CampaignCon is a global skill-sharing event for campaigners, technologists and activists. Together, participants develop strategies to scale the impact we have on the causes affecting millions of people around the world.
Participants also explore how to collectively build a more nimble and responsive civil society that can mobilise more effectively in the digital era and in the face of growing authoritarianism, shrinking civic space and other threats.
The agenda is designed as a combination of planned sessions and participant-driven discussions based on input from participants as we go. The focus is on learning from one another to build capacity, foster innovation and further strengthen a global network that will continue collaborating after the event ends.
Find out more at CampaignCon.org.
The second edition of CampaignCon brought together more than 110 campaigners from 37 countries in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 7-9 November 2017.
MobLab put together a series of articles based on what we learned and talked about with participants:
Eight ideas: How campaigns and campaigners are changing for 2018
Campaigners from around the world got together at CampaignCon to learn, network and share. We share eight ways campaigns (and campaigners) are changing.
Global campaigning: What’s working, not working (so well) and what’s missing
According to campaigners from nearly 40 countries in 2017, creative tactics and distributed organising were working, while there was a lack of inclusive coalitions and understanding of security.
Raise her voice: Why strong non-binary and women’s voices matter for movements
Women's voices, non-binary voices, gender non-conforming voices. All have been excluded from campaigns. A conversation about why changing this matters.
Campaigning in high risk environments
Tactics include investing in analysis, adapting and responding rapidly, listening to communities and treading lightly—especially with media.
Equal access with mobile campaigning
Takeaways from CampaignCon 2017: Internet access remains an issue around the world. Mobile campaigning can level the playing field. Here's how.
The youth will lead if you let them: Four ways a new coalition is engaging youth in change
How JIACTIVATE is using SMS and culturally creative campaigning to bring Kenyan youth into politics and activism.
The CampaignCon 2017 co-conveners were:
The CampaignCon 2017 community partners were:
The first edition of CampaignCon brought together more than 120 campaigners from 43 countries outside of Barcelona, Spain, in late October 2016.
MobLab put together these reports based on what we learned and talked about with participants:
CampaignCon 2016: We are here to change the world
120 campaigners from 43 countries met at CampaignCon 2016 to share expertise, build network strength, and grow campaign capacity. Here's what we learned.
What’s on the mind of global campaigners?
Hear what over 120 campaigners from 43 countries are thinking about, what they want to know and what they need.
Thank you to all the organisations that helped MobLab make CampaignCon 2016 happen: