On Friday 27th January in Amsterdam, Shift Cycling Culture is hosting the first Environmental Impact Cycling Barcamp (EICB), taking place in Amsterdam, with optional Friday dinner and Saturday bike ride.
What can you expect?
We will bring together environmental enthusiasts and experts from the cycling industry to interact, have fun and tackle some key issues facing the industry in a full one day program, with the option to extend your stay for an easy paced social ride on Sat Jan 28.
The session will be facilitated, but you as a participant will bring the magic:
by showcasing exciting projects or challenges (big or small), offering your expertise to others, or share ideas that could help shape the future of the cycling industry.
A BarCamp offers an opportunity for you to get expert feedback on a challenge you might face, an idea you want to take to the next step, or a project you would like to showcase.
What is a BarCamp?
Ever wonder why conferences can be so uninspiring and static? BarCamps are different.
A BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees, but without pre-determined agendas, speakers, or outcomes planned by the organiser. This creates a space for exciting dynamic conversation and the sharing of new ideas among participants.
A core group of facilitators, in this case Shift Cycling Culture, are responsible for getting everyone in the same place and providing the venue, but the participants and their projects are the main event. Every participant will get 20 minutes to present their project, challenge or idea. Participants are asked to contribute actively to all of the sessions and presentations.
What are the costs?
The entrance fee is your contribution, alongside a discussion or a challenge you want others to participate in. It could be that you are working on, or want to tackle together with the other participants; regardless of what it is, it is a prerequisite to participate. We also ask for €20 to help cover the basic costs of running the event.
At the start of the day, participants will create the schedule for the sessions and create the program. Interaction, inspiration and fun guaranteed!
Who is this for?
If you are working in the cycling industry and are interested in reducing the environmental impact of the cycling world, then this Barcamp is for you. You don’t have to be an expert, but must be willing to learn, meet peers and bring a 20-minute contribution for the program.
If you are keen to join, but are not sure what to contribute, feel free to get in touch with us.
Sunday 15 January 2023
10 January - 20 January
You will be asked by us to confirm a topic that you wish to present at the barcamp
Friday 27 January: EICB
08:30 - 09:00 Check-in and coffee at Roetz
09:00 - 17:30 Barcamp
17:30 - 18:30 Optional factory tour at Roetz
19:00 Optional dinner nearby (at participants' own expense)
Saturday 28 January: Coffee + social ride (optional)
09:00 - 10:00 Coffee
10:00 - 12:00 Social Ride hosted by Twotone Ams - roughly 30 km on mixed pavement visiting cycling hotspots of the former cycling capital of the world
Venue: Roetz Amsterdam, one of the early and leading bike brands with a focus on reducing their environmental impact, kindly offered their Fair Factory as a venue.
Address: Schaafstraat 17, 1021 KD Amsterdam, Netherlands (link)
Cost: Your 20-minute contribution + €20 to cover coffee and lunch. Dinner is not included.
The EICB team