Systems Change Finland – converge emerge, the great Open Space gathering for systems changers (paid) – 14 May 2021

Systems Change Finland

Welcome Systems Changers…

Systems change friends! We invite you to a great Open Space online gathering. Here the themes, topics, and discussions that our wider community needs to have will emerge. As will the actions we choose to take.

The ideas, projects, questions and challenges concerned with systems change that you are working on contain the seeds of the discussions that will populate our agenda for the day. We will self-organise around the topics that matter to us.

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!

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.

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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 are the right people.
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 the 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


Tanja Korvenmaa & Esko Reinikainen

Event Partners


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. If you pay €30 or over you will also receive a Systems Change Finland membership for 2021. Any surplus collected above the platform and event management costs will go to support the activities of Systems Change Finland.

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

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Systems Change Finland