This year's location will be the GHotel in Hannover.
On Friday, December 1st, we’ll meet in the afternoon near Hannover main station. To give everyone ample time to arrive (and factoring in some Deutsche Bahn delays, too) we’ll stay in the area for at least 2 hours before heading to the hotel together. On Saturday, December 2nd, we'll have a conference room all day - two work sessions: one in the morning, one in the afternoon. Everybody gets their own desk and loads of undisturbed creative time. You choose what to work on. On Sunday, there's a third session in the morning before we wrap up around noon on December 3rd, 2023 and head home.
Registration and payment for the event is divided into two parts: 1) the retreat flat fee via this site with SCBWI Germany/Austria, and 2) your room with the hotel (if you need a room).
1) The retreat flat fee:
Price: €125 - to be paid to SCBWI GER/AT
This includes conference room on Saturday 8am to 6pm, and Sunday 8am to noon.
On Saturday: Use of conference room, WLAN, unlimited water and Apfelschorle; Coffee break around 10am with unlimited coffee, tea, savory snacks, yogurt; lunch (buffet or three-course meal of the day and 1 non-alcoholic drink), afternoon coffee break with unlimited coffee, tea, sweet snacks and fruits, dinner (buffet or three-course meal of the day and 1 non-alcoholic drink)
On Sunday: Use of conference room, WLAN, unlimited water and Apfelschorle; Coffee break around 10am with unlimited coffee, tea, savory snacks, yogurt; lunch (buffet or three-course meal of the day and 1 non-alcoholic drink)
2) The rooms:
If you need a hotel room, you will have to book your own room. (find roommates via the discord channel if you want to share) Ghotel has a number of rooms on hold for us – call and give the pass-phrase Winter Retreat to pick up one of these rooms. You can also book somewhere else or even via booking sites. PLEASE REMEMBER - keep cancellation in mind! If we can’t get at least 8 people to sign up for the event by October 31st, the event will NOT take place, and you might need to cancel your room. (I will not be able to cancel your room for you, but will send out emails immediately if this comes to pass)
Rooms via passcode "Winter Retreat" passcode
Fares: Single Room: €95 per night; Double: €131 per night
The room fare includes breakfast. If you live nearby or stay somewhere else, you don't have to book a room at the hotel. Attendance of the retreat is not tied to a room at Ghotel! You do need to book the retreat flat fee with SCBWI though!
You will find the Discord Channel #winterretreat near the top of our server's channel list. Meet fellow attendees and chat, plan, discuss the upcoming event.