Open Circle

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

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).

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

Why Attend?

Attend secret dinners in lesser-known locations, get guestlist to Berlin parties and private performances.

Open Circle saw the legendary Landmark Dinner take place at the Rem Koolhaas designed Axel Springer HQ. In 2018 the dinner included an impromptu talk from Koolhaas and Mathias Döpfner and 2019 saw an intimate performance by renowned pianist and composer Malakoff Kowalski. We’ve also thrown private parties at Soundcloud Founder Eric Wahlforss’ home, and invited OC members to experience MONOM, one of the largest 4D spatial sound systems in the world.

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

Adam Perlis

Design Director,

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.

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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

Cassie Kozyrkov
Chief Decision Scientist
Eric Wahlforss
Founder & CPO
Hakan Koc
Auto1 Group
Ida Tin
Co-Founder & CEO
Jeanette Epps
Sergey Brin

Open Circle Partners


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