The aim of the event is to share information and resources with the international midwifery community; introduce midwives to online communication and collaboration technology; introduce midwives to concept of open access and Creative Commons; support midwives' professional development, especially those in rural and remote locations.
Here is the wiki that is used to organise the conference, disseminate recordings, provide information for participants and collect feedback:
Here is an evaluation of the 2009 event and the 2010 conference so you can see how the event has evolved. Accompanying these evaluations are some comments about how to organise a virtual event using social media.
Organising an online event
Here is a video of Deborah and Sarah talking about how to facilitate an online event - it may take a little time to download. An audio-only recording can be found here.