Social Technology Training in Toronto

Web of Change and MaRS are pleased to announce the Social Tech Training (STT) – a unique hands-on Web 2.0 oriented learning intensive for people working in the social change sector.

No one working in social change these days can afford to ignore the opportunities offered by the web. Most organizations get stuck, though, on "How do we do it?" "Where do we start?" and "Who can help us?" Interest in high, but the talent pool of people equipped to understand, prioritize, and implement these tools and ideas remains limited.

We've gathered the best and the brightest leaders in this sector, and we've put together an agenda that will help take your organization to the next level. Each participant will emerge with new technical, creative, and leadership skills, a powerful network, and a customized, comprehensive “Web 2.0 Plan” for their organization.

This training is an excellent opportunity to connect to the big picture, develop practical skills required to execute, and network with both leaders and learners in this emerging space. We are excited to be part of this transformation of the social change sector. Please join us!


June 22 - 24, 2008 (three full days)


MaRS Centre, in Toronto's high-tech Discovery District (101 College Street at University)


Communications and/or web staff from social change organizations across Canada and the US. Maximum 65 participants – register early to avoid disappointment.

Please note the learning framework requires at least one member of your senior leadership team participate in this process, in order to ensure that your plan is properly implemented. See below for more information.


This event will run for three full days, including two evening events, and will be facilitated by a team of senior leaders from the Web of Change community. Organizations are invited to send one representative to this training, which will balance both prepared, curated content with emergent topics, and be highly collaborative and participative in nature.

In advance of the training, all participating organizations will be asked to develop a working “change team” (including executive directors and senior communications & / or fundraising staff). This team will help create intentions, participate in certain sessions remotely, and help to ensure successful implementation of the plans created.


The full cost of this event is $895 including all meals – accommodation is separate. Thanks to the generous partnership with SiG@MaRS, we are able to offer this to all organizations at $695 If needed, further subsidies are available – please inquire.


Please visit the Social Tech Training site for more information.


Please contact Sarah Pullman, Communications Manager for Web of Change.


"Web of Change isn’t a “wham bam here’s my business card” conference. I made sincere personal and professional connections with people that have lasted. Five days on Cortes Island offered me the luxury of time to learn, laugh, and understand my work and my larger place in the progressive community."
Alia McKee, Executive Director, SeaChange Strategies