OPEN SUMMIT
2024

21. September in Berlin

Speakers

Romina Boccia

Director of Budget and Entitlement Policy at Cato Institute

Romina Boccia is Director of Budget and Entitlement Policy at the libertarian Cato Institute in the US. She writes the newsletter, Debt Dispatch, on Substack. She has more than 10 years of experience in US fiscal policy. She has worked extensively on US budget plans, advised US policymakers on legislative initiatives, and is a leading voice in the establishment of a budget commission to avoid a US debt crisis.

Romina Boccia

Director of Budget and Entitlement Policy at Cato Institute

Philipp Peyman Engel

Editor in Chief of the "Jüdische Allgemeine"

Philipp Peyman Engel was born in 1983 in Herdecke and grew up in the Ruhr area as the son of a Persian Jewish mother and a German father. He studied philosophy, education, literature and journalism in Bochum and Essen. The journalist is editor-in-chief of the weekly newspaper ‘Jüdische Allgemeine’. In 2023 he was honoured with the prestigious ‘Editor-in-Chief of the Year’ media award by ‘Medium Magazin’. In 2024, he received the Ricarda Huch Prize, endowed with 10,000 euros. Engel’s articles on Jewish life, anti-Semitism and Israel regularly appear in ‘Spiegel’, ‘FAZ’ and ‘Deutschlandfunk’.

Philipp Peyman Engel

Editor in Chief of the "Jüdische Allgemeine"

Jakobine Freytag

Advisor to the Team of the Transatlantic Coordinator at the Federal Foreign Office

Jakobine Freytag-Loringhoven is an advisor in the Transatlantic Coordinator’s team at the Federal Foreign Office, where she is responsible for economic, trade and tech issues. She previously worked in the Department for Economic Diplomacy, focussing on the MENA countries. In between, she lived briefly in Israel and focussed on health policy. Prior to that, she leaded a parliamentary office in the German Bundestag. Jakobine lived in Russia for several years and worked as a management consultant for a private consulting firm and as a country analyst for a large energy company. She has also lived and worked in France, Switzerland and the USA. Jakobine holds an MBA in Public Affairs and Leadership from Quadriga University Berlin and a double master’s degree in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris and the Moscow Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).

Jakobine Freytag

Advisor to the Team of the Transatlantic Coordinator at the Federal Foreign Office

Magno Karl

Executive Director Livres

Magno Karl is a political scientist and the executive director of Livres. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and is a master’s graduate and PhD candidate at the University of Erfurt in Germany. Magno regularly appears on TV to debate political issues, and his articles have been published in Brazilian and international publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, Forbes, Newsweek, Estado de S. Paulo, and O Globo. He has worked as a researcher at the Cato Institute in the USA, co-founded the Instituto Ordem Livre, and served as the political coordinator for a parliamentary group in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies.

Magno Karl

Executive Director Livres

Andreea Dogar

Senior Researcher at the University of Buckingham

Andreea is a Senior Researcher at the University of Buckingham, UK, where she leads the online teacher training programme for low-cost private schools in Ghana, Uganda, and Nigeria. A former teacher herself, she enjoys working with educators and helping them achieve their vision for inclusive and quality education. She’s an advocate of school choice.

Andreea Dogar

Senior Researcher at the University of Buckingham

Daniel Richards

Co-Foundet Return on Ideas

Daniel T. Richards is an entrepreneur, rhetorician, and leading expert on how to market ideas. In 2021, he co-founded Return on Ideas, a creative studio and marketing agency serving champions of liberty, responsibility, and individual rights. Daniel holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Communication from Clemson University. He lives in Dallas with his wife, son, and daughter. He enjoys a good bourbon—neat.

Daniel Richards

Co-Foundet Return on Ideas

Maximilian Nachtwey

Strategy Consultant at StratCom (SC)

Maximilian Nachtwey did voluntary military service in the German Armed Forces after graduating from high school and later joined the reserve officers of the paratroopers. He then studied rhetoric, history, psychology and philosophy at the universities of Tübingen, Oxford and Stanford on a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and the DAAD. He has been advising managers on leadership and strategic communication for over eight years. He also gained professional experience as a Defence & Innovation Researcher at a think tank in Stanford and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

 

Maximilian Nachtwey

Strategy Consultant at StratCom (SC)

Paulin Nusser

Data Analyst & Policy Intelligence Consultant

Paulin Nusser

Data Analyst & Policy Intelligence Consultant

Ben Southwood

Co-Founder and Managing Director at Works in Progress

Ben Southwood is co-founder and managing editor of Works in Progress. He has been head of research at Create Streets, and head of housing at Policy Exchange, been part of three successful Emergent Ventures grants, and worked as a public sector consultant for KPMG.

Ben Southwood

Co-Founder and Managing Director at Works in Progress

Frederike Holewik

Journalist at t-online

Frederike Holewik

Journalist at t-online

Louise Liu

Founder Berlin Collage Club

Louise Liu was born in Taichung, Taiwan in 1983 and grew up in Taipei, Taiwan, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Vienna, Austria. She studied International Relations at the University of Washington-Seattle (USA), the University of Maryland-College Park (USA) and the Free University of Berlin. For the past 6 years she has been organising monthly collage workshops with the Berlin Collage Club project, where people can be creative together. Louise works in financial technology (Fintech) in Berlin and enjoys the both art and technology.

Louise Liu

Founder Berlin Collage Club

DJ Eugen Trichter

DJ

DJ Eugen Trichter

DJ

Daniel Richards

Founder and publisher of Works in Progress

Daniel Richards

Founder and publisher of Works in Progress

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About the Open Summit

The Open Summit is the summit of freedom in Berlin. Anyone who brings a desire for change and idealism is just right here.

You will meet young people with similar beliefs. You will get to know people who will become your companions for a better future. Join us and immerse yourself in these topics: innovative entrepreneurship, open society, migration, climate protection, health economics, the future of liberalism, journalism, urbanism, knowledge society, effective altruism, digital currencies and art.

Program

Saturday, 21. September 2024

09:00 - 09:30Registration & Breakfast
09:30 - 10:00Introduction
10:00 - 10:45Panel I
11:00 - 11:45Workshops
12:00 - 12:45Workshops
12:45 - 14:15Lunch/Market of Ideas
14:15 - 15:00Panel II
15:15 - 16:00Workshops
16:00 - 16:45Beer-break
16:45 - 17:45Keynote
18:00 - 18:30Toast to the freedom
From 19:00Evening program & afterparty

Afterparty

No such thing as Open Summit without the great Afterparty at Cosmic Caspar

You can look forward to a vibrant celebration of freedom with special acts, an open bar and a buffet. Joins us for a night full of highlights and dancing with many of the Open Summit speakers and participants, and enjoy a night among new and old friends.

Want to be part of the event? Then grab your tickets here!

your discount for your travel!

As a mobility partner of the Open Summit, Flix offers discounts on their sustainable travel options. You will be granted a 50% discount on the fare with FlixBus or FlixTrain. Simply send an email to politikevent@flixbus.de stating your arrival and departure dates and your routes. You will then be sent a personal discount code with which you can apply the 50% discount to your booking.

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