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Order congress wear until Sunday!

This is a kind reminder to all of you out there who haven’t ordered tickets and congress wear yet: Now is the time to do it!

We need to order the clothes soon. Pre-ordering them in the online ticket system will only be possible until Sunday, November 18th. The ticket-presale however will stay online.

Please go to presale.events.ccc.de and preorder your shirt, hoodie or zipper.

More mock ups of the congress wear are available in the congress wiki:

Zipper Women Navy

CCH: A brief introduction

The Congress Center Hamburg is located just a few minutes away from the Dammtor train station which is a major transport hub of northern Germany and also within the public transport network of Hamburg. Light rail is called S-Bahn and in the Dammtor station you will find the lines S11, S21 and S31. The subway station is called »Stephansplatz« and is on the U1 line. The “Dammtor” station is also a major train station for long distance trains (e.g. ICEs) to Scandinavia, Berlin, Hannover and further into Europe.

Close to the CCH are areas like Schanzenviertel, Alster, Reeperbahn, Jungfernstieg and lot’s of other interesting places where you can hang around or party. For food you probably want to have a look around the area around the campus of Hamburg University (north of the venue), around Grindelallee or from Dammtor to Gaensemarkt.

Luftaufnahme CCH Foto: cch.de

Moving to the new venue also means we will have bigger halls for the lectures: The biggest one already fits nearly as much people as the whole bcc did (on paper ;)

Another one has a nominal capacity of 800 people – that’s close to the old bcc capacity of bcc’s big hall Saal 1. The third one will be smaller, with nominal space for around 380 persons it provides an amount of seats similar to Saal 2 or Saal 3 in Berlin.

There will again be space for you and your projects, and – as you already have read in the blog post on assemblies – some more space for small scale talks and workshops all around the building.

Of course, there will be a lounge as well!

Ticket-Vorverkauf für den 29. Chaos Communication Congress

Der Vorverkauf der Eintrittskarten für den 29. Chaos Communication Congress 29C3, der dieses Jahr in Hamburg stattfindet, beginnt heute.

Tickets gibt es unter https://presale.events.ccc.de/

Der diesjährige Congress steht unter dem Motto “Not my department” und wird sich mit den Konsequenzen nicht nur des eigenen Forschungsdrangs auseinandersetzen – von Überwachungssystemen, Drohnen- und Schwarmintelligenzsteuerung bis zu Biohacking. [1]1 Gleichzeitig geht es um das Streben der Hackerszene danach, Technologien und gesellschaftliche Abläufe zu erforschen und neu zusammenzusetzen, die auf den ersten Blick auch in die Kategorie “not our department” fallen.

Da die Veranstaltung auf vielfachen Wunsch in ein neues, größeres Gebäude in Hamburg umziehen wird, sind leider auch die Kosten deutlich gestiegen. Um jedoch dem traditionellen Anspruch des Chaos Computer Clubs (CCC) gerecht zu werden, alle Besucher ohne Geldbeutel-Diskriminierung willkommen zu heißen, gibt es diesmal eine freiwillige Preisstaffelung vom nicht-kostendeckenden Standard-Ticket für 80 Euro über Unterstützer-Tickets für 100 und 120 Euro bis zum Business-Ticket für 350 Euro. Besucher sind aufgerufen, sich verantwortlich entsprechend ihrer Zahlungsfähigkeit für einen Ticketpreis zu entscheiden. Im Vorverkauf gibt es nun zudem die Möglichkeit, T-Shirts und sonstige Textilien im 29C3-Design vorzubestellen.

Der Congress bietet dieses Jahr ein spannendes und wie immer hochkarätiges Programm mit über neunzig Vorträgen, die aus mehreren hundert Einreichungen ausgewählt werden. Neu auf diesem Congress sind die Assemblies, die – ähnlich den Villages auf den CCC-Camps – Raum für Gruppen und Projekte bieten, um während der gesamten Veranstaltung ihre Aktivitäten zu präsentieren und zusammen mit anderen Besuchern weiterzuentwickeln. [2]2 Das Vortragsprogramm wird veröffentlicht, sobald Ende November die erste Version des Fahrplans vorliegt.

Links:
1 Tom Lehrer: Wernher von Braun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEJ9HrZq7Ro
2 Planungen für die Assembilies im Veranstaltungs-Wiki: https://events.ccc.de/congress/2012/wiki/Assemblies

 

Assemblies

We want you to bring more of that Camp feeling to the Congress! The event suffered from stagnation over the past few years. This time you can shape the conference a lot more than you already did in Berlin. To start that transformation, there’ll be a new thing called Assemblies. Ideally, these should work much like Villages on the Camp, but not exactly the same way.

