Our meeting schedule can be found below. 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. Unless otherwise noted, our meetings are held in English.
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.
Times are displayed in your local time zone, and you can click on each meeting for more meeting details. You can also click on the button on the top right to switch from ‘Day’ view to ‘Week’ view and see all our weekly meetings. Below the calendar is an explanation of the color code.
ITAA has two zoom rooms which may be used by any member of ITAA. More information on the rooms and how to book them can be found here.
Any member of ITAA may start a new meeting. If you would like to start a new meeting, please send a message through the contact form with the meeting day and time, the meeting name, and a brief description to include on the event, and we will add your new meeting to the calendar. Please also indicate in your message whether you would like to use one of the two ITAA zoom links (which are open to all members) or an alternative meeting link. If you’d like more guidance, you can review our suggestions for starting a new meeting.
A guide to the meeting schedule’s color code:
• Blue meetings are for internet and technology addicts, as well as for those who think they might be addicts. Newcomers are happily welcome.
• Lavender meetings are open to ITAA members, newcomers, and non-addicts interested in ITAA’s program of recovery from addiction. This can include friends, family, researchers, or journalists. Those who do not identify as internet and technology addicts may attend lavender meetings as observers.
• Peach meetings are ITAA business meetings for discussing issues related to administration and service. They are open to any member of ITAA.
• Grey striped meetings are in a non-English language. Current non-English meetings include French, German, Russian, and Spanish.
A guide to the 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.
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 gratefully and 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.