Reminder: Educational Web Summit this Friday

We want to remind you that the first annual Educational Community Web Summit will be hosted by Campus Kiva and High School Kiva this Friday, November 6th. We are excited to announce that we will be joined by Kiva’s President, Premal Shah, and Jonathon Stalls, who will be walking over 2,000 miles in 2010 from Colorado to Maine in support of Kiva (that's right, think Forest Gump style)!

There will be a conference call portion of the summit, which will take place from 10:00am-11:30am PST, where speakers will be taking questions from the audience. Following the call, there will be a half hour series of videos submitted from chapters and microfinance partners.

In conjunction with the conference, Campus Kiva will be launching its brand new website, which will feature a discussion forum to continue the international educational dialogue about Kiva and microfinance.

The entire Kiva community is welcome to participate in order to learn more about Campus Kiva and High School Kiva.

 It's also a great way to share more about Kiva with friends who aren't yet familiar, all are welcome to join!

RSVP is required to join the call. If you would like to participate please email Josephine D'Allant at and use the following call-in number to join the conference:

Dial In (U.S.): 866-740-1260

Dial In (Outside U.S.): +1 303-248-0285

Access Code: 6415483

We hope you will join us on November 6, but if you are unable to make it, we will be releasing a copy of it so stay tuned!

About the author

Chelsa Bocci

Chelsa was part of the founding team at Kiva in 2005 and was responsible early on for establishing Kiva's global Microfinance Partnerships program where she managed a great deal of relationships with Kiva's Field Partners, primarily in Africa, and oversaw Kiva's Microfinance Operations programs; Inventory Management and Kiva's expansive Fellows Program. Chelsa is currently responsible for leading Kiva's Marketing and Community teams, which includes Online Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Content Management, Community Engagement and Support. Prior to Kiva, Chelsa was a Corporate Recruiter and Immigration Specialist with Barclays Global Investors. She returned to the U.S. following a period of extensive world travel and work abroad; including Social Work with HIV-positive children in South Africa and tsunami relief efforts in Thailand and Indonesia. Chelsa received her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and has completed certifications in Social Performance Management, Framework for Reporting/Analysis/Monitoring/ Evaluation (FRAME), Behavioral Interviewing/Talent Selection, Risk Management Strategies, and Human Resources Management.