• The meeting point for decision-makers who are driving their businesses toward openness.

    A virtual experience.

    200+ attendees, sold out events

    50+ decision makers from Fortune 500 Companies

    30+ speakers, panelists and workshop facilitators

    From 10+ countries and 3 continents

  • Weathering the storm: the role of diversity & inclusion

    Key themes of OPEN Conference in 2020

  • Competition vs cooperation:

    brands acting together for social change

    In this together?

    How the pandemic impacts already existing inequalities

    Brands and racial justice

    - silence is not an option

    Hate is the virus:

    the case for improving open workplace culture

    Your Story Counts: how visibility and representation can make a difference


    The role of trust in the crisis:

    can companies live up to new expectations?

    Finding synergies together:

    diversity & inclusion in Central Eastern Europe

  • 2020: Speakers



    Google Israel Ltd.​

    Helen-Alice Miranda





    Therese Noorlander

    The Coca-Cola Company​

    Dinah Spritzer

    Media Confident​

    Pavlína Louzenska

    Google for Startups

    George Perlov

    Open for Business

    Andrew Hefler


    Anna Szilágyi

    Words Break Bones

    Bea Sandor

    Háttér Society

    M.A. Jana Tikalova


    Mária Bogdán, dr.

    Heidelberg University

    Olga Kozierowska

    Success Written in Lipstick Foundation

    Declan Hannigan


    Melinda Miklós


  • Join the Community of OPEN Conference Today


    From Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe


    requires registration

    Available on-demand




    Panel Discussions,

    Deep-Dive Discussions,

    and Workshops

    Included in the conference ticket

    Only 95 EUR+VAT, discounted tickets are available

    Available live and on-demand


    Google's #IamRemarkable workshop brought to you by WeAreOpen


    Separate registration is required for Conference ticket holders as well as for anyone who would like to participate

    Available live only, places are limited,

    15 people per workshop.

    An online experience.

  • Weathering the storm: the role of diversity & inclusion

    The COVID-19 pandemic brought plenty of new challenges for all of us. Things that seemed so dystopian and distant just a few months ago, now are part of our everyday reality. How can we imagine a post-COVID world and how should we adapt to a whole new realm of work and life?


    In these challenging times fostering inclusion and diversity at the workplace can easily be deprioritized, but inclusion and allyship has never been more in the focus of attention.


    This pandemic not only introduced a new dynamic into the workplace but it also highlighted already existing inequalities among women, racial and sexual minorities etc. issues that we tend not to talk about that much.


    It is time to reflect on where we want to be once this is all behind us. Are we rebuilding the old world, or are we using this critical experience as a chance for transformation?

    This crisis can be a moment to increase our awareness about diversity and inclusion, and companies have an important role in this. Some people expect organizations to step up, raise their voice, use their influence, and take their part in the struggle for positive change.


    This year at OPEN Conference our goal is to reflect on what has happened, what effect this pandemic has on disadvantaged groups and our general way of work and life. Furthermore, we would like to show why companies should keep D&I on their agenda, what they can do to foster inclusion and diversity in a crisis and how diverse teams with multiple perspectives can strengthen businesses in these hard times.

  • OPEN Conference will be a virtual experience in 2020

    After careful consideration, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time in the event's 5-year history, we are creating a new online experience that will take place over the course of 4 days:


    November 10: Pre event virtual meetups

    November 11: Pre event virtual meetups

    November 12: Conference Day

    November 13: Deep Dive Day (online workshops and deep dive discussions)

  • OPEN Spotlight Award

    The OPEN Spotlight Award at OPEN Conference aims to share the spotlight with all of those leading businesses and organizations that master the following categories.

    Nominating your story is free of charge. Read more about the criteria here.

    Engine of Change

    stories of people who drove an organization toward greater openness

    We See You Here

    stories of the change that a more realistic representation of people, minorities brought to companies and communities

    Innovation through Diversity

    stories of how a diverse group leveraged their different background as part of innovating

    Excellence in Belonging

    stories of how creating an open corporate culture contributed to the sense of belonging

  • OPEN Conference is more than just another diversity conference

    OPEN Conference is organized by WeAreOpen, which was co-founded by Google, espell, and Prezi in Hungary. It is currently a community of over 1,000 companies and organizations. WeAreOpen’s mission is to show millions of people that openness is a value for organizations. We help businesses and employees experience, learn and demonstrate the benefits of inclusion. We do so through building the community of openness-promoting businesses and employees, offering services and insights, and creating campaigns with a coalition of businesses to show to millions that it is worth to be open.

    We offer our unique approach as a starting point for others, as we share our network, experience, and expertise in order to create positive change together. We have local, regional and international businesses and organizations we cooperate with to make all of these happen.

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