Get Involved

There are plenty of ways to get involved with Practical Activism, from the planning process to the day of the conference. Below you will find information for how to join the planning team, submit a workshop proposal, and have your organization represented by tabling.

Join the Planning Team:

The Practical Activism Conference Planning Team is composed of students affiliated with College Nine and College of the University of California Santa Cruz. Being a part of the Practical Activism Planning Team is a unique rewarding experience where participants have the opportunity to learn organizing activism skills, learn and build upon their professional development skills, and be a part of creative team-building while making friends and lasting memories along the way. Keep a lookout for opportunities to volunteer or email the Coco

Submit a Workshop Proposal:

The Practical Activism Conference is looking for topics to cover! The goal of the conference is to educate, inform, and provide tools for Local and Global Change. We invite you to share in this experience by proposing a workshop or special session on a topic you are passionate about. The planning team will review all proposals submitted and will select the workshops that will be presented during Conference. Due to the global pandemic, our deadlines are more flexible this year. Email the student lead coordinators at and they will send you updates when workshop proposals become available.


Do you work with a UCSC student organization or local non-profit in Santa Cruz that you would like to see represented at Practical Activism? Contact us! More information to come soon about tabling opportunities at this year’s conference.