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Welcome Systems Changers!

Converge & Emerge returns! Following an excellent first edition in 2021, Converge & Emerge returns to create an open agenda platform for the systems changers community to gather, share ideas, and emerge new paths of action to drive the community forward.

In 2021 over 100 people from 25 countries across 6 continents gathered in this online open space. The agenda that emerged included 21 different session topics including

  • biomimicry and green transition
  • systems change and autocracies
  • network and community fatigue
  • the role of data and new business models
  • adversarial systems thinking
  • games and collective intelligence
  • agile tao and the role of performing arts
  • and many more…

Who is this for?

If you feel any kind of affiliation to the idea of systems change, then this is for you. You may be a complete beginner, an interested academic, or a seasoned practitioner, if you have an interest in systems change, then you are who we are looking for, and we would be delighted to welcome you to the open space.

Together we will grow new and fruitful connections. Ideas will propagate and cross-pollinate across our networks.

System changer, systems thinker, complexity navigator, network weaver, social acupuncturist? Whatever label you respond to, if you are in some way trying to understand and shift systems for the better, this Open Space is for you!

Register now

How does it work?

Open Space uses self-organisation to co-create an agenda for discussion that is of common interest to the assembled participants.

Open Space operates under four principles and one law. The four principles are:

1. Whoever comes is the right person.
2. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened.
3. When it starts is the right time.
4. When it’s over it’s over.

The Law is known as the Law of Mobility:

If you find yourself in a situation where you are not contributing or learning,
move somewhere where you can.

The four principles and the law work to create a powerful event motivated by passion, and bounded by the responsibility, of the participants.

In the first hour after the welcome and introductions, we will open the space for agenda creation. Here you are all invited to propose a session topic. We will ask you to add your session to an editable spreadsheet and then we will give you the ‘microphone’ and invite you to present your session topic in 30 seconds to the wider audience.

Once the agenda has been prepared we will split into various rooms to begin the discussions. 

At the end of the day, we will all reconvene in the closing circle and share insights from the conversation that has been emerging throughout the day. 

Event Host


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact us at


The tickets for this event are ‘pay what you can’ with a minimum contribution of €10 to cover platform and event management costs. Current Systems Change Finland members can attend for free.

You can read more about the Systems Change Finland membership here:

Organisations that wish to support this event and gain greater visibility among the systems change community can purchase a sponsor ticket for €500. This entitles you to 10 participant spaces for people from your organisation or other nominated people, a dedicated room for the duration of the event, and your logo displayed on the website. We will contact you separately for the information on the ticket holders.

Any questions or comments?

Please send an email to our team at, we will read them all and respond to those that need answers.