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Welcome to the US Social Forum 2010 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Working Group site

We are the Information and Communications Technology working group for the US Social Forum 2010.

If you are a US Social Forum Organizer who would like to start or continue building the technology/Internet components of your work, this is the right place. Please feel free to communicate with us by requesting support. Be sure to include your email address so you are notified when we respond.

What's the status of the ICT? If you are interested in knowing what issues we are currently working on and what we expect down the road, please see our roadmap.

Join Us

Interested in information and communications technology? We need your help! We are a group of people with varied technology skills. Please read our mission and join our email list.


Our meetings are generally every two weeks on Thursdays at 9:00 pm.

Our next conference call is scheduled for Thursday, January 14, at 9:00 pm America/New_York time:

Conference Dial-in Number: (605) 475-4825
Participant Access Code: 866209#

2010-01-14 Agenda

We are also planning a special meeting Monday, January 4 to prepare for the NPC meeting.

NPC meeting

See notes from previous meetings

You may also be interested in reviewing our toolset to get a sense of the technology tools we use to collaborate. Use of a telephone and email are the only requirements.

Work days

Our workdays are conducted via online chat. You can join by following these IRC directions.

For additional information on the tools we use, please see our toolset.

Our work meetings happen sporadically - the dates are posted here. The next scheduled work days are:

  • Saturday and Sunday December 12 and 13, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm each day: Site Redesign, Registration, Session Proposals, Organic Groups. See notes.

See notes from previous workdays

If you would like to receive notifications of all tickets posted, you can subscribe to the tech-trac list.

Workshops and Trainings

  • 2010 Labor Notes conference, April 23-25 in Detroit, Michigan
  • Non-profit Technology Conference in Atlanta, Georgia: April 8 - 10, 2010
  • SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas: March 12 - 16, 2010
  • 10 years Social Forum, Greater Porto Alegre: January 25-29, 2010
  • LATISM DC: Friday, December 11, 2009
  • The Organizing 2.0 conference in NYC: December 5, 2009 Organizing Technology for a Movement
  • LA IMC 10th Anniversary: November 14, 2009 Shared Experiences in Technology
  • CiviCRM Training: November 5, 2009, Notes with USSF Resources, Communications, and Outreach working groups.
  • Boston: October 16-17, 2009 at Grassroots Use of Technology Conference, workshop description

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