Many exciting keynote and workshop speakers have already confirmed their participation. With our program, we seek to represent the multifaceted nature of steward-ownership, inspire, and outline its relevance to other areas. Despite all the invigorating input, we offer a breathable conference schedule – with enough coffee breaks, soul-searching and learning moments as well as time to get to know each other and exchange ideas with the other participants.
The silent green Kulturquartier in Berlin is the perfect location for the SO:22. The venue offers a couple of large event spaces as well as cozy workshop areas. The idyllic open-air area and the MARS, which will provide organic catering during the conference, invite us to pause, mingle, and relax in the warm September sun. We look forward to inspirational presentations, joint working sessions, and spending time together.
The main program with all its keynotes will take place on the location’s main stage. Speakers from the business world, academia, and politics will embed steward-ownership in the current socio-political context, speak about the role of ownership for companies, the economy, and society, and will share their own experiences with steward-ownership. This will create unique gathering moments; all 450 participants will start and end the conference together on both days.
During the lunch break, we will not only offer a buffet lunch but also possibilities to meet, exchange, and retreat. After lunch, the conference continues with various workshops, presentations, and panel discussions. Topics include options for business succession, financing possibilities for businesses in steward-ownership, a discussion on entrepreneurship of the future, the latest research on steward-ownership, as well as political conditions, and news about the new legal form in Germany.
The SO:22 brings together a great variety of stakeholders from different sectors and of all sizes. It not only invites startups, medium-sized businesses, and corporations, but everyone involved and interested in the topic – entrepreneurs, founders, investors, lawyers, researchers, politicians, and many more. This will create invigorating moments and possibilities for synergy effects to strengthen the ecosystem in and around steward-ownership.