Up to 28C3 last year we’ve assigned seats and tables to projects that registered in the wiki beforehand. Space has been a very scarce resource, thus we had to keep a close eye on allocation. Hopefully, that will change for the better in the CCH. Naturally we can’t guarantee this, because we don’t know how many people will come there. It might turn out that we can realize only some parts of what we dream of. It is an experiment, and as such may as well result in failure.

So what exactly shall those Assembly things be?

In contrast to projects on past Congresses, which have been centered around the work that people do, Assemblies focus on social groups of people. Obviously there will still be projects, but they’ll rather be parts of an Assembly than stand alone. If you are a group of hackers who like to work and hang out together, you might consider setting up a home base on 29C3. Bring your toys, work on projects, have fun and let others participate in what you’re doing! That’s what an Assembly is all about.

Assemblies are also invited to decorate their spot on the Congress as long as everything you bring with you does not block exit paths and is not inflammable. These two requirements are important, and if your installations don’t fulfill them, we’ll be forced to remove them.

Last but not least, letting others participate in what you know – and what you’re doing – is central for everything going on at the conference. We want you to share your knowledge and thus we’d like to try something. If people in your Assembly want to offer workshops or maybe lectures on a small scale, maybe there’ll be enough space for you to integrate a workshop area into your Assembly. We will not provide projectors, canvas or anything apart from chairs and tables, but probably you’ve got those anyway. But please, don’t bring PAs or other sound systems, since your neighbors won’t like the cacophony of a dozen Assemblies around playing all kinds of different music.

If you would like to have small-scale workshops in your Assembly, tell us what you’re planning and for how many people. Please be as specific as possible. We will probably not allocate extra workshop space for your Assembly, if you haven’t published something like a schedule on your Assembly page. For now it will be sufficient to list topics and speakers, later we’d like to see a timetable as well.

So, that’s the general idea. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to reach that ideal inside a building. The place is big, okay, but still limited. As a consequence, we’ll probably be forced to monitor and adjust allocation of space to the individual Assemblies. So we need you to inform us about what you’d like to do, how much space you’ll need, what you’d like to bring with you, how much power your gear will consume, etc…

The conference wiki, which will go public soon, makes use of semantic wiki data. We’re currently still working out some aspects related to information about Assemblies, but once we’re done you should create a wiki page describing your Assembly and tell us all we need to know. The more you tell us about your plans the better your chances that you’ll actually get what you want. Even though you won’t be able to enter that information into the wiki right from the start, please start thinking about it now. We’ll inform you once we’re done with creating all those semantic forms and templates.

For bigger workshops there will be workshop rooms. So if you’re planning to work with a group of let’s say 20 people, you’ll probably want reserve a time slot there. We will soon post a howto on doing this.

You’d better start planning for your Assembly now. Participate and share with others! The Congress is made by you, so help making it what you think it should be.

Mit der Bahn ab 89,- Euro zum 29c3

English Version

Die Deutsche Bahn hat für den Congress ein begrenztes Kontingent an verbilligten Fahrkarten zur Verfügung gestellt, welche von euch günstig erworben werden können. Erstmals sind dabei zugungebundene Tickets auch online buchbar.

Im Gegensatz zu letztem Jahr und zum Camp gibt es nicht nur zwei, sondern vier Fahrkartentypen: zuggebundene Fahrkarten (bei der Buchung muss sich für einen Zug entschieden werden) und zugungebundene Fahrkarten (Einsteigen, losfahren), das Ganze jeweils in der ersten oder zweiten Klasse, online und telefonisch buchbar.

Online:

Telefonisch:

    1. Klasse, zuggebunden: 99,00Euro
    1. Klasse, zuggebunden: 159,00 Euro
  • Ohne Zugbindung: + 30,00 Euro
  • Nur telefonisch buchbar:
    • Deutschland: +49 (0)1805 / 31 11 53 (0,14 €/min)
    • Schweiz: 044/247 75 42
    • Niederlande: 071 5161257
    • Belgien: 070-654321 (0,15 €/min)

Features von allen Tickets:

  • Gültig für eine Hin- und Rückfahrt: Beliebiger DB-Bahnhof > Hamburg > Beliebiger DB-Bahnhof
  • Frühste Hinfahrt: 24.12.2012
  • Späteste Rückfahrt: 04.01.2013
  • Umtausch/Erstattung bis ersten Geltungstag: 15 Euro
  • Buchbar ab 92 Tagen vor erstem Geltungstag, frühestens aber ab 17.10.2012
  • Buchbar bis drei Tage vor erstem Geltungstag
  • Limitiertes Platzangebot für die zuggebundenen Fahrkarten. Wenn weg, dann weg.
  • Zugungebundene Fahrkarten unbegrenzt verfügbar.
  • Reservierungen sind nicht im Preis inbegriffen

Buchbar sind die Tickets ausschließlich über die sog. Veranstaltungshotline der Bahn – die Rufnummern findet ihr oben (außer die Onlinetickets, die gibt es nur – wer hätte es gedacht – online). Dort das Kennwort “29C3” bzw. “Chaos Communication Congress” nennen.

