Welcome to the PAC Archives

The Practical Activism Conference has been held annually since 2003 and has featured many different speakers and workshop topics. Please enjoy this collection of material spanning the many years since the conference's inception and learn how each generation of the Practical Activism planning team has gone on to create a unique and impactful event for the UC Santa Cruz community.

If you want the best look at the sort of content featured at the conference, the 2022 and 2023 archives provide a good overview of the conference with their complete schedules and pictures of the conference, while the 2021 archive includes a lot of material and conference recordings.

Practical Activism Conference Mini Doc

At the 13th Annual Practical Activism Conference in 2015, UCSC Social Documentation Program students, Carlos Lemos and Marianna Crisostomo, were given exclusive film access to the Practical Activism MainStage.

Carlos Lemos told us: "It was easy to make an inspiring video after being inspired by such an amazing event".

See for yourself: