Everything you ever wanted to know about everything
How long are the sessions?
Sessions are generally split into two parts: 30 minutes of the speaker talking and 15 minutes of Q&A – but: You are the camp! We have also had workshops or sessions with conversation only, feel free to do whatever you like, as long as your attendees have their say in it.
Which language are the sessions in?
We usually recommend preparing your session in English. In the end you, as a speaker, should ask your audience which language they prefer – if there are German-speaking people only, you can of course hold your session in German, but depending on the audience, English might be more inclusive. And: if you do not feel comfortable in English at all, please don’t hesitate to say that, at best during your session pitch in the morning. No worries!
What does ``You are the camp`` mean?
A barcamp is a special form of a conference: the attendees are also the speakers. – Meaning: at the very beginning, we gather all the ideas for talks that we have, then we vote which ones we would like to attend.
But „You are the camp“ also means: it is your responsibility to make this event a great one for all of us. So just follow the house-keeping-rules, help us keep the venue tidy, help others and have lots of fun!
What can I do to support you?
Get in contact with others.
Have an open mind.
Contribute with ideas, discussions, sessions, social media shares, tweets, hugs and love.
Who is organizing this event?
I really, really, really want to come, can I have an extra ticket?
No, sorry. We cannot make any exceptions.
We want this event to stay small and cozy, so you have many opportunities to get in touch with each other. If it weren’t as small, it wouldn’t be as great!
…not even if I propose a session?
Please note that we only accept session proposals for the camp some weeks ahead of time. We want to make sure our speakers are all motivated and interested in holding sessions, so we try to avoid accepting sessions after regular tickets have already sold out.
Are there any Covid-arrangements?
We’d really hoped not to have to talk about this anymore in the height of summer, but: Corona is still a thing and really has it in for us right now. We want to make the camp as safe as possible and allow for everyone to feel comfortable.
We’ve reduced the number of camp participants from previous years so everybody has the chance to keep a little more distance. – But you can also do your part!
We would ask you to please wear a mask whenever you’re not eating, drinking or totally rocking your session.
If you do not feel well (having a cold, a cough, a headache, stomach troubles – the symptoms these days are varied, unfortunately), please stay home and get well soon! If in this case you want to give your ticket to someone else, please write us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your “substitute”.
And if you really want to go down in history as one of our very favorite campers, you add an extra layer of carefulness and do a rapid test right before the camp.
Thank you so much for your support!
Is there a time plan?
Sure! Here you go:
09:00 am – Come on in and get yourself a coffee
09:30 am – Welcome!
10:00 am – Session Planning
10:45 am – 1st Session
11:45 am – 2nd Session
12:30 pm – Lunch
01:45 pm – 3rd Session
02:45 pm – 4th Session
03:30 pm – Sweets
04:00 pm – 5th Session
04:45 pm – Thank you!
05:15 pm – Group photo
06:00 pm – Drinks