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Vision Retreat

The ‘Vision Retreat’ is designed to empower all SIA organizers in reflecting on the progress of their activities throughout 2018 and strategize on how to further develop the program. In interactive sessions we leverage the international dimension of SIA’s growing team to learn from each other and co-create around topics such as education, incubation, partnerships or ecosystem building.

 

How to Prepare for the Vision Retreat

Please consider the following action items. They will help you to capitalize on what the retreat has to offer.

  • Make sure that you are free to focus on the group and the agenda throughout the time in Tbilisi. Important to do’s? Scheduled calls from Tbilisi? We made sure there is enough of free slots for you to work on that.
  • Prepare your financial statements for 2018 as well as your budget for 2019. This will help you to mirror your strategic outlook with your financial realities. Please use the official SIA template and send both documents via Slack to @ana.janosev until October 31st at the latest.
  • Please make sure that the winners and partners that you bring with you are aware of the agenda, logistics, how to prepare, etc.
  • All participants are obliged to sign the Terms and Conditions Agreement (winners, coordinators, partners etc.). You will receive the agreement at the venue. Read the Terms and Conditions Agreement here.
  • Please bring your laptops, as you might need them to work on during the sessions.
  • On the last night of the Summit, we’ll have a “Global Village”, where each country represented at the Summit will present their culture, food, and drinks. We encourage you to bring some local/national drink or sweets (or anything else that represents your culture and fits in your luggage) to share with other participants and show the rich diversity of our global community.
  • Any other questions? Please post your question in the respective Slack channel#sia_summit.

 

Agenda at a glance

Tuesday, November 6th serves as the day of arrival. We await you gladly at the event location, where you have the opportunity to chill out in our SIA lounge, do some work, or stroll around the city. You can check-in at your room at 3pm at the latest (some rooms are available from 8am onwards). In the evening, we gather for the official Opening Ceremony at 8pm. Afterwards we gather for a welcome reception, enjoying some food and drinks and getting to know each other better.

 

Wednesday, November 7th

 

07:00 - 09:00 | Breakfast

09:00 - 10:30 | Reconnecting

10:30 - 10:45 | Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:30 | International Updates

12:30 - 13:30 | Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:30 | Impact Assessment

14:45 - 16:00 | Reflection Lab I

16:00 - 16:15 | Coffee Break

16:15 - 18:00 | Reflection Lab II

18:00 - 19:00 | Free time

19:00 | Dinner

Thursday, November 8th

 

07:00 - 09:00 | Breakfast

09:00 - 11:30 | Vision Building

11:30 - 11:45 | Coffee Break

11:45 - 13:00 | Vision Building

13:00 - 14:30 | Lunch Break

14:30 - 16:30 | Hacking Fundraising

16:45 - 17:45 | Open Space

17:45 - 18:30 | Advisory Board Selection

18:30 - 19:00 | Free time

19:00 | Dinner

20:00 - 21:30 | Fireside Talk

Friday, November 9th

 

07:00 - 10:00 | Breakfast

10:00 - 12:30 | Community Identity

12:30 - 13:30 | Lunch Break

13:30 - 15:00 | Take It Forward

15:00 - 16:00 | Team Track Closing

16:00 - 17:00 | Closing Ceremony

17:00 - 18:30 | Free time

18:30 | Dinner

19:30 | Global Village

21:30 | Grand After Party

Saturday, November 10th serves as the day of departure (unless you want to stay longer in Georgia privately). Please check-out until 12 o’clock. We offer you a sightseeing tour through the old town of Tbilisi, in case you haven’t had the chance yet to explore the city.

 

 

Summit Tickets

There are four types of tickets for SIA Summit 2018. Please note that all tickets include accommodation and food for the respective periods. Learn more about the four ticket types:

Winners Ticket

Ticket price: 200 € (excl. VAT).
 
This ticket is exclusively for members of ventures that won SIA 2018 in their respective country (jury award winners and community award winners). Important: Each winning team receives one free Winners Ticket.
 
This ticket includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation at our venue Fabrika from Nov 6th to 10th (2-4 persons per room)
  • 4x breakfast (Nov 7th-10th)
  • 3x lunch (Nov 7th-9th)
  • 4x dinner (Nov 6th-9th) 
  • Coffee breaks throughout the day
  • Access to opening and closing ceremony
  • Access to all sessions of the 'Impact Camp'
  • Access to Summit After-Party on Friday (Nov 9th)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Tbilisi on Saturday (Nov 10th)

The ticket does neither include travel costs to/from Tbilisi nor transportation within Tbilisi city. Please note that the entire event is heavily subsidized by SIA International allowing us to keep the prices that low.

Team Ticket

Ticket price: 200 € (excl. VAT).
 
This ticket is exclusively for SIA organizers (i.e. team members of SIA's current licensees). Important: Each licensee receives one free Team Ticket.
 
This ticket includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation at our venue Fabrika from Nov 6th to 10th (double-bed rooms)
  • 4x breakfast (Nov 7th-10th)
  • 3x lunch (Nov 7th-9th)
  • 4x dinner (Nov 6th-9th)
  • Coffee breaks throughout the day
  • Access to opening and closing ceremony
  • Access to all sessions of the 'Vision Retreat'
  • Access to Summit After-Party on Friday (Nov 9th)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Tbilisi on Saturday (Nov 10th)

The ticket does neither include travel costs to/from Tbilisi nor transportation within Tbilisi city. Please note that the entire event is heavily subsidized by SIA International allowing us to keep the prices that low.

Onboarding Ticket

Ticket price: 250 € (excl. VAT).
 
This ticket is exclusively for organizations that are working on becoming SIA licensees in the future.
 
