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Simone Orgel

Simone Orgel
Digital Society, Community
My bio:

Simone Orgel is a Berlin based digital strategist, strategic communications consultant and artist focusing on participation processes and community building in the digital space. She studied Communication in Social and Economic Contexts at the Berlin University of the Arts as well as the University of Toronto and has worked as a communications expert for several public and private institutions. Until December 2017 she was Head of Project & International Relations at re:publica, one of Europe's largest conferences for the Internet and society.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

#rp19 The #future will be genius, #Europe! But how do we get there?

re:publica 2019 {May}: On the way to the European elections on 26 May #EP2019, this session want to give Europe's civil society a face. Together with
Daphne Büllesbach & Irene Dominioni (European Alternatives)
Andreas Bock (eurotopics)
Katja Sinko (European Moment / European May)
Moritz Hohenfeld & Malte Steuber (Talking Europe, Diskutier mit Mir e.V.)

This talk is in: English


#rp19 Talk zur EU-Urheberrechtsreform

re:publica 2019 {May}: Streitgespräch auf Einladung der Berlin Music Commission mit Jovanka v. Wilsdorf (BMG Rights/ Jokamusic)

This talk is in: German


Expert Discussion for OECD's event "Open Government Week" focusing on: Access to Information and Open Government in Morocco

Fishbowle Discussion (March 2019), Rabat, Morocco, together with:
Ms Zineb Mahrez, ICT4Dev, Morocco
Ms Nessryne Jelalia, President, Al Bawsala, Tunisia
Mr Mohamad Najem, President, SMEX, Lebanon
Mr Justin Arenstein, founder CodeForAfrica
Mr Arne Semsrott, Open Knowledge Foundation, Germany
Ms Samia Chakri, Ministry of reform of the administration and civil
service, Morocco
Ms Kristen McGeeney, Senior Legal Advisor for the Middle East and
North Africa at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

This talk is in: English


Expert Panel: "STRENGTHENING CIVIL SOCIETY INTERACTION WITH GOVERNMENT THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA: GERMANY VERSUS MOROCCO"

Panel Discussion (March 2019), Casablanca, Morocco, together with:
Mr. Aziz El Aidi, Fondation Konrad-Adenauer
Mr. Younes Kaddouri, Fondation Al Akhawayn
Mr. Arne Semsrott - Fragdenstaat and DAN, Germany
Mr. Ismail Ilsouk – SimSim Participation Citoyenne, Morocco
Mrs Jalila Morsli – Former deputee & Political strategist

This talk is in: English


Expert Panel "Digitization trends and their significance for adult education."

Panel Discussion (March 2019), Berlin for the Web Learning Day II, together with:
Dr. Bettina Waffner, Learning Lab der Universität Duisburg-Essen
Dr. Eike Stephan, Direktorin der VHS Steglitz-Zehlendorf
Dr. Christine Kolbe, edu;labs und mediale Pfade

This talk is in: German


Interview "Ich bin eine Hybridin“ in Nora Hespers Podcast "Mensch, Frau Nora"

Ich hatte die große Freude mit der wunderbaren Nora Hespers in ihrem Podcast "Mensch, Frau Nora" über #Datenklau als Anlass für mehr Hacken + Verantwortung, wie Jugend hackt es vormacht zu sprechen, sowie darüber, dass unsere digitalen Körper mehr Aufmerksamkeit brauchen #Datensourveränität und über Sexualität, Spiel & Investments.

I had the great pleasure to chat with the wonderful Nora Hespers about Germany's recent data hack as a reason for more hacking + responsibility, how JugendHackt (a hackathon for youngsters) shows. We also discussed the attention our digital bodies need, about data sovereignty and sexuality, play & investments in the future we want to live in.