Die Tickets müssen telefonisch bestellt und auch gleich per Lastschrift oder Kreditkarte bezahlt werden – abgeholt werden müssen die Tickets als sog. BahnTix am DB-Automaten. Onlinetickets kommen als PDF oder gegen Aufschlag per Post.

BahnCard 25- und BahnCard 50-Rabatt werden nicht gewährt. Ein Erwerb des Veranstaltungsbahntickets im Zug ist nicht möglich. Ein nachträglicher Klassenübergang ist ausgeschlossen.

Bei Fragen wendet euch bitte direkt an Martin per Mail (martin@muc.ccc.de) oder hinterlasst einen Kommentar.



The German railway company, Deutsche Bahn, has kindly allotted us a quota of special price train tickets. For the first time, also flexible (“regular”) Tickets can be booked online.

Compared to last year, you can now choose between four types of tickets: fixed tickets (you have to choos a train at the time of booking your ticket) and regular tickets (you hop on every train you like), bookable on- and offline, first or second class.

Online:

Offline:

    1. class, fixed: 99,00Euro
    1. class, fixed: 159,00 Euro
  • Regular, flexible ticket: add 30,00 Euro
  • Only bookable by calling one of the following numbers:
    • Germany: +49 (0)1805 / 31 11 53 (0,14 €/min)
    • Swiss: 044/247 75 42
    • Netherlands: 071 5161257
    • Belgium: 070-654321 (0,15 €/min)

Features of your train-ticket:

  • Valid for a round-trip: Any DB-Station > Hamburg > Any DB-Station
  • Earliest possible day of travel: 24.12.2012
  • Last possible day of travel: 04.01.2013
  • Exchange/Refund-fee before first day of ticket-validity: 15 Euro
  • Bookable 92 days before first day of travel, at earliest the 17.10.2012
  • Ticket can be purchased until 3 days prior departure
  • Fixed tickets only available while supplies last
  • Regular tickets are available without limitation.
  • Seating-reservation is not included and subject to further charges.

The tickets may only be booked by calling one of the mentioned hotlines above (except online-tickets. Those can – obviously – only be booked online). State “29C3” or “Chaos Communication Congress” at time of booking.

All booked tickets have to be payed by direct debit or credit card – afterwards you can collect them as “BahnTix” at any DB-vendingmachine near you. Onlinetickets will be delivered as PDF or (with additional costs) by snailmail..

BahnCard 25- and BahnCard 50-rebate is not granted on this tickets. You can’t buy this tickets on board of the train. Change of class is not possible.

If you have any questions concerning this offer, please contact Martin directly by Mail (martin@muc.ccc.de) or leave your message in the comments.

29C3 – Tickets and Pricing

29C3 will cost us much more than standard tickets priced at 80 EUR will pay. Thus we’ll sell supporter tickets for 100 and 120 EUR. Please consider buying one of these. Help us minimize our losses and support others who can’t afford paying much more! Thanks a lot! :)

Moving the 29C3 to Hamburg will cost a lot of money. As far as we know yet, 80 EUR for a standard ticket will not cover those costs, even if a lot more people will show up at the conference. If we wanted 29C3 to make no loss, based on our current calculation, the price for a conference ticket should be something around 100 to 120 EUR.

Anyway, we will not raise the price for a standard ticket, keeping it at 80 EUR, since we know that some of you can’t afford paying more. For those of you who can’t even pay 80 EUR, please contact 29c3-friends@cccv.de and tell us a bit about yourself, what you’re doing and how much you could pay. Be sure, we’ll find a solution.

BUT, if you feel you can afford it, and if you feel that Congress might be worth it, please consider buying a supporter ticket. We sell these in two versions, one for 100 and the other one for 120 EUR. Which one you choose, if any, depends on you.

If you want your company to buy a ticket for you, or if you’d simply like to pay a bit more, we sell business tickets for 350 EUR. Please note that this is the only ticket type that comes with an invoice including a name and an address.