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Sydney Digital Activism Training

6th, 7th + 8th of February 2017

  • Applications open: 18th January
  • Notification of early successful places: 25th January
  • Final Applications close: 31st January
  • Final notification of successful places: 1st February

The majority of places will be awarded early as possible for early applicants to allow people to organise their time.

Learn how to get maximum online impact for your campaign

We encourage activists and grassroots campaigners of all skill levels to attend. The training will suit those already working on a campaign and will be useful to newcomers looking to get involved.

  • Thinking strategically about campaigning online
  • Tools and tactics in the digital space
  • Basic website setup
  • Social media
  • Media for events
  • Branding and Graphic design
  • Keeping your data sorted
  • Security

We are putting together a program similar to the previous events we have run. The exact program will be influenced by the local Sydney needs and skilled volunteers. View the previous programs in Byron Bay, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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

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.

Photo:  Phil Evans leading a session at the ActionSkills Training in Cairns 2016

Glenn Todd brings 15 years experience with communications & technology:

Frontline Action on Coal – Friends of the Earth – Close Pine Gap- Reef Defenders – Combat Wombat – Beyond Zero Emissions – The Australian Ballet – Stereosonic – Arts Centre Melbourne – Fitzroy Legal Service –  International Rangers Federation – Blue King Brown – Bob Brown Foundation – Deakin University –  EPA Victoria

Read more about Glenn and his training services.

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

Cost (for 3 days)

Volunteer Activist – $45
You are a solo volunteer or work for a organisation that has low funds

Funded Activist – $65
You are a funded activist, have a decent personal income or volunteer for a funded organisation

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 towards the next event.

APPLY NOW (form on your right or below) 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.

Photo:  ActionSkills Training in Brisbane 2016

More Information

6th, 7th + 8th of February 2017

Friends House, 119 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills. View on google maps

Morning and afternoon teas will be provided.  BYO or take-out lunch. Let us know If you want to volunteer to help with catering lunch.


info coming soon


If you have any questions, please contact Glenn


see our FB event page


Photo:  ActionSkills Training in Cairns 2016