>>> Glitter Meetups are still happening on Thursdays at 10am EST on the IFF Mattermost!!!
View the complete IFF schedule here: https://platform.internetfreedomfestival.org/en/IFF2019/public/schedule/custom
Volunteers Needed on Sunday, March 31
Come to Las Naves on Sunday, March 31 at 1:00pm and help us setup! If you are volunteering throughout the week, we will also provide you with training on this day. This is also a good way to meet up with new and old friends!
Early Bird Registration: Sunday, March 31
Avoid the large registration line on Monday! Join us on Sunday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm to register early. Remember, you will need to be logged in to your profile on the IFF platform to show us your ticket. (http://platform.internetfreedomfestival.org)
The Information Desk
Have questions about how to get the best out of the event? Want to be connected with someone that focuses on X topic? Need help figuring how to find a pharmacy or restaurant for a meeting? The Welcome Desk is here to help and ensure you maximize your experience at the IFF. Find it in the theater lobby!
The IFF Expo
The IFF Expo will be happening all day, every day, where 6 to 8 projects will host an exhibit table. This is a great time to get one-to-one time with these projects, and network! In addition, several Internet Freedom donors will be present, including Ford, Open Tech Fund and Hivos, so great time to ask questions! To view what projects will be showcasing at what time,visit here.
The Mentor Desk
The Mentor Desk will feature individuals who have been part of the Internet Freedom community for two or more years. They will try to answer all sorts of questions, including information on the Internet Freedom community itself, such as important organizations or service providers; provide feedback on projects or community needs presented to them; help identify experts or where to find specific information; or simply welcome new participants, helping them navigate the IFF. They will be staffed every hour, every day, and can be found in the plaza area.
The Digital Security Help Desk
The Digital Security Help Desk will be staffed with digital security experts who can answer your’s questions about digital security or organizational security, or provide feedback on specific needs or problems. Check out the expo schedule, visit to see when they will be available:.
IFF Live Radio
Join us for IFF"s live radio program! We will be creating 15 minutes capsules of live podcasting, intermixed with free music inspired by Internet Freedom. Featured will be old school IFF attendees who will share the vibe and purpose of the festival, and new comers who will share their current projects and thoughts. In addition, on Thursday evening, we will be creating a special edition highlighting music that shares a special relationship to the Internet.
- Monday: 14:00h - 16:00h CET
- Tuesday: 16:00h - 18:00h CET
- Wednesday 10.30h a 12.30h CET
- Thursday: 18:00h - 20:00h CET
- Friday: 12:00h - 14:00h CET
Online, you can find us on: http://mixlr.com/internetfreedomfestival/] It will hosted by Nathaly Espitia from Las Naves patio!!
The Program & Sessions
The IFF schedule can be found * here.
- Remember to take notes and post on the unique Etherpad created for each session (the etherpad link is on the session's description page)
- Remind presenters that before each session begins, they must pick people for the following roles. Note-taker, Timekeeper, and Gatekeeper. For the responsibilities of each role, please visit the Volunteer Corner
Kick-off the IFF with glitter, energy and love! Find out what awaits you during the fantastic week ahead. Hear from the IFF team, various community voices, and meet the amazing IFF facilitators. In addition, this year is our 5th anniversary, so we have surprises planned!
IFF Orientation & Networking
This session is especially great for those that are new to IFF or are hoping to make new connections.
IFF Birthday Party
Its IFF's 5th anniversary! Bring your best outfit and dancing shoes, and help us celebrate the various years of friendship, glitter, and love shared! Come enjoy cake, candy piñatas and a professional DJ spinning 80s and 90s sounds :) Also, since IFF birthday is really the community's birthday, help us celebrate by bringing cookies or candy from your country!! Whichever way you want to celebrate, make sure to bring the love, light and fun!! This is a pure happiness zone!!
* Yalla! Yalla! Night of Sound (Monday Evening) Sarah will spin sounds of funk, dance while exploring the borders of Arabic and reggaeton music.
* IFF BIRTHDAY PARTY! With a DJ spinning 80s and 90s sounds. There will be cake and candy!
* Jet Jive We are from different nations in Africa but we love much of the same music! Celebrating our diversity through music.
* Latin Party Join us to celebrate and share with all latin people defending internet freedom. Bring all your glitter style and carnaval spirit, yes carnaval! this means tons of glitter, colourful outfits and willing to dance like nobody is watching to the dance floor, we are celebrating that one more time we can see each other in beautiful Valencia.
* CLOSING PARTY - TBD
IFF Liberation Training Series
IFF host, Sharmin Hossain will be leading a three part liberation series covering Power, Oppression and Intersectionality, Healing the Self and Practices for Community Care, and Theories of Change and Transformation. Sharmin currently works facilitating transformation across social justice organizations, and has a wealth of experience in this area. A series not to be missed!
* #1: Power, Oppression and Intersectionality
* #2: Healing the Self and Practices for Community Care
* #3: Theories of Change and Transformation
Want to talk to an IF old schooler to get some advice about your project, find an expert, get a lay of the land? Drop by the Mentor Table at the IFF expo area, happening every hour, every day!
Medicine for Venezuela
Medicine for Venezuela will have various slots during the IFF Expo. If you bring a medicine, they will provide you the latest album of EuroVenezuelan punk band ZomobiesNO or a Humano Derecho T-shirt. All types of medicine is needed, antibiotics, heart medication, aspirins. When going to the pharmacy in spain, just alert them of what you are doing, and they can also provide you with recommendations of things you can get.
The Tool Showcase will be happening on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00, and feature a selection of privacy and security tools. This is a great time to talk directly to tool creators, and ask all the questions you always wanted to ask! It will take place in the Patio Naranjos.
Every year, Civil Rights Defenders supports the IFF by bringing train psychologists that are able to share knowledge and support that is greatly needed in our space! Make sure to check out these sessions!!
* Stress Management & Informal Talks, Monday @ 4:00pm
* Men Steup II: From Allies to Accomplices Tuesday @ 12:15pm
* Psychosocial support for human rights defenders Wednesday @ 12:15pm
Regional & Topical Meetups
IFF has various meetups to help people get to know other. Meetups are informal gatherings, and take place in Patio Naranjos! We currently have the following:
* Eastern Europe & Caucasus Meetup
* Sub-Saharan Africa Meetup
* Latin America Meetup
* MENA Meetup
* Former Soviet Union Region OrgSec & Digisec Folks
* Researchers Meetup
What We Expect from Participants
The safety, privacy and security of our participants is at the heart of IFF. Please make sure to review the following:
While we encourage folks to get as much in-person time as possible, the IFF does have an Mattermost instance, which is a more awesome, secure and open source version of Slack. Besides hosting various topical rooms, every Thursday throughout the year we host IFF Glitter Meetup, which allow you to connect with people on a weekly basis. If you would like an invite, please email firstname.lastname@example.org