Starting in New Zealand at midday Wed 5th May, the virtual celebration will proceed around the globe for the following 24 hours.
24 Hour Virtual International Day of the Midwife May 5th 2010 [click for link]
Dr Deborah Davis (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) and Sarah Stewart (Otago Polytechnic Education Development Centre, Dunedin, New Zealand) would like to invite you to celebrate International Day of the Midwife on May 5th 2010 by joining us at some stage during the 24 hour Virtual International Day of the Midwife event.
The problem with face-to-face events is that geography and time zones prevent many midwives meeting on an international level. However, online resources and tools such as Second Life, Elluminate and Skype allow midwives to meet, communicate, share information and resources in a far more flexible way than face-to-face meetings. Thus, this 24 hour virtual celebration of midwifery allows us all an opportunity to meet at some stage during the day, be it at 'live' or real time meetings or asynchronous sessions.