Activate is a digital leadership training intensive. We bring together the sharpest digital minds from political and advocacy campaigns, labour unions, creative agencies, and causes for four days of hard-skills training in digital leadership, strategy and tactics.
Participants at Activate spend their time moving between structured training sessions, and unstructured time to connect and collaborate with digital leaders from across Canada, the US and around the world. In 2018 participants included: Hustle, 350.org, BCGEU, CUPE BC, NZ Labour, Principle Co, Action Network, Avalanche, Planned Parenthood, BC Federation of Labour and more. Topics in 2019 may include: leadership in the digital era, best practice digital campaigns, digital transformation in organizations, digital advertising, selecting the right tech stack and product mix, and applying user centred design principles to campaigns and engagement.
Activate builds the digital capacity of progressives and changemakers.
Activate is all about practical training. Selecting the right combination of tools, designing and executing a strategy to win.
Who is Activate for?
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.
Activate participants come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds with varying amounts of digital experience. But we share a commitment to building digital capacity among progressives in Canada, sharing our learnings with each other, and lifting each other up.
Who is Attending?
Vice President, Politics, Advocacy and Labour, at Hustle
Founder, Three Point Strategies, former Deputy Campaign Manager, Stacey Abrams for Governor
Digital Creative Strategist, at Chi/Donahoe
Chief Product Officer, at 350.ORG
Digital Organizing Lead, at Mobilization Lab
For a full speakers list, please see activatedigital.ca
What is the cost?
Tuition Only: $695
Inclusive Price: $1,075 – $2,127 / 4 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice).
Scholarships are available. Please indicate if you’d like to be considered for a scholarship in the application form.