"We change the world one room at a time." (Peter Block)
Over the last 10 years, the Berlin Change Days have developed to one of the important events in change makers' diaries: a place to connect, refresh and learn and to celebrate change.
The BCD 2019 (Nov 1-3) will look at the issue of space as a contributing or blocking element of change processes.
We are experiencing an ever accelerating pace of change. Are we still able to cope with the increasing speed of all processes of life; is there any room left to breath? In a world in which digitization seems to make physical space more and more obsolete - what’s the remaining role of space? 30 years ago we only knew two kinds of spaces: the inner and the outer space. Now a third space is added and we are slowly getting used to it: the virtual & cyberspace. How can we utilize and enhance those three when we meet the ultimate challenge of the fourth industrial revolution: How to make organizations and societies prosperous and the people within happy, at the same time.
At the Berlin Change Days 2019 we want to explore change and transformation as a function of space and how space influences transformation and change. We have an ambitious goal: to bring multiple disciplines together and work on a unified concept of space. These are the spaces we want to explore:
Inner spaces in which we find peace, widen our boundaries and to which we invite others. The guiding questions here are
Outer spaces in which we come together physically, interact with all senses involved and in which we fight for, design, craft, implement and celebrate change, including public spaces in which we form our communities, personal spaces in which we work concentrated and individually and open spaces in which we innovate. The guiding questions here are
Cyberspaces in which we connect, collaborate and bond over distances, and reinvent ourselves and the world. The guiding questions here are:
For a taste of the Berlin Change Days, watch a video from the 2018 event.
SOME TESTIMONIALS FROM PARTICIPANTS
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.
Top photo: Antje Bojens / Artists: Masbedo