Call for Papers

Will you cover my travel and accommodation costs?

As a speaker you will get free accmomodation during the conference at a nearby hotel for two nights .

Do I get a paid for my talk?

Being a community event we cannot pay our speakers, sadly. However, we will cover your accommodation expenses.

I've already bought a ticket. As a speaker, will I get a refund?

You can resell your ticket and there are usually plenty of thankful takers to be found. You can also make a cancellation (however you will have to pay cancellation fees).

Not found what you're looking for?

If you have more questions send us an email to info@berlinbuzzwords.de

Do I get free admittance as a speaker?

Yes, of course!

I've registered as a speaker for a previous #bbuzz and want to submit a paper

You just need to update your account. Log in with your username and password, don't worry if you've forgotten it you can reset it. On the main page click on "Berlin Buzzwords 2020: subscribe to event" and you will be asked if you want to join the group Berlin Buzzwords 2020. Click join and you will return to the main page. Now click on Dashboard and go to "Add Session" in order to submit your new abstract. Don't worry - it's much easier than it sounds.

When does the content of my session need to be ready?

Your talk needs to be final and complete on the day your are holding it. You do not need to send the final version to us before, however your short session description will be published online before the conference. In order to get readers interested in your session and make them come and see you talk, keep the description short (limited to 2,000 characters) but pack the most important points / questions into it.

My session is not published. Did you get it?

As long as you can access your session from the dashboard whilst logged in, it is saved and submitted correctly. You don't need to do anything else. 

Your session will be published once we have accepted it for the conference program. But no worries, we'll inform you via email before we'll publish it.

How do I know if my session has been selected?

We will let you know by email in the middle of March 2020.

Step-by-step: How does registration work?

Click here, fill out the form and submit it. The registration system will send you an email with a one time login link. Click the link and log in. Complete your profile and set a password so you can edit your profile later, submit another proposal or edit one you already submitted. Once you have created an account click My Dashboard to visit your dashboard and then Add Session to submit a proposal.

Tickets

Do you send my tickets to me by post?

No, you can download your ticket as a .pdf at the end of the check out process. You will also receive a confirmation email with the ticket attached. Please print it out or save it on your mobile phone to present at the registration desk.

I need to get a visa to come to Germany. Can you issue an invitation letter for me?

Yes, we can do that. After you have purchased your #bbuzz ticket, send us an e-mail to alex@plainschwarz.com with the subject line invitation letter bbuzz2020. The e-mail should include:

  • your complete name

  • date of birth

  • passport number

  • home address, as it is written in your passport, and telephone number

  • place of residence/name of the hotel in Berlin

  • contact details of the embassy/consulate/visa center the letter should be addressed to

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How much are tickets?

Trust Us: 460,- € Available until Dec 26

Early Bee: 550,- € Available until Mar 2

Standard: 685,- € Available until May 24

Standard - Group of 5+ : 560,- € Available until May 24

Last Minute: 990,- € Available from May 25

Reduced: 160,- €

* all prices include VAT and handling costs

Who is eligible for Reduced Price Tickets?

Pupils, students, people on social welfare, retirees and people with disabilities are eligible for reduced price tickets. Please note that you have to present corresponding documentation of eligibility at registration (student ID or another form of documentation that is valid in June 2020 or student ID from winter semester 2019/20 will be accepted at registration). 

I purchased a student ticket but will be finishing my studies before Berlin Buzzwords takes place in June. Can I still use the ticket?

Yes, if your student ID is still valid or has just expired that's OK. For example, a student ID from winter semester 2019/20 will be accepted at registration, but one from summer 2019 or earlier will be rejected.

I’ll be taking part in the Call for Submissions. Do I have to buy a ticket if my submission is accepted?

No, as a speaker you do not need to pay for a ticket.

I want to take part in the Call for Submissions. What happens if my abstract is rejected and I cannot buy an Early Bird Ticket anymore?

There are usually more submissions than slots available so unfortunately we always have to reject some sessions. If your submission is not accepted we will give you a 20% discount code for your ticket.

I want to take part in the Call for Submissions but will also buy a Trust us- or Earlybird-Ticket, just in case. Will I have the ticket costs reimbursed if my submission is accepted?

You can resell your ticket and there are usually plenty of thankful takers to be found. You can also make a cancellation (however you will have to pay cancellation fees).

I want to purchase a Trust us- or an Earlybird-Ticket but I’m not sure if I’ll actually be able to make it to Berlin Buzzwords. Can I return the ticket?

You can resell your ticket and there are usually plenty of thankful takers to be found. You can also make a cancellation (however you will have to pay cancellation fees).

How many people are needed to obtain a group ticket?

The discount is valid for groups of 5 or more attendees.

What is included in a Berlin Buzzwords Ticket?

All tickets are valid for the full three days and include free WiFi, food, snacks and drinks throughout the two conference days on Monday and Tuesday. You can also join the barcamp on Sunday.

How do I transfer my ticket to another person?

If you want to change the name of the ticket owner and make sure they get a printed name badge with their own name, please send an email to info@berlinbuzzwords.de. The email must include the ticket number and the name and email address of the new owner.

Changing ticket owner names is possible until May 25, 2020. Afterwards, we won’t be able to change the original name on the ticket. However, you can still sell or give your ticket to someone else. 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 cannot be shared.