Events | Book Launches and Receptions | Caucuses | Celebration Reception/Dinner | Dance | Exhibit Hall and Marketplace | FTX (Feminist Tech Exchange) Hub | Installations and Art Exhibits | Internet Corner and Wifi | Jive ‘n’ Jam | Members' Meeting | Orientations | Wellness area
The AWID Forum also features a wide range of activities and sessions designed not just to feed the mind, but to inspire the spirit and re-energize the whole person.
Inspire others with your creativity! A range of artistic and cultural events held throughout the Forum will give delegates opportunities to let their politics and passions mix in inspiring and imaginative ways.
Meet some of the most innovative authors and publishers in the world of women's rights and development at several major book launches and receptions that will take place during the Forum.
Caucuses are self-organized by forum delegates on a wide range of issues and interests, and are held during lunches at the forum. If you are interested in organizing a caucus, please write to email@example.com for more information.
Be wined and dined at the AWID celebration dinner, where AWID participants will gather to eat, drink, network, and celebrate in a relaxed atmosphere geared to networking and alliance building.
The Forum will host spirited evening events that will allow delegates to relax and reenergize in an atmosphere that is geared as much towards fun and celebration as it is towards networking and alliance-building.
From publications and products to handicrafts and textiles, the Exhibit and Marketplace has something for everyone. Shop around and peruse the latest publications, tools and resources from publishers, funders and others. Or stock up on one-of-a-kind, handcrafted treasures from women-owned businesses and collectives in the region. For more information on how to get an exhibit stand or a marketplace table, visit the Marketplace/Exhibit section of this website.
Co-organized by APC (Association for Progressive Communications) and Women’s Net as well as AWID, the FTX Hub will be a hub where delegates can learn more about how to use blogging, wikis, Web 2.0, and other tools to further the mission and goals of your organization.
Hallways and other public spaces will be adorned with fixed as well as interactive installations, posters, and art exhibits from women’s groups in South Africa and around the world.
Stay connected with those you left behind! The Forum "Internet Corner" will be open all day and evening to provide free internet and email access to Forum delegates who need to keep in touch with work, or who just want to say hello to loved ones back home. Wifi will also be available in selected areas
Musicians are women’s rights advocates too! In this evening party, participants will be invited to join in a large “jam session” which will provide the backdrop to a late-night party with performances and dancing late into the night.
An opportunity for AWID members to meet each other and AWID staff, to contribute to discussions on AWID's work, and to participate in discussions that will determine AWID's organizational direction in the years ahead. Only AWID members are eligible to attend this meeting.
Half-hour orientations will take place during registration on Thursday, Nov. 13th at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre where the forum is being held). The orientation will take you on a quick tour of the facilities and give you information and tips on how to make the most of the forum.
Bring us your tired, your huddled masses! An onsite "Wellness Area" will be available for participants to visit throughout the day for a quick neck, foot, or hand massage to reinvigorate the body and calm the mind.