• Motivation

    This year we invite you to join a discussion about how we can design organizational practices for engagement in the workplace as well as for efficient and sustainable results.


    This is a call for action. Let's not wait for the future of work to come, let's create it. Now.

    2 DAYS

    This year we are extending the conference to a 2-day format for a profound experience

    4 PANELS

    This year's topics are focusing on corporate culture, future of work, and the many ways people perform


    We have the pleasure to host inspiring leaders and practitioners from diverse industries and backgrounds


    We are looking forward to supporting meaningful conversations that will create momentum and inspire change

  • Speakers

    We are bringing together leaders and practitioners from different fields to facilitate further the practices of reinventing organizations.

    Mark McKergow 

    Mark McKergow PhD MBA is a consultant and author bringing new ideas into the world of organisations. He is the co-author of the best-selling The Solutions Focus book which has sold some 30,000 copies and is in 11 languages. His latest book (with Helen Bailey) is Host: Six new roles of engagement for teams, organisations, communities and movements (Solutions Books, London, 2014). Mark has spoken and taught on every continent except Antarctica, is a member of the Professional Speakers Association and is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Magdalena Maleeva

    Magdalena is one of Bulgaria's most successful tennis players, reaching a position in women's top 10 ranking. In addition to being an amazing sportsperson, she is a successful business owner, and a mother of three. She is involved with the Maleeva Academy, harmonica.bg and gorichka.bg, and will join us to share how she applies innovative management models in the teams she works with.

    Hristo Boyadzhiev

    Hristo is an extremely energetic business leader and social entrepreneur who is always ready to give his maximum for his team.

    His educational background in IT and management in combination with his diverse experience in different sectors (digital, consulting, finance, NGOs) provides him with a unique perspective – technological as well as commercial. His passion for the digital world, Web technologies and startup initiatives contributes to this.

    Being an alumni of the ESADE Business School in Barcelona and Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, DC, Hristo is currently applying his skills successfully as a CEO of Despark, a digital product agency designated with a number of awards, and running offices in Sofia and London.

    In addition, Hristo is deeply involved with Tuk-Tam, an NGO that he co-founded back in 2008. He is constantly supporting its team with ideas about the organization’s vision, as well as with funding to ensure the sustainable development of Tuk-Tam with its 50 volunteers worldwide. Hristo is a co-founder of Foundation III, an NGO that aims to bring social change through various educational projects.

    Bernhard Bockelbrink

    As an agile coach, trainer and consultant Bernhard support individuals, teams and organizations in navigating complex challenges and developing a culture of effective, conscious and joyful collaboration. He has vast experience in change management, collaboration, organizational development, leadership, agile and lean, software development, product management, personal and organizational coaching and facilitation.

    Bernhard is the co-creator of Sociocracy 3.0 – a free and open, principles based framework of patterns for people wishing to collaborate more effectively and grow happy, humane organisations. It builds on sociocratic practices, integrating principles from Agile / Lean and Non-Violent Communication and provides a rich variety of compatible options to choose from and adapt, according to unique context and needs. It addresses generic complexities arising when collaboration needs to scale across multiple teams and domains and acts as a “social technology” for raising self-accountability and engagement while promoting respect, diversity and inclusion.

    Natasa Foltanova​

    Founder, co-owner and managing director of the Czech manufacturer of non-toxic, zero-waste and plastic-free products for our everyday lives. Tierra Verde is at the leading edge of creating space for responsible consumer behaviour by offering alternative products to conventional household detergents, cleaning and personal hygiene products. The company also sets an example of utilizing own waste from packaging materials for making upcycled items for everyday use. Tierra Verde is aspiring to work according to Teal principles by following its clear Purpose while supporting Wholeness and team Self-management. Natasha has a degree in International Business from Concordia University in Montreal. She loves to travel and discover the gifts each culture has for the rest of the world.

    Todor Kolev

    Always looking to understand how things work, Todor is fascinated by technology since early age. He creates his first computer program already in 1996, when he is 11, and since then creating software remains his passion. Todor’s professional carrier starts more than 15 years ago and goes through all steps – from building software to managing his own software company. In addition to technology, in the last 9 years Todor has been dedicated to building organizations focused on democratic values. One of them is the software studio Obecto – a digital cooperative based on transparency, technocracy, and self-management.

