FAQ

Regular fee                                                                         € 75 ex. VAT (€ 90,75 incl. VAT)

Large NGO (*) / Academia                                                € 200 ex. VAT (€ 242,- incl. VAT)

Medium or Large Business (**) &

IGO / Developed World Government (***)                      € 300 ex. VAT (€ 363,- incl. VAT)

 

( * ): > 4Mio EUR turnover
( ** ): over 15 staff or > 1Mio EUR turnover
( *** ): if you work for the government but are coming in your own personal capacity or are self-funding you qualify for the Regular fee

We want to ensure as many people as possible can participate in the Open for Change Event. If a discount is required  for you to be able to participate, you are requested to email us at openforchange@hivos.nl with the reason and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

At the same time we should emphasize that we are a non-profit organization and the event is run on a break-even basis with ticket sales being an essential aspect of covering the costs of the event.

This fee covers full access to the event, meals and drinks and an event package.

We decided on the following fee’s for different types of guests (including access to the event, meals and drinks and an event package):

Regular fee                                                                         € 75 ex. VAT (€ 90,75 incl. VAT)

Large NGO (*) / Academia                                                € 200 ex. VAT (€ 242,- incl. VAT)

Medium or Large Business (**) &

IGO / Developed World Government (***)                      € 300 ex. VAT (€ 363,- incl. VAT)

 

( * ): > 4Mio EUR turnover
( ** ): over 15 staff or > 1Mio EUR turnover
( *** ): if you work for the government but are coming in your own personal capacity or are self-funding you qualify for the Regular fee.

We decided to ask for different fee’s, in combination with the reimbursement of travel costs and the offering of accomodation for a selected group of people. Reason for this is we want to ensure as many people as possible can participate in the Open for Change Event. If a discount is required for you to be able to participate, you are requested to email us at openforchange@hivos.nl with the reason and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

At the same time we should emphasize that we are a non-profit organization and the event is run on a break-even basis with ticket sales being an essential aspect of covering the costs of the event (including to fly over guests that cannot afford this on their own or their organization’s costs).

Unfortunately, it is not possible to register for one day (accept for the back-to-back Ignite event, of course). We hope everybody to stay the full two days, to fully grasp the experience we aim to create together, and to give people the time to get to know one another. It is not forbidden to stay for only one day, however, the entrance fee remains the same.

Registration closes once we’ve reached the number of (appr.) 150 guests. When the register form is open, this means you can still registrate.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to return your ticket.

 

Yes, you need to register for Ignite too. We have a maximum amount of seats; in order to be sure of a ticket, please register here. If you are unable to attend in the end, could you please let us know at openforchange@hivos.nl . This way, there’s room for others, plus, we hate to throw out food!

 

Is this event something for me? What type of guests are you aiming for?

At Open for Change, Hivos will actively connect change makers from around the world and from diverse backgrounds. Think of:

-activists and social innovators

-thinkers on social change, especially in the realm of gender, sexuality and religion

-supporters of social change: donors and policy makers

-enterprises and investors looking for opportunities to boost their social mission

-‘intrapreneurs’ and ‘corporate pirates’ from large organizations, governments and businesses

 

If you are not sure, please drop us a line at openforchange@hivos.nl .

 

We booked different breakout rooms in addition to the large space (the old coffee factory) you see in the background of our website. We want to operate fexible, trying to make sure everybody can attend the workshop s/he wants. Some workshops will be given more than once. You can registrate for workshops at the event itself.

 

– Does the venue have lockers for my belongings?

– Is it possible to stall my suitcase at the venue?

– Does the venue have good parking facilities? If yes, can I pay my parking fee with debit or credit card?

The venue is easily accessible to wheelchairs. However, in order to be at your best service, we ask you to indicate in the register form whether you require special assistance.

The event will be held in English. Be mindful that participation in Open for Change requires a certain amount of interaction with the other participants. There are no interpreters present at the event.

The Van Nelle Factory is located slightly outside the city centre. However, public transport (readily available throughout the city) will take you to the centre within fifteen minutes. The Savoy-Hampshire Hotel is located in the city centre, in walking distance of a range of popular touristic spots. When arriving in the hotel, Hivos offers you an event welcome package, including a city map and a selection of touristic sites.

This website is one of many offering touristic information about Rotterdam: http://en.rotterdam.info/visitors/ .