IMVC

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 for humanitarians 
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Maki's Blog

Hi! This is Marijan Pejic (but everyone calls me Maki). I'm the creator and administrator of this site. This blog is designed to give you a more complete picture of this website and the events themselves (the International Medical Volunteerism Conferences and the Global Health & Humanitarian Summits). If you’re only going to read two blogs, please read my first two blogs (A Very Good Start and Haiti & Visions for the Website).

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Recent Changes

Posted by Marijan Pejic on July 31, 2012 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (2)

Many changes to the website have been made. The last Global Health & Humanitarian Summit's information has been nicely organized (in my opinion) into the Past Conferences page. The current home page is an updated version of a home page that was used before the promotion of the last Global Health & Humanitarian Summit.

If anyone ever has any suggestions for the website, don't hesitate to leave a comment.

New Mobile Website and Spam

Posted by Marijan Pejic on July 1, 2011 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (3)

IMVC.org now has its own mobile website. When you access IMVC.org through your smart phone you will now see a slightly altered website. The purpose of the mobile website is to make accessing IMVC.org on the go more efficient. I'm hoping to make signing in through the mobile website a little easier... but for now the sign in option is available after clicking on more options and then on the members link.

You may have noticed more spam posts on the forum. As the popularity of IMVC.org increases more and more spammers are accessing the website. I will look into ways to block spammers without compromising the ability of anyone to become a member. In the meantime, I will regulary delete the flagged posts and then delete the members that are posting spam.

Happy 4th of July weekend!


Days before the Summit

Posted by Marijan Pejic on March 30, 2011 at 12:09 AM Comments comments (1)

I'm happy to announce that in the last 90 days, IMVC.org has had over 10,000 visitors and nearly 40,000 clicks. The popularity of the website is greater than it has ever been.

I will continue to update the document downloads page as the information changes, but any new changes will not be reflected in the printed program.

:D

Majors Changes to Summit Homepage and Documents

Posted by Marijan Pejic on March 18, 2011 at 7:09 PM Comments comments (1)

With less than half a month remaining before the Global Health and Humanitarian Summit, the workload on the developmental end has been rapidly increasing. I spent all day today changing the homepage and the way that the main documents for the Summit are accessed. The home page now has a new promotional video created by our volunteers. I think that it gives a very good first impression of the Summit.

I have recently been notified that people have had trouble printing and downloading the documents for the Summit (the list of speakers, the quick program overview, the map, etc.). It appears that the company that I used to host the documents through introduced a fee for downloading... and they do not allow the user to print the document from their website (they told the users that they could print it after they downloaded for a cost). But very interestingly, they still allowed me to download and print without a cost. This was a very sneaky move. I decided to host the documents through the same company that hosts this website (they just recently allowed this option). Although there are pros and cons for both companies, I think that this will be the better option for the majority of people interested in the Summit. After all, if I was visiting Emory's campus for the first time I would definitely want to have a print-out of the map.

If there are any suggestions, comments, or questions about the website never hesitate to email me at marijanpejic@yahoo.com.

 

February 2011

Posted by Marijan Pejic on February 26, 2011 at 2:01 PM Comments comments (0)

In the last 90 days, there have been 6,338 visitors to IMVC.org (and a total of 24,374 clicks). There have been many changes to the website, such as the new, temporary home page. The new home page gives an immediate focus on the upcoming Global Health & Humanitarian Summit.

Activity has increased in all the interactive parts of the website and I'm very happy about that. I expect that activity will increase even more as we get closer to April 1.

Recent Map of Visitors

Posted by Marijan Pejic on November 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is a map with the location of the last 1,000 visitors:



Preparation for the Global Humanitarian Summit

Posted by Marijan Pejic on September 21, 2010 at 9:54 PM Comments comments (0)

The planning committe has been holding meetings at Emory in preparation for the next International Medical Volunteerism Conference. The next conference is tentatively scheduled for April 1, 2, and 3 of 2011.

 

The second conference will look to surpass the success of the first conference in every way. The plan is for the next conference to be the Global Humanitarian Summit—a parallel conference to the economical summit. The Global Humanitarian Summit will look to expand the reach of the IMVC to all countries of the world.

 

If you have any suggestions of how to we can make the second conference even greater than the first, feel free to post a comment below.

 


Preparation for the Global Humanitarian Summit

Posted by Marijan Pejic on September 21, 2010 at 9:54 PM Comments comments (0)

The planning committe has been holding meetings at Emory in preparation for the next International Medical Volunteerism Conference. The next conference is tentatively scheduled for April 1, 2, and 3 of 2011.

 

The second conference will look to surpass the success of the first conference in every way. The plan is for the next conference to be the Global Humanitarian Summit—a parallel conference to the economical summit. The Global Humanitarian Summit will look to expand the reach of the IMVC to all countries of the world.

 

If you have any suggestions of how to we can make the second conference even greater than the first, feel free to post a comment below.

 


Comcast Atlanta Channel 24

Posted by Marijan Pejic on June 30, 2010 at 11:29 PM Comments comments (0)

I know that this is a very late notice, but the We Speak! session from the first international medical volunteerism conference will air on Comcast Atlanta Channel 24 tomorrow. See below:



Tune in Tomorrow, Thursday at 10:00pm.  Comcast Atlanta Channel 24!


Don't live in the City of Atlanta?  Then just go to www.peopletv.org and click on 'watch now'. You can still watch the RoundTable at 10:00pm!  


We Speak! was taped on location at the International Medical Volunteerism Conference at Emory University.If you missed it, the conference and RoundTable was well attended by health providers, advocates, suppliersacademicians, and people simply interested in good healthcare reform!


Hear from experts discussing the Healthcare Reform Update: The original 'Doc Hollywood', Dr. Neil Shulman, also conference organizer.

Government representatives

A healthcare attorney Conservative who's worked with Hillary Clinton and Newt Gingrich

Several healthcare reform advocates


This show airs in two parts.  Tune in at 10:00pm for Part 1, July 1st.Part 2 airs next Thursday.   


Pictures, Upgrades, etc.

Posted by Marijan Pejic on May 11, 2010 at 11:27 PM Comments comments (0)

I used some CSS programming to make certain parts of the website look a little different. Several buttons, the members area, and the search boxes are among the things that have changed. I think that is a better, slightly more polished look.


Hundreds of photos from the conference have been posted. Feel free to save and/or share any of them. I plan to post a video tonight.


Let me know if the new features are slowing the website down or resulting in error pages!


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