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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 2019 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 Kyiv. Important to do’s? Scheduled calls from Kyiv? We made sure there is enough of free slots for you to work on that.
  • Prepare your financial statements for 2019 as well as your budget for 2020. 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 you bring with you are aware of the agenda, logistics, how to prepare, etc.
  • 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#community_gatherings.

Agenda

We will inform you about the agenda of the Vision Retreat on this website from Nov 1st onwards. Please make sure that you and your winners are at Hotel Rus on Tuesday, December 3rd at Xpm at the lastest. On Saturday, December 7th you can depart any time after breakfast. Please note that you need have checked out until Xam.

 

Summit Tickets

There are four types of tickets for SIA Summit 2019. 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 2019 (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 Premier Hotel Rus (3 stars) from Dec 3rd to 7th (2 persons per room)
  • 4x breakfast (Dec 4-7)
  • 3x lunch (Dec 4-6)
  • 4x dinner (Dec 3-6) 
  • 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 (Dec 6)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kyiv on Tuesday (Dec 3)

The ticket does neither include travel costs to/from Kyiv nor transportation within Kyiv city. Please note that the entire event is substantially 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 Premier Hotel Rus (3 stars) from Dec 3rd to 7th (2 persons per room)
  • 4x breakfast (Dec 4-7)
  • 3x lunch (Dec 4-6)
  • 4x dinner (Dec 3-6) 
  • 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 (Dec 6)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kyiv on Tuesday (Dec 3)

The ticket does neither include travel costs to/from Kyiv nor transportation within Kyiv city. Please note that the entire event is substantially 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 Premier Hotel Rus (3 stars) from Dec 3rd to 7th (2 persons per room)
  • 4x breakfast (Dec 4-7)
  • 3x lunch (Dec 4-6)
  • 4x dinner (Dec 3-6) 
  • 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 (Dec 6)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kyiv on Tuesday (Dec 3)

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

Summit Backstage Pass

Ticket price: 350 € (excl. VAT), respectively 250 € (excl. VAT) for local participants that do not need accommodation.
 
This ticket is exclusively for invited guests.
 
This ticket includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at our venue Premier Hotel Rus (3 stars) from Dec 5 to 7 (single rooms)
  • 2x breakfast (Dec 6/7)
  • 1x lunch (Dec 6)
  • 2x dinner (Dec 5/6) 
  • Coffee breaks throughout the day
  • Access to opening and closing ceremony
  • Access to all sessions of 'Beyond Business'
  • Access to Summit After-Party on Friday (Dec 6)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kyiv on Tuesday (Dec 3)

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

 

Get the Summit tickets for yourself and your winners

 

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 hard 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 Kyiv!

Toni ChungLead of "Impact Camp"

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

Send Toni an email

Ana JanosevLead of "Vision Retreat"

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

Send Ana an email

 

Reach Ana on Slack

Eva-Bettina GruberLead of "Beyond Business"

Eva serves as Partnership Manager of SIA International. Reach out to her for any questions regarding "Beyond Business".

Send Eva an email

Yuliia LiutaHead of Logistics

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

Send Yuliia an email

 

Reach Yuliia on Slack

 

Our Event Partners

The SIA Summit 2019 is brought to you in collaboration with the following outstanding SIA partner organisations:

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