Sustaining the Global Changemaker Community

Featuring Nora Bateson hosting a Warm Data Lab


The Berlin Change Days tradition goes back to the year 2009, when a small group of international facilitators met in Berlin to be inspired, to be connected and to be equipped for what the world calls us to do - to help creating thriving organisations, communities and societies. Meanwhile, the event has branched out to Canada, and Australia.


In 2020, like everywhere else in the world, we had been putting all our plans for BCD20 on hold; and eventually we decided to welcome you again for an in-person event in 2021. However, we feel it is time to reconnect with the old Berlin Change Days community and have a virtual day on which we can explore and celebrate change as we have been doing for the last 12 years! Our friends from Toronto will do the same, so the theme of building bridges will be more than a metaphorical one: we will build a bridge between Berlin and Toronto!


Ticket price: € 30 (plus 16% VAT)


With this combi ticket, you will be able to visit the virtual Berlin and Toronto Change Days 2020 (and travel back and forth)! Even better, all 2020 registrations will gain a € 30 discount on their ticket for Berlin Change Days 2021, currently scheduled for the weekend of November 5-7, 2021!



We are still working on the detailed agenda but this is how it looks like currently:


Saturday, Nov 7th 10 am - 8 pm CEST


10:00 Opening doors and hearts: Your facilitators Holger Nauheimer and Jessica Breitenfeld will welcome you


10:30 Storytelling - Yannis Angelis will lead you into an activity in which you connect and reconnect by reflecting on what happened to you personally since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak


11:30 Warm Data Lab Nora Bateson and Phoebe Tickell will facilitate a workshop on how to build our future, together


13:30 A joint cooking event and lunch for all participants


15:00 Opening doors in Toronto: we will travel over and join the opening ceremony as well as the keynote on Building Bridges by Ian Prinsloo


17:00 Learn and play: A series of parallel light workshops involving arts, theatre, music, poetry (and other skills and tools that are needed to master change)


19:00 Virtual reception, drinks and fingerfood, followed by a party happening on parallel dance floors  


The virtual BCD will be hosted on Zoom. Please download the latest version 5.3 or later of Zoom in advance, as it will allow you to move freely between workshop rooms.



I would describe the BCD in three words: Wow, wow and wow!


This has been one of the most precious network events, that I have experienced so far!


It was very innovative, fresh and interactive. I enjoyed the fact that knowledge was coming from the group and people who attended were amazing.


I was impressed by the variety of topics relevant to my work and the diversity of people attending.


It's a great event meeting with like minded persons from all over the world. Happy to meet some friends and share life and work experiences every year.


Great conference, amazing people, true conversations.


A place to get new inspiration.


It was a wonderful experience that will inspire me in my work with new ideas and perspectives.


Beautiful hearts coming together and leaving connected, enriched and transformed.


It was such a great opportunity to meet fantastic people and learn new things. It inspired me to think about all the possibilities for change management.


It was an intense time with lots of input and the ability to meet incredible like-minded people. I took a lot of input and impulses with me, as much for my professional development as for my personal development. Thanks a lot for that!


Fantastic people, great venue and an inspirational and diverse program.


Excellent to meet so many like minded professionals and such an excellent cross section of diverse passionate change makers.