A working document which outlines basic process and ways through which we can support one another to come to Brussels and have a great experience, a shared one. Got questions? Ask them in a comment please.
#OpenVillage 19-21 October, Brussels
19 October: La Serre, Rue Gray 171, near Place Flagey (learn more).
20, 21 October: Au Quai, Quai du Hainaut 23, on the canal (learn more)
The general norm is: everyone who is confirmed to participate is expected and encouraged to make their own travel arrangements.
As part of the opencare research project funded by the European Commission, we have been offering support to active session leaders and contributors, as acknowledgment of good work. The amount is generic - 300 eur and should (at least partially) cover flights/ train rides etc and lodging. The procedure is that you expected to buy the tickets or book lodging, then get reimbursed up to the 300 eur amount. Exceptions are dealt with on a case by case basis - especially in light of more expensive travels i.e. community members coming from outside of Europe.
Please contact email@example.com for assistance.
List of participants with agreement for travel support
Fabio Balli and Bernard Dugas
Anthony Di Franco
+Team members in OpenVillage MENA
ACCOMMODATION IN BRUSSELS
We will book a number of (shared) rooms for community members, now looking for the right location and price. If you have any tips for a great airbnb, let us know.
If you are interested in sharing a room or need a single room, or need help finding something on your own, please leave a comment below stating the number of nights and dates you will be in town, and we’ll try to help. This goes as long as there are spots available.
**When claiming accommodation please commit to supporting the festival from now on:
- Create a new discussion topic where you offer to contribute to a general planning task - we especially need media documentation, blogging before and after the event, and people with production and hosting skills to keep us all on track!
- Join the CountOnMe list and help spread the community news - every three days you will get three headlines handpicked by Owen. Share one, two or all of them with your networks.
- Share your favourite session on social media, and with your friends in your networks - pick one of them from the festival official website and add #openvillage hashtag so we see your tweet/ post.
List of participants looking for accommodation support and covered by Edgeryders:
Rachel Aronoff, Cindy Regalado, Simon Grant/ asimong, Bernard McClinghey (Apartment for 4)
Alex Levene, Fabio Balli & Bernard (Apartment for 3)
Olia Lykhopiy (stays in Gent)
Eric Osiakwan (Apartment for 1)
Anthony (Apartment for 1-2)
Still to sort :
La Serre: Day 1 event venue is 171, Rue Gray, Ixelles (a 20 min bus ride from Gare du Midi and Gare Centrale).
Au Quai: Day 2 and Day 3 event venue is 23 Quai de Hainaut, Molenbeek (a 20 min tram ride from Gare du Midi and 15 min metro ride from Gare Centrale)
NOT SURE IF YOU CAN MAKE IT OTHERWISE? HOW TO ACCESS SUPPORT
If you have contributed a story, a proposal, have dedicated some good hours to the festival organisation working with Noemi, Natalia, Gehan, Winnie, Frank, Nicole & co… and would need help to get to Brussels, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For financial support and advice please email email@example.com
If you’ve been offered a travel grant, make sure you book affordable routes, are mindful of the costs and collect receipts in order to get reimbursed.
For all mattes, or tips and tricks onsite, ask by commenting here below. All of us in Brussels will try to jump in with solutions to the extent we can.