Hosted by Impact Hub in Berlin on May 18-19, Unlikely Allies gathers 150 of the brightest minds from around the world to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time, from migration and education to smart cities and climate change.
Louis Pasteur developed life-saving vaccinations. Albert Einstein developed the theory of relativity. And Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb. Today, however, solving the world’s stickiest problems requires a collaborative, cross-sector effort of many great thinkers and leaders. Join participants from diverse spheres, including business, science & academia, government& public policy, arts & culture and the non-profit sector and be part of the change.
No panels – All active participation
Over the course of two days, you’ll roll up your sleeves and exchange ideas in intimate workshops; hear stories of success–and failure–from peers who have solved problems though unexpected partnerships; and generally meet an incredible group of doers and thinkers. Most importantly, you’ll commit to turning ideas into action.
You’ll walk away feeling fired up, focused on achieving specific outcomes and connected to a growing community of collaborators who can help build the future with you. Once you’ve registered, we’ll introduce you to your Ambassador, who will interview you about your perspective on how we can work together to create social and environmental change for good.
Who will you meet?
We are inviting movers and shakers from organizations including:
Anthos Asset Management
B Lab U
Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE)
Corporate Knights Inc.
Engineers for Change
European Forum Alpbach
Google for Entrepreneurs
Government of Austria
Government of Canada
Government of Germany
Government of Israel
Hertie School of Governance
HPI School of Design Thinking
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Robert Bosch Foundation
Said Business School
Social Entrepreneurship Akademie
Social Innovation Generation
Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd.
The Rockefeller Foundation
UN Social Impact Fund
World Economic Forum
Yunus Social Business
An event with no end date
All 150+ participants will be stewarded by an Impact Hub Ambassador. This involves in-depth interviews in advance and hosting at the gathering.
Case studies that will set the stage for the kinds of outcomes participants can create through trans-sectoral co-creation.
In expert-designed, outcomes-focused workshops based on deep knowledge and interest of our participants, we will set the scene to jointly solve major issues of our time.
Move to implement the plans and commitments made over the two days; alumni-style management by Impact Hub and long-term tracking of outcomes and impact.
We are pleased to invite you to Berlin, a vibrant, young city that is rapidly becoming Europe’s start-up capital. It is the political epicenter of the refugee crisis and the global capital that has shown some of the boldest action on climate change. But it is also a city world famous for its nightlife and, boasting three major symphony orchestras and three world-renowned operas, it is a culture lover’s paradise. We hope you will consider spending the weekend following Unlikely Allies in Berlin and will provide you, as part of your registration package, with a lots of suggestions for hotels, restaurants, things to do and places to see.