Policy change: Registration Fee for participating Organizations

Dear Friends & Partners of Civilmedia,

Unluckily we had to change our policy for the Civilmedia registration. The (Un)Conference is not free anymore, we have to charge €200,- per participating organization.

Let us explain the reasons for our decision:

the event has expenditures of ~€ 8.000,- (tech, catering, rents for main venue etc.). This is cheap, and is only possible through not calculating most of the working hours of the organizers Radiofabrik /FS1 & the support of the University of Salzburg (free second venues). And – most important – for not paying YOU for YOUR work as a presenter, jury member and so on.

our fund raising brought in € 4.500,- so far from financial partners (RTR, Politische Bildung),  including other supports we raised ~€5.000,-. VFRÖ quitted this year cause of financial troubles, the country of Salzburg has not decided yet (and positive decisions are uncertain cause of financial problems as well btw.), so what to do?

– We tried to be creative. Charges, Ok, but…
1) we like to offer as much support as possible to reduce costs for participation (Example: Our Couchsurfing offer).
We think, that charging single, personal participants would be the wrong way to go. So we thought: a better way is to charge your organizations, who profit most in know-how, exchange, networking.

2) Compared to similar events, our fee is fair. Most conferences we know (and also visit) charge much more per participant. We only charge once per organization, the number of participants you send in is up to you.

Thanks for your understanding, see ya guys in Salzburg in May!
Alf Altendorf, in the name of the Civilmedia Team

Civilmedia14 – „UnConference for Community Media & Civil Society“ – Salzburg, 29.-31.5.2014, Information and Call for Proposals

Dear Friends and Followers of Civilmedia,

Salzburg´s Community Media stations Radiofabrik and FS1 announce the
6. International UnConference on Community Media in May 2014.

29.5. – 31.5.2014
Venue: Bergstrasse 12, 5020 Salzburg
Partners: Radiofabrik, FS1, VFRÖ, VCFÖ, Commit,Wissenschaft & Kunst (University Salzburg & Mozarteum Salzburg), CMFE
Organized by Radiofabrik & FS1

/ Call for Proposals:
UnConference means the meeting will be open for proposals. Please send your ideas to

containing basic info
– Topic, Title
– Format, such as „workshop“, „panel“ etc
– Presenter name
– Length in minutes, wished day & time if any

There is a public document for slots and schedule. Please have a look for inspiration 😉

/ Registration & Travel:
Civilmedia has no support anymore from the E.U. We are very sorry, but for that reason we are not able to pay any travel costs of participants.

Please send us an short announcement of your participation
We will open a public participant list next week, the link will be published @ Civilmedia Website.

Salzburg is a very touristic city with tons of hotels in different categories.You will find your way in online booking services like Trivago (http://www.trivago.de).
Because of the holiday on Thursday early booking makes sense.

Our recommendations (close to the venues):

or near Radiofabrik:

With best regards and greetings from Salzburg to all of you

The Civilmedia Organizational Team
Barbara Winkler (Radiofabrik) – Alf Altendorf (Radiofabrik & FS1) – Regina Würz (FS1)