“The future is created one room at a time, one gathering at a time. Each gathering needs to become an example of the future we want to create. This means the small group is where transformation takes place." - Peter Block, Author, The Abundant Community

Are you a good fit for Web of Change?

We’ve noticed some common threads among people who are able to contribute as well as gain the most from Web of Change. If the list below sounds a lot like you, we invite you to apply to attend!

Web of Changers are:

  • Curious: open to new ideas and willing to ask questions
  • Honest: direct and willing to speak the truth
  • Vulnerable: aware of one’s own limitations, understand that being authentically open allows connecting at a more meaningful level
  • Brave: willing to step into situations that are challenging and that require courage
  • Resourceful: able to get big things done with limited resources
  • Collaborative: exemplifying what it means to work together to achieve bigger change than we can on our own
  • Catalytic Change Agents: knows that if we can act fearlessly to provoke change, we do it
  • Leaders: understand that leadership, personal mastery, and the ability to communicate with and inspire others is critical to creating lasting change

Diversity and inclusion

We strive to make diversity and inclusion a priority in every element of Web Of Change, from the registration process through to the closing circle at Balcone Springs this year -- not because we think a diverse set of participants is simply a nice goal to have, but because we believe participants representing a range of perspectives and experiences are essential to creating the kind of high-level and challenging Web of Change the community wishes and deserves.

Our work involves ideas that create great change and impact on the world. But moving these ideas forward can’t be done without a wide range of experiences and perspectives. We see Web of Change as a rare opportunity to model the change we wish to see in the world and subvert some of the dynamics that still pervade society and inhibit our ability to make informed, thoughtful, and inclusive decisions in our campaigns and work.

Each year, we gather to connect world class leaders at the intersection of technology and social change and to foster a culture of radical openness, collaboration, and learning within our field. To truly honor this mission, we must continue to build a community that reflects our values. We are striving for a representation of attendees that reflects and improves upon the diversity of the communities we live in. Our goal is that no group, including issue group, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or even WOC alumni, will hold more than 50% of the spots at WOC 2013.

We may never reach perfection in everything we set out to achieve, but commit to continually ask ourselves and this community how we can be more inclusive and open. This public statement of these goals is one step toward the future of the Web of Change we seek to create.

Platinum Sponsors

Change.com 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