Virtual Congress Amplifies Student Voices Intelius Sponsors Virtual Congress organized by TakingITGlobal for iEARN International Conference & Youth Summit 2010

Top Quote Intelius is proudly to be the lead sponsor of the 2010 International Youth Summit Virtual Congress. Leading educators and students gather together to share experiences in the area of global project based learning through technology. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 13, 2010 - Barrie, Ontario, Canada - As leading educators and students gather together to share experiences in the area of global project based learning through technology, the world is invited to join in! How do students want to learn and how are educators collaborating to make a difference?

    On July 12th, 2010 Barrie, Ontario will host the 17th Annual iEARN International Conference and 14th Annual Youth Summit 2010 in effort to bring together teachers and students from all over the globe to share how they are using technology to build a global understanding and enhance teaching and learning. By furthering its commitment to youth education and entrepreneurship, Intelius is proudly to be the lead sponsor of the 2010 International Youth Summit Virtual Congress. In partnership with TakingITGlobal, Intelius will connect the conference participants with global peers through a virtual summit.

    In December 2009, the UN announced 2010 as the International Year of Youth to harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world's youth to overcome the challenges facing humankind. The UN General Assembly called on governments, civil society, individuals and communities worldwide to support activities at local and international levels to mark the event. The designation by the UN to announce 2010 as the International Year of Youth perfectly set the stage for Intelius to sponsor the 2010 Youth Summit Virtual Congress which focuses on promoting and supporting education and youth engagement.

    Running a Virtual Congress concurrently with the Youth Summit will allow Intelius to connect the approximately 100 students at the iEARN Youth Summit with global peers in an effort to extend far beyond the physical location. TakingITGlobal's prior World Youth Congress 2008 Virtual Conference in Quebec City successfully reached over 8,000 visitors and this year, the goal to reach more than 10,000.

    "TakingITGlobal has been at the forefront of leveraging the power of technology and education to address global challenges and our partnership as sponsors of the Virtual Congress truly builds upon our commitment to global education at Intelius." Naveen Jain, CEO, Intelius and Co-Chair, XPRIZE Education and Global Development

    The Development of the Virtual Congress website utilizes the latest Web technologies to record the experiences for those youth who are unable to attend. Peers connect through webcasts, video clips, blogs, podcasts, photos, and tweets.

    In an effort to further the participation of the youth Intelius has graciously sponsored a Virtual Congress Participation Contest. Youth participants with the most photos, most tweets, most creative video shot, and most inspirational blog will win anything from a digital camera to an HD-camcoreder.

    "With Intelius' generous sponsorship we are positive that the Virtual Congress will be a rewarding and life-changing experience for participating youth in Barrie and globally" - Jennifer Corriero, Co-Founder of TakingITGlobal.

    Intelius is a leading information commerce company providing businesses and consumers with information to empower the decision-making process for peace of mind and security. To date, Intelius has gained more than eleven million unique customers who use Intelius' information to reconnect and protect their loved ones, businesses and assets. Intelius' services include background checks, people search services, comprehensive employment screening services and an award-winning identity theft prevention product, IDProtect™. Intelius is one of the top 100 most trafficked sites on the Internet, according to comScore/Media Metrix. For more about Intelius screening products and services, visit For more about Intelius' business, news and policies, visit

    iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide. Since 1988, iEARN has pioneered on-line school linkages to enable students to engage in meaningful educational projects with peers in their countries and around the world. To learn more about iEarn, visit

    ABOUT TakingITGlobal

    TakingITGlobal envisions youth everywhere actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, this international charitable organization enhances youth participation in global social movements through a vibrant collaborative online community: Young people in every country are harnessing the Internet to become inspired, informed and involved in global opportunities and cross-cultural connections. Along with global partners that include UN agencies, youth organizations and private companies, TakingITGlobal builds the capacity of youth and strengthens collaboration networks through a series of innovative programs and projects.

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