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Digital Skill Share Byron Bay

3rd-5th of May 2016

Applications closed on Friday 29th of April

3 days of workshops for activists and people working for a better world!

We are rounding up a group of experienced geeks, trainers and campaigners who have been working on grassroots campaigns to sharpen your digital skills whether you are experienced or a beginner.

This digital training skillshare aims to upskill and inspire activists from the local areas and beyond.

We are putting together a program similar to the one we ran in Melbourne late last year. The exact program will be influenced by the local Byron needs.

This unique opportunity will bring highly specialized knowledge – usually out of reach to most grassroots campaigners – into an affordable and inclusive space.

We encourage activists and grassroots campaigners of all skill levels to attend. The course work will suit those already working on a campaign, but will be useful to newcomers looking to get involved and a great skill freshen up for experts.

Anyone is welcome to apply and we encourage diversity. Previous digital experience is not necessary. Places are limited and we will select the people who we believe will make the most effective use of these new skills in changing the world.

APPLY NOW to avoid missing out on these strictly limited places. Use the form to your right or below. Please reload the page if the form is not loading.

Get Involved

This is a community event and we invite you to co-create this. This event is not-for-profit. All organisers and trainers are volunteering to help grow and support our activist community. Follow the links to get involved.

Share your Skills
Propose a session that will empower activists in the digital space. This may be strategy, photography, social media, graphic design etc etc. If you are not confident, we can help and support you or find a co-facilitator to support you. Submit your proposal here

Help us Organise
We need your help with a range of tasks to make this event successful. Please let us know you can help here.

  • Helping organise
  • Helping during the event
  • Promoting this event
  • Recording the event: Film, Photography, writing etc
  • Social Media
  • Billot accommodate an out of town participant
  • Catering
  • Other stuff

Cost (for 3 days)

Scholarship – Free
You are broke because you give all your love to making the world a better place or have been finding finances tough.

Volunteer Activist – $30
You are a solo volunteer or work for a organisation that has low funds such as Frontline Action on Coal

Funded Activist – $150
You are a funded activist, have a decent personal income or volunteer for a funded organisation such as Greenpeace

Money an issue?
We are selecting applicants based on merit and will not prevent participation based on money. If money is a barrier, please let us know and we will work something out. If you are well off, please consider paying more to cover others.

Support the grassroots
This is a non-profit event run by volunteers. If there is any money left over after our expenses, all money will go to subsiding travel for Scholarship participants who cannot afford travel or expenses.

APPLY NOW to avoid missing out on these strictly limited places. Use the form to your right or below. Please reload the page if the form is not loading.

More Information

May 3nd, 4th and 5th 2016

StarSeed Gardens, 103 Yagers Ln, Skinners Shoot NSW 2481 (5 minutes drive from Byron Bay)

Morning and afternoon teas will be provided. We are still organising Lunch. Maybe this will be BYO. We are negotiating catering as an option and are calling out for people to volunteer to help with catering.

We are currently organising camping and billoting. if you are able to billot a participant, please let us know. The are also local backpackers such as The arts factory which is really close.

We will organise car-pooling or bikes for local transport.

The closest airport is Gold Coast and then Ballina Airports. Both have a shuttle bus service to Byron. If you train, bus or fly to Brisbane, there is a shuttle bus service from Brisbane to Byron for $38.

More information on transport to Byron


We are looking for organisations to partner with to help us promote and support this event. If your organisation would like to partner please let us know.


If you have any questions, please contact Glenn


see our FB event page


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