Impact Space 2024
Impact Space 2024 will consist of three events. You can choose between a full participation ticket, with access to all three, or an online-only ticket.
Impact Space online part 1
5 March 2024, 15:00 – 17:30 Central European Time
This online event, hosted on Zoom, will offer a mix of speakers and group discussions.
Impact Space Amsterdam
22-23 April 2024 – two full days
This participant-driven, two-day event at MidWest, Amsterdam, will feature a mixture of presentations, open space discussions, ‘ignite style’ talks, teach-ins, speedpitching, and skillsharing. You can read more about the format here.
Impact Space online part 2
23 May 2024 15:00 – 17:30 Central European Time
Join us on Zoom to watch pre-recorded sessions from the Amsterdam event, followed by Q&A with the speakers and breakout discussions with peers.
What is Impact Space?
Impact Space means collaborative, participant-driven events for campaigners and fundraisers from across Europe and beyond, run by digital mobilisation agency more onion.
Relaunching as Impact Space in 2024, following a pandemic-driven pause, our events draw on tried and tested methodologies to craft a unique agenda, shaped by the interests, skills and needs of the participants. (Our hope had been to relaunch in 2020, but unfortunately 2020 had other ideas.)
We hope the new name will help us reach a wider audience in Europe, including fundraisers as well as campaigners, and highlighting the powerful participant-led Open Space format of the in-person event. We’ve grown the event over time, and want to be able to give more people the chance to try this powerful learning experience.
In time, we hope to build a stronger structure to support the event and keep it rooted in the digital campaigning and fundraising community. This will involve setting up an input group to help steer the event’s objectives and content, with a view to helping ensure it stays relevant and accountable to the community it serves.
We also hope to apply for sponsorship or grant funding to set up a participation fund, allowing us to include more grassroots campaigners and increase diversity.
What’s different about Impact Space?
Apart from a couple of invited guest speakers (and we’d love to hear participants’ ideas about who they should be!) the Impact Space agenda is created by the participants.
Of course human beings have been learning by hanging out together since human beings existed. But we use a number of tried-and-tested formats, including Open Space, to help make sure we maximise the chance of bringing out interesting learning and connections, and make the best use of the time. So while the agenda might look empty to start with, don’t worry. We’ll take you step by step through an orderly process to create great event content. Check out the agenda page to get a sense of how it comes together.