Open Circle

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

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

Werner Vogels
CTO
Amazon
Wade Davis
FORMER NFL PLAYER/ NETFLIX VP OF INCLUSION (PRODUCT)
Wade Davis LLC
Tom Hulme
General Partner
Google Ventures
Tania Singer
SCIENTIFIC HEAD
Social Neuroscience Lab, Max Planck Society
Taavet Hinrikus
CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN
TransferWise
Steve Huffman
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Reddit
Sergey Brin
Co-Founder
Google
Sarah Leary
Co-Founder & VP of Marketing and Operations
Nextdoor
Robert Gentz
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Zalando
Reza Merchant
CEO
The Collective
Renaud Visage
Co-Founder and CTO
Eventbrite
Olaf Koch
CEO
METRO AG

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