January 13, 2021
We get it. Not everyone wants to be on Facebook these days. But most of us want to stay connected to our castmates and other alumni in our city or around the world. That’s why a group of alumni have created a secure, private, free website for UWP alumni to network with each other — both socially and professionally.
The UWP Alumni Hub will offer a closed environment for all alumni who want to connect with each other. Services that will be available at launch include:
- A social communication platform similar to Facebook, but more secure
- Discussion boards for all members
- Private groups for casts and local clubs
- Home/travel exchange or rental listings
- Event calendars
- Business networking platform
- Curated videos of interest to alumni
The Hub was created by a group of five alumni and is run as a Germany-based company that is a recognized affiliate of the UWPIAA. Because the company is based in the EU, all data will comply with GDPR, ensuring the integrity and security of your data no matter where in the world you live. We plan to launch a beta version of the site within the next few months.
To get ready to launch, we are in need of testers! Whether you have experience in website testing or just experience in clicking links, you can help us test website functions and give feedback on usability. Register here to become a tester. Testing should begin later this month, and we will provide some simple training so you know what to do.
GREAT IDEA!!!!!! I am not much of a Facebook user but if you think I could be a tester I would be willing to try. Let me know.
Hi Bruce. Please register as a tester via the link in the above text. We would be happy to have testers from all around the globe. Best regards Birger Husted, EMEA Representative on the UWPIAA Board and co-founder of the UWP Alumni Hub.
I traveled with Up With People in 1970-1971 Cast B and it is still very fond memories in my life and my development as a person.
I love being a American and the times we’re going through now I have a very positive attitude that we will be alright with Biden as our President and Kamala by his side.
Thank you for shaping me into a adult that I’m very proud to be.
Great move! This is the very idea we had back in 1988, when we created the UWPIAA; an open and secure platform that Alumni can use to freely interact with each other for all kinds of ideas and exchanges. I wish you much success with the site. ~ Duffy Bledsoe 68A, 69B, 70B&C, 71B, Co-founder & Past President, UWPIAA