Join us for a dynamic gathering of changemakers, scholars, and artists committed to building inclusive and democratic futures in Europe, the US, and around the world. Share and learn new ideas and practices to strengthen democracy and belonging —with the urgency this moment requires, and the joy and hope our movements need.
Find out more here about the ideas and context informing our Berlin agenda, click below to register today, and scroll down to read more about the event! 




O&B 2023 will explore how we can co-create democratic societies rooted in justice and belonging amidst rising populism and intersecting global crises. This two day event, to be held at a historic cultural space in Berlin, will feature mainstage discussions with leading thinkers and artists - and you!- on the following topics:

  • Reimagining what’s possible: From authoritarianism and othering to democracy and belonging 
  • Is Democracy Equipped for This? Renewing civic infrastructure in a time of populism and polycrisis
  • Turning towards each other, not against each other: Bridging to counter authoritarianism and advance belonging
  • Same Playbook, Different Players: Charting shared tactics of anti-democratic movements from Türkiye to Texas
  • Unpacking populists’ gender playbook: Building coalitions to counter the anti-feminist/LGBTQ backlash

In addition, the conference will feature a set of “dive-deeper” breakout sessions, being developed in partnership with organizations in Europe, on strengthening strategy and enhancing solidarity for countering the far-right and bolstering democracy with a movement rooted in belonging and care, for each other and our living earth.

Check back often for more details on our developing agenda

View the agenda here


The Othering & Belonging Conference in Berlin will be held at:

silent green Kulturquartier
Gerichtstraße 35, 13347
Berlin, Germany

silent green is in the historic premises of a former crematorium in the Wedding neighborhood of Berlin. Described as a space "where people can think, research and experiment," we are excited to be hosting the O&B Conference at this center rooted in a working class neighborhood of Berlin and dedicated to cross-pollinating work across geographies and disciplines.

Photograph of the exterior of silent green

Photograph by Cordia Schlegelmilch


There are three ticket types for O&B Berlin: 

100 euro for attendees from medium to large organizations, foundations, or private companies. By paying this ticket price we are able to cover the actual cost of food service and venue labor at the conference. This ticket includes access to everything at the conference.

50 euro is our reduced price ticket priced for students, people on limited or no income, or attendees from organizations with budgets not able to cover the 100 euro ticket price. This ticket is subsidized by grants and includes access to everything at the conference.

Scholarship tickets. A limited number of tickets will be available for O&B Berlin which will offer local* residents who work, study or participate in the intersections of social justice, community activism, cultural initiatives, education, policy and/or research. access to everything at the conference.** Interested in receiving a Scholarship ticket? Complete your Scholarship ticket request here.

Scholarship tickets for the OBI Berlin Conference 2023 are distributed on a rolling basis, with a priority given to local* residents and (4) tickets released to non-local residents. Currently, we are only accepting Scholarship ticket requests for OBI Berlin Conference 2023.

*Othering and Belonging Conference defines local as attendees residing in Europe. 

**Scholarship tickets do not cover the cost of travel, meals, accommodations, or ancillary conference activity fees. Scholarship ticket recipients are responsible for all costs associated with travel, accommodations, or ancillary activities outside of the conference.

All ticket types include on-site lunch and beverages throughout the two-day program (coffee, tea, and water).  

Please note that registration fees will be processed by iac Berlin, the fiscal partner of OBI in Europe, and will be reflected on your billing statement. OBI will remain the point of contact for all registration related inquiries. Please reach out to if you have any questions related to your registration. 

Registration is now open—click here to register for O&B Berlin 2023.


We are seeking support to help us bring this dynamic gathering to life and hope you will consider partnering with us. Please contact Puanani Forbes at if you are interested in supporting our Berlin conference.  All contributions are deeply and will help strengthen the work and ecosystem to co-create democratic societies and belonging.

Learn more about sponsoring the Berlin 2023 conference at the sponsorships page or by downloading the sponsorship package with the button at right.



Please email Evan Yoshimoto if you have accessibility needs or questions related to accommodations for O&B 2023.


Conference sessions and materials at the Berlin conference will be in English. Email Sara Grossman if you have translation questions or needs. 


If you have any other questions related to the Berlin conference, don't hesitate to contact our conference team at

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