Open Social Summit '23

Taco Potze
Taco Potze Open Social

🌻 Open Social Summit on the 25th of May, 2023

We will bring together the community managers of mission-driven organizations to discuss community management.

Topics such as: Is busy the real reason why members don’t post their content? What actions can be taken to build an active community? 

The 1-day in-person Summit takes place at WickedGrounds in Amsterdam on May 25th. From onboarding to engaging the community members, we will have speakers sharing insights into strategies and actions to build an active and healthy community. 

Besides cutting-edge content, there will be opportunities for peer-to-peer networking with experts in community management from diverse mission-driven organizations as well as the people behind Open Social.

Organizations attending and speaking are amongst others, the United Nations, the European Commission, WAGGGS, FMO, Oxfam, Greenpeace and Amnesty.


🦾 Sponsors

We would like to thank our friends at for sponsoring the Open Social Summit '23 logo

🎙️ Program

We are taking an organic approach to establishing the program based on community input. The final program will be shared with you before the summit.

Rough program:

08:30 - 09:00 Reception
09:00 - 12:30  Morning Program
12:30 - 13:30  Lunch
13:30 - 17:00  Afternoon Program
17:00 - 18:00  Drinks, bites and chatter

18:30 - .... Evening Social Program


🗣️ Topics and Speakers

A day to share knowledge, get insights, and meet fellow community builders and the Open Social team. The themes we will address at the Summit are:

  1. Community-building strategies; how to align your community goals with your organization's mission?
  2. How to keep your community member engaged? What is the effect of onboarding members and re-activation campaigns? What are the trends in 2023 for interaction?
  3. What is the Open Social project roadmap? What is decoupled and the API strategy? What is the vision and mission for Open Social for the next 7 years?
  4. Additional topics you bring to the table!

More speakers are to be announced and please let us know if you would like to speak.


🎟️ Cost and how to let us know you're coming

We want to celebrate communities with you and find it important to make this event easily accessible. Thanks to the help of our sponsors we're able to provide entrance to the event for free.

Due to the large amount of interest in the event there are only limited places still available. If you wish to attend the Open Social summit please request to join the event using the button, contact your Open Social customer success or sales representative, or email

🫵🏽 Apply to speak

The Summit is for the community, by the community! We would love to hear your presentation on community building and engagement strategies with insights from your Open Social platform. We are also setting up a few panel sessions for lively discussions. If you would like to share with our community, please fill out the Speaker Form and we will get back to you shorty.

🌇 Location + How To Get There

We have chosen Amsterdam as a well-to-reach location for most of our clients. WickedGrounds can be reached easily by public transport as well with a short walk. It is best to use the public transport options on Maps.

Sustainability is a core value for us at Open Social and for our event partners at WickedGrounds as we try to harm nature as little as possible. This is why they have plant-based catering, local and sustainable products, green energy, minimal packaging, optimized waste management and carbon neutral transport.

🌃 Social program

After the event there will be an evening social event in Amsterdam from 18:30 onwards.


🌱 Dietary restrictions

We have plant-based catering throughout the entire day. We will send out a survey before the event to gather any additional dietary restrictions to make sure we got you all covered!

❌❌❌ Where to stay?

The event is easy to reach with public transport from in and around Amsterdam, using a (optional) train, tram/bus, or/and short walk. We don't have a fixed agreement with a certain hotel but we do recommend using the Travelyst Sustainable filters if available, such as on Sustainable Travel


💚 Code of Conduct

The Open Social Summit is dedicated to a safe, inclusive, welcoming, and harassment-free conference experience for everyone. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, partners, and staff at the Summit are required to abide by the Code of Conduct at the conference and at social or other events related to the Summit.

For more information and the code itself, please see:

Need Help?

If you have a harassment concern, or to report a Code of Conduct violation, notify the Open Social staff or contact us at


❓Questions and Contact

Organisers Alexander, Emi, Moritz & Taco of the Open Social team are listed here on the right. You can send us a DM or reach us all by


We hope to see you all on the 25th of May at the Open Social Summit in Amsterdam!!

With regards,

Taco Potze
co-Founder & CEO