Mon 13 Mar 2017 12:16PM

Summit #10 Munich (14.9. - 17.9.2017)

DW David Weingartner Public Seen by 191

Thank you all very much for this lovley Summit in Munich!!!!
Please have a look at our reflextion, which you can find in the comments below :)
Looking forward to see you soon again!

The next international summit is around the corner! Please read this post to get all the important information you need.

Firstly, book your ticket here: http://ouisharesummit10.strikingly.com/

Booking ended on 3rd of September - If you have not booked yet, please contact us!

Everything you need to know

About the Venue:

We stay from 14/09/2017 till 17/09/2017 at the Ammersee.

Our location will be here:
Wartaweil 76, 82211 Herrsching am Ammersee

→ NO ATM nearby! Please take some cash with you :P


Arrival Information

Meeting point will be at the location latest at 2:30 pm, because the Inspiration Hike is going to start at 3:00 pm. You should not miss this, it will be great.
Feel free to arrive earlier that day.

  • If you arrive by car, there are some parking possibilities at the location.

  • If you arrive by…..
    Airplane at the Munich (MUC) Airport or
    Train at Munich Main Station (HBF) or
    Bus at Munich ZOB at the Hackerbrücke
    .... follow the green S-Bahn sign and take S-Bahn S8 to Herrsching.

Stay in the train until the end - Herrsching am Ammersee.

From the airport it takes 1,5 h and leaves at x:04 / x:24 /x:44.
From the main station it takes 50 min and leaves at x:05 / x:25 / x:45.
From the ZOB it takes 48 min and leaves at x:07 / x:27 / x:47.

In Herrsching follow the OuiShare signs or watch the Video to the bus stop and take the Busline 9653 to Wartaweil Ökostation (5 min ride). The bus operates at 12:00 am and 2:05 pm and you might need to buy an other ticket for the bus ride for around 4€.
If you can’t manage to get on of these busses please let us know.

YEAH YEAH YEAH...if you managed to arrive. Here you gonna be safe and you will find one of us welcoming you!!!!!

If you can find 4 other OuiSharers to travel with you in the Munich Public Transport System, we recommend you to get a Group Ticket for 5 persons, that you can get from a ticket machine at the stations.

Departure day

PLEASE let us know when you need to leave on Sunday morning before 12:30 at Herrsching Train Station to take the S8 back to the city. On the Munich Public Transport page you can check out your needed connection: mvv-muenchen.de

Food and Drinks

We will take care of your wellbeing to have wonderful experience. There are only a few things that are NOT included in your Full Summit Pass:

  • Dinner in Andechs at the 14th.
  • “WURST-Pauschale” = 1) *BBQ meat (Saturday evening) & 2) Bavarian Breakfast Sausages (Sunday morning)

IF you wanna get the WURST-Pauschale there will be a list to sign in at the welcoming desk, and please take cash to the Summit, there will be now ATM near by.


Taking place on Monday, 18.09. from 12 - 18.00!

If you would like to join, contact @Francescapick. Tickets cost 36 €, and include food & drink.

What to bring? Don't forget

  • Swim wear
  • Shoes for a little Hike/Walk in the woods
  • Adapter if needed
  • towels
  • Sun and rain protection
  • slippers
  • mosquito repellent
  • "water" shoes (coz the ground of the lake is covered with sharp shells) *pijama *some warm layer ---

Keep in mind…

...if you are arriving before the 14th or leaving after the 17th you need to find a accommodation in Munich don’t wait too long - on the 16th of September the OKTOBERFEST starts and the city is easily booked out.

Who is the Summit for?

Based on our learnings, it's very hard to work on organisation, strategy and existing Ouishare projects when you have many people in the room who are new to OuiShare and need to discover it first. So since it's been agreed that the objective of summits is strategy making, helping projects advance as well as knowledge sharing and training among the community, all newer members attending should be aware of this.

As a Connector it's crucial that you set expectations among your local members as to the objectives and purpose of the summit, to avoid confusion or disappointment. Think about which of your most active members should absolutely attend, as they will bring back lots of energy from the experience.


Esra Tat Mon 13 Mar 2017 12:44PM

That's really cool! First 2 digit (already!) Thanks David for letting us know that early. Hope to see you in Lisboa! :)


Ehab Elia - Ouishare Mon 13 Mar 2017 4:26PM

Awesome @davidwe and all the team. Can we have some infos to start looking for travel commodities? Like the nearest train station/airport, how to go from Munich to the exact location? is it better to come one day before ? etc. Thanks in advance for all the work that is waiting for you ;)


David Weingartner Tue 14 Mar 2017 4:03PM

Sure @ehabelia: Core days are planned to be 15. & 16.09., so best to arrive 14th. We have the venue booked until 17th. This also leaves opportunity to visit the city afterwards (less crowded than weekends).
There are good train connections to Munich, but of course flying to MUC airport is also an option. From airport its about 1h to city centre and from there another 40 mins by Metro to the venue where we will provide shuttle service ;)
Looking forward to meet soon in Lisboa (im actually writing from the train just heading there :))


Ehab Elia - Ouishare Mon 20 Mar 2017 3:51PM

Thanks @davidwe the best train station is MUENCHEN PASING or MUENCHEN HBF ?


Auli Kütt Thu 7 Sep 2017 5:11PM

Hey, for everyone coming with a train from the west (like Paris...) it looks like München Pasing is the best station to get off and change for S-bahn S8 - to avoid travelling to Munich centre and back!


Benjamin Tincq Thu 16 Mar 2017 3:02PM

great @davidwe :) i'm not sure i will be in Europe at that time but I'll try to make it! The place looks awesome!


Benjamin Tincq Thu 16 Mar 2017 3:03PM

btw when is the Oktoberfest? does it start just after the Summit? @davidwe


David Weingartner Thu 16 Mar 2017 6:07PM

@btincq its opening the 16th but no worries, were far enough away (or should i say sorry? :wink: )
But no worries, Oktoberfest will run for 2 more weeks


Lucía Hernández Mon 20 Mar 2017 12:10PM

Super @davidwe lets wait for more information but I am in :)


Charlotte Mon 24 Jul 2017 12:51PM

Hi OuiShare-Folks,

after the Fest is before the Summit: we´re approaching our 10th gathering and while we are doing our best to make this a great experience, we need your support.
As you know the summit will be at a remote site just outside of Munich, we will need to organize everything beforehand especially regarding accomodation (having it during Octoberfest adds a bit pressure here). So please help us in telling us if and when you are planning to join.

YOUR INPUT NEEDED: Fill in you name here by 30th of July 2017.

Idea still remains the same:
Arrival-day with first activities from 3pm on will be thursday 14.09.
Departure will be on the sunday 17th.

We are also about to close the budget in order for you to book your place. Currently we are estimating the cost per person, including accomodation, organic food (3x/Day), drinks (beer and wine included) and snacks between 170 - 200 €.

So please fill in you name here and the days you are planning to attend by 30th of July 2017 - Thank you!


Francesca Sat 26 Aug 2017 10:58AM

After the summit, we're going to Oktoberfest! More information in this Facebook event:


If you need to be added to it, ask me!


Albert Cañigueral Fri 29 Sep 2017 7:14PM

Excellent Summit! Thanks and congrats to the team! :)

For those who joined and for those who didn't enjoy

a) Documentation (restitution) --> https://docs.google.com/document/d/119S7jjh7Nz_9gHD08J1qHSQAFYmWdh9lhczQESQTuFY/edit

b) Pictures --> https://www.facebook.com/david.altabev/media_set?set=a.10159328134180361.1073741866.802020360&type=3&pnref=story

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Ehab Elia - Ouishare Sat 30 Sep 2017 1:58PM

:heart: @albertcanigueral


Sarah Eisenmann Fri 13 Oct 2017 1:10PM


Hey everyone, after the Summit we took some time to reflect on the organization and program and also got valuable feedback from you. Here we share with you the most important aspects to learn from:


  • Location: We wanted to create a space for deep connection between people and communities. Choosing a rural place played a big and crucial role in contribution to this aim and should be considered for upcoming summits.
  • Food: Covering meals with a full service vegetarian catering was a pretty good thing for us, as it left time to focus on other topics and was compatible for the vast majority. However, we realised that the amount was too much. We did not check the exact amount of food the catering service calculated per person. So it’s useful to really check in detail with the catering provider.
  • Communication: We tried to keep the touchpoints as simple as possible (loomio for all detailed community communication, strikingly for external communication, billetto for booking process, slack channel #summitmunich17 for questions and individual requests, telegram for confirmed participants). We observed that channels were not used for their given purpose and although we wanted to avoid to fall into push communication mode, there was a request for more push communication. Maybe it could help to clarify the touchpoints and their purpose at the beginning to really operate in pull communication.
  • Coordination: The timeframe for booking was used responsibly by the majority although long planning period beforehand did not help to bring people there. Nevertheless there were some bookings really late without prior notification to the organizing team which made coordination more complicated and also caused additional costs. We want to encourage every future participant to handle your coordination responsibly to support the summit organizing teams, for example by submitting registration on time.
  • Budget: When we did first calculation draft we took for granted that we won’t have a funding via cobudget (the open bucket was not filled). We missed to communicate again on this issue to find solutions as a community to make it affordable for more people to attend this summit. We were missing a lot of you guys <3


  • Structure: What proved to be good is the balance between covering lots of topics and going deep into real working. Nevertheless time always limits the depth we can take for each topic. Especially because there should always be a buffer left and time for informal interaction. To solve this two ideas came up: One is to dedicate a summit to a specific topic or at least to a limited amount of topics. Another is to organize issue-specific retreats additionally.
  • Content: The program seemed to fit pretty much to the needs the community had at that time. To sense & respond to what the community needs at that moment, the usage of the survey sent beforehand as a sensing tool was extremely helpful.
  • Methods: Here we want to share 3 learnings with you. First: Many of you were cheering the creative mood board in the beginning and expressed the wish to continue working with such creative methods. Second: Tensions are within our DNA and should get a big space to be transformed into positive energy and actions. To have a big slot already at the first day proved to be good, as it allows flexibility to schedule session for them. Third: We still want to improve on design for different reflection types. This could be solved by recurring sessions on same topics with individual reflection in between to continue to work on it after this kind of breaks.
  • Roles & Facilitation: To prepare the program we paired in a core team of two and asked some contributors to be involved to evaluate iterations. We definitely recommend this mode. Additionally, we experimented with distributed facilitation which went pretty well. Nevertheless there is a struggle between roles (participating and facilitating) Distributed facilitation helps in this. But another idea is to get a semi- external facilitator, especially for sessions about tension.

Ehab Elia - Ouishare Fri 13 Oct 2017 4:05PM

Thanks a lot @saraheisenmann for sharing. I added this notes here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HbWaNhJ6cLIYyXPCeyCk0SJ5mKg0eFYhS9MlIl7zeRI/edit (OS Global --> 10 OS Summit --> 1 Read First - Resources) :)