The main theme of the pre-event was seeing each other after a long time in person, meeting new friends and sharing our thoughts in an informal atmosphere. It spread over 2 days and started on Thursday 2nd of June 2022 at 17:00. You can find the scheduled program below.
THURSDAY 2. 6.
VENUE: PRUSALAB (LOCATION LINK)
PROGRAM: 17:00 TO 22:00 CET
PROVIDED: DINNER, DRINKS
The first day of the event took place in the dream place of every maker – the famous Prusa factory, specifically its makerspace PrusaLab. The program was focused on collaboration of Prusa Research and makerspaces.
16:30 | ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION
[30 min] You will be welcomed by the hosts and receive your welcome pack & name tags. Please come before 17:00.
17:00 | OFFICIAL LAUNCH & WARM-UP
17:30 | PRUSA RESEARCH & MAKERSPACES
20:00 | NETWORKING @ PRUSALAB
FRIDAY 3. 6.
The second day was packed with exiciting activies focused on the participants – makerspaces from all over Europe. The event venue switched to Next Zone, creative space which has its own captivating makerspace included.
9:00 | MAKERSPACES "WHO AM I" PART i
[90 min] Most of the makerspaces/initiatives that will attend the event have never met each other. There will be an opportunity to tell others who you are, what you do and where are you heading. Don’t hesitate to make your 7 minute presentation original and ingenious!
10:30 | COFFEE BREAK
11:00 | MAKERSPACES "WHO AM I" PART II
12:00 | LUNCH
12:45 | NEXT ZONE LAB TOUR
13:00 | WHAT IS FAB2025.CZ?
14:00 | OUR CHALLENGES
15:00 | COFFEE BREAK
15:30 | EUROPEAN COLLABORATION
17:30 | PRE-EVENT WRAP-UP
18:00 | DINNER & WALK TO DOK16
19:00 | FUCK UP NIGHT
20:00 | AFTER-PARTY @ DOK16
We invited makerspaces/initiatives from all around the Europe. In order to keep the event small-scale there were maximum 2 people coming from each organization. We aimed to create friendly and trustful atmosphere and we think we succeeded.
In order to make life easier, we prepared some practical information on accommodation, transport to Prague and around the city. Also, we have some tips on what to see, if you decide to stay for the weekend – we highly recommend that!
WHERE TO SLEEP?
We hope your stay in Prague will be comfortable and easy-going. To help you a bit with finding a place to stay, we picked the following options for you. These should be both affordable and close to the venues of the pre-event. Note we have no affiliation with the hotels, they're just selected tips. If you needed any assistance with the accommodation booking or similar, don't hesitate to contact us!
GETTING TO AND AROUND PRAGUE
We know the pain of finding out all the information on how to travel in the city, that you have never been before. That's why we prepared little and up-to-date overview below.
You can get to Prague easily by plane, international coach or train. The most important traffic hubs in Prague are Václav Havel Airport Prague, Railway station Praha hl.n. and Praha Florenc bus terminal. These have direct connections to all parts of the city and provide standard services.
If you decide to come by car it might be a bit complicated to find long-term parking spot – the city is divided into several parking zones. You can find the information in English on this matter here. We definitely recommend getting around the city using public transport.
- Express bus (AE bus line) – special bus line connecting airport and the main railway station. Ticket is 100 CZK (4 EUR) and can be purchased from driver and paid by card. For detailed info check here.
- Standard bus – wait for the bus in front of the terminal. You can either take bus number 119, which will take you to station "Nadrazi Veleslavin", where you must get off, and switch to the underground line "A". Or you can take bus number 100, which will take you directly to station "Zlicin", which is at the underground line "B". The standard "city" tickets apply, which are also valid for underground, trams and other buses. Find detailed information here.
- Taxi – we have Uber, Bolt or the local Liftago (mobile app that works just great and it's no scam for tourists). Just stopping a random taxi at the street might be unreasonably expensive.
The public transport is really good, usually goes on time and you can easily get around with trams, underground and buses. The underground is separated into 3 lines "A", "B" and "C" and is the fastest way to move within the city. The tram lines can provide wonderful city tours, especially along the Vltava river.
You can buy "city" tickets, which are valid for a certain period of time for trams, underground as well as buses. The most viable option for you would be to buy a 72-hour ticket (330 CZK ~14 EUR) or multiple 24-hour tickets (120 CZK ~4,8 EUR). Just remember to validate the ticket in the yellow validators. You can get the tickets at the station in a yellow ticket machine (you can usually pay by card) or at tobacco shops. Tickets can be also bought directly in trams and paid by card. Check this official website or read this article for more information.
EAT, DRINK, ENJOY
Keeping your levels of hunger and thirst on the positive side is always a good idea, doesn't matter where you go. We have carefuly selected several tips to satisfy all of your taste buds! Guaranteed by the locals. We also recommend checking very useful and fun Youtube channel from Czech locals called Honest Guide. It will definitely help you to avoid the (sadly quite common) turist traps especially in the city centre.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
We highly recommend you to stay for the weekend after the pre-event. Prague is a wonderful city in a heart of Europe, where you can have a real blast. We have prepared some tips for you. Don't hesistate to ask us for more once we meet.
TROJA CHATEAU GARDEN
CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM DOX
Credits: Prague City Tourism
PRAGUE CASTLE & THE OLD TOWN
BIG THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS
Without people and companies that cover our backs, organization of this pre-event would be really hard. Thanks to them, we had accessible event in great venues and super-packed program. Thanks!