After attending 12 Web of Change conferences and seeing it all from the inside, I've often found it difficult to describe who we are, what we do, and why it matters to people who haven't been there. We're just one of those organic, non-linear, hard to pin down things that has a big impact on people's lives but can be hard to quantify.
So it was really great this year to welcome Micah Sifry among the 115 others who made the schlep to Cortes Island last month. If anyone would have a unique perspective on Web of Change it would be a guy who co-founded one of the highest profile online politics conferences Personal Democracy Forum in NYC), runs a consulting firm helping major institutions adapt to tech and open systems, and runs the go-to blog for online politics TechPresident).
In his thorough wrap up post, Micah not only says he's "never experienced anything as soul-, heart- AND brain-satisfying as Web of Change", I think he really nailed our essence and purpose.