Event Updates

Get the latest announcements about the Web of Change Hollyhock retreat, and more.

Insights from an Organizer - Behind the Scenes of WOC with Michael Silberman

Michael Silberman

With Web of Change just one week away, we sat down with Web of Change event chair Michael Silberman to get his thoughts on this year's conference. We hope you're as excited as he is for what's ahead next week!

What are you most looking forward to this year?
I'm most looking forward to the stuff I'd never been able to predict -- the unplanned moments, discussions, and experiences that emerge from the unique alchemy of the participants. As organizers, I see it as our mission to create a space or platform where that can reliably happen.

Open Sessions

To supplement & enhance the formal programming on tap at Web of Change 2013, there are opportunities for self-organizing during the same schedule blocks as breakout sessions.
Say what?

Will Ferrell On What To Expect From A Web of Change Session

When Will Ferrell says, “It’s provocative. It gets the people going.” -- he could easily be talking about a Web of Change session. (He’s actually talking about Lady Humps by the Black Eyed Peas). But I digress.

Explore Austin

Austin, Texas

WOC is just a month away!  If you're planning to spend a few days in Austin before or after WOC, here are some great tips from Austin local and WOC attendee TJ Griffin!

Dearest Web of Change Community

Greetings from Milwaukee, WI! Some of you I know very well, and others just by name and remarkable reputation, and yet I share something very special with each and everyone of you - attending a Web of Change conference. It's that common experience that makes you the perfect audience for this post.

Application Deadline Extended to May 23

The response to this year's registration process has been very positive and we're excited to hear about how many people would like to attend. To make sure that you have a chance to complete the first step of our registration process, we extended the application deadline to May 23rd at midnight (Pacific time).


Web of Change 2013: Application is Open

As you all know, Web of Change is an amazing community of social change and technology leaders. This year, we're bringing together 115 of these leaders at the Texas Retreat at Balcones Springs (just outside Austin). We are introducing a new application process for ALL potential participants, including returning WOC'ers, to attract both the highest caliber and most diverse set of leaders. The application is open now until May 20th.

Apply to Web of Change 2013

Polls open until March 1st

If you have attend Web of Change before you are eligible to vote for the inaugural Web of Change Board!  Voting site is open until March 1st.

Request access the voting site by emailing Julia Watson.

Communities need work, they don't just happen. Lucky for us, there are thirteen powerhouse people who have stepped forward to be considered for the new WOC board. And they are one damn fine bunch of people.

So please take a few minutes to vote!

Crowdsourced board voting process

We are inviting anyone who has participated in Web of Change in the past 12 years to help us choose a new community driven board of directors. For more background see Why are we creating a board?  

To nominate yourself or someone else for the WOC board, click here. Nominations are open until Feb 8, 2013.

We are looking for five volunteers to become board members. These are WOC community members who:

We are hiring for 2013!

We're hiring for a new role! An Event Producer responsible for organizing an incredible Web of Change 2013.

As Web of Change continues to grow in ambition and caliber, the demands on our volunteer anchors become more challenging and harder to fulfill.

Digital meets thoughtful social change at Web of Change

Web of Change 2012

MANSONS LANDING, B.C. - In 2005, Phil Klein was set to attend his first Web of Change (WoC), a conference for social change leaders mobilizing technology in their work. Then he learned he had cancer, and he gave up his spot to focus on what he was told could be the biggest battle of his life.

Feast your eyes on the WOC12 agenda!

I am very excited to present the agenda for Web of Change 2012!

The 2012 Fellows will be sharing more detail on these juicy topics over the coming weeks, but we wanted to share a sneak preview of what's to come at this year's gathering.

There will be three plenary sessions:

Getting to Web of Change is easy. Really.

Forget the planes, trains and automobiles (and buses and ferries). Just take the WOC vanpool.

It has been rumored that Hollyhock is a rather remote destination. Who are we kidding? It IS remote. That's part of the magic. But one look at the “Getting to Hollyhock” page might leave your head spinning.

Agenda Evolution

Lunch table conversation

I and the rest of your Anchor Team have been working hard, and we wanted to whet your appetite for the feast that’s going to be the Web of Change 2012 conference agenda.  Are you hungry?

Individual sessions aren’t yet set, and we’re still gathering the team of fellows who will do heavy-lifting related to session design, but themes are emerging and we are very, very excited.  

Are you ready to talk/learn/think about:

•    How are our opponents winning and why?  What can we learn?

Help shape Web of Change 2012

The beach at Cortes Island, We of Change 2011

Agenda anchor Karen Uffelman and the rest of the Web of Change 2012 team want to know what's on your minds and plates this year. What’s new and exciting in your work?  What challenges  are you facing?  What do you find encouraging, confusing, intriguing?  What new technology and and innovations are you seeing or wanting to see? What do you want to share, learn about, discuss?

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