Time and place of the conference
When will the conference take place exactly?
We want to start on Friday 1st, 2002 in the early afternoon and will end on Sunday 3rd, 2002 in the afternoon. More exact information follows if we know ourselves.
Where will the conference take place?
The conference will take place in the building of mathematics at the Technische Universität Berlin.
Technische Universität Berlin
Gebäude 9 (Mathematics building)
Straße des 17. Juni 136
10623 Berlin (Charlottenburg)
- Web-Site of the Technische Universität
- Online city map
- Overview map of the university
- Mathematics building
How do I get to the Technische Universität Berlin?
All public transportation is described to the stop Ernst-Reuter-Platz. From there you walk the Straße des 17. Juni direction Tiergarten. On the left side is the building (No. 136).
If I want to use public transportation in Berlin?
Use U2 oder U12 to Ernst-Reuter-Platz.
If I want to take the train?
Use the train to station Zoologischer Garten. Continue with U2 or U12 direction Ruhleben to Ernst-Reuter-Platz (1 stop).
If I come by airplane?
From airport Berlin-Tegel
Use bus 109 (cheaper, slower) or bus X9 (faster, more expensive) to Ernst-Reuter-Platz.
From airport Berlin-Schönefeld
Use S9 to station Zoologischer Garten. Continue with U2 or U12 direction Ruhleben to Ernst-Reuter-Platz (1 stop).
From airport Berlin-Tempelhof
Use U6 direction Alt-Tegel to Stadtmitte (4 stops). Continue with the U2 direction Ruhleben to Ernst-Reuter-Platz (9 stops).
If I have to use a car?
From the North (e.g. Hamburg, Rostock)
Use the A111 to enter Berlin. Leave at exit Kaiserdamm, then continue direction center/Mitte to Ernst-Reuter-Platz/Straße des 17. Juni.
Von Westen/Süden (Hannover, Nürnberg etc.)
Use the A115 to enter Berlin. Leave at exit Kaiserdamm, then continue direction center/Mitte to Ernst-Reuter-Platz/Straße des 17. Juni
Von Süd-Osten (Dresden etc.)
Use the Berliner Ring until you reach the A115. Enter Berlin and leave at exit Kaiserdamm, then continue direction center/Mitte to Ernst-Reuter-Platz/Straße des 17. Juni
Further important details about attending the conference
Is there a conference fee?
We don't require a conference fee, but we would appreciate if you would contribute to the funding of the conference with some amount (standard value: 8 EUR).
In any case, however, you please register yourself by firstname.lastname@example.org or use the registration form. We need that to get an organizational overview
What about registration?
Please, please, register for the conference. Right now we have no idea how many people will come and you help us very much if you send a short registration to email@example.com.
What about a get together?
For Saturday evening we are planning a get together.
What about food?
At all three days during the conference we will offer simple, vegetarian food.
Where can I sleep?
Presumably we can not arrange for accommodation for people we did not invite as speakers. So you need to sleep at friends you may have in Berlin or book a room.
Very cheap accommodation is available at
- Pensionen in Berlin (from 13 EUR)
- David's Cozy Backpacker's Home (from 9 EUR)
- Studentenhotel Meininger 10 (from 12.50 EUR)
- Die Fabrik (from 15 EUR)
A common overview over accommodation at all rates is available at the page about accommodation of the city of Berlin (German) or at the Berlin Tourist Information (English, including online reservation).
The Technische Universität is located in Charlottenburg. Hotels in this district or the neighboring districts Wilmersdorf, Tiergarten or Wedding are relatively close to the place where the conference takes place.
May I have all that on paper and up-to-date?
The conference office will provide a folder with much information.
About the organization of the conference
Who is the organizer of the conference?
Official organizer of the conference is the Projekt Oekonux e.V. working together with the AStA der TU Berlin. Some presentations are supported by Helle Panke e.V..
At this point we thank all named and unnamed supporters of the conference for their involvement without which the conference would not be possible.
About the presentations
Which sort of presentations are planned?
We distinguish between several sorts of presentations:
Presentation of a project
A project is presented during a talk. Demonstrations are possible. The talk is followed by a discussion.
A particular thought or a bunch of them is presented in the form of a talk. The talk is followed by a discussion.
One or more contributors prepare on-the-spot presentations about the topic of the workshop. However, the presentation is characterized by the discussion of all people present.
Similar to a workshop but with more emphasize on the discussion by the panel.
This lines up presentations internal to the project (but nonetheless public), with a more formalized character.
Free discussions (BOFs)
Planned and/or spontaneously created sessions, which will discuss a topic without previously prepared material among all people present.
Other forms of presentations are possible. Depends on what is offered to us.
How many presentations are planned in total?
There will be between twenty and thirty planned presentations, which are announced in the Program. Open discussions round may be added spontaneously.
How many presentations will run in parallel?
At the moment we plan up to three parallel tracks.
Is there a program?
You may view the program in various forms.
May I give a talk or present a workshop?
Please submit a short outline of your intentions to Project Oekonux by
1. September 2002
Please do not use a proprietary format. In general plain ASCII text suffices completely. We are convinced by content - not by appearance.
Please note our Call for Papers.
Is it possible to have spontaneous BOF sessions?
It is not only possible but wanted. We will make available one room for BOF sessions.
About the visitors of the conference
What is the target group of the conference?
The conference is a means to understand each other in the Project Oekonux and with other people who come to similar questions in their field. This includes Free hardware projects as well as political analyses.
Open-mindedness regarding other approaches but also the possibility of sustaining criticism are important, but above all a desire for a (joint) development is needed.
How many people do you expect at the conference?
The first conference has been attended by about 170 persons. We will be able to give estimates by the demand for registration.
Helping the conference
Does it help if I register?
It definitely will help us if you register for the conference. Then we can estimate better for how many people we need to be prepared.
May I tell others about the conference?
This is one of the most easy ways to help the conference.
Do you have a logo I can put on a web site?
We have a collection of logos for the conference.
Do you need money?
If it is possible for you, you may support the conference by donating some money.
Do you need help during the conference itself?
We need people for different tasks on the conference. If you would like to do that, please contact the Oekonux projekt team. Meanwhile there is an own mailing list for helpers.
Do you need translators?
On the conference we need people, who are ready to translate simultaneously German/English, or English/German, respectively, for a small group of persons. Please contact the Oekonux projekt team.
Where can I ask further questions, mention wishes, make suggestions, or complain?
For all questions, wishes, suggestions, and complaints about the conference please contact the Oekonux projekt team.