Ever wonder what it'd be like to attend a Web of Change conference? In December 2014, we surveyed hundreds of alumni to learn more about their Web of Change experiences.
Check out this word cloud to see what they had to say.
In the week before the Web of Change 2015 application deadline, we held meet-up events in our four largest geographic hubs for alumni and applicants. The following is the story in pictures of our San Francisco meet-up, hosted by Leadership Team members Katie Bethell and Ben Simon.
What makes the gathering unique doesn't come from bioluminescent plankton in Cortes Island waters or healing mineral baths at Esalen, though that doesn't hurt. The magic is created in real time by the participants—135 leaders working at the intersection of technology and social change who come together with open hearts and open minds to learn from one another.
I’ve always thought there must be hundreds of marvellous stories about how Web of Change has come together year after year. Incredible heart and tremendous work goes into building this gathering and sustaining the community around it. In that process there are lessons about leadership, intentionality, systems and risk taking.
Do you live in the Bay Area, NYC, Seattle or Washington DC? You're invited to a Web of Change meetup! Over the next seven days, Web of Change alumni will host informal events where you can meet Web of Changers and learn more about the conference and community.
Before we launch into a new season, I invite you to look back on what this community has achieved, together. Please enjoy this fun report on activities and progress from 2012-2014, from your first-ever board of directors.
It was designed with skill, joy and love by Marcy and her team at Wire Media.
It’s been a standout season for Web of Change! Not only did we elect three new members to our board of directors, hire a year-round managing director and launch our first community-driven, mini-conference in LA. We brought many people from many walks of life to Web of Change. Here’s what’s in store for Web of Change this year.
This November, Web of Change alumni will elect three new members to refresh our dynamite Board of Directors. Have you been touched by the magic of Web of Change in the past? Want to play a key role in shaping its future? This is your invitation to run for a seat on the board. It’s a unique opportunity open to all alumni. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to consider the fit.
For many first-time conference attendees, making the long journey to Web of Change on Cortes Island is a leap of faith. Maureen McGregor was one of 59 change makers who experienced Web of Change for the first time earlier this month.
Despite high expectations, the dialogue, debate and strategies shared amongst attendees did not disappoint.