Escape - There's a World Outside!
The world wide internet
Please register for the event if you plan to join one or several activities during IMWe 2021! It's unbinding and for free, but we are required to compile a participant list for VCP, the German scout association that hosts IMWe.
See what is going on when in our calendar
Friends of IMWe from near and afar
Any Questions? Write to us!
Or go to —» Contact
Who can participate?
Anyone interested in IMWe!
All of you who would have participated on IMWe 2020 as well as any other friends of IMWe out there.
Maybe you couldn’t sign up for IMWe this year because of work? Now you can!
Maybe you have been thinking for years that you would like to participate, but didn’t quite dare to? Let this be your low threshold event to try out some IMWe from the safety of your own home!
Or maybe you have been to IMWe 20 years ago and would like to do it once more? Welcome!
How do I know what is going on?
There have been activities on various online platforms. Primarily, you should keep your eyes open on the following ones:
Our google calendar. Here you will find all the events that will happen during the week. You can see the calendar on our homepage or access it directly here
Our Discord channel. This will be our hangout area where hopefully many of the activities can be done directly, and where you can see who else is around.
Discord allows you to chat via text message or by entering one of the audio chat rooms, which you enter/switch by clicking on them. Furthermore, small video chats are possible. You can reach it via the following link: https://discord.gg/fXhnTdM For help, or if you want to start a new room, please contact Jens (jens.buss[at]vcp-gevelsberg.de)
Various activities might happen all over the Internet - video conference tools, online whiteboards and notepads, instagram, facebook… the organizers of each event chooses whatever platform fits their needs best. Just remember to enter your activity in the google calendar (see instructions below) and write on the Discord Blackboard first!
If you need a storage space for your activity, or want to show off your results, you can use our google drive folder.
We are aware that even google storage space isn’t endless, so please consider the size of your contributions, and ask the team before uploading anything gigantic! We will keep an eye on the folder, possibly moving large contributions to our homepage or elsewhere.
What can I offer?
What would YOU like to do with IMWe people online? A scout skills Interest Group? An online escape room or scavenger hunt ? Making music together? Listening to music together? Poetry slam? A brunch? A session of sewing all those scout badges onto your uniform? Playing video games together? Seeing people set up tents in their living rooms? Be creative (yet polite!) and go wild!
Just a brief reminder: the language of IMWe goes viral and all the activities offered is English.
How can I offer an activity?
You can offer your activity via this form. Did you think there wouldn’t be a form?! Of course there is. You can specify any further details in the “technical details” section - like how many people can join or what tools do you need to have at home, etc. Please note, that it may take a couple of minutes before your activity shows up in the google calendar!
If you need to access our google form results directly (table view), please have a look here
You will probably gain more attention for your activity if you advertise it on our Discord channel (the Blackboard is an excellent room for this!) and additionally in the IMWeb facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/IMWeb/
Do you need a new room in discord for your activity? Please contact the IMWe team!
At the end, you can share your results in our google drive folder
HELP! I need help with all of this!
Don't panic! As usual, you can contact the IMWe team at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need help with our various online platforms, please contact our Tech-Wizards Jens (jens.buss[at]vcp.de) or Sebi (sebastian.fryburg[at]vcp.de)
If you have questions to a specific programme point, please contact whoever offers that activity!
We kindly ask you to please keep in mind that we IMWe teamers can unfortunately not be around 24/7 on our online channels. We will be reading our emails, but not every hour... please be patient! We are certain you understand that we cannot offer a full professional helpdesk or moderation service for the extended event. Thank you for your understanding!
Contact, Links, Platforms and Tools
Our Social Media and official channels:
IMWe Homepage: www.imwe.net
Facebook Page: @vcp.imwe
Facebook Group: IMWeb
Our official event platforms and tools:
Google calendar: on our homepage or direct access. Form results, in table format.
Form for entering an activity to the calendar
Google Drive Folder for results and outcomes from your activities
Tools you might want to check out and use for your activities:
- "Make beautiful boards, documents, and webpages that are easy to read and fun to contribute to" (Requires login)
- "A Web Whiteboard is a touch-friendly online whiteboard app that makes drawing, collaboration and sharing easy."
- an online brainstorming tool, "MURAL enables innovative teams to think and collaborate visually to solve important problems. People benefit from MURAL’s speed and ease of use in creating diagrams, which are popular in design thinking and agile methodologies, as well as tools to facilitate more impactful meetings and workshops."
- A different videochat environment where you and your friends can move in a virtual world while chatting, forming groups in different spots or just explore a tropical island... (requires google chrome as browser)