We're entering the post social media age.
While the past 10 years got us all excited about the ability to connect and interact with people from around the world, the key platforms are established today. And so are the ways we’re using them for: resulting in a culture of media consumption and self-representation driving maximum impact for advertisers and zero impact on the real issues that define the world we live in right now.
What the social media age has left us though is an incredible stack of tools and technologies. Within minutes we can create websites, groups, surveys, campaigns and events, start causes, join causes, communicate, follow, share, find and connect with like-minded people from around the world.
Movements like #metoo and #NeverAgain have showed us the impact that happens when people come together over a shared purpose. Countless other initiatives, from local neighborhood projects to global initiatives like the Obama Foundation, use the democratization of digital tools and technologies for social change.
Anyone can start a movement or a community today.
What we’re missing is the right understanding and education of how we can use these tools to create a real world impact.
The Community Leadership Summit is a place where we aim to explore these ideas further. It’s a one day summit where we devise how to use the tools on our hand to make a real world impact and develop guidelines for anyone to start a community or movement tomorrow.
Our aim is to gather 100 community organizers from around the world to share their experiences and co-create this playbook.
In order to achieve this we’re looking to bring people together over a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise and professions: activists, technologists, marketers, communication specialists, strategists, researchers, organizers, founders, CEOs, professors, investors, philosophers.
People who bring people together to create a real world impact by using the tools and technologies available to us now and in the future.
Are you one of them? Then send us an application and read the full briefing about The Community Leadership at Techfestival. Attendance is limited to 100 people to ensure we have high quality interactions.
The Community Leadership Summit takes place on September 7 as part of Copenhagen’s Techfestival, an annual festival that explores the relationship between humans and technology.