ShapersUnited 2019 - Bursting Filter Bubbles on May 10-12, 2019 in Vienna, Austria

Talk to people with contrary beliefs

Join us for the ShapersUnited 2019 DACHL meeting in Vienna on May 10-12, 2019!

Our society is polarized. One of the contributing factors are so-called “filter bubbles”. We surround ourselves preferably with people that hold the same or very similar opinions. This increases the lack of understanding between different parts of the population.

Let’s tackle polarization in society. Let’s burst filter bubbles!

We are delighted to welcome you as a member of the Global Shaper Community from the German-speaking DACHL region to Vienna for a mind- and heart-opening experience around the topic Bursting Filter Bubbles. By actively engaging in workshops and exchanging experiences, you will help produce content to raise awareness for filter bubbles, polarization in society and how to take action to tackle these issues. 


Learn and share

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Exchange with 80 Shapers from the German-speaking Hubs

Meet 80 members of the Global Shapers Community from Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg. In case it is your first time at a Global Shapers event you will be amazed how easily you will find synergies and opportunity for growth with your fellow Shapers from other hubs. In case you have already been to a Global Shapers event, then we don't have to convince you. We know you already miss those days anyways. We are excited to bring you together!

Burst your own filter bubble

Start with yourself first and leave your own filter bubble! It is so easy to read articles about the topic of filter bubbles, ideological segregation, fake news and biased opinion formation. It is easy to think about how other's are wrong. (This is called "Bias blind spot": "The tendency to see oneself as less biased than other people, or to be able to identify more cognitive biases in others than in oneself.") In contrary it is hard to notice and get confronted with the boundaries of our own bubbles. Therefore we invite you to meet people from different walks of life in one of ten different bubble meetings and learn how to listen better. And to notice and maybe even change your beliefs.


Develop a TOOLKIT on how to burst filter bubbles

Help create meaningful content that spreads awareness for filter bubbles and supports people in leaving their own filter bubble. Learn about the topic, sort your own thoughts about it out and sort them in a way that you can teach and spread further. At the end of the meeting we will publish our workshop results in an easy-to-digest form so that other people can also benefit from this weekend.


Our main programme will take place at the Impact Hub Vienna, home to Vienna’s social entrepreneurship community.


Fr, May 10

16:00-17:30 Optional Secret Vienna city tour
18:00-19:00 Opening Reception
19:00-20:30 Dinner
20:30-22:30 Evening programme

Sat, May 11

08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-10:00 Keynote Address
10:00-13:30 Bubble Meetings

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-18:30 Workshops “Bursting Filter Bubbles”
19:00-20:30 Dinner
20:30-22:30 Evening programme

Sun, May 12

10:00-11:00 Storytelling Breakfast
11:00-12:30 Red Bull Amaphiko Storyteller Workshop
12:30-13:30 Closing Plenary