Event Updates

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

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?

Now open for 2012 Applications

Web of Change at Hollyhock is planned for September 5-9, 2012.

If you haven't attended Web of Change before, please apply by sending an email to [email protected] with your name, organization, position, and organizational social change mandate. Once you've been approved you can contact Hollyhock to make your reservation. See more about registration.

Announcing 2012 Anchor Team

I'm thrilled to introduce you to your anchor team for this year's Web of Change:

The anchors represent a talented crew of generous volunteers who will spend the next 5 months supporting you, this year's fellows (TBD), and people we haven't even met yet, in building yet another incredible Web of Change.

2012 Anchor Search

photo credit: John Baldevisio

Web of Change doesn't happen without the dedicated effort of a handful of diligent volunteers who design and co-create the event. Today we embark on the process of getting the 2012 leadership team in place, seeking volunteers and nominations from our community for the Anchor roles.

Once again under the leadership of Michael Silberman as Chair, we're looking for four remarkable people to hold down the: agenda, communications, fellows program, and fundraising. (Click here for details on each role.)

Event Manager Job Posting

Web of Change is a community of leaders pushing the boundaries of campaigns and innovating new models of people-driven engagement. Our primary program is delivery of an annual summit event, a 5 day invitational conference at a wilderness retreat setting. 

Shape the Future of Web of Change

We have an exciting opportunity for you to participate in shaping the future of Web of Change.  We have started a community-driven renewal process that we'd love your involvement in.

Now is the time to open up future possibilities for Web of Change and explore new models for how we deliver our program. And as we have always been a network that is community driven, we're going to do this in an open consultative way.

Why are we changing?

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