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We have a code of conduct that we will enforce throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody. In short: "droidcon Berlin is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers." Please read the full version here: Code of Conduct.

droidcon Berlin takes place at Postbahnhof (near Ostbahnhof). Please find more information, address etc. here: Location.

We arranged a special offer with Deutsche Bahn and some deals with local hotels which you can find here: Travel & Accommodation.

Call for papers

The Call for Papers started January 21, 2015. It is already closed.

Tickets

  • Access to the VIP Area
    with separate catering during all three days. Meals and drinks are included in the Business Ticket and are available throughout the day in VIP lounge. All warm meals are freshly prepared and vegetarian/vegan options are also available.
  • Transferability
    In contrast to Standard Tickets, Business Tickets are transferable during the event. For companies this means that colleagues can alternate attendance by sharing the company ticket. Changing is only possible for full days.
  • City tour
    For those who would like to get a closer look at Berlin sights, we will organize a city tour, which is included in Business Tickets.
  • Supporting droidcon Berlin
    Buying a Business Ticket helps to ensure that droidcon Berlin can keep the low prices for our Reduced Tickets.
  • Cancellation
    Business Tickets can be cancelled

Ticket prices are more expensive than in 2014 but similar to the prices from 2013. Compared to other conferences of similar size and scope, we feel that we’ve continued to be able to keep droidcon Berlin ticket prices fair. Despite rising costs and the included catering, we aim to make participation open to all by providing reduced- and Early Bird-Tickets, and the opportunity to take part for free as a volunteer or speaker.

If you're neither a student nor unemployed but also not earning enough to afford a ticket, besides buying an Early Bird Ticket you have two more options for attending droidcon Berlin:
Become a volunteer: Before, during and after droidcon we need support from volunteers. As a volunteer you will receive a Standard Ticket including catering in exchange for 8 hours of supporting us. Volunteers accreditation will begin mid April, 2015.
Attend the barcamp or the hackathon:  get a “Barcamp only Ticket” for 15 € or sign-up to the hackathon for free.

Pupils, students, people on social welfare, retirees and people with disabilities are eligible for these tickets. It is very important that you are able to provide corresponding documentation of eligibility on location (student ID or other form of documentation that is valid in June 2015).

You can sell your ticket or give it to someone else any time. Please also note that it is up to you and the new recipient to work out your own payment method. A ticket is only valid for one person and can't be shared. On arrival at the accreditation, you'll get a wristband in exchange of your ticket which you need to keep on your wrist for the whole event.

You don't need to tell us that your ticket has a new owner, as we'll have name badges where attendees fill in their names by themselves.

Cancellation is only possible for privately used conference tickets. Business Tickets can be cancelled, but cancellation fees have to be paid by the ticket owner. For further information, please get in touch with info@droidcon.de. It is also possible to sell it and transfer your ticket to someone else.

Yes! We provide a small snack in the morning, a freshly prepared lunch including vegan options, as well as coffee/tee and other drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Early Bird Ticket: 129,- € (not available anymore)

Reduced Ticket: 89,- €
Reduced tickets are only for pupils, students, people on social welfare, retirees and people with disabilities can order a reduced ticket. Please present documents at the door. 

Standard Ticket: 199,- €
Ticket grants access to the welcome party, droidcon barcamp, two days conference including Wifi, food and drinks. Please register for the hackathon separately.

Business Ticket: 399,- €
Same as Standard Ticket, plus VIP area with separate catering, ticket transferability and Berlin City Tour. Further information on Business Tickets can be found on the FAQ page regarding the Business Ticket.

Barcamp Only Ticket: 15,- €
"Barcamp Only Tickets" grant access to the Barcamp on June 3, 2015.

droidcon Hackathon: 0,- €
The Hackathon sign-up is free and open for everyone, it grants access to the droidcon Hackathon (June 6). Registration mandatory for droidcon ticket holders as well. Limited amount of spots available!

Volunteers

You are at least 18 years old and would be happy to support us in hosting this year's droidcon Berlin? The registration opens on April, 20, 2015.

1. Open the volunteer registration

2. Now you can start completing your volunteer profile: Please fill out all mandatory fields

3. Choose a user name. The chosen name is visible for all registered volunteers!

4. Indicate an active mail address.

5. After you have submitted your information, you will receive a mail with an activation link (check your spam folder as well). Follow the link and choose a password.

6. Important: You still have to register for droidcon Berlin. Under “my events” → “droidcon Berlin 2015 dashboard” you can find:

- “Shift schedule”: Register for a shift at droidcon Berlin.

- “ My registrations”: View your registration.

- “Workspaces”: Get information regarding the different areas of activity.

After you've logged in, you can find the droidcon Berlin 2015 Dashboard (Menu→ “My events”→ “droidcon Berlin 2015 Dashboard”). Under the menu point “Shift schedule” you can find an overview of all possible shifts at the conference. Please think about beforehand which time and shift suits you best. Furthermore, have a look at the area of activity of your shift. You have chosen an area of activity and a suitable time period? Perfect! We have made different categories based on these two criteria, just choose one and you are good to go!

We have received your data and know your desired shift and area of activity. Mid may we will get back to you with more detailed information about droidcon and about your specific area of responsibility.

The waiting list gives a chance to every interested volunteer who has registered too late. Of course, it can happen that registered volunteers cancel their participation so that the positions have to be filled. In the best case, waiting list candidates are spontaneous and flexible! The registration is the same, you only apply for the shift “waiting list”!

Usually, you will work in the area of activity you've chosen in the registration process. If plans have to be changed you would always be asked for your agreement first.

You will get a ticket for the whole duration of the conference (including food & drinks) and a droidcon Berlin 2015 shirt.

After your registration, you have the chance to switch shifts if other shifts are still available. Please delete your previous shift before registering for a new one.

Of course, something unexpected can happen in the meantime. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can redistribute your shift.

As a volunteer you will support us for 8 hours either for one shift of 8 hours or 2 shifts of 4 hours each. Some shifts which end late are shortened to 6 respectively 7 hours per shift.

Food and drinks are included in your free ticket for droidcon Berlin.

There will be an infocounter as a central gathering point. In addition to it, you will get more concrete information regarding the procedure of your shift at latest two weeks ahead of droidcon Berlin.

As a volunteer, you are not insured with droidcon Berlin but with your personal health insurance. In case of any property damages during construction or dismantling, the liability insurance of droidcon Berlin comes into effect.

Contact us by the following mail address: benni(at)droidcon.de