The BarCamp is a participatory conference in which the participants can shape their own program. It offers a lot of space for exchange and networking. The online-BarCamp: On/Off: Creating the New Normal is an intense gathering event, which engages professionals from the book industry in Ukraine, Germany, Georgia, France, Switzerland, Baltic countries and Belarus, to network and discuss online/offline issues concerning fairs/festivals, book promotions, and visual storytelling.
The BarCamp will centre around three challenges in creating the new normal: Fairs and Festivals / Book Promotions / Visual Storytelling. In between will be enough time for informal networking and professional exchanges. Speakers from Germany and Ukraine will offer input on topics at the virtual book stands for publishers, online/offline models for book fairs, and best book design contests.
The closing event will be an exclusive performance for participants by Serhiy Zhadan (UA), Wladimir Kaminer (DE), and Yuriy Gurzhy (DE). They will perform new texts referring to the Corona-Crisis combined with music. A video of the performance will be made available to a wider audience after the BarCamp.
Professionals from the book industry whose profile is relative to the program theme can apply.
We can invite to participate at the BarCamp only one participant from each organisation/company.
The working language of the BarCamp will be in English.