Web of Change at Hollyhock

Join Us September 23 - 27, 2009

Morning at Hollyhock

Much more than just a conference, Web of Change at Hollyhock is an opportunity to explore what drives real social change – online and on the ground.

This intensive 4-day residential conference is a place to learn from organizations that are adapting and thriving in the face of massive change. And it’s an opportunity to reconnect with yourself and your passion for your work in the world.

Much more than just a technology conference, Web of Change brings together a diverse group of change-makers for an experience designed to facilitate key conversations, strengthen movements, and support leadership development. Participants bring their toughest professional challenges, and leave with new skills, fresh perspectives and exciting ideas. They also leave with valuable new connections — not just business cards — that last long after the conference wraps.

If you’re tired of conferences that focus on what’s hot in technology but miss the opportunity to connect it to the bigger picture, then Web of Change is for you.

Hard-Hitting Session Content

Expect ground breaking conversations with leaders in the not-for-profit, consulting, and progressive technology sectors, from across North America and around the world. Sessions explore a wide range of themes of great relevance to our work, including:

  • Culture, Systems and People to Support Change
  • Participation in Practice
  • Leadership Development and Change Management
  • Strengthening the Social Change Movement
  • Technology and Innovation

The Value of Retreat

We hold Web of Change every year at the extraordinarily beautiful Hollyhock Retreat Centre, nestled on the wild west coast of British Columbia. Removed from the pace of our hyper-wired lives, surrounded by brilliant people in peaceful environment, we get to focus on what really matters. The learning and community, combined with the Hollyhock environment, create a potent and often life-changing experience you won’t find anywhere else.

A Time for Celebration

Talking Shop at the Oyster BBQ

Of course, every good social movement needs a good social edge, so we close each day with a dose of famous Web of Change fun. Expect long dinner conversations, musical surprises, and late-night revolution-hatching sessions with people who will inspire you, blow your mind, and become lifelong friends.

Web of Change has grown into a thriving network of alumni who are actively creating some of the world’s most compelling online engagement projects, and sharing freely what they know with others. Join us September 23 - 27, 2009, and experience first hand the passion, diversity, and creativity of this exceptional community.


"Imagine a civilized north-south exchange, a serene setting providing for all your basic needs, a gathering bringing together hard working, wonky, driven, and passionate beings engaging diverse communities. Web of Change participants are coming up with answers to perennially difficult questions around justice, fairness, the pursuit of happiness and how we can construct and sustain good governance."
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin