• Do We Need a Change?

    The world in 2016 is different. It is a V.U.C.A. world – volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous.

    Change is the new constant.


    Do we unleash the maximum potential of our teams in this environment?

    Are we calm, happy, and satisfied with our work?

    Do we manage change or does change manage us?


    On a global scale, the answers to these questions are a sign that something in the way we work needs to change radically (data from Gallup, McKinsey & Deloitte).


    are not engaged in their work


    are actively disengaged


    are engaged


    of people born after 1980 (millennials) are disengaged and often change their workplaces


    of the companies will start initiatives to increase engagement in 2016

  • Is There an Alternative?

    Yes. We are here to show it. You are here to make it happen.


    We offer you exciting topics, inspiring people, and practical examples from Bulgaria and the world.

    Jos de Blok

    Buurtzorg, the Netherlands

    The principles of "new" organizations in action: A self-organized entity with 10 000 people which changes the health system in the Netherlands

    Jos de Blok is a remarkable leader and top presenter at conferences and events worldwide. He represents Buurtzorg (a 10 000-people organization in 2016) which won 70% of the health service market in the Netherlands using innovative management practices.

    Susan Basterfield

    EnSpiral, New Zealand

    Working in a Bossless Organisation
    The Enspiral Experiment

    Susan Basterfield is a catalyst at EnSpiral – a global network of entrepreneurs and startups, based in New Zealand, who share the same principles and contribute resources to fund tools and projects. Susan will share stories from the network and practices about making decisions, managing finances, deciding the strategy, embedding culture, fostering leadership and practicing governance.

    Damyan Damyanov

    UniComs, Bulgaria

    Democratic management: benefits and challenges

    Damyan Damyanov (inspired by Ricardo Semler) is a leading example in Bulgaria on applying principles of shared governance, transparency and participation in decision-making in organizations.

    Marin Petrov

    Hack and Paint, Bulgaria/USA/Germany/UK

    To the Ice Age and Back

    Marin Petrov has worked for 17 years in the VFX and Animation industry on movies like Ice Age, Rio, Epic and the upcoming Ferdinand the Bull. Currently, he is working on creating a new type of studio using Teal principles. They are a distributed team of 14 veterans from the industry with people in SF, NY, London, Munich and Sofia. They are creating a game and software solutions facilitating distributed teams of artists.

    Reflect & Act

    Ideas for your teams

    Opportunity to reflect with a team of facilitators

    Mystery Guest

    A surprise for you

    Mystery guest and more ideas and practical guidance from Bulgaria and the world

  • Save the Day


    Date and Time: 12.10.2016 (Wednesday), 08:30 - 18:00


    Place: Hotel Expo Sofia

  • Program


    8:00 - 9:00

    Registration and welcome coffee


    8:30 - 8:50

    Ritual for settling in


    9:00 - 9:15

    Event opening

    KEYNOTE: Jos de Blok​

    9:15 - 9:45

    The principles of "new" organizations in action: A self-organized entity with 10 000 people which changes the health system in the Netherlands

    KEYNOTE: Damyan Damyanov

    9:45 - 10:15

    Democratic management: benefits and challenges


    10:15 - 11:00

    Facilitated Q&A with keynote speakers


    11:00 - 11:30

    Coffee & networking

    KEYNOTE: Marin Petrov

    11:30 - 12:00

    To the Ice Age and Back

    KEYNOTE: Susan Basterfield

    12:00 - 12:30

    Working in a Bossless Organisation

    The Enspiral Experiment


    12:30 - 13:00

    Facilitated Q&A with keynote speakers


    13:00 - 14:30

    Lunch & networking


    14:30 - 16:00

    Practical workshops with Susan Basterfield


    16:00 - 16:30

    Coffee & networking


    16:30 - 17:00

    We shall reveal who is our mystery guest at the event opening.


    17:00 - 17:30

    Group retrospective

    Closing words


    17:45 - 18:00

    Ritual for closing off

    Simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the event.

  • Registration is open until 10.10.2016.

  • Organizers

    The people behind the event

    Inspiration, creativity, transformation

    Agile training, coaching and mentoring


  • Partners

    The people and organizations that support us

    Media Partners

    Magazine 8

    MAGAZINE 8 is a Bulgarian popular science magazine that continues the spirit and traditions of the Space magazine, which was published between 1962 and the 1990s and captured the interest of several generations of Bulgarians. Magazine 8 is published with the active support of Dr. Svetoslav Slachev who was magazine Space's editor-in-chief for 22 years.


    MAGAZINE 8 presents popular and detailed information on science, nature, alternative medicine, ancient history, and the unexpected, putting an accent and priority on discoveries and news from Bulgaria or related to people in the country.


    MAGAZINE 8 is issued on the 8th day of each month. It has contracts with all big distributors and is distributed through free sale throughout the entire country, including at gas stations.