This ticket includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation at our venue Fabrika from Nov 6th to 10th (double-bed rooms)
  • 4x breakfast (Nov 7th-10th)
  • 3x lunch (Nov 7th-9th)
  • 4x dinner (Nov 6th-9th)
  • Coffee breaks throughout the day
  • Access to opening and closing ceremony
  • Access to all sessions of the 'Vision Retreat' (including dedicated onboarding sessions)
  • Access to Summit After-Party on Friday (Nov 9th)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Tbilisi on Saturday (Nov 10th)

The ticket does neither include travel costs to/from Tbilisi nor transportation within Tbilisi city. Please note that the entire event is heavily subsidized by SIA International allowing us to keep the prices that low. The price is slightly higher than for existing licensees as they contribute to the Summit costs with their license fees.

Global Partner Ticket

Ticket price: 250 € (excl. VAT, excl. accommodation).
 
This ticket is exclusively for (potential) SIA partner organisations (e.g. corporates, foundations, public institutions, universities, etc.).
 
This ticket includes:

  • 2x breakfast (Nov 9th/10th)
  • 1x lunch (Nov 9th)
  • 1x dinner (Nov 9th)
  • Coffee breaks throughout the day
  • Access to closing ceremony
  • Access to all sessions of 'Building Bridges'
  • Access to Summit After-Party on Friday (Nov 9th)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Tbilisi on Saturday (Nov 10th)

The ticket does neither include travel costs to/from Tbilisi nor transportation within Tbilisi city. Please note that the entire event is heavily subsidized by SIA International allowing us to keep the prices that low.

 

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What else should I prepare before arrival?

Packing

SIA Summit 2018 will gather participants from 20+ different countries, diverse in culture, history and backgrounds. We encourage you to bring some local/national drink or sweets to share with other participants in order to introduce them to your country. November weather might get a bit chilly and windy in Tbilisi. Daily high temperatures vary from 9 °C to 15 °C. Short rain sessions should be expected, but, most likely, we will catch plenty of sunshine. At night temperature probably won't go below 0 °C, but still don’t forget to bring some warm and comfortable clothes. In Georgia the standard voltage is 220V and standard frequency is 50Hz, as in almost all of Europe. The power sockets are of type C and F.

Relevant Information

All your meals will be covered during the stay in Tbilisi, including dinner on Tuesday, November the 6th, and breakfast on Saturday, November 10th.
The currency in Georgia is called Lari (GEL), which is divided into 100 Tetris. Approximately 3 Laris make 1 Euro or 1,15 Dollar.The daily exchange rate can be looked up online. You can exchange the money at the airport or at TBC, Bank of Georgia, Liberty Bank and small currency exchange offices near the event location and touristic sights.
The official language of Georgia is Georgian (ქართული) famous for its beautiful alphabet. Most people speak either English or Russian. In public places (airport, metro, banks, hotel, etc.) you can easily find all the necessary information in English, as well.

Your Profile

We will create a people's’ wall at the summit. For that, please send your profile picture and the picture/logo of your venture to Tamara (tamara.jibuti@socialimpactaward.net), named: Full name_venture name_country) by October 26th.

 

Where will the event take place?

The SIA Summit 2018 will be held at Fabrika, a multifunctional urban complex located in the historical part of Tbilisi. Housed in a former Soviet sewing factory, Fabrika will be our place of work, play and sleep. 

Fabrika is a space for rebellious minds to create and share. Once a soviet sewing factory has been revived and transformed into a multi-functional urban space bringing together enthusiastic individuals ready to stretch their minds with new exhilarating experiences. The space now continues its life as the popular hotspot that unites urban style cafes and bars, artist studios and shops, educational institutions, co-working space, the biggest in the region hostel and mind blowing open space courtyard. Fabrika is the creative center of Tbilisi with a very unique atmosphere. We can’t wait to welcome you at Fabrika!

 

You want to spend more time in Tbilisi?

If you would like to arrive earlier to Tbilisi or stay a little longer after the summit, here is some great news: With the promo code siasummit2018 you get a booking discount of 15% for any stay in the period of November 2nd to 11th.

Enjoy your stay in Tbilisi and explore the city. Named as one of the hottest travel destinations by Guardian, Vogue, and National Geographic, Tbilisi takes pride in its rich history, delicious food, world-known techno-clubs and emerging art and fashion scenes. The capital of Georgia is also home to various innovative startups, such as Treepex, co-working spaces, like Impact Hub Tbilisi, and Technology Park, providing financial support and training to young entrepreneurs. All of this makes Tbilisi a perfect destination to host SIA Summit in 2018, a historic year, which marks 100th anniversary of Georgia’s first independent republic.

Contact Persons

Our Summit team is working like crazy to make the event an experience which you will never forget. Here are those team members that serve as contact persons for you. Please read carefully their responsibilities to make sure that you end up with the right person. We can’t wait to welcome you in Tbilisi!

Toni ChungWinners Track Lead

Toni serves as Lead Facilitator and Event Designer at SIA International. Reach out to him for any questions regarding the Summit's winners track.

Send Toni an email

Ana JanosevTeam Track Lead

Ana serves as Community Manager of SIA International. Reach out to her for any questions regarding the content of the team track for SIA organizers.

Send Ana an email

 

Reach Ana on Slack

Bistra KumbaroskaPartnership Track Lead

Bistra serves as Partnership & Scaling Manager of SIA International. Reach out to her for any questions regarding the partnership track.

Send Bistra an email

 

Reach Bistra on Slack

Tamara JibutiHead of Logistics

Tamara from the SIA Georgia team manages all the summit logistics. Reach out to her for any questions on travels, visa, accommodation or other logistical topics.

Send Tamara an email

 

Reach Tamara on Slack

 

Our Event Partners

The SIA Summit 2018 is brought to you by the following outstanding organizations:

   

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