Vancouver ChangeCamp can now be found online at http://vanchangecamp.ca/
We’re back, baby!
When: Saturday, November 26. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Where: The Hive. 128 W Hastings #210, Vancouver BC.
Vancouver Changecamp is a unique event to learn, share and connect with change makers in the city. If you want to see change in yourself, your community or your city, Vancouver Changecamp is the place to start.
Vancouver ChangeCamp addresses the need for renewed relationships among citizens and government. We seek to create connections, knowledge, tools and policies to drive transparency, civic engagement and democratic empowerment.
This year the theme for Vancouver ChangeCamp 2011 is the upcoming civic elections November 19 for the City of Vancouver. This will mark the start of a 3 year mandate for the municipal government. This marks a great time to envision and act on the change you want to see.
Attendees at Changecamp are passionate about bringing about positive change. This year we are bringing together the most engaged changemakers from across Vancouver. You won’t want to miss this so register now!
Join us to
- Learn: Get grounded in skills needed to make change, get practical advice and benefit from the experience of those in the community who have been trying this for a while
- Share: Let everyone else in on your social change successes! Share your stories, your projects and your change.
- Connect: Find a unique constellation of change agents, business people, non-profits, activists, government folks and most importantly, people with lived experience in the issues we all care about.
And if there is something you really want to talk about that’s not on the agenda, that’s great! Lead a session on your topic in the unconference. Unconferences provide the opportunity for participants to share their experiences, raise challenging questions or facilitate a conversation on topics generated on the fly. It’s an engaging, energizing, and sometimes chaotic, way to ensure everyone has a voice in the discussion.
If you have session ideas for Van ChangeCamp 2011, please comment here with your ideas or, alternatively, you may submit your proposals to vanchangecamp (at) gmail.com. Check out last year’s sessions for inspiration
If you are excited about the new ways that change is happening in the city, curious about how change will happen in the future, unsure about the pace of change or just want to celebrate the changes we have already put in place, please join us at Van ChangeCamp.
Just a short note to thank everyone for their contributions to the event this year!!
We had a great time full of engaging conversation and inspirational ideas.
It’s very exciting to witness such a variety of dialogue and we would love to foster the continuation of as much conversation as possible.
Please tag your blog entries, Twitter posts and all other online commentary with the hashtag, “VCC2010”. This includes media – Flickr photos, YouTube/Vimeo… EVERYTHING!
Special love goes to our supporters who made the event possible, with an extra-loud shout-out to the volunteers who joined the organizing committee and gave their time on the day of the event.
And let’s not forget our sponsors, without whom the event wouldn’t have happened. Next time you see one of our sponsors please give them a kiss on the cheek for us!
If you have feedback on the event, feel free to comment on this post.
Thanks again for participating in this year’s event. We look forward to the stories and outcomes to follow.
All the best,
Vancouver ChangeCamp 2010 is winding down. Live posts and tweets were flying to the Wiki as sessions were pitched and people dug into the dialogue. An awesome mix of people and ideas, and great engagement in thoughtful exchange and sharing.
Lots to follow up, and although the day’s event is done, it’s not over! Notes and resources and links and info of all sorts will continue to be added to the Wiki, and that will give us all a collective space to work together on what we started.
Thanks everyone, for a super, exhausting, day. One that gives new meaning to the idea of ‘Open’ space. The one between MY ears has greatly expanded.
What do you need to know?
- Our Twitter hashtag is #vcc2010
- On Flickr we’re using the tags VanChangeCamp and/or vcc2010
- Our wiki is at http://vanchangecamp.wikispaces.com/ Go there to add your notes.
Bring a mug! And your creativity.
As we get closer to the Vancouver ChangeCamp unconference day, are you curious about who else is working to promote open government, transparency, and broadening collaboration with citizens? Look no further than…the night before Vancouver ChangeCamp!
Back in March of this year, in Seattle, local area non-profit Knowledge As Power held a one-day conference called Open Gov West, convening US and Canadian open government advocates to foster progress on open government issues and technology. OGW alumni meeting groups have been starting to continue the conversations. The OGW organizers are also great friends of Vancouver ChangeCamp, so they are kindly holding their June meetup asa joint pre-Vancouver ChangeCamp networking evening!
Where: W2 (151 West Cordova — Google Map)
When: Friday, June 11, starting 7pm.
Who: Any and all Open Gov West or ChangeCamp attendees, or other changemakers interested in technology, open government or citizen-driven collaboration.
RSVP (Admission by Donation)
Cash Bar available, with raffle ticket draws throughout the evening!
This will be a great chance to hear more and learn about other perspectives, initiatives and ideas on why open government is important and how to make it more common, and to learn how others are moving open government forward. Hope to see you there!
If you would like any information about this event, contact the OGW Vancouver Liaison, Karen Quinn Fung (firstname.lastname@example.org).