    Vitaliy Filipov

    Vitaliy is part of the digital cooperative Camplight. He likes rollerblading, creating value for the society, dancing, crafting technology products on international level, and developing himself exponentially together with the teams he collaborates with at Camplight. He has been in the IT industry for almost 10 years, and for the past 7 years he has been evolving constantly by contributing to the ecosystem of transparent, flat, self-organizing, decentralized companies. At Camplight, he has switched between many roles and responsibilities – from dealing with contracts, through looking for customers, to programming and leading internal initiatives.

    He has seen a lot of situations of success and failure for digital cooperatives. He is walking the way with Camplight since day 0, which – for a 5-year-old company, goes through different phases while managing to establish itself on the market. Through awareness, good attitude and proper habits, Vitaliy tries to support unleashing the full potential of self-organization.

    Gergana Dzhenkova


    As a psychologist Gergana is interested in the collective: how we can cooperate and achieve common goals without losing our individualities, how we can build space where differences are resources and not source of conflict, what makes a community follow a leader and what helps a leader find the best way to serve a community.

    Gergana guides teams and their leaders in discovering the right direction and living up to their full potential. She has been certified by two of the most prestigious coach training institutes in the world – CTI, USA and CRR Global, USA. She believes that successful businesses of the future are those that learn to think and act systemically and deliver triply sustainable solutions – not only financially but also socially and environmentally sustainable ones.

    And one of them we shall reveal at the event!


    Following the tradition of last year's event, we have invited an inspirational guest that we'll keep in secret until the day of the event. Come and find out, it's worth it, we promise!

  • Programme

    Host Leadership Workshop

    November 22, 2017

    14:00 - 18:00h

    IEC, Hall Vihren

    During the workshop, participants will:

    • Consider the challenges facing leaders in today’s fast-moving organisational settings
    • Meet the metaphor of leading as a host – a new yet ancient way of thinking
    • Discover the rich ‘hostory’ – the background to hosting and the host/guest relationship
    • Connect with the six ‘roles of engagement’



    14:00 - 15:30 - Part 1

    Key content:

    • Leadership challenges today – in the agile world and elsewhere
    • How can you lead by stepping back, as well as stepping forward?
    • A new yet ancient leadership metaphor – leading as a host

    15:30 - 16:00 - Coffee break

    16:00 - 18:00 - Part 2:

    Key content:

    • Six roles for a host leader
    • Putting it all together to address real-life leadership challenges

    Reinventing Organizations 2017

    November 23, 2017

    9:00 - 17:30

    IEC, Hall Vitosha

    08:00 – 09:00 – Registration


    08:20 – 08:40 – Morning Meditation (optional)


    09:00 – 09:20 – Welcome


    09:20 – 10:30 – Panel "WORKING WITH CHANGE"

    • Mark McKergow - Sfwork, Solution Focus
    • Gergana Dzhenkova, Focus on people: the individual as a team member
    • Discussion round

    10:30 - 11:00 - Coffee Break, Networking


    11:00 - 12:30 - Panel "FUTURE OF WORK"

    • Todor Kolev - Obecto, How does Obecto work?
    • Bernhard Bockelbrink - Sociocracy 3.0
    • Discussion round
    12:30 - 13:30 - Lunch Break

    13:30 - 15:00 - Panel"ENGAGEMENT"

    • Hristo Boyadzhiev - Despark, Transforming your culture, a
      fair way to run a company
    • Vitaliy Filipov - Camplight, Shared Ownership and Cooperatives
    • Discussion round
    15:00 - 15:30 - Coffee Break, Networking
    15:30 - 16:40 - Panel "INSPIRE TO ACT"
    • Magdalena Maleeva - Maleeva Academy, All You Need Is a Good Team
    • Natasha Foltanova - Tierra VerdeTierra Verde - On the Road to the Next Stage
    • Discussion round
    16:40 - 17:00 - Mystery Guest
    17:00 - 17:30 - Retrospective with all participants
    17:40 - 18:00 - Evening Meditation (optional)
    18:00 - End of conference day
  • Tickets

    You will get a group discount of 10% for 3 or more tickets purchased (we shall contact you for confirmation of the discounted price).

  • Support

    If you need assistance, contact us at reinventorgs@gmail.com.

  • Organizers

  • Partners

    Association for innovation in management

    500 Markers

    Innovation Starter

  • Location

    Inter Expo Center, Sofia