• Program of OPEN Conference 2018

    Delivered by role models and international diversity experts from Fortune 500 companies, startups, and global initiatives.


    The two-day program brings to you the latest trends, inspires positive changes, and equips you with best practices.

  • Plenary sessions

    Global perspective, role models, and data you can rely on.

    Networking

    Meet, talk and laugh. We invite you to stay with us at the 5th birthday of WeAreOpen on 14 November evening.

    Breakout:

    BUILD FROM SCRATCH

    or

    LEAD BY EXAMPLE

    Breakout:

    WAR FOR TALENTS

    or

    WAR FOR CUSTOMERS

    15 November:

    DEEP DIVE DAY

  • Get a glimpse into the topics

    OPEN Conference will cover this year

    The detailed program is coming soon. Stay tuned!

    The program may be subject to change.

    Global perspective

    • Data first: Learn the numbers that prove it is worth building a diverse and inclusive company.

    • Building competitiveness through openness - a Central Eastern European perspective: Central Eastern Europe based companies face a record level of labour shortage and an ever-increasing brain drain. Can diversity and inclusion be part of the solution?

    • A glimpse into the future(?): Visual messages that stick.

    War for talents

    • Employer branding beyond words: Creativity- and credibility-fueled employer branding campaigns focusing on open corporate culture.

    • Building belonging: One step forward - what comes after having a diverse workforce? How to make sure that anyone and everyone feels their place in the community?

    War for customers

    • Changing customer expectations? A trend on the rise: unbiasing ads

    • Where’s the line?

    Get inspired

    • Dare to be you
    • Challenging the buzzwords

    • Where are we heading?

    Build from scratch

    • Developing the business case for your company: How to find the number and build the argument that can drive positive change.

    • The first steps: Introducing frameworks to build on: Cross-industry panel discussion and debate about the top 10 things on your todo list when you just start working for diversity and inclusion.

    Lead by example

    • Business leaders on new ways

    • Starting a trend?

    Deep Dive Day

    In a set of workshops and deep dive discussions, OPEN Conference will give you the opportunity to learn from best practices and share yours in the topics of gender equality, LGBTQ inclusion, people with disabilities and ethnic minorities in the workplaces.