Launched: ITU World 2011 MetaConference

Telaco are proud to be working alongside NoTosh and Snook to deliver the website for the ITU Telecom World 2011 MetaConference.

The ITU Telecom World 11 MetaConference is all about seeing how young people think technology might solve some of the world’s greatest problems.

ITU Telecom World 2011 is the MetaConference’s physical event in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together thousands of influential delegates from the telecommunications and technology industries to discuss what steps need to be taken to get more of the world connected. It’s the world’s most important ICT event, where big decisions are taken on how technology can be used to solve some of our biggest problems.

ITU World 2011 MetaConference is inviting 10,000 global school children (8-18) to design the innovations that could make a real difference to their world, by submitting their videos, blog posts, photographs and sketches, through their educational institution, to on seven key topics:

  • alleviate poverty and hunger
  • improve education for all
  • address gender inequality
  • make sure everyone has access to health care
  • protect our environment
  • make disabled people’s lives easier
  • close the gap between the developed and developing world

Telaco have implemented a WordPress blog platform to allow the sharing of inspiration and ideas between MetaConference participants. The website also features a collaborative wiki, user registration and contribution, and synchronisation with a MailChimp email announcement list.

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