Open Circle

Join a curated community of changemakers for 4 days of unique experiences and deep connections.

Applications for OC 2021 are now open! 

A gathering of up and coming minds, accomplished leaders, and inspiring creatives in the very heart of Berlin...

What is Open Circle?

Open Circle is an intimate program of events taking place concurrent to TOA Festival. Chaired by Axel Springer CEO, Mathias Döpfner, it’s a one of a kind experience giving you access to ‘behind the scenes’ events at TOA that are limited to TOA speakers and a select group of changemakers (Founder, CxO level).

Your all-access pass to the “behind the scenes” events at TOA

What is Open Circle?

Open Circle is an intimate program of events taking place concurrent to TOA Festival. Chaired by Axel Springer CEO, Mathias Döpfner, it’s a one of a kind experience giving you access to ‘behind the scenes’ events at TOA that are limited to TOA speakers and a select group of changemakers (Founder, CxO level).

"The Open Circle events were all fantastic and gave me a chance to really get to know people."

Adam Perlis
Design Director,
Time.com

How can I take part?

We are always on the lookout for exceptional people to join the Open Circle program. Whether you are a pioneer in your industry, an accomplished artist, or a founder making waves, Open Circle is ready to welcome you with open arms.

Membership is carefully curated to ensure that the event series consists of genuinely fascinating individuals at the forefront of their field. Applications to OC are reviewed by our team and once granted, you’ll be sent a secret link to purchase your pass and join the club.

Meet the Chairman

Mathias Döpfner chairs the Open Circle event series. As CEO at Axel Springer and board member at both Netflix and Warner Music Group, Mathias is an individual who embodies the spirit of OC with his fresh approach to business, his love of art & music (in which he holds a PhD), and his ability to both deeply reflect and think outside the box.

Previous OC Attendees

Dr. Martine Rothblatt
Chairman & CEO
United Therapeutics
Cal Henderson
Co-founder & CTO
Slack
Hanna Hennig
Chief Information Officer
Siemens AG
George Church
Geneticist
Harvard, MIT
Sarah Kunst
Managing Director
Cleo Capital
Joy Howard
CMO
Dashlane
Bruce Schneier
Security & privacy specialist, writer
Prof. Joanna Bryson
Professor of Ethics & Tech
Hertie School Berlin
Wendy Kopp
Co-Founder & CEO
Teach for All
Fabrice Grinda
Founder
FJ Labs
Dr Loubna Bouarfa
Founder & CEO
OKRA
Lisa-Marie Fassl
Founder
Female Founders Club

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