Why attend?
The Summit is a unique opportunity to meet the people behind BOOKBRIDGE. Community Heroes, Book Champions, Capability Program Alumni, investors, founders and the BOOKBRIDGE Team and Board gather to get to know each other, share their ideas and work on our current challenges and Vision 2020.

When does it take place?
We invite you to co-create our future and meet our Family of Bridgebuilders at the next Summit from Thursday, March 17, 4 PM to Sunday, March 20, 2 PM 2016.

Who will be coming?
We expect around 80 participants from around the world including our Community Heroes Uuganaa, Battuul, Sujitha and Vannak, our Country Managers Amar and Sokhan, Country Manager Assistants Tunga and Ra and Monika.

What do I need to bring?

Most importantly, bring yourself in good mood and an empty stomach. In addition, we ask you to bring

  • a print out of a picture on what “BOOKBRIDGE means to you”
    Think about why you engage for our cause and what it means for yourself and your life
  • hiking boots
  • weather-proof jacket
  • bed linen (alternatively, we can provide you with one for EUR 4)
  • towel
  • flashlight
  • slippers
  • guitar or other instrument (optional)

What do we do?
You can expect a colorful mix of workshops, outdoor activities and inspiring moments. The program is made by Bridgebuilders for Bridgebuilders. Please find below the current version of our agenda. See below for a more detailed briefing on our workshop topics.

Where does it happen?
We have found a beautiful location at Freizeithof Langenhard, a simple and cosy house 20 minutes from Freiburg in the Southwest of Germany.

Getting there by car
Lahr is situated 1h 20m north of Basel, Switzerland or 30m from Freiburg, Germany along the highway A5. Please see this map for directions.

Getting there by train
The closest train station is called “Lahr (Schwarzwald)”. It is located in the city of Lahr, 12 km away from the Summit site. Please check for trains on www.bahn.de or www.sbb.ch . A shuttle bus takes you from the train station to the Summit site. Please announce your arrival by filling out our registration survey and/or contact Ruth directly.

What workshops are offered?
We have 9 great workshops offered by our Bridgebuilders to you. In addition, there will be an open space for spontaneous workshop sessions around topics which are of your interest.

How to prepare?
You get most out of the Summit if you prepared. We invite you to read our Vision 2020 Draft along with the blog posts at the end of our page. You may also browse through the workshop briefings on Teamwork to see what you may expect.

Download Vision 2020

Browse through workshop briefings on Teamwork




Workshops and Moderation
carsten [at] bookbridge.org


Accommodation, Food and Outdoor Program
ursi [at] bookbridge.org


ruth [at] bookbridge.org