All You Need To Know When Attending DC'19

Venue

The DC’19 takes place at:

Conference Center Salles de Pologne
Hainstraße 16-18,
04109 Leipzig, Germany
Phone: +49 341 98988180
Url: https://www.michaelis-leipzig.de/en/we-operate/salles-de-pologne/

The Convention venue is only a short walk (5 minutes) from the convention hotel and the main station in Leipzig. Volunteers will take participants twice in groups to the venue twice daily.

The conference center is on the top floor of the building and accessible by elevator or stairs. It offers a roof-top terrace with nice views over the city.

How to get to Leipzig?

BY TRAIN/PLANE

You can easily get to Leipzig by plane to LEIPZIG/HALLE airport. Within 20 minutes, you can reach the city center with the Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) on a local train (S-Bahn, lines S5 or S5X).

However, most international connections including lower fares arrive to Berlin (BERLIN-TEGEL and BERLIN SCHÖNEFELD airports). From there, using local transportation services you can easily get to the city center with train stations and long-distance train connections to Leipzig.

For further information on directions from and to Berlin airports, please consult their websites:
– Schönefeld
– Tegel
Long distance trains (ICE or IC) to Leipzig depart regularly either from BERLIN HAUPTBAHNHOF (Central Station) or BERLIN SÜDKREUZ, arriving at Leipzig within 1hour 15 minutes. Please consult the website of the German train services (Deutsche Bahn) for the schedules.
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Long distance and local trains from all destinations arrive at Leipzig Central Station (HAUPTBAHNHOF). From there, you can take Tram lines 4 (dir. Gohlis, Landsberger Str.) or 12 (dir. Gohlis-Nord).

Getting Around in Leipzig

Leipzig has a well-developed system of public transportation, with 13 tram and 61 bus lines reaching out to all areas of the city. Most of the trams pass through Leipzig Central Station.

Central station is in walking distance to the DC venue and main hotels.

For more general information on how to get around with public transportation, please consult the website of the Leipzig public transportation company “Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe” (only German) or download the app “easy.Go” in App Store, Google play, or Amazon App Shop (more information and links on regional public transport company’s site).

There are several taxi service companies, among others:

  • City Taxi Leipzig, phone: +49 (0)341 2222 4444
  • Spar-Taxi, phone: +49 (0)341 2222 5555
  • Löwentaxi, phone: +49 (0)341 982 222

By Bike:
A very convenient way of getting around in the city is to rent a bike. Bike rental is offered by the private bikesharing company “nextbike” in cooperation with the city of Leipzig. After online registration, you can rent a bike via the nextbike app, the terminal at renting stations, or a hotline call. You can find rental stations at many places in the city, within a so-called “Flex Zone”, it is possible to pick up and drop the bikes anywhere next to the road. Please check nextbike’s website for further information.

More useful information, including links to a traffic information system, is available on the city of Leipzig’s website.

DC'19 hotels

Below three hotels that we suggest for DC guests, and where most of the contributors and team stay.

ibis budget
Reichsstraße 19
04109 Leipzig
ibis City Center
Reichsstraße 17
04109 Leipzig

We have an allocation of 20 rooms for single or double use at ibis City Center for a reduced price of 76 Euros (single) and 86 Euros (double). Rooms can be booked at the hotel directly till 13 February 2019. Keyword: DOX BOX-DC-2019

Should you require any assistance please get in touch at registration@documentary-convention.org.

 

Further affordable accommodation options include:
MEININGER Hotel Leipzig Hauptbahnhof 
Brühl 69
04109 Leipzig, Germany
StadtHaus by Hentschels Apartments
Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 31
04105 Leipzig
Hentschels Apartments
Erich-Weinert-Str. 30
04105 Leipzig, Germany
Five Elements Hostel Leipzig
Kleine Fleischergasse 8
04109 Leipzig – Germany
Central Globetrotter Hostel
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 41
04105 Leipzig
a&o Hostel
Brandenburger Str. 2
04103 Leipzig, Germany
SchlafGut Pension
Brühl 64-66  04109
Leipzig, Germany

 

Travel Bursary Scheme

We offer a travel bursary scheme specifically designed to supplement travel for independent documentary professionals from the Arab region  and Europe that do not reside in the city where the DC takes place. Full details, deadlines and how to apply can be found here.

Volunteer at DC'19

Before and during the DC we are depending on the support from volunteers for various tasks and roles to make DC 2019 happen and successful. The areas of support needed range from hospitality and guest coordination, to on-location support, video documentation, note taking and report writing.  In exchange volunteers get an all-in registration including evening and public events. Find out more about volunteer opportunities with DC and how to apply here.

Code of Conduct

The DC is an international convening of professionals from around the globe.  By definition, the convention will host a very diverse community of participants coming from various professional as well as personal backgrounds. In order to make this event a success, we ask all participants to kindly support us by respecting a few principles of conduct.

  • We agree to interacting with each other in a respectful, reflective moderate way.
  • As diverse a community we are, we acknowledge and cherish that people are different in terms of origin, nationality, race, gender, sexual identity, and many more.
  • We understand these differences as an enrichment and will therefore neither encourage nor tolerate any form of hate, defamation, intimidation, threats, patronising comments or behaviour, verbal or physical harassment.

The hosting partners of the DC reserve the right to exclude from the event anyone acting against these principles. Any person that feels treated in an unduly way, should get in touch with the organizing team for help.