Announcing Spark Camp :: Uncertainty

It’s been a while! After a short break, we’re pleased to announce our next Spark Camp, which will be held June 7 – 9, 2018 at Harvard University. We host Spark Camp events when we think there’s an important conversation that needs to be had, and our sense of urgency has never been as great […]

Announcing Spark Summit: Newsroom Leadership & Management

This summer, we’re launching the first Spark Summit in our Visionaries, Leaders and Management track. We’re convening past and new campers to talk about the various leadership and management challenges and opportunities within newsrooms. At this summit, we’ll invite campers to work collaboratively on projects in order to spark catalytic, durable change in their industry. […]

How We Select Our Campers

For us, having a diverse group of attendees is about hosting a better event. When people bring together a true variety of backgrounds and experiences, they also bring a variety of ways to frame issues, find opportunities and identify solutions. Our mix of Campers was once perfectly described as “Everyone I never knew I always […]

What Campers say about Spark Camp

Here’s a sampling of the remarks we’ve seen and feedback we’ve gotten from folks who’ve attended Spark Camp: Raju Narisetti, WSJ, via Twitter As measured by # of interesting people I have met, #sparkcamp pretty much is (un)conference of the year for me, even if it is only July. Esther Dyson, angel investor, via email Good people forced […]

Spark Camp 3 Announced

We are pleased to announce that our next Camp will be held in partnership with Harvard University this summer. Our topic is “Money: How can we make the production and distribution of quality information sustainable?”

Founders and Sponsors

Spark Camp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It was started by five journalists: Amy Webb, Amanda Michel, Jenny 8. Lee, Matt Thompson and Andy Pergam. A few years ago, the five of us attended NewsFoo, which was an O’Reilly unconference. NewsFoo was such a great experience that we wanted to find a way to continue […]

What Is Spark Camp?

Spark Camp is a weekend of intimate conversations, idea development and problem-solving, with a focus on a specific theme involving the future of a better society. Camps, one-day summits and meetups are hosted throughout the year. Our focus is on convening exactly the right people around a particular topic that causes action in the field […]