Yay! The registration for Sweden Social Web Camp is now open! In this post you will find information on how to join, what to pay and what to expect!
Update 1: Since yesterday afternoon we got 82 registration!
Update 2: Almost all beds have been taken now. If you don’t want to camp, there is a hostel in Järnavik. The downside is that it is not on the island. We will arrange late ferries, but still, it’s not on the island. Another option is renting a boat in Karlshamn or Karlskrona and anchor in the harbor. If someone has a big military like tent and want to offer fellow campers space in it, that could be an interesting alternative.
Update 3: Campers, you will have access to showers etc located in the camping service building. We will work hard on wifi-enable the camping area.
Over 380 social web folks are in camping mode, and as you know I have booked an entire island for us, Tjärö in Blekinge archipelago. With all the buzz and interest the event has generated I am sure that the weekend 21 to 23 of August will be quite unlike any other web event.
There are 100 beds on the island, and a great meadow for camping. If you want to assure yourself of a bed, I recommend a speedy booking, although camping is of course the only real alternativeâ€¦
For those of you who have not followed this project from the start it might be helpful to know that Sweden Social Web Camp is not a regular web conference. It’s more of an unconference or a barcamp. And most of all its an opportunity to hang out with other social web nerds. Here is SSWC put in the words of my original post:
“We’ll meet by a quiet lake, beautiful sea or a red cottage and talk about the social web. Some activities are pre-planned, but the agenda will mostly be set by the participants. Demo your latest project. Start a discussion on a topic you care about. Or present something you have learned.
We do all this barefooted, sipping a cold beer, watching the sunset. And then we gather by the fire and chat late into the warm Swedish summer night.”
Sounds great? It will be. Here is how you register:
- Pay the 600 SEK registration fee.
The fee covers ferry, dinner on Saturday, brunch on Sunday, infrastructure and includes a buffer for unexpected outlays.
NB. Almost all beds have been taken now. If you don’t want to camp, there is a hostel in Järnavik. The downside is that it is not on the island. We will arrange late ferries (15 minutes ride), but still, it’s not on the island. Another option is renting a boat in Karlshamn or Karlskrona and anchor in the harbor. If someone has a big military like tent and want to offer fellow campers space in it, that could be an interesting alternative.
Register and pay with with credit card or PayPal by clicking on this button:
- Book your room or camping space.
Once you registered you will be redirected to a page with instructions for how to book your housing. I have negotiated a price that includes breakfast, the STF-fee and room cleaning. Rates (below) depend on your preferred standard. If you want to anchor with your pirate ship you can of course do so.
If you end up with an odd bed in your room I hope you will share it with a fellow camper. The more people we can cram in, the merrier.
150 SEK first night
75 SEK second night
Bed in shared room (3-4-5-6 beds)
Double room with WC and shower
Prices does not include sheets. Bring your own, or rent. If you stay only one night (why should you?) prices will be slightly different.