This talk is in: German


Workshop: Yes, we can co-create! Das Skillset digitaler SuperheldInnen

Hands-on workshop concept & performance (Dec '18)
Co-creation together with Miriam Janke for the Digi Day '18, German Convention Bureau, Frankfurt

This talk is in: German


Expert Discussion "The Future of Learning"

Panel Discussion (Oct 2015), Bonn, together with:
Günter Podlacha, Divison Lead Global Knowledge Sharing & Learning at Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) of GIZ GmbH
Henning Beck, Neuroscientist, Biochemist, Science Slammer, Speaker and Author.
Thomas Tillmann, Consulting Chief Learning Officers on innovative and effective corporate learning strategies,

This talk is in: German


Digitale Kollaboration: the new normal?! Über Tools, virtuelle Teams, High Fives, und Arbeitskultur im digitalen Alltag

Impulse Talk (Sept '18) during #Betakonferenz by Kreatives Sachsen network & ibug Festival 2019

This talk is in: German


Innovation In Democracy, Sortition

Impulse Talk (June '18) during CARE (Citizen Assemblies for Renewing Engagement), a practical and research-based project focusing on how citizens can most effectively engage in any debates about the future of Europe, and influence the EU policy agenda. Lead by The University of Liverpool and partnered by: WeMove.EU (a leading, pan-European, online campaigning organisation) in Germany; European Alternatives in Italy, Asociatia Efectul Fluture (and the de-clic initiative) in Romania and DemNet in Hungary.

This talk is in: German


ExpertInnen-Workshop: Digitale Potentialanalyse

Workshop-Konzeption & Durchführung, Auftragsarbeit (Jun '18)

This talk is in: German


CARE Project: Group Facilitation (May, June '18)

Group Facilitation during CARE (Citizen Assemblies for Renewing Engagement), a practical and research-based project focusing on how citizens can most effectively engage in any debates about the future of Europe, and influence the EU policy agenda. Lead by The University of Liverpool and partnered by: WeMove.EU (a leading, pan-European, online campaigning organisation) in Germany; European Alternatives in Italy, Asociatia Efectul Fluture (and the de-clic initiative) in Romania and DemNet in Hungary.

This talk is in: German


Connecting Citizens to European politics and Building a Democratic Society

European Cultural Challenge - Courageous Citizens for Change (15. - 16 May '18, Amsterdam). Invited to the workshop group by European Cultural Foundation (ECF) and the Commons Network.

This talk is in: English


The #future will be genius, #Europe! But how do we get there?

Facilitation / curation programme session, re:publica #rp18 (May '18)

This talk is in: English


Disruptive Innovation and Democracy Meetup

Meetup, re:publica #rp18 (May 2018)

This talk is in: English


Interview Digitales & Datensouveränität: „Es gibt keine 'Cloud' in irgendwelchen Wölkchen“

This talk is in: German


What Does it Take to Build a Digital Community

Digital Arabia Network aims to build a future digital community within the MENA region. The session was part of the kick-off impulse, Feb 26th in Beirut.

This talk is in: English


Jury Mitglied: MOST WANTED: MUSIC – GMM Best Paper Award Pitch

This talk is in: German


What must be the place and the role of culture to reinvent Europe of tomorrow?

European Lab @Frankfurter Buchmesse, Panel Discussion (Sept 2017), Frankfurt: Together with Camille Louis, Gwenaelle Aubry, Luc Boltanski
moderated by Vincent Cavaroc (Tropisme festival director).

This talk is in: English


Challenges and Opportunities of Innovation

Workshop (Feb, 2017): Propellor | Speednic was a collaborative working session during the Berlinale’s European Film Market 2017 and a part of the EFM Horizon program presented by Audi. 24 invited key players from the international film industry and Berlin’s tech scene discussed the challenges and opportunities of innovation. The session culminated in 11 Calls to Action for the film industry.

This talk is in: English


Interview: Inklusion & Diversität bei der re:publica: Events profitieren von einem diversen Besucher-Mix

This talk is in: German


Panel discussion: What makes for a successful leader in digital business today / The rise of female leadership

Panel Discussion (April 2015), Berlin:
Simone Orgel, Strategic Communication Consultant & Project Director at re:publica // Kimberly Bohle, Head of Operations at Cogs Agency Germany
Rüdiger von Henning, Head of HR at Gameduell // Miriam Healy, Head of Technology and Delivery at AKQA // Lina Franke, Freelance Digital Project Manager // Moderation: Dipl.-Psych. Katrin Brinkhoff, Media Psychologist & Facilitator at Dr. Kraus & Partner

This talk is in: English


Panel Discussion: Germany's Event and Media Landscape

Panel Discussion (April 2015), Tel Aviv:
https://www.crunchbase.com/person/simone-orgel

This talk is in: English