We also conduct regular, open meetings where anyone is welcome and encouraged to join. Below is a list of some of those meetings:

Fluid Daily Standup Meeting 

When? 11:30 am ET (Note: our project works in a number of time zones – use this as a guide for planning)

Where? Zoom stand-up room 

Our daily meeting keeps the team focused and up to date and provides us an opportunity to identify obstacles. Each of the attendees gives a quick update (a couple of sentences) on Fluid related work they have done since the last meeting, and a quick description of Fluid related tasks they will continue working on. Any issues that have arisen are mentioned to the whole team and we either solve the issue very quickly or people self identify as being able to solve it offline and if required a longer meeting is scheduled. The idea behind 'standing-up' at the meeting is to keep it very short - generally 15 minutes. In the IDRC Fluid room, we also stand up so we can easily move in front of the single camera. Curious? Join us!

If you'd like more background, linked is an interesting article on stand-up meetings.

Community workshops and design crits

On Tuesdays 2:00 PM ET, the inclusive design community gathers together to learn and discuss various topics in the form of a workshop or a design critique.

  • Workshops provide the inclusive design community an opportunity for engaging with a broader community to spur our creative processes with topics that may align with our projects, be lateral with, or challenge our ideas by providing alternative perspectives. It also provides the opportunity to make connections with the work of those in the broader community.

  • Design critique (or more informally a "crit") is an opportunity for us to come together as a small group and examine and discuss a creative artifact - a design wireframe, a persona, a newly-implemented UI or software component, etc. These design crits are informal, constructive, specific, and respectful. It's a forum where anyone from the community can bring their designs and receive feedback. For more information, refer to "Design Crits - Additional Information" below.

  • Lightning Talks are a quick/short format discussions/presentations, generally geared towards a professional development topic. They are intended to be 15 to 30 min in length, but may stretch longer from time-to-time; however, if they require more time a Workshop or Design Crit may be a better avenue. The lightning talks typically take place after our standup meetings on Wednesdays.

Note about dates and times: In order to be flexible, occasionally the date and times of the meetings will change. Please note these changes in the Upcoming schedule below.

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Community design critiques

Every Tuesday at 2 PM - 3 PM ET, folks from the IDRC, Fluid community, and others get together to learn and chat about designs, design challenges, and to give feedback. Users who are remote typically join via Vidyo.

Note: occasionally the design crit will not be held. Please check the schedule.

View upcoming community design critiques »

Check out the Collaborate page for more ways to get involved!

Visit the Fluid Team Google Calendar to find upcoming meetings.

How to participate

Ping us in the Matrix Channel or contact us at to get setup with remote collaboration tools.

In person:

Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
205 Richmond St. W., 2nd floor