Wow. What an edifying, enlightening, inspiring experience. Web of Change is a unique little bit of magic that only works if everyone involved brings their best and then some; 100 digital leaders did just that, magic happened, and we can't wait to see what emerges from the WOC11 elixir. Kudos and gratitude all around.
As we transition back to the real world, a couple right-away things to keep top of mind:
1) While memories and reflections are fresh, please send us your thoughts on what was valuable about Web of Change for you this year -- in any format (prose, laptop or iPhone video, podcast, etc.)
We'd love to hear about the squishy stuff and the hard stuff - emotional, intellectual, skills, insights, etc. New partnerships, projects launched, and seeds of big ideas planted are especially welcome. Be as specific as you're comfortable with. You can leave notes in the comments below and/or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to one of the anchors. We won't publish anything without your prior approval.
Along those lines, if you do publish any reflections please send along a link so we can help amplify it.
2) If you found the Web of Change gathering and/or the insights you glean from being a part of this community valuable, please consider making next year's event accessible to others by supporting the scholarship fund.
These dollars go directly to defraying costs of attendance for those in our space who should be in the room but can't afford it without the community's help.
Many thanks to Steve Rio for his leadership in pledging the first $100 to the scholarship fund during our closing session on Sunday, and to the others who stepped up to bring pledges to something like $800 bucks there in Kaikum on Sunday morning.
If you're moved to join them, do so here:
US donors- donate through the Progressive Technology Project (donations here will be directed to Web of Change)
CA donors - donate through Hollyhock's Canada Helps (be sure to enter "Web of Change" in instructions section)
photo credit: C. M. Samala