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Website Badges Now Available!

Submitted by Sarah Pullman on Thu, 2006-07-13 00:29.

We're excited about our new website badges! There are four different designs, and they're pretty sweet.

Grab one for your site if you like them—or like us—and help us get the word out about Web of Change. Thanks!

Hollyhock has a new website!

Submitted by Sarah Pullman on Fri, 2006-06-30 02:48.

Our friends at Hollyhock, the amazing place where we hold Web of Change every year, have just launched their beautiful new website.


It's packed with information about the place, its mission, why it's special, prices and logistics, and more. If you're thinking of coming to Web of Change – or if you've been to Hollyhock before – you should definitely check it out. It'll make you realize why we choose this place over any other for our event.

Social Change Institute Podcasts Up

Submitted by Sarah Pullman on Fri, 2006-06-23 14:03.

Back in May there was a conference up at Hollyhock that I was very sad to miss – the Social Change Institute. (I used to work for the Hollyhock Leadership Insitute and it's events like that that make me wish I still did...) It was a gathering of visionaries in the social change world, and it sounded pretty incredible. You can read Jason's report-out here on an earlier blog post, if you haven't already.

WineCamp, NetSquared... and Us

Submitted by Sarah Pullman on Tue, 2006-06-06 23:09.

I've been back for a few days from my California trip now, and meaning to write about my experiences at both the NetSquared Conference, and WineCamp. Between the two of them I learned a lot, and also had a lot of opportunity to reflect on the differences in the offerings, and where Web of Change fits in. At the risk of tooting our own horn, I think that Web of Change combines the best of both of those events. And that's why you should come this fall!


Winecamp was an informal "un-conference", held out in the Sierra foothills on a very beautiful vineyard. A diverse mixture of people showed up, and there was no real structured agenda. The idea, at this and other Barcamps, is that all the wisdom required is held by those who show up, and the right conversations will happen when given the space to.


Submitted by Sarah Pullman on Mon, 2006-05-22 12:08.

I'm off later this week to attend NetSquared, a sort of unofficial sister event to Web of Change. From their site:

The Net Squared conference will bring a dynamic mix of international leaders in emerging technology, politics and philanthropy together to discuss the future of tech enabled social change work. 

Obviously these folks share some similar goals to us here at Web of Change, though I think our events have slightly different things to offer. We keep things smaller, and less explicity "tech" focused. Besides that, I don't think that Hollyhock and Cisco Systems in San Jose could be much more different as far as venues go—and we wouldn't trade our island experience for anything. :)

Ready or Not...

Submitted by Sarah Pullman on Tue, 2006-05-16 08:50.

We're pretty much set to launch with our beautiful new website! It's been a labour of love by the Web of Change and Communicopia team and we're very excited to have a site with a fresh face, a new look, and some great functionality.

We're launching with a fairly basic model, but look for additions to be made in the coming months. We'll be featuring success stories from members of the Web of Change community, a wiki to help registered participants get things going in advance of the event, and who knows what else down the road.

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"This conference is small enough to really learn from the other attendees, and is very focussed on online social change, and what it takes to make it happen. It's very well facilitated and structured, with constant learning opportunities – and that's why I've returned year after year."
Eric Squair, Manager of Web Communications, Greenpeace Canada