Virtual Community Exchange 2 - FAQs

Virtual Community Exchange 2 - FAQs

Find the answers here to the most Frequently Asked Questions about IATI's VCE 2.



1. What is the VCE?

IATI’s ‘Virtual Community Exchange’ 2 (VCE 2) is an online event to bring together the global IATI community. The VCE is informal, interactive and community-driven, focusing on providing opportunities for shared learning based on practical experiences in engaging with IATI data. During the VCE, you will hear about recent and upcoming IATI activities and how you can participate, be inspired during sessions led by other members of the IATI community and engage with peers in the open data and transparency space.

2. Who can attend the Virtual Community Exchange? How can I register?

The VCE is open to anyone with an interest in open data, transparency or development cooperation! You can expect a broad range of stakeholders, including from governments, civil society, the private sector, academia and others, from across the globe, who will participate in informal, interactive sessions. Register here by 11 October.


3. Where will the Virtual Community Exchange be held?

The VCE will be held virtually through Zoom. Links to individual sessions will be circulated to registered participants before the event.

4. When does the Virtual Community Exchange take place?

The next VCE will take place on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th October (both days 12 - 3pm, UTC). For more information stay tuned via the VCE page on Connect.

5. What does the Virtual Community agenda cover?

VCE 2 will highlight sessions led by members of the IATI community. These “Community Sessions” are an opportunity for members of the community to spark discussion, discuss successes or challenges or present their work. You can submit a session proposal here by 15 September. The agenda will be shared in mid-September to all registered participants and via the VCE-page on Connect.

6. I would like to (co-)organise a session. Where can I submit my proposal and find additional information?

The official application for a Community Session slot at the VCE 2 contains all additional information you may need. Please note that the deadline for submission of this form is 15 September. Proposal submissions are open to anyone with an interest in open data or transparency, and not reserved for IATI members. Kindly note that IATI does not charge for session slots.

7. Will the VCE 2 offer interpretation?

Yes! Although the primary language of the event is English, the VCE sessions will provide simultaneous interpretation between English, French and Spanish. Please note that it is necessary to download the Zoom app to access the interpretation functionality, as it is not available on the Zoom browser version.

8. Is there a way to watch sessions I can’t participate in?

All sessions will be recorded and shared online after the event. During the event, if you do not wish to be recorded, please leave your microphone muted and camera off.