Retreat v2

An unforgettable weekend in the Alps with your favourite tech community

18-20 October 2019

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Why a retreat?

The Speck&Tech Retreat is THE event you can't miss! On October 18-20, our Speckers will reunite again to strengthen their relationships, learn from each other, have fun, discuss together trending hot topics and spend yet another unforgettable weekend with old and new friends.

Take a look at last year's 100" aftermovie - you can't say no to such a weekend!

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

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.


Day 1

  • 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 & pool
  • 23.30 - Disco night

Day 2

  • 7.00 - Energizing Breakfast
  • 10.00 - Open-air walks & hikes
  • 12.30 - Lunch all together
  • 13.30 - Outdoor activities
  • 17.30 - Wellness area & free time
  • 20.00 - Specky Gourmet Dinner
  • 21.30 - Wellness area & chill

Day 3

  • 8.00 - Energizing Breakfast
  • 9.00 - Check-out from hotel & registration to the event
  • 10.00 - Official Welcome
  • 10.20 - Talk #1 - Simon Vocella
  • 11.00 - Talk #2 - Paolo Busetta
  • 11.40 - Reverse pitch by sponsors
  • 12.00 - Networking Lunch
  • 13.30 - Gamified Company Tour
  • 14.30 -
    • A. Workshop - Maria Teresa Stella
    • B. Workshop - Davide Pedranz
    • C. Talk #3 - Luca Guadagnini
  • 15.00 - C. Talk #4 - Filippo Battiti
  • 15.30 - Lightning talks & quiz time
  • 16.00 - Wrapping up & merenda
  • 17.00 - Transit back to Trento


The participation fee includes:

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

The participation fee does not include:

  • Transport from your location to Trento (and back);
  • Visitor’s tax (€1,60);
  • Outdoor sport of your choice (optional);
  • Upgrade to double room (optional, €30,00 per person).


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

Everyone is welcome! For legal and liability reasons, you must be at least 18 years old. As there are limited spots, we will ask you to write a brief motivation and we reserve the right to approve each participant. We recommend that you register as soon as possible: approved participants will be granted a spot based on the order of requests.

- Why is this event more expensive than last year's?

Last year we offered a limited number of student tickets at a reduced price, in order to motivate younger members to attend and to have a "proven track record". However, to do this we spent a considerable amount of money which - as a non-profit association - is difficult to cover. Would you like to help us reduce the costs for all participants? Then just contact us and become a sponsor!

- What is required in order to participate?

You are requested to complete the registration form of the Eventbrite, and pay a DEPOSIT corresponding to the price of the selected ticket.

- 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 give you the best event experience ever.

- 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 you 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. September 18), 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.

- Which outdoor sports 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. However, we have struck a deal for 20% OFF on various Rafting Center activities. Let us know on the Eventbrite which ones you would be most interested in.

- What should I bring?

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

- When do applications close?

Applications close on September 20 (the organizing team reserves the right to extend this deadline).