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Vintage Computing Festival Berlin (VCFB)

October 8th and 9th, 2022

The Vintage Computing Festival Berlin (VCFB) is an event about historic computers and computing technology. In exhibitions, presentations and workshops, participants from all over Germany and beyond present many different aspects of Vintage Computing. In addition to retro computers, also historical operating systems, programming languages, network technology as well as pocket and mechanic calculators will be shown. Most of the exhibited devices are in working condition. Established in 2014, the VCFB has steadily grown and has attracted nearly 3000 visitors in 2019. In 2020 and 2021, the VCFB took place as an online and hybrid event respectively.

This time, as far as the pandemic situation allows, the VCFB will take place in the Pergamon Palais of the HU Berlin in the heart of Berlin. If necessary, parts of the event can be moved online. We will keep an eye on the situation and inform you here if there are any changes.

Admission is free!

Opening hours

Friday, October 7th14:00 - 20:00Exhibition build-up
Saturday, October 8th10:00 - 20:00Exhibitions
10:15 - 19:00Presentations and workshops
20:00 - 22:00Musical educational event
Sunday, October 9th10:00 - 17:30Exhibitions
11:00 - 17:30Presentations and workshops

Programme

In addition to dozens of exhibitions, presentations and workshops, the programme has even more to offer:

Participating

If you want to participate in the VCFB as an exhibitor or presenter you will soon find all information needed on this page. Registration is not yet open.

If you want to help with preparations or running the event as a volunteer, send an email to info@vcfb.de and subscribe to our volunteer mailing list.

Location

Pergamon-Palais of the HU Berlin, Georgenstraße 47, 10117 Berlin, Germany


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The venue is located near Friedrichstraße in the heart of Berlin. In the direct neighborhood you will find restaurants, some of which may have cheap offers. It is not possible to sleep at the venue.

Getting there

By public transport: Take the S- or U-Bahn to Friedrichstraße, then walk five minutes or take the M1 or Tram 12 to Georgenstraße/Am Kupfergraben.

By car: We recommend to use the A 100 highway up to the junction Beusselstraße, then after 2 kilometers turn right into Müllerstraße, following signs towards "Mitte". Continue along this road until you pass the train station Friedrichstraße, then turn left into Dorotheenstraße. At the end of the road, turn left and left again into Georgenstraße, reaching your destination.

A parking garage is available in Dorotheenstraße 30 (maximum height 1.90 meters). Exhibitors can stop in front of the venue for loading and unloading only.

Contact

Mail: info@vcfb.de
IRC: libera/#vc-de (Webchat)
Mastodon: @vcfberlin@chaos.social
Twitter: @vcfberlin

Page last modified on 2022-06-20