Virtual 17 Rooms-U

Name of Organization

The State University of New York (SUNY) COIL Center

Type of Organization

Higher Education (university, college, community college, etc.)


Monday, November 18, 2019 to Friday, November 22, 2019

Location (i.e. library or community center)

Online, worldwide

Description (no more than 300 words)

Join this week-long online discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are separate channels for discussion of each SDG, and you can join one or several. Each day we will post a question for reflection and comment. Questions will move from defining the issues, to taking stock of existing approaches in different parts of the world, to idea generation, to commitment to action. We invite participation in any language and encourage contributions from all over the world. Participants can join the conversation on either platform at any time.

There will be two platforms for the discussions. Slow Twitter chats will unfold over the course of each day, allowing participants to join when they like, while also allowing immediate responses and synchronous discussions. Padlet is an online collaboration tool in the form of a board, where participants can post reflections, questions, videos and photos, and respond to other posts in threaded comments. Twitter requires an account, but Padlet can be accessed as a guest.

Engage with your peers around the world on issues that impact all of us. Please see the event website with information about the event, how to join, and how to learn more about the SDGs:

Contact Name

Mary Lou Forward


Executive Director, SUNY COIL Center

E-Mail Address


Event Access

Free and Open to the Public.