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.
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.
Director of Strategy, Skyrocket
Director of Communications, We Are UltraViolet
2020 Campaign Manager, Jacinda Ardern’s New Zealand Labour Party
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.
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.”
“This was a remarkable experience. I feel rejuvenated both physically and intellectually. My whole time here has been mind blowing.”
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.
Includes breakout discussion and application for your own audience.
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
Featuring an expert plenary discussion on adapting these learnings for your context.
Featuring panel experts and application for your own audience.
Recognizing Digital Burnout - Leah Bae, Bloom; The Burnout Project
Power Mapping for Digital Campaigning - Nikki Koutsochilis and Abbey Piazza, New/Mode
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!
Three Metrics to Grow your Membership and Boost your Organizing - Jack Milroy, Defiance Digital
Finding Breakthrough Messaging - Avalanche Insights
Share a challenge you’re facing and get feedback from your peer group.
Welcome & Intention-Setting10:00 am - 11:00 am
Storytelling Session: What’s Possible NowIncludes breakout discussion and application for your own audience.11:00 am - 12:00 pm
WorkshopsThe Art and Science of Text-Based Engagement
Organizing to Mobilize: Fighting Back against Conservative Forces in a post-COVID Context1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
How We Win: Hayden Munro (Capital NZ)Featuring an expert plenary discussion on adapting these learnings for your context.3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Movement-Building: Bridget Todd (We Are Ultraviolet)Featuring panel experts and application for your own audience.9:00 am - 10:30 am
WorkshopsRecognizing Digital Burnout
Power Mapping for Digital Campaigning11:00 am - 12:30 pm
"Choose Your Own Adventure" ConversationsRecognizing Digital Burnout
Targeting with Intention12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Workshops1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
WorkshopsThree Metrics to Grow your Membership and Boost your Organizing
Finding Breakthrough Messaging1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fuckup Night Hosted by Point Blank3:00 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
Khari Wendell McClelland
Host & Facilitator
Social Innovation Manager, Hollyhock
Activate Summit Advisory Circle
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.