The In-Presence Festival. In Berlin.

Picture: Margarete Wheatley
Margaret Wheatley
Picture: Otto Scharmer
Otto Scharmer
Picture: Bayo Akomolafe
Bayo Akomolafe

Agenda, Nov. 5-7, 2021.

Agenda & Schedule: In-Presence-Festival
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Friday, Nov 5, 2021, 15:00-20:00 CET

The curtains will rise and our facilitators will open the space. We'll reconnect. A group of Kaos-Pilots will guide us into the sphere of the unknown. Meg Wheatley, one of the early authors on new leadership, will address us from Utah on why this it is the time to be brave and to become activists in a world which needs change more than ever. We will open the Future Lab.


The Big Bang - Opening the 13th Berlin Change Days by Holger Nauheimer
A short glance back and a long view forward. What have you been doing since March 2020? And what does the future calls to do? Have we - as a global society been transformed? Or are we still at the beginning? Who is in the room? (partly live streamed)

Keynote by Meg Wheatley: Who do we choose to be?  
As activists who want to make a difference, we need to open to the world as it is and, from that awareness, define what is the difference we can make in this ever-changing reality.  Expect a wake-up call! 
(live streamed)


The Future Lab
Over the three day of the in-presence festival and the three days of the virtual festival, we will look at the future as it unfolds in front of our eyes. We will co-develop and co-design solutions to which we as change makers can contribute.


Campfire and story-telling
Time to reconnect and to share stories

Saturday, Nov 6, 2021, 9:00-23:00 CET

A day full of interactive workshops , a panel discussion with change facilitators from around the world on what the world calls us to do, and a keynote by Otto Scharmer speaking to us from the US - who has been our guardian for the last 20 years - on how to see the future emerging in front of our eyes. Then join our party at which your legs simply will not be able to hold still. Remember: Life is a party, dance for it. The learning Journey continues.

Two rounds of interactive workshops
We have an exciting line-up of facilitators who will cover the different aspects of our theme. Explore and discover where your place in the big transformation will be. Connect Again, move into the freeing and meaningful space of Global Responsibilty and get in touch with frameworks, views and approaches on and beyond Transformation & Change. See below for more information.

At lunchtime there will be another mind broadening feature experience for you to be made. We decided to keep it as a surprise for you - please be prepared to go outside.

A global panel discussion of three activists
Streamed in from Asia, Latin America and the UK, Bayo Akomolafe, Phoebe Tickell and Charo Lanao will widen our views to what the world really needs. Facilitated by our master story teller Yannis Angelis. (live streamed)

Another exciting keynote by Otto Scharmer: The future is already here
As he always does, Otto will open our eyes and let us see what we might not see because of all the biases we carry with us. What this moment and this decade is calling for is to reimagine and reshape our path forward. (live streamed)


Continuing the future lab
There will be much to discuss after a day full of inputs!


Let's dance!

Sunday, Nov 7, 2021, 9:00-15:00 CET

More workshops. Continuation of the Future Lab. Kiss and fly. 

One final round of interactive workshops
And one more time we have an exciting line-up of facilitators who will cover the different aspects of our theme. Explore and discover where your place in the big transformation will be and get an even deeper sense for the Future of Activism. See below for more information.

Putting everything together
We'll look back to three days of learning and forward to the virtual festival which will follow. 


Parts of our program (Keynotes, Panel) will be livestreamed into the internet. Ticketholders of The Virtual Conference will have access to these virtual parts as well.
Besides some keynote speakers and panelist might attend only virtually due to covid19 restrictions. However, the workshop hosts will all be on-site!