MobLab hosts free online conversations with changemakers, researchers and technologists from around the world about what works and what doesn’t in advocacy campaigning today.
Keep an eye on our website for future dates. In the meantime, dig into the recaps and recordings of past sessions below.
How civil societies in Brazil, India and the US are resisting growing authoritarianism
MobLab Live explores what changemakers in these three countries have learned while building power to confront growing authoritarianism.
Building effective movements for change through distributed organising
MobLab Live explores how creating opportunities for volunteers to lead with a distributed organising approach can help win lasting change.
From hashtags to hip hop, the hows and whys of cultural campaigning
MobLab Live explores how cultural campaigning can transform narratives, mobilise communities, and shift public perceptions of issues in important ways.
Beyond the hype: Making sense of blockchain for social change
MobLab Live takes a closer look at blockchain for social change and separates the hype from the actual potential.
Building muscle: How positive narratives can beat fake news
MobLab Live explores how changemakers in Ukraine, Pakistan and the United States communicate effectively in the age of online misinformation.
Why self-care and collective wellbeing are critical to winning change
MobLab Live looks at why self-care is a key to movement success and how organisations can create a culture of wellbeing.
How do we innovate and win when campaigning gets harder?
MobLab Live explores how campaigners can adapt when governments and corporations make social change more difficult (and riskier).
Experimentation, automation, social recruitment: MobLab Live on new campaigning and trends
MobLab Live takes a look at groups using bots, automation and Facebook Live to recruit and engage new activists.
Want powerful messaging? What science tells us about winning campaign narratives
MobLab Live explores why narratives should give people agency to take action for good.
Confronting authoritarianism with non-violence and innovative engagement
How does authoritarianism rise and fall? And how do campaigners confront it? MobLab Live speaks with Professor Steven Levitsky, Dr. Maria J. Stephan and Vitali Shkliarov for insights.
Social ties: A scalable and powerful organising resource
In this session of MobLab Live, political scientists and campaigners discuss how social ties can scale to build powerful relationships and support change.
MobLab Live: Organisations and social movements
We speak with activists Leslie Mac and Alba Villanueva about how organisations and social movements can work together.
MobLab Live: Responsive campaigns
How do you run responsive campaigns in a fast-paced world? Oscar Soria from Avaaz and Ben Simon from the Greenpeace Response Lab share their insights on MobLab Live.
MobLab Live: Bearing witness 2.0
Find out how you can use virtual reality, drones and 360-degree video in campaigns during this MobLab Live conversation with journalist Will Potter and RYOT's Molly Swenson.
MobLab Live: Open-source and distributed organising
MobLab Live guests Marisa Franco and Jason Mogus talk about open-source campaigning, open campaigning and distributed organising.
MobLab Live: Beyond vanity metrics
Guest speakers Colin Holtz, author of "Beyond Vanity Metrics", and Bhavik Lathia from Color of Change joined MobLab Live.
MobLab Live: A people-centred approach to privacy technologies
Special guest Allen Gunn talks about why security culture should build around people, not technology.
MobLab Live: Tools and trends in people-centred technologies
Angela Oduor Lungati of Ushahidi and David Millar of FrontlineSMS discuss how mobile activism can help scale campaigns and engage the world in crisis moments.