Event Updates

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

STT Day 1 - Hitting the High Level

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Social Tech Training got underway yesterday, as 65 participants from leading non-profits, education institutions, and socially responsible businesses embarked on a three day journey  to explore how community building strategies of web2.0 can bolster and support their work for change.

What to Expect at the STT

I wrote to all of our STT participants today, letting them know what to expect out of our training, what our focus is, and inviting them to create space for others on our 90+ person waiting list if they aren't sure it's the right fit for them:

Hello STT! Congratulations for registering for this unique event. It is set to be an even more fabulous expereince for skill building, learning, inspiration, and community building than it was last year.

3 Ways to Connect with Sold Out STT

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Response to this year’s Social Tech Training has been overwhelming, especially since last week’s offer of free tuition to select NGOs, and we’re sorry to announce to everyone who didn't get in in time that this year’s event is officially sold out!

Despite the downturn, it’s clear non profits are investing in digital media to help them create the innovative programs that they will need in the months and years ahead.

For those who were not able to register, you still have three opportunities to connect...

And the Winners Are...

Last week we announced that we would award three free tuitions to this year’s Social Tech Training, and we asked you to spread the word to Canada’s non-profit leaders. Your efforts and response was overwhelming and we are proud to announce our latest scholarship recipients!

The Pembina Institute – a progressive think tank and national leader in advancing sustainable energy solutions.

Three Ways to Empower Change - Free Tuition to STT

In creating the Social Tech Training our goal was never to just sell seats to another training seminar. The mission driving our work has always been to support emerging web campaigners inside social change organizations so they empower their employers and their movements with the most innovative online strategies known.

We believe this training will transform organizations, and we’re putting our money where our mouths are by offering free tuition scholarships to 3 well known Canadian NGO’s.

STT 50% Sold Out!

The Social Tech Training is now 50% sold out with just 5 weeks to go.  We are excited to be in full flow with it all.  Despite tough economic times this event is proving to be important to some great organizations that have already registered:
Environmental Defence
Unicef Canada
The United Church of Canada
Laidlaw Foundation
The J.W. McConnell Foundation
Pivot Legal Society
ACTRA Toronto

STT and a Week of Net Change

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Social Tech Training began last year as an idea – an idea that the growing social change movement and the emerging tools of web 2.0 could come together to form a more powerful system, and community, to address our world’s toughest challenges.

Creating an Agenda for Change at STT

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As I worked with the Web of Change team to frame the agenda for this year’s Social Tech Training, our emphasis was open collaboration and open sharing of the ideas—and approach that fit hand-in-hand with the Web 2.0 models we are working to share and explore at this year’s event.

STT Pre-registration is Open!

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Pre-registration for the 2009 Social Tech Training is now open! Our newest event will return to Toronto's MaRS Centre June 10th–12th with greater value and lower costs for all participants.

We have only 65 spots available for this year's event, and our offering will be tailored to those who have mastered the basics of web 2.0 communications and are now ready to start building more complex campaigns. If you can say yes to all of the following points, STT is for you:

Aggregating + Connecting the Community

Since our first event in 2001, Web of Change has been growing, maturing, and getting more exciting every year. Each time we produce a successful convening we get more and more clarity on where the whole thing should evolve to next. After 2 sold out events in '07 and '08, we've decided to make some moves to extend our model and expand our impact in the world. Welcome to that.

Privilege vs Change at District 319


Vancouver’s technologists, social change activists and concerned citizens witnessed a superb presentation by Web of Changer Favianna Rodriguez last night at District 319 for our 2009 Kick Off event. Highlighting her first hand experience in social entrepreneurship, activism, tech, and the arts, Favi gave a compelling speech that challenged everyone in attendance to take a hard look at prevailing attitudes on equality and see new ways to take down barriers in their own lives and work.

WOC Hollyhock Returns Sept 23rd

After a one year absence, our signature event will return to Hollyhock this coming September. Planning is already underway, and our leadership team is about to be finalized.

Social Tech Training Set for June

Social Tech Training returns in 2009, with more value and lower costs for all participants.

With the world facing unprecedented financial challenges, Web of Change is making a renewed commitment to STT as we work to place critical tech expertise and open engagement tools into the hands of non-profit and campaign leaders. We'll offer 65 emerging practitioners from across North America the opportunity to receive cutting edge training from a handful of industry leaders in web strategy and receive first-hand guidance in social media campaigns and advanced story telling skills.

Kickoff Event — Designing for Democracy

Designing for Democracy

Web of Change has returned! And we’re hosting a special event in Vancouver to kick off this year’s schedule.

Newbie’s to web technology and the non-profit world are invited to join our past WOC alumni at Designing for Democracy — a limited engagement event starring one of North America’s leaders in technology, arts and social activism, Favianna Rodriguez.

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Presenting & Title Sponsors

Advomatic Agentic Google GrowthWOrks Renewal SAP


Biro Creative Communicopia EchoDitto Groundwire Interaction Institute for Social Change Sea Change Strategies

Movement Builders

Care2 Engage Network Gott Advertising Mobile Commons Turtlebox Productions


Fission Free Range Studios Hollyhock Network For Good RAD Campaign Salsa Labs New Organizing Institute Brainerd Foundation