It started small, four years ago. When we thought about bringing a couple of change management practitioners together to share their latest tools and insights, we targeted mainly the German plus the”surrounding Germany” population. However, for some reason which I cannot recall, we made a bilingual announcement for the first Berlin Change Days in 2009. As a result, the first conference was already pan-European and major parts of the workshops were in English language. Around 30 people came at that time and we were encouraged to repeat the experience. So, we did in 2010. Since then the size of the BCD in terms of audience and workshops has grown by 50% each year, meaning that in 2013 we expect around 120-130 participants. in 2012, participants came from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Dubai, Finland, Germany, Israel, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the USA, and for 2013 we expect an even more global audience.
The Berlin Change Days don’t have a main topic. We understand the event more as a an exhibition and incubation space for new trends in our sector. There is no shortage of people who try to expand the boundaries of our discipline.
So, what can you expect in 2013? This year’s program includes a lot of workshops on all aspects of organizational and personal change. While we still don’t have a main topic, there is some focus on the role and personality of the change agent, starting with a keynote reflecting on how we have to change of we want to bring change to organizations, and the world. And there is much more. Welcome to Berlin!
Berlin Change Days 2013 – the global change management conference
November 1-3, 2013 in the heart of Berlin
PS: At least three of the authors of this blog have announced that they will attend the conference. Luc Galoppin will host a workshop on Social Architecture.