Indaba Travel Conference 2019

Hashtags Durban, South Africa hosts the 2019 Indaba Travel Conference. Hashtag: #indaba2019 The event takes place May 2-4 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. Also in May, South Africa’s national election takes place on May 8. Key Links indaba-southafrica.co.za Facebook @travel_indaba Media releases 2019-africa-s-travel-indaba-date-brought-forward Questions Is there live and recorded video from the …

GSTC 2019 Asia

Poster This week in Thailand This week the 2019 GSTC Asia-Pacific Conference features livestream video from the GSTC Facebook page on February 28 and March 1. Key Links gstcouncil.org/gstc2019asia/program Facebook Questions Are any of the presentations and relevant resources online? What would locals like visitors to know about Thailand? What are the lessons learned regarding …

Jane’s Walk 2019

Elsewhere on the Web Jane’s Walk – janeswalk.org – is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Walks take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Key Links janeswalk.org Facebook Questions Are there videos or features from the walks? Are there recommended online resources, publications, and maps? Background Jane’s …

43rd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #43whc

Poster: #43WHC Azerbaijan hosts the 42nd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee from June 30 to July 10, 2019, in Baku. Hashtag: #43whc The event is notable for its adoption of new world heritage sites as well as the potential for delisting sites that are not fulfilling their commitments. Key Links whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/43COM https://whc.unesco.org/en/sessions/43COM/documents Local …

Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival

Logo The Mother Tongue Film Festival – mothertongue.si.edu – is a collaborative Smithsonian annual event, initiated by the Recovering Voices Program of the National Museum of Natural History. The festival celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity by showcasing films and filmmakers from around the world over four days of screenings in Washington, D.C. All events are …

Te Matatini 2019

Poster Held every two years the Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – tematatini.co.nz – celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). It has an open door policy, where all people are welcome to come and experience timeless traditions. Audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food …

International Mother Language Day 2019

UNESCO Poster February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999 to celebrated linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Events, workshops and even tweets on this date promote awareness. UNESCO: “UNESCO believes in the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity for sustainable societies. It is within its mandate for peace that it …

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 2019

Photo: Kyle Taylor, Reef Rolling news and videos from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in 2019. Widespread coral bleaching is forecast for waters off the Northern Australia coast, due to above-average sea surface temperatures that could last for up to two months. Videos Headlines Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Inundated by Queensland Flood Plumes – …

2019 Calendar

Photo What’s on our calendar in 2019? International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 – International Year of Indigenous Languages 500th Anniversary 1519 – 2019 January Living Green Super Recycling Day February Responsible Travel Week #rtweek19 Te Matatini 2019 Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival March Open Education Week May Jane’s Walk 2019 Indaba Travel Conference 2019 …

World Radio Day 2019

Poster February 13 is World Radio Day which raises awareness about the importance of radio and strengthens the networking among broadcasters. Now in its eighth year, the celebration is bigger than ever. In 2019 the focus turns to peace, tolerance, dialogue, and radio. Hashtag: #WorldRadioDay Background Hosted by UNESCO, World Radio Day was first celebrated …