UPDATE: (November 17): We had over 110 participants and heard expert analysis on topics such as Central Asia establishing relationships with East and South Asian regions, civic activism, forms of NGO repression, productivity of 'online activism', and how NGOs work, and could work, with the government. The second part of the event had a presentation by Batsugar, I4C CA steward, on the creation of a Central Asian Think and "Can-do" Tank. There were a number of questions by particpants and they were discussed in the 'Fish Bowl' format. The 'Fish Bowl' format is a controlled conversation where five-six participants turn their video on to 'enter the fish bowl' and join the discussion. When one person is done speaking they simply turn their video off, which creates a 'free seat' for any participant to join in on the conversation.
Big thank you to all participants, panelists, moderators and organizers!