- Registration and Accommodation
Where can I find the recorded talks?
What are the venues named after?
What is the door in the logo?
What is the bird in the logo?
A blackbird. "Kos"is the Slavic name for blackbird. Kosovo means "field of the blackbird".
Registration and Accommodation
Are food and accommodation included in the professional and corporate registration fees?
No. While in the past the registration fees have included food and accommodation, this has often led to confusion and frustration on the part of our paid attendees. To simplify the registration process, since DebConf13 the registration fees are kept separate from self-paid food and accommodation.
If I'm self-paid, can I stay in the same place as the sponsored attendees?
Yes, use the conference website to choose that option while registering.
How much does food cost?
You can buy food vouchers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast costs 5 EUR, lunch 5 EUR, dinner 10 EUR.
I have someone accompanying me, do they need to register as well?
The accompanying persons need to be registered in the following cases:
- To participate in the conference activity,
If they will want to sleep at the DebConf accommodation facilities;
- If they want to eat at the venue.
Please note that everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage accompanying friends or family that might have any interest in joining our community to register for the conference, too!
Childcare service will not be available during DebConf22, as we did not receive any requests by May.
What are the options to get around?
Venue is located around 20 minutes from the city center by walking. You can use the local buses [map] or a taxi which will cost around 2.5 to 3 EUR.
I need directions to the venue.
You can find useful informations on how to get to the venue [https://debconf22.debconf.org/about/venue/].
If you use a taxi from Prishtina airport: Emphasize "Prizren" as the city of Prishtina has a "Ukë Bytyçi" road, too.
Where can I find a map of the venue & surrounding area?
You can download this file clicking the arrow on the right.
How safe are the rooms? Can I leave my stuff there?
The venue and the conference rooms will be used only by DebConf attendees.
About the accommodation facilities, two people will share a room. Rooms are lockable.
Where can I smoke?
Outside. The park has a wide garden.
Where can I park my car / van / RV?
Inside the venue park. The venue is surrounded with walls and has security guards,
What else to bring?
(partly from the welcome-e-mail)
- Personal toiletries, such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, towels, hair dryer and (optionally) slippers. The venue provides basic bedding (bed sheets, blanket, pillow).
- Earplugs if you're sensitive to your roommates's noise.
- Sunscreen if you plan to enjoy the outdoors.
- Power adapter, Kosovo uses European Type-F ("Schuko") sockets at 220V.
- Light shoes to walk around on the venue. The ground is only gravel in some places and there are inclines, simple sandals might be not good enough.
What are the payment options in local shops and restaurants?
Credit cards are supported only in supermarkets. Small shops take cash only. Restaurants usually take cards while most of the coffee shops take cash only. Currency is the Euro.
Which are the suggested restaurants and pubs in Prizren?
Are there ATMs I can use?
There are multiple ATMs in the city of Prizren. Use a maps app to locate them.
You can buy a SIM card at the Ipko selling stores. There is one at Pristina Airport (PRN) open 8-20. You will need to bring a passport to buy a SIM.
IPKO has 2 pre-paid packages on offer:
- 10GiB, 500mins, 500 SMS for 30 days for €20.20
- 20GiB, 1000mins, 500 SMS for 30 days for €30.20
SIM cards from Western Balkan countries have free roaming among each other, so you can pick one up in a neighbouring country and it should work in Kosovo.
If you need to activate your SIM Card, dial 049 700 700
Power plugs and adapters
Power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
July is summer in Kosovo. It will be around 35 degree Celsius during the conference.
Presenting a lecture
Refer to the debconf video team documentation.
Are COVID rapid tests available on site?
Yes, ask for them at the Frontdesk
Is there a medical store or drugstore nearby?
There are multiple pharmacies inside the city of Prizren.
How much would a doctor visit cost for cold, cough or something simple like that in case the medicines need a medical prescription?
It will cost around 15 euro if you go to a public hospital. While at a private one around 45 euro.
I'm concerned about security. How should I behave?
Kosovo is a fairly safe country. If you are concerned about LGBTIQ+ community then you should know that summer festivals and international events in Kosovo are usually very inclusive towards the LGBTIQ+ community, as is DebConf'22. There are also a lot of people from the community living and working in Kosovo and the number of incidents is relatively low. Nevertheless, there is a high level of homophobia and transphobia among the population, accompanied with verbal harassment, which participants from the community should be prepared for. Queer relationships are still a taboo in Kosovo and some partners might view public display of affection as dangerous in Kosovo. It is advised that LGBTIQ+ participants stay close to the conference venue and close to the group during day trip and visits to the city center.