The primary goal of our bi-yearly gathering is to experience joy as a Family of Bridgebuilders around the world. From May 14-17, 2020, our family members will meet again to get to know each other, share ideas on our challenges and had a lot of fun together.

2018 Summit in a nutshell

From May 10-13, 2018, we met in the Black Forest around the ruins of the Allerheiligen Monastery. 99 bridgebuilders from all around the world – flying in from as far as Sydney, Australia to Michigan, USA – met for four days to BridgeBuilders to get to know each other, share ideas and have a lot of fun together. Among them were 11 Community Heroes from 3 countries, the largest number we have welcomed so far to a Summit! Many participants met for the first time in person and it was very moving to see people shaking hands and hugging each other after meeting only virtually so many times before. Many Capability Program Teams reunited with their Community Heroes to revive the spirit of their joint learning journey and celebrate their achievements.

99 Bridgebuilders in the ruins of Allerheiligen.
99 Bridgebuilders in the ruins of Allerheiligen.

What do we do?

The Summit starts on Thursday with a joint walk and dinner in the evening. Most bridgebuilders arrive on Friday afternoon or evening. In workshops, we talk about our impact, ideas for improvements, new initiatives and our strategy. There is always a colourful mix of workshops, outdoor activities and inspiring moments. Learn more about the achievements and decisions we took and review our lessons learnt on Teamwork.

Based on the needs and preferences of our bridgebuilders, we had put together six workshops for the Summit. The workshops were prepared by bridgebuilders for bridgebuilders. Each workshop was joined by a member of the BOOKBRIDGE Team who will ensure the follow up on the decisions made.

Where do we sleep?

Allerheiligen offers rooms of different sizes and standards. In 2018, the participation fee of EUR 55 per person per day included accommodation in four-bed rooms with shared bathrooms in Barbarossa guest house. Single, double and family rooms were available in the guest houses Löwenherz and Villa Schauenburg for a small surcharge. Participants could select their preferred room.

Whom to contact?


Program & Moderation
carsten [at]


Finance & Registration
marisol [at]


Accommodation & Logistics
ruth [at]