We recommend getting a place to sleep during the congress early. There are various possibilities. If you can afford it, getting a hotel room is probably the best, with a real bed and a real shower. If you are lucky enough to have friends in the capital you can bother between Christmas and New Year, getting a couch to crash on may also be neat. Now, what if you don’t happen to have these options? Then the gym is for you.
The gym is only two underground stations away from the congress venue. Staying there will cost you 5 € per night. You can buy tickets at the entrance of the bcc where you also buy your congress ticket. And please buy them there before you head for the gym: Showing up at the gym without a valid ticket won’t get you a place to sleep. You can decide whether you want to buy tickets in advance for all days or just for a day. The gym is open from December 26th from around 6pm and you must check out before noon on December, 31st, the latest. Bring your own sleeping bags and mats and enjoy showers there with the other guests, just like in school after P.E. – fun!
We want to stress that the gym is one of the parts that make the congress different from a “normal, commercial” conference. The 5 € we take will probably not cover our costs. Economically, this doesn’t make sense. However, we understand that a relevant part of our audience fall into the “young, gifted, and penniless” category and the congress wouldn’t be the same if we wouldn’t offer something for them.