The Creative Bureaucracy
The Creative Bureaucracy Festival
The Creative Bureaucracy Festival is back for its 6th edition on the 15th June at the Radialsystem, Berlin.
See all speakers, sessions and formats that will shape our festival and make it louder, bolder, and more inspiring than ever!
In 73 sessions, more than 150 speakers from more than 30 countries will present innovative solutions for the administration of tomorrow: faster digitalisation, strategies for comprehensive equality, a more skilled work force, and better coordination of collective action on the biggest challenges of our time.
Discover the dynamics behind a bureaucracy of “impact, trust, futures, networks, unlearning, action, justice, and imagination” and join more than 1,000 fellow creative bureaucrats by getting your ticket for Berlin at a discount for only 14.50 EUR in our ticketshop if you insert the code CharlesLandry_CBF2023 when booking.
You can also register for the free digital livestream of our mainstage programme here.
Doors will open at 8:00 (CEST) and all programme sessions will run between 9:00 – 19:00 (CEST). And to ensure this really feels like the festival we all deserve, this year we’re excited to also offer an evening of music and entertainment until late into the night. Check out the rough timeline below and browse our programme calendar for all individual sessions and to save them to your personal calendars.
08:00 – 09:00 (CEST)
Welcome! Pick up your badge, grab yourself a coffee, say hello to your peers and save your seat for the Grand Opening!
09:00 – 10:00 (CEST)
The Grand Opening
Let’s kick things off! A special keynote and panel discussion will get you into the groove for the day. Details on speakers will be announced very soon!
10:00 – 18:00 (CEST)
Here we go, enjoy over 70 English and German speaking sessions across 7 stages:
Mainstage | Bowl | Seminar | Meet-Up | Cruise | Academy | Background Table
Need a break? Step outside and enjoy mingling with old and new colleagues and friends while grabbing a drink and a bite to eat.
18:00 – 19:00 (CEST)
The Grand Finale
We are wrapping things up with our Creative Bureaucracy Festival Award Ceremony. Every year we honour special projects and people who fight for the common good and deserve the spotlight. The recipients will be announced very soon!
19:00 – Late (CEST)
Evening Reception & Bureaucrats Get-Together
What an eventful day! Let’s unwind and reflect on everything together with some lively conversations, drinks, and snacks accompanied by vibrant music.
The return of the Young Creative Bureaucrats and the launch of our first Global Government Innovators Forum
On the day before the festival, 14 June, thought leaders from the international changemaker community will meet at the Global Government Innovators Forum, while the next generation of creative bureaucrats will network at the Young Creative Bureaucrats Event.
Both events are by invitation only. We will share the wonderful results and impacts of these meetings with you after and during the festival with you!
Global Government Innovators Forum
After the excitement of last year’s Creative Bureaucracy Festival, we are expanding the festival with another event: our first Global Government Innovators Forum. Taking place the day before the festival, this forum will convene a hand-selected group of around 60 key actors who are shaping the global public innovation landscape. Through an “unconference” format, we will offer space for collective sensemaking in a lightly facilitated structure in which all participants have a voice and collectively decide the agenda for the afternoon.
Invited guests will be able to join in discussions, listen to topics, or bring their own and share them in a short summary about their current work and emerging questions within the creative bureaucracy sphere. The event will also allow for a deep dive, networking opportunities, and a special dinner with all festival speakers, partners and our global innovators.
Young Creative Bureaucrats
The Young Creative Bureaucrats event is a platform for invited young creative professionals to shape the public sector of tomorrow!
50 young talents will get the chance to network in Berlin on 14 June, the eve of the Creative Bureaucracy Festival. With inputs and workshops, they’ll receive new perspectives on the future of the public sector from partners and special guests.
We stand for the change from a “no, because” culture to a “yes, if” culture that is enthusiastic about new things. In this way, the festival aims to strengthen the reputation of bureaucracy and, in particular, to appeal to imaginative young people. We will invite the next generation of administrative innovators to an exclusive event in Berlin together with PD – Advisors to the Public Sector and the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Home Affairs.
THE CREATIVE BUREAUCRACY MANIFESTO
The creative bureaucracy idea- an oxymoron perhaps – challenges the traditional notion of bureaucracy as inevitably rigid and rule-bound.