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Retreat v3

Speck&Tech

Retreat v3

An unforgettable weekend in the Alps with your favorite tech community

2-4 December 2022

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Why a retreat?

The Speck&Tech Retreat is THE event you can't miss! On December 2-4, our Speckers will reunite to strengthen their relationships, learn from each other, have fun, discuss together trending hot topics and spend an unforgettable weekend with old and new friends.

In 2018 over 50 members gathered in Dimaro for a great 3-day event; they became more than 60 one year later, in 2019. This year we want to bring that festive spirit again after two years of pandemic, and - as always - we offer you a broad range of activities that will not only boost your career from a professional and personal point of view, but will also allow you to take a short holiday with the people you love, surrounded by a stunning environment and relaxing views.

The programme covers a multitude of distinct areas, from technical and stimulating talks to enriching workshops, from outdoor activities in the Alps to long relaxing hours in SPA and sauna, from gamified visits of top tech companies to tasty gourmet dinners.

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Val di Sole

The Alpholiday Hotel, located between the Adamello and Stelvio parks, offers panoramic views of the Brenta Dolomites. It features 3 pools, a wellness centre with sauna, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, gym and beauty treatments. The restaurant serves both Trentino and classic Italian gourmet cuisine.

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Programme

Day 1

PM
  • 17.00 - Transfer to Dimaro, Val di Sole
  • 19.00 - Arrival at AlpHoliday Dolomiti hotel and check-in
  • 20.00 - Traditional Gourmet Dinner
  • 21.30 - Wellness area & games

Day 2

AM
  • 8.00 - Energizing Breakfast
  • 9.00 - Registration to the event
  • 10.00 - Official Welcome
  • 10.30 - Keynote talks
  • 11.30 - Reverse pitch by sponsors
PM
  • 12.00 - Networking Lunch
  • 13.30 - Gamified Company Tour
  • 14.30 - Talks & workshops
  • 17.30 - Wrapping up & relax time
  • 20.00 - Specky Gourmet Dinner
  • 21.30 - Wellness area & pool
  • 23.00 - Disco night

Day 3

AM
  • 7.00 - Energizing Breakfast
  • 10.00 - Outdoor activities & hikes
PM
  • 13.30 - Lunch all together
  • 14.30 - Wellness area & chill
  • 17.00 - Transit back to Trento

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Costs

The participation fee includes:

  • 2 nights at AlpHoliday Hotel****;
  • Single bed in a quadruple room;
  • Transfer to and from Dimaro;
  • 2 Traditional Gourmet Dinners at the hotel;
  • 1 Networking Buffet Lunch on Saturday;
  • 1 Packed Lunch on Sunday;
  • 2 continental breakfasts;
  • Drinks (1/4 wine | beer + 1/2 water per meal);
  • Wellness area and SPA (with a personal towel);
  • Swag and unlimited fun.

The participation fee does not include:

  • Transport from your location to Trento (and back);
  • Outdoor activity of your choice (optional);
  • Visitor’s tax (€ 2,50 per person, per day);
  • Upgrade to double room (optional, € 20,00 per person, per day, limited number available).
  • Drinks and extras not mentioned in "The registration fee includes" section.

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FAQs

- Who can attend the event and what are the selection criteria?

Everyone is welcome! However, you must be at least 18 years old for legal and liability reasons. As there are limited spots available, we strongly recommend that you register as soon as possible: participants will be granted a spot on a first-come, first-served basis. The Organizing team reserves the right to approve each participant.

- What is required in order to participate?

You are requested to complete the registration form for the Eventbrite event, and pay a deposit (which partially covers your participation fee, and will be returned at show-up after the event).

- Why do I have to pay a deposit?

We ask you for a deposit in order to confirm your participation in the event, so we can fully rely on your registration, plan accordingly and provide you with the best event experience.

- What happens to my deposit after the event?

The deposit will be fully reimbursed once you show up at the event. If you miss the event, you will lose your deposit. You will pay your participation fee directly to the hotel.

- What happens if I cannot attend the event after being accepted?

You can cancel your registration until 30 days prior to the event start (i.e. November 2), and you will immediately get the entire deposit back. Any cancellation after the deadline for reasons of force majeure will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

- What if I am not one of the first 50 successful applicants?

Given the limited spots available, we cannot guarantee the participation of each member. In case all tickets are sold out, a waiting list will be set up. If a ticket becomes available, you will be contacted automatically with further instructions on how to get it.

- Can I choose with whom to stay in my room?

Please, do mention whom you would like to share your room with directly on the registration form for the Eventbrite event. We will do our best to fulfill all requests.

- Which outdoor activity may I attend? Do I have to attend one?

Of course not, you may also simply not attend any and just spend the day chilling outside or at the SPA. [TO BE UPDATED: However, we have struck a few great deals on various Ursus Adventure activities. Let us know on the Eventbrite registration form which ones you would be most interested in.

- What should I bring?

Regardless of the outdoor activity you will choose for Sunday afternoon, we suggest you bring a swimsuit, mountain shoes, and comfortable and warm clothes. All events are casual.

- Is there a discount for students?

To encourage younger Speckers to participate, we offer a limited number of student tickets at a reduced price of [TO BE DEFINED] 100€. You have to be currently enrolled in a university to qualify for the discounted ticket (proof will be required).

- May I attend only specific sessions or days of the event?

Not really. The event comes as a whole. Partial attendance for reasons of force majeure will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

- Am I required to take holidays from my work to attend this event?

Not really, the event starts at 5 PM on Friday. However, we encourage you to tell your employer about this event, so they might even grant you a half-day permit because of being a company's ambassador, or record your attendance at Saturday’s conference as a learning experience.

- When do applications close?

Applications close on October 23, 23:59 CET (the Organizing team reserves the right to extend this deadline).

- Any more questions you might have?

Please email us at [email protected].

The Organizing team reserves the right to modify these FAQs, as any Terms & Conditions without notice, at any time. Last modified: 03.10.2022