OPEN Spotlight Award
In 2019 we are launching the OPEN Spotlight Award at OPEN Conference and sharing the spotlight with all of those leading businesses and organizations that master the following categories:
Engine of Change: stories of people who drove an organization toward greater openness
Innovation through Diversity: stories of how a diverse group leveraged their different background as part of innovating
Mission Possible: stories about how diversity and inclusion supported the core business of a company
Excellence in Belonging: stories of how creating an open corporate culture contributed to the sense of belonging
We See You Here: stories of the change that a more realistic representation of people, minorities brought to companies and communities
OPEN Conference is more than just another diversity conference.
We aspire to build a community of business decision-makers, experts, and organizations from Europe and beyond who are conscious of their current and future impact on diversity and inclusion, both within their organizations and in society at large.
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.
The meeting point for decision-makers who are driving their businesses toward openness.
200+ attendees, sold out events
50+ decision makers from Fortune 500 Companies
30+ speakers, panelists and workshop facilitators
From 10+ countries and 3 continents
More than just another diversity conference.
According to historians, among the economic and social factors that made the Renaissance possible was the diversity of the people who met in the Italian cities, in an atmosphere of sharing and building new ideas.
Humankind faces plenty of challenges, and some of these are and can be influenced by companies. Whether by inventing new solutions, changing old processes or simply listening to more people’s experience and knowledge. One key element for this to happen is exposure to a diversity of people and thoughts, through the inclusion of people with different backgrounds.
WeAreOpen, the organizer of OPEN Conference, is already a community of over 1,000 companies and organizations in Hungary, an organization that has run dozens of joint campaigns, each time with a coalition of dozens, or hundreds of businesses, with the intention to inspire positive change towards openness. 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. Are you ready to be a part of it?
"The level and quality of OPEN Conference goes beyond what TED conferences offer.”
#1 Hungarian news portal, index.hu
The OPEN Conference approach
At OPEN Conference, we offer tangible and specific ideas, and inspiring case studies for those who are at the beginning of their journey; and for those who have already gone through positive changes, the possibility of sharing their knowledge with others. And we are building the hub for those who would like to better understand the context that they may navigate in the not-too-distant future and who would like to stay the ones who lead by example.
From experts around the globe, you will hear stories of people who drove an organization toward greater openness, stories about how a diverse group leveraged their different background as part of innovating, how diversity and inclusion supported the core business of a company, how creating an open corporate culture contributed to the sense of belonging, and about the change that a more realistic representation of people, minorities brought to companies and communities.
For the first time ever, we present: OPEN 2029 - The future is here. In cooperation with ground-breaking experts, we are sharing thought-provoking and inspiring ideas of diversity and inclusion with the aim to provide a wider economic, social and technological context to business leaders to help them prepare for the changes and challenges that may come.
The community of OPEN Conference 2018