Meet this Moment
Activate Summit | June 23 - 25
Inspiration, Connection, Skills
Activate Summit | June 23 - 25
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Get ready to meet this moment.

Now is the time for bold & progressive digital leadership. Join the sharpest minds in non-profit, labour, politics, advocacy, and more.

Tiered Tuition: $145 / $195 / $295 CAD
Full and partial scholarships are available.

Learn with the best

Activate Summit is highly interactive and experiential.

Inspiring Leaders

Connect with digital leaders from some of today’s highest-impact campaigns. Get shared insights, intel, and inspiration from their boldest wins and greatest challenges.

Mo Dhaliwal
Director of Strategy, Skyrocket

Bridget Todd
Director of Communications, We Are UltraViolet

Hayden Munro
2020 Campaign Manager, Jacinda Ardern’s New Zealand Labour Party

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Skill Building Workshops

Interactive and engaging skill-building workshops feature leading digital practitioners who have mastered best practices from brand strategy and marketing, to digital organizing, advertising and analytics.

Networking, Mentoring & Community

Connect with like-minded leaders through peer coaching circles and breakout groups. Get one-on-one coaching sessions so you can gain tailored expertise and wisdom.

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Re-inspire your work, build winning campaigns, and drive real change.

  • “Incredibly valuable to my own growth – will give value to my work in many ways for years to come.”

    Candace Jazvac, Activate participant
  • “This was a remarkable experience. I feel rejuvenated both physically and intellectually. My whole time here has been mind blowing.” 

    Chris Parri, Activate participant

Agenda

Activate Summit is designed to bring inspiration, connection, and skill-building into 2.5 days of highly interactive learning.

Expect group learning together, as well as many breakouts in pairs and small groups to elevate your learning and deepen connection.

We know that dedicating 2.5 days to an online conference can seem daunting, and we are designing an agenda to give you flexibility. We encourage you to attend as much as you can and will be recording sessions to support balancing your schedule. *Please note that in order to protect confidentiality, breakouts and Peer Circles will not be recorded.

Times are presented in Pacific Time.

Check out speaker bios and session descriptions here. 

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Wednesday, June 23
Wednesday, June 23
Welcome & Intention-Setting
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Storytelling Session: What’s Possible Now
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Includes breakout discussion and application for your own audience.

Includes breakout discussion and application for your own audience.

Workshops
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Art and Science of Text-Based Engagement<br><br>Organizing to Mobilize: Fighting Back against Conservative Forces in a post-COVID Context

The Art and Science of Text-Based Engagement - Farz Sokhansanj, Prompt.io

Organizing to Mobilize: Fighting Back against Conservative Forces in a post-COVID Context - Natasha Madison and Andrew Burns, Point Blank Creative

How We Win: Hayden Munro (Capital NZ)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Featuring an expert plenary discussion on adapting these learnings for your context.

Featuring an expert plenary discussion on adapting these learnings for your context.

Thursday, June 24
Thursday, June 24
Movement-Building: Bridget Todd (We Are Ultraviolet)
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Featuring panel experts and application for your own audience.

Featuring panel experts and application for your own audience.

Workshops
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Recognizing Digital Burnout<br><br>Power Mapping for Digital Campaigning

Recognizing Digital Burnout - Leah Bae, Bloom; The Burnout Project



Power Mapping for Digital Campaigning - Nikki Koutsochilis and Abbey Piazza, New/Mode

"Choose Your Own Adventure" Conversations
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Is there a topic that's missing from the Activate Summit agenda that you need to talk through with this crew? We encourage participants to build your own session!

Workshops
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshops
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Three Metrics to Grow your Membership and Boost your Organizing<br><br>Finding Breakthrough Messaging

Three Metrics to Grow your Membership and Boost your Organizing - Jack Milroy, Defiance Digital

Finding Breakthrough Messaging - Avalanche Insights

Fuckup Night Hosted by Point Blank
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Times are presented in Pacific Time.

Agenda is subject to change.

Meet your people

Join the sharpest minds in digital from across the continent

Activate is for progressive digital practitioners. You might be a digital director at an advocacy organization, a content writer at a political party, an organizer at a labour union, or a senior leader who tries to bring all these pieces together. You might work with clients to deliver great digital campaigns, or build new technology. We know that important, exciting, and innovative digital work is happening on the margins and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds to register.

Your Producer Team

Jessica Hannon
Project Manager

Khari Wendell McClelland
Host & Facilitator

Laurel Dault
Social Innovation Manager, Hollyhock

Peter Wrinch
CEO, Hollyhock

Activate Summit Advisory Circle

Leah Bae
Bloom

Amara Possian
350.org

Jack Milroy
Defiance Digital

Our Partners

We are grateful to our Partners and Sponsors who provide critical support to ensure Activate Summit’s success and to increase accessibility by supporting the scholarship fund. If you are interested in partnering with Activate Summit, please connect with us.

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