In 2019 we ran ECF Europe in Berlin – take a look at the agenda below to get a flavour of how Impact Space Amsterdam will come together in 2024.
2019 guest speakers
Wednesday, November 27th
Full day trainings are bookable separately, or alongside the main ECF event.
Change the world with content strategy, with Contentious
In this optional pre-meeting we'll be starting to generate agenda topics and session ideas. Come along and help us get the event off to a strong start.
|UfaFabrik Foyer Bar
Included in the participation fee - a great chance to kick start the conversations and connections of ECF.
|UfaFabrik Foyer Bar
Thursday, November 28th
|Welcome + agenda review
|Warm up activities
|Introduction to Open Space and agenda-setting
|Open Space A
We'll build the agenda from the participants' interests, questions and challenges. Let us know what YOU would like to see on the agenda.
Vegan lunch courtesy of our lovely caterers, Playing with eels.
|Meet by the steps if you'd like to go for a stroll.
|Keynote: Polarization – is NGO campaigning part of the problem? And what can we do to make things better? -
|Open Space B
|Coffee and cake
|Fundraising through Facebook - sharing some success stories from Barnardos Ireland about how we used storytelling on Facebook to bring in new donors - Jean O'Brien
Suffragette spirit - connecting local, regional and international issues at Amnesty - Sara Rydkvist
Political advocacy for a nuclear ban - Xanthe Hall and Philipp Holz
Everything I learned from starting a memes page on Instagram - Paul Hallows
How to be a craftivist (craft + activist): the art of gentle protest - Sarah Corbett, Craftivist Collective
A fast-paced and fun chance to hear from agencies and consultants about what they can offer, over drinks.
|Evening meal (included in the event fee)
A delicious vegan menu - guten Appetit!
|Drinks & get together
Friday, November 29th
|Agenda review and pulse check
|Keynote: Crossing invisible divides. What are the underlying divisions in German society, and how can we work to bridge them?
|Open Space C
Activist retreat space open in Atelier 1 during Open Space C and throughout Friday, courtesy of the Craftivist Collective.
|Open Space D
|Free time/Walk/Tour of UfaFabrik
Discover the fascinating past and present of our amazing Berlin venue
|Children and young people in activism - Sena Atici
Movements led by children and young people are growing bigger and bigger. Looking at Greta Thunberg and young climate strikers around the world to young people in America marching for their lives (MarchForOurLives), we have seen a rise in youth-led movements. These young people have started social change and are making adults change their minds. What can we learn from children and young people's campaigns? How can we make our own campaigns more appealing to younger generations? And finally, how can we empower children and young people to make their voices heard?
Is the Alt-Right still way ahead in information technology? - Juri Maier
In the last 3-4 years we were busy understanding how the Alt-Right managed the echo chambers provided by social media in order to create their alternative reality. But what are the consequences so far? Is imposed or self-regulation of Social Media helpful in reducing hate speech, fake news and foreign influence on elections? Are progressive organizations any nearer to a strategy for answering the challenge, or at least narrowing the gap in the efficiency of social media usage between the Alt-Right and the rest? And what new strategies and activities of the Alt-Right do we need to examine?
Introduction to behavioural psychology - Alex Chesterfield
If your interest has been aroused by some of the ideas that Ali and Alex have touched on in their presentation, here's a chance to find out more about the emerging science of behavioural psychology - the study of why people do what they do. Behavioural scientist Alex will introduce some of the key concepts, studies and methodologies that are used to understand human behaviour, and the implications for campaigners and communicators who seek to influence people and change what they think and do.
Reaching the other side - Rachel Collinson
In this presentation, you can find out how the WeDialogue project recruited conservatives and libertarians for an online research project. This is a rare opportunity to learn some frank lessons from failure and see what methods and tactics worked in the end.
|Coffee and cake
|Closing session - short presentations