Dear Alumnae, dear Alumni, dear Friends,
Berlin, Germany’s capital and largest city by both area and population, is a world city of culture, politics, media and science. Its economy is based on high-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities and media corporations. Berlin continues to be Germany’s start-up capital and is a centre of innovation and research for future concepts such as connected mobility, climate change reduction, intelligent energy provisioning. During this year’s annual meeting we will not only dive into Berlin’s start-up scene but also learn about the 44 years of political prosecution in the GDR.
On Saturday afternoon, we will visit the Memorial Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, the former GDR Stasi prison. Contemporary witnesses will give us an authentic impression of the prison conditions between 1946 and 1990. You are welcome to explore the permanent exhibition “Witness of Political Prosecution” showing 300 photos and nearly 500 artefacts.
In the evening, we will enjoy a reception and dinner at the prestigious Berlin Capital Club located above the roof tops of the Berlin’s beautiful “Gendarmenmarkt” square. During the dinner LSE Professor Kristina Spohr, one of the leading experts on security architecture post 1989 and the author of a landmark biography of former chancellor Helmut Schmidt, will give us her interpretation of the revolutionary upheaval of 1989 and its impact on later development from post-Wall peace to the current conflicts.
On Sunday, we will jointly kick off a series of start-up events called “Social Innovation Trek” hosted by LSE Generate taking place from 11th September to 14th September with a panel of LSE Alumni Start-up Entrepreneurs, including Ola Kohut, Founder of Joy Space and Rayd Abu-Ayyash, MD of Value for Good, discussing "Change Makers: How entrepreneurship is a catalyst for the betterment of society" at INOSPACE at betahaus in Kreuzberg.
We cordially invite you and your partner to the annual meeting with the programme you see below.
RESERVATION & PAYMENT INFORMATION
Children, friends and relatives are most welcome. The participation fee for members is 40€ and for non-members to 75€. Children pay a reduced fee. Please contact us for details. The fee includes the guided tours, coffee break, dinner and drinks from the set menu at the Capital Club.
Please register by Sunday, 4th September by completing the registration form. We ask members to log into the intranet when registering themselves, so that the correct (reduced) rates for members is shown. Please transfer the participation fee as soon as possible and no later than by Thursday, 8th September to our bank account: IBAN: DE57300700240612018200, BIC: DEUTDEDBDUE, recipient: Freunde der LSE e. V., reference: Annual Meeting 2022 + names of the participants.
If you have not transferred the money by then, your place may be cancelled. If you cancel your registration up to one week prior to the event, we will refund your fee.
ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL
Please arrange travel and accommodation individually. A good overview of accommodations is available at hotel search engines. If you plan to take the train and tube, we recommend looking up suitable connections at Deutsche Bahn’s website and Berlin’s BVG, where you also can find a comprehensive tube and tram map.
Please contact us if you have any questions. We are looking forward to meeting you in Berlin.
President, German Friends of LSE
|12:45||Main Entrance (Visitors Registration) of Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, Genslerstraße 66, 13055 Berlin||Guided tour of Memorial Berlin-Hohenschönhausen||Pia Wagner||40|
|19:00||Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin||Reception at the Berlin Capital Club||Pia Wagner||50|
|20:00||Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin||Dinner at the Berlin Capital Club and speech by Professor Kristina Spohr, Department of International History at LSE||Pia Wagner||51|
|10:30||betahaus, Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23 10969 Berlin||Gathering during coffee & roundtable with LSE Alumni Start-up Entrepreneurs discussing "Change Makers: How entrepreneurship is a catalyst for the betterment of society"||Pia Wagner||45|
|12:30||betahaus, Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23, 10969 Berlin||Lunch and networking at INNOSPACE at betahaus||Pia Wagner||45|