Apr 29, 2021

Host a networking session at World Water Week 2021!

World Water Week is all about meeting people, especially after a year of pandemic-induced isolation. To cater to the booming demand for human interaction, we will offer a range of new networking opportunities. All organizations are welcome to host social events – on 18 May we will open a Call for Networking and Expo Proposals.

Networking has always been one of World Water Week’s most cherished features but in 2021 it may be more important than ever. After more than a year with Covid-19, people are tired of isolation and keen to collaborate to build resilience faster. We have therefore developed a broad range of new networking activities for a digital conference 

From 18 May, interested organizations can submit proposals to host networking sessions and showcase their work at the Interactive Expo during World Water Week 2021, on 23-27 August. Any type of institution can apply – international organizations, NGOs, universities, companies, and governments – and you do not need to already be a convenor. 

Learning from international digital conferences and successful virtual meetings in the past year, we have designed World Water Week to be a highly interactive and social event for paying participants. Purchasing a networking pass gives access to post-session discussions, speed dating, collaboration networks, mingle sessions, and other social activities. Participants can also create their own profiles on World Water Week’s digital platform and reach out to others. 

Organizations that want to be part of this flurry of activities will have much to choose from, including these three new options: 

  • Meet & mingle. Host your own networking session, either as part of the programme or by-invitation-only. 
  • Interactive Expos. Showcase your organization. Create your own branded room on the platform to showcase your organization and welcome visitors. This is a great way to link your World Water Week activities to your regular work and areas of expertise. 
  • Post-session conversations. Just like at a seminar in real life, many people appreciate a chance to hang back after a session and continue the conversation with speakers and fellow participants. To make that possible, convenors can pre-book a post-session conversation following the regular session. 

Interested? Learn more in the Call for Networking and Expo Proposals that will open on 18 May. From 1 Juneit will be possible for participants to purchase an Early Bird networking pass for 1500 SEK (2000 SEK after 1 July) which gives full access to all the Week’s networking opportunities.