Below is a calendar of non-English ITAA meetings. We currently have meetings in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Hebrew, Russian, Polish, Korean, and Arabic. Meeting times are displayed in your local time zone. You can find the details for each meeting, including the video link, dial-in numbers, and meeting focus, by clicking on the meeting event in the calendar.
If you are new, we encourage you to try attending six meetings in a short time frame to see whether our program may be helpful to you. Each meeting is slightly different, and we are always happy to welcome newcomers. All meetings are completely free and anonymous.
You can find the complete list of ITAA meetings including English meetings here.
How do meetings work?
If you will be joining a meeting for the first time, there’s no need to be nervous. Most of our meetings are very simple; each meeting has a chairperson who leads the meeting, and most meetings are one hour long. The chair and other volunteers read some opening statements, before we open the meeting for members to share. There is no requirement to share, and it’s okay to just listen. You can share how you are doing, introduce yourself and what brought you to ITAA, or ask questions. Unless requested by the member sharing, we do not offer suggestions or comments in response to other’s shares; we simply listen non-judgmentally. At the end of the hour, the meeting will end with some closing statements, after which members usually stay on the line to talk casually, ask questions, and exchange contact details.
Different meeting names
Many meetings on the calendar have unique names. This is a friendly way to help members distinguish the meetings from each other. Some meetings may have special formats, and you can hover over or click on a meeting to see the meeting details. If there are no meeting details, the meeting likely follows some version of the standard meeting script. Each meeting is independent and has a slightly different flavor—if you’re not sure which to join, you can try out a couple different meetings to see which ones resonate with you.
Our meetings have screen-sharing turned off and encryption turned on. Hosts are able to mute and remove any disruptive participants. If you are hosting a meeting, we suggest you read ITAA’s guide on how to prevent and respond to disruption.
Accessibility for speech and hearing impaired members
Bandwidth need when using 3G, 4G/LTE, or 5G (support.zoom.us)