Educational leave (Bildungsurlaub)

We are happy to announce that droidcon Berlin has been accepted as a learning event. Employees who are working for a Berlin-based company (or based in Saarland) have the chance to request educational leave from their employer. You can find a general overview with information regarding the educational leave here.


Requirement for being able to apply for an educational leave is being employed in Berlin respectively Saarland. Well, having kind of a connection to the field of mobile development would be awesome as well :-)
Important: The job location is decisive and not your place of residence (e.g. you are living in Berlin but working in Cologne → unfortunately you cannot apply for an educational leave in this case!)

Application forms

In the bottom part of this page you can find a document called "Bildungsveranstaltung_Bescheid_Berlin". You have to present this application form to your employer!

What't the next step?

With the "Bildungsveranstaltung_Bescheid_Berlin" you can refer to your employer. More information here. The application for exemption has to be handed in 4-6 weeks ahead of the event. You can download the example “Beispielantrag Bildungsurlaub” below.

We will provide a registration confirmation with title, time period and the approval of the event format. After the conference, you will need a certificate of participation in order to propound to your employer. Please come to our Infocounter at droidcon Berlin to register for the form.

In case of any open questions, please contact us at benni(at)

You are still looking for a convincing argumentation for your educational leave during droidcon Berlin 2015?

droidcon is a global developer conference series and a network focusing on the best of Android. The idea behind droidcon is to support the Android platform and create a global network for developers and companies. We offer a conference with international speakers, more than 45 hours of program with around 1.000 Android enthusiasts. The conference starts with the barcamp on Wednesday, followed by the two main conference days on Thursday and Friday. Last but not least attendees can join our hackathon on Saturday.

Some of the main topics of droidcon Berlin will be:
- architecture
- languages
- wearables
- UI / UX
- code quality
- automotive

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin!