Meet Our Hosts

The conversations that happen at Web of Change and the real-world outcomes from those conversations are rooted in big ideas that members of our community -- WOC hosts -- are exploring right now.

Meet three of our hosts and find out what they'll be talking about at Web of Change 10:10.

Cheryl Contee
Partner, Fission Strategy

Idea - Mobile, Geo-location and Augmented Reality 
Mobile is closing the digital divide not only here in the US, but also worldwide. Today one third of Africans own mobile phones. How can we meet the opportunities for education, communication and organization around social change that these emerging technologies promise?

Post WOC Outcomes
WOC participants can become leaders and pioneers of using mobile, geo-location and augmented reality to effectively address issues thus accelerating the change we'd like to see in the world.

Number 1 Reason I'm Going to Web of Change
WOC attendees are famous for their passion, intelligence, expertise and creativity. I can't wait to learn from them and share some of my experiences in turn.

Steve Wright
Director of Technology and Innovation, Salesforce Foundation

Idea - Developing an effective collaboration marketplace
We all know how to sharpen our message to win the funds. We all understand how to live in the Darwinian marketplace, where we fight for all the scraps we can get (that we deserve). But what if we had an equally compelling marketplace that didn't declare individual organizations as winners but instead valued promising vectors and focused collaboration and solution?

Post WOC Outcome
A framework for methodology and tools to support a collaboration marketplace

Favorite Web of Change Moment
I've never been to WOC but my favorite moment will be waking up in my tent.

Favianna Rodriguez
Co-founder, Artist

Idea - Transforming the mainstream narrative around immigration in the US

We must put undocumented immigrants, immigrant youth and families at the front and center of the debate. Within their own experiences, challenges and hardships, there is a universal story around survival which is relevant to everyone. We need to share their stories and infuse them into the popular culture.

Post WOC Outcome
Work with our allies in the fields of messaging, technology and media to introduce and reinforce the new narrative. Additionally, we plan to collectively build a scalable infrastructure for rapid response -- particularly to violent crimes against immigrants and hateful, extremist legislation, like what we have seen recently in Arizona.

Favorite Web of Change Moment
Lounging in the sun while eating locally grown vegetarian food on an island in beautiful British Columbia.

Platinum Sponsors Salesforce Foundation Hollyhock

Gold Sponsors

Salsa Labs

Silver Sponsors

Care2 Wire Media Blue State Digital Agentic Firefly Partners Beaconfire

Bronze Sponsors

Advomatic Crowdtangle JacksonRiver Engaging Networks Sea Change Strategies ActionSprout Fission Strategy Organizer

supporting sponsors

Gott Advertising Center for Community Change