European Community Weekend 2016

post by nino · 2015-12-16T18:25:36.912Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 7 comments

We are happy to announce the LessWrong Community Weekend 2016! From September 2 to September 4 awesome people from all across Europe are coming to Berlin to meet, exchange ideas, and start projects together.

The event will happen at Jugendherberge Wannsee which features several seminar rooms for talks, workshops, and discussions, as well as comfortable open spaces to socialize and relax. It also provides on-site accommodation (shared rooms, 4 beds) for everyone.

Costs are €150. This includes accommodation for two nights, meals and snacks, and a welcome lunch on Friday.

Like the last two years the event will have some long-form talks, workshops and group activities. However, the weekend is largely participant-driven: There’ll be lots of free space for offering talks and activities of your own. (examples from last year: lightning talks, workouts before meals, improv singing, acrobatics, swimming in the lake, stargazing, …) Providing a space that’s suitable for forming bonds between people and reconnecting with friends is a major focus.

You don’t need to be able to speak German to attend. Nearly all talks and discussions will be in English.

Last time a number of people stayed a couple of days longer to explore Berlin, go bouldering etc. That was super fun and we invite you to plan for it. We will coordinate couch-surfing opportunities to avoid the need for boring hotels.

To sign up, fill out this form.


When: Friday September 2, 12:00 – Sunday September 4, 18:00, 2016
Where: Jugendherberge Am Wannsee, Berlin
Price: €150
Sign-up: here

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us at

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Nino, Christian, Marcel, Daniel, J*, Alexander, Irina
LessWrong Deutschland e.V.


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comment by Tenoke · 2015-12-20T12:20:22.544Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

What is the latest time that I can sign up and realistically expect that there'll be spaces left? I am interested, but I can't really commit 10 months in advance.

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comment by blob · 2015-12-26T10:50:22.540Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

There's a good chance you'll be able to participate even if you sign up late. We plan for more participants this time (100 instead of 80) and will also stagger signups in a way keeps some tickets available until a month in advance. If you want to be sure, committing now remains the best option though.

comment by nino · 2015-12-22T15:03:01.739Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I can't give you an exact time, but if you need a few months until you can sign up, your chances will be improved by providing content (e.g. lightning talks). If I remember correctly, last time it took about 6 months until all spots were filled, but it may well be sooner this time.

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comment by nyralech · 2015-12-22T21:31:33.776Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Having a list where people can sign up to be notified when spots are running low would be very useful.

comment by FourFire · 2016-05-25T08:55:01.519Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

How is availability right now?

I'm looking to attend at least one Community event this year.

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comment by nino · 2016-05-29T12:47:02.407Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

There are about 20 spots left and we seem to be getting 5–15 sign-ups per month. So if you want to attend, don't wait too long :)

comment by rpmcruz · 2016-02-17T16:05:33.643Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I am very much interested, but I will need to confirm closer to the date... I need time to convince my girlfriend... :P