Hostel Management Unconference: 13-15 November, 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia!
Share your knowledge and learn from other hostel professionals from around the world!
We will have two host hostels for this event: Fabrika Hostel & Suites and Envoy Hostel & Tours
How does an Unconference work?
The format of a Hostel Management Unconference consists entirely of group discussions - picture something like the HostelManagement.com forums but in person! There are no one-way presentations and no sales pitches--only hostel managers discussing what we love most. The Unconference is an opportunity to meet other hostel managers, talk about issues that affect hostels, and share our combined knowledge and experience for the mutual benefit of all participants.
Conversation topics will be proposed in advance by the attendees. When you register, please submit the questions to which you would like to find answers at the Unconference. Each registrant will submit the topics that they are most interested in discussing, and we will decide the order of discussion during the event. As there are no presentations, all attendees are asked to take part in the discussions and contribute their own ideas. All discussions will be held in English.
The Unconference is organized around a 2.5-day format, with an informal welcome event on the evening of November 13, followed by organized discussions, cultural exploration of the city, and plenty of networking on November 14 and 15. The Unconference will be finished and participants will depart on November 16. We highly suggest planning your trip to include extra travel days for tourism around the country and the region!
13 November: Arrival in Tbilisi, welcome drinks in the evening
14 November: Full day with discussions sessions in the morning and afternoon with networking in the evening
15 November: Full day with discussion sessions in the morning and afternoon, a cultural tour of the city, and networking in the evening
16 November: Checkout and departure, or stick around and take an alternative tour of the city
(Optional) 17-23 November: Do yourself a favor and schedule an extra week away from your hostel to travel around and explore this amazing region. You’ve worked hard all year, and you deserve it!
For anyone wishing to travel around the region after the Unconference, (highly recommended) Envoy Hostels are offering 20% off of their hostel and tours at Envoy Hostel Yerevan in Armenia.
To minimize no-shows and to cover the cost of the facilitator’s transportation and other administration costs, we ask for a modest 70€ registration fee. Discounts are available for Subscribing Members at any level, and for Early Bird registrations.
Accommodation is FREE in shared dorms at Fabrika Hostel & Suites on a first-come first-served basis. Space is limited!
Participants are responsible for the cost of your own food, drinks, and transportation.
For participants arriving early or staying after the Unconference, Envoy Hostel is offering free dormitory beds for two additional nights (space is limited). Fabrika Hostel is also offering a 15% discount on beds outside of the event.
Priority Registration through 31 July 2018
Registration is open exclusively to subscribing Members of HostelManagement.com at any level.
Members at the Industry Leader level get one FREE Unconference participant each year
The early registration fee for subscribing Members is only 50€
Early Bird Registration: 01-31 August 2018
Registration is open to all hostel operators. Register early and save!
Early registration fee: 60€
Discounted fee for subscribing Members: 50€
General Registration: 01 September – 01 November 2018
Registration fee: 70€
Discounted fee for subscribing Members: 60€
Who Should Participate?
In order to make sure that there is enough room for all the hostels that want to participate, registration is only open to hostel operators. Each hostel may send up to two delegates. If you are not affiliated with a specific hostel and you would like to participate, please email email@example.com with information about yourself and why you would like to take part in the Unconference.
To ensure the productivity of the event, SPACE IS LIMITED. We will close registration when we reach the maximum capacity. Please register early to reserve your spot.
If you don't fly directly into Tbilisi, Wizzair list budget flights to Kutaisi Airport from the airports below. Georgian Bus provides transfers from Kutaisi to Tbilisi that usually correspond to Wizzair arrival times. The transfer takes approximately four hours.
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How to Register
To register for the Unconference, fill out the form below.
Each participant should fill out his or her own form.
NOTE: Your registration is not confirmed until you hear back from us by email. If you do not hear back from us within 72 hours, please contact us.
Please contact us if you have any questions.