National Chocolate Day

The word chocolate comes from Mexico’s Aztecs and is derived from the Nahuatl word xocolatl which combines xocolli, meaning bitter and atl, which means water. And if you’re in Oaxaca City, play the chocolate treasure hunt! My personal favorite is Chocoluchy! The USA’s National Confectioners Association created National Chocolate Day, celebrated this Friday (October 28). In …

Open in Action #OAWeek

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week promoting Open Access as the new default in scholarship and research. This year the celebration is held October 24-30 with the theme: “Open in Action.” Hashtag: #OAweek To be fair, International Open Access Week has always been about catalyzing action, and this year’s theme encourages everyone to take …

Habitat3

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development taking place this week in Quito, Ecuador, October 17 – 20. The meeting takes place every 20 years, and its action-oriented outcome, known as the New Urban Agenda, will be finalized this week. It has 175 items that center around two core objectives: inclusive …

Stadium News: Las Vegas

The odds the Raiders will relocate to Las Vegas have dramatically increased this week. A stadium upgrade is in the works. .@mayoroflasvegas watched as @GovSandoval signed bills for more cops, a @LVCVA convention center expansion and #LasVegasRaiders stadium 🏈 pic.twitter.com/mx07zU9rXD — City of Las Vegas (@CityOfLasVegas) October 17, 2016 Mark Davis says #LasVegas will be …

Māori Innovation on the Social Web #NetHui

2016’s NetHui Roadtrip continues. Saturday: destination Auckland, South Auckland, New Zealand. Māori are key innovators of digital technology. This session will discuss entrepreneurship, improving access, opportunities for iwi and hapū and how Māoritanga can influence and be influenced by the Internet. Starting Time: 11:30am, level 2, room 202 Facilitators: Warren Williams – Digitaltaniwha.com Amber Craig – …

#NetHui Roadtrip: If this grabs your attention, please stand

If this grabs your attention, please stand. New Zealand shows the world how to stage an engaging event. My current choice of a benchmark event with livestreaming video is New Zealand’s NetHui which since 2010 has made the most of face-to-face networking and online interaction. And in 2016, the annual event simply hit the road. October …