Over the next eight weeks, the Web of Change alumni will elect three new members to refresh our dynamite WOC board. The election process has been designed by your current elected board to be both transparent and efficient. Here’s how it works:
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.
I had never participated in a space where there was absolutely no limitation to what could be achieved. We were free to reimage conventional wisdom, to challenge one another, and to dig deep to find innovative ideas. That alone makes Web of Change an important space for the progressive movement.
Derek Johnson wasn’t sure what to expect when he arrived at the Hollyhock Retreat Centre for his first Web of Change conference. “I was out of my comfort zone. I had recently shifted from policy work to a campaign-focused role.” The Executive Director of Global Zero was attending the event based on the glowing recommendations of a couple of colleagues.
Want to experience Web of Change? We’re sure to have more applicants than we have places, so please submit your application by APRIL 30, 2014 to be considered for this year's event. The Web of Change board carefully selects attendees based on your fit with our goals and culture. We strive for a representation of attendees that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.
Nerd confessional: I love reading about composers. I liken them to fun mad scientists that make awesome art (like a 4-person string quartet played in helicopters) instead of drones. But really, I connect to how they embrace experimentation, risk and collaboration, which are all hallmarks of my experience with Web of Change.