What is Van ChangeCamp?


June 20th

Vancouver ChangeCamp is a participatory web-enabled face-to-face event that brings together citizens, technologists, designers, academics, social entrepreneurs, policy wonks, political players, change-makers and government employees to answer these questions:

  • How can we help government become more open and responsive?
  • How do we as citizens organize to get better outcomes ourselves?

VanChangeCamp addresses the demand for a renewed relationship among citizens and government. We seek to create connections, knowledge, tools and policies that drive transparency, civic engagement and democratic empowerment.

The event is a partly structured unconference. One track of the conference will introduce the kinds of projects that harness new ideas and tools for social change. Other tracks at the conference will be participant-driven, with the agenda created collaboratively at the start of the event, allowing participants to share their experiences and expertise.

The conference will also be preceded by two events:

  • Social Event – Friday, June 19;
  • Introduction to Unconferences, designed to help first-time unconference-goers to clarify their intentions and expectations – Date TBD


The call for ideas for sessions at VanChangeCamp is now open! Please fill out our online form with your ideas here.

Go to our form to submit your session proposals!