The Berlin Campaign Forum is different: participants set the agenda
At the Berlin Campaign Forum, you set your agenda and we help you find others who share it. Speakers and workshops are there to provoke thought. Result: you learn more and connect with more people. This is the way events should be.
Just wanted to say again how much I enjoyed my first ever #CampaigningForum. I wish we’d had longer!
- Who: Campaigners, fundraisers, media officers, volunteer managers, digital experts, managers, etc. from all over Europe
- Where: UfaFabrik, Berlin, Germany
- Capacity: 70
- Cost: We offer different price tiers depending on the country’s GDP. You can view your individual price when applying for participation. We also offer special rates for returning participants and earlybird applications.
- Language: English. As the majority of participants will be non-native speakers, we encourage using simple language.
Join & make the most of it
- Making the case for joining the Campaigning Forum event by Anya Pearson
- How I (and my staff) benefited from the Campaigning Forum event by Alison Goldsworthy
- The best piece of advice I ever ignored by Rachel Collinson
- How to make the most of Campaigning Forum events by Duane Raymond
Open Space Leadership Briefing
This informal pre-dinner session will offer the chance to get the ball rolling and start to gather ideas and proposals for Open Space sessions. Join us to:
Open to all, though a working knowledge of Open Space methodology will be assumed.
|19:30-20:30+||Dinner: Kick-start connections and conversations with Campaign Forum participants|
|21:00+||Connect to kick-start connections and conversations|
|TIME||Day one sessions|
|09:30||Registration, coffee/tea, informal discussions|
|10:00||Welcome, introduction and agenda review|
|10:30||Warm-up activities and speed networking|
Introduction to Open Space & agenda setting
Open Space knowledge exchange A
Open Space knowledge exchange B
Open Space knowledge exchange C
Ignite talks (7 min each)
Service providers and consultants tell you what they offer, answer your questions and/or take your feedback. 5 minutes per table then rotate. Free drinks (wine, beer, soft drinks)
Campaign Forum 2023 – Day two
|TIME||Day two sessions|
|08:30||Arrival, coffee/tea, informal discussions|
|09:00||Day two agenda review, pulse check and agenda setting|
Open Space knowledge exchange D
Open Space knowledge exchange E
Plenary: #RestoreNature – Against the odds by Ola Miklasińska
How to capitalize on a big opposition against your campaign’s goal?
In this session, we will follow the rollercoaster ride of the #RestoreNature campaign which was never meant to be a campaign in the first place. We will talk (emergency) planning, movement building, the power of right messaging, how to turn the obstacles you encounter into the biggest driving force behind your campaign, but also what we definitely do not recommend doing… We will be practical but also brutally honest.
About the speaker:
Ola works as a communications officer at the WWF European Policy Office, focusing on biodiversity topics. She’s been involved in the #RestoreNature campaign that successfully advocated for the first-ever EU Nature Restoration Law.
What started as campaigning with a positive tone, quickly turned upside down due to the unprecedented opposition against the law from conservative and right-wing politicians. But the #RestoreNature campaign team and their partners rallied over 200 NGOs, more than a million citizens, 100 businesses, and multiple other groups to speak up in favour of the law and defend it together.
This massive mobilisation attracted attention from top mainstream media around Europe and put enormous pressure on politicians to support the law.
Open Space knowledge exchange F
Teach-in: share skills or knowledge with others
Ignite Talks (7 min each)
|17:30||Event formally ends|
|19:00+||Ad-hoc dinner and drinks in near venue – self-organised for those staying around|
Berlin Campaign Forum is a joint initiative of:
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