Das Symposium – Who’s in?

Do you grow vegetables, keep animals or catch fish? Do you bake bread or brew beer? Or do you work as a butcher or cook? Whether in a small café, a restaurant or a large kitchen, whether you are a student or an apprentice – if you are interested in joining a discourse on food culture and the relationship between agriculture, foodcraft and gastronomy and would like to exchange ideas openly, you can purchase a ticket for one or more topics of Das Symposium 2021.


How does it work?

Das Symposium 2021 will take place as a series of events from August to December 2021.The program will explore ten topics, with each topic taking place over four days. In smaller groups of approximately 30 people, Das Symposium 2021 will focus on the following topics: Pulses, Grains, Soil, Ferments, Aged Milk, Scales & Shells, Tails & Feathers, Drinks, Sweets and Food Education. For each topic, the program consists of four days of digital and practical formats such as field trips, workshops and visits to production sites. The practical program takes place in Berlin and the surrounding area. A separate ticket can be purchased for each of the ten topics. Additionally, Das Symposium 2021 is framed by a kickoff and closing event.


What is included in the ticket?

With one ticket per topic, you can participate in all program points during the four days: practical workshops, inspiring excursions and digital food for thought. A ticket for a topic costs €60. Trainees and students pay a reduced price of 30€. If you are interested in taking part in several topics, there is a reduced price of 150€ for three different topics of your choice, or 80€ as a student/apprentice. All prices plus fees. Important: Travel costs and meals are not included in the ticket. More about that in the following answer.


Yay! I bought a ticket. What do I have to keep in mind?

You are responsible for travelling to the events yourself. A few days before the start of your topic, you will receive an email with all necessary information: meeting points and times, helpful information for travel, as well as digital meeting links. At the same time, you will be invited to join a closed channel on our Stammtisch communication platform. There you can get in touch with the other participants attending the event, organise joint travel and, if necessary, be updated on short-notice information.


What does the 3-topics-ticket consist in?

We are happy if you join in more than one topic! With the 3-topics-ticket you are able to participate in three different topics of your choice at a reduced price of 150€, or 80€ for students/trainees. You’ll get access to all program points of the three topics


The Kickoff Event – what happens there and how can I join?

We kick off Das Symposium with an opening event at Michelberger Farm, where you can meet and connect with all the other participants. Spots are limited. To sign up for the event, you’ll receive a link in the confirmation email after your ticket purchase. The Michelberger Hof is located in the Spreewald, Southeast of Berlin. The closest train station is Vetschau. It can be reached in one hour by regional train from Berlin-Ostkreuz.


How can I plan my travels early?

You can already find dates and venues listed in the program of each topic on our website. If you would like to get in touch and organise yourself with other participants, you are welcome to join our digital Stammtisch. There is a public channel #Symposium21.


Something unexpected happened. Can I cancel my ticket?

You can cancel your ticket up to 5 days before the start of each topic program. To do so, submit a cancellation request via our ticket shop provider “Xing Events”. You will receive a refund via the payment method you used for your booking. The fees of Xing Events will be kept by the platform.

Later than 5 days before the start of a topic, we cannot cancel your ticket, but you can resell it on your own. In this case, you only need to inform us who will take over your ticket (first name, last name and email address). Send this information to .