How to survive Weekend 2018?

Stay cool, calm and collected, follow our signs, brings the necessary equipment and download the Weekend 11 app

Weekend Media Festival is the largest regional communication festival, and this year it is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and the celebration will gather over 4500 experts, lecturers, panelists, visitors, foreigners, locals and all who want to know more about the future of media and digital technologies. Rovinj is a central spot of gathering, just like it was in the past years, and the celebration will last for three days, from September 20th until September 23rd. During this period, we will have plenty interesting topics, panels and parties, and here are some tips on how to successfully experience everything you want to know.

What to bring?

Fully charged batteries, smartphones, toothbrush, chargers for empty batteries and a bottle of water, because water is crucial for survival, and they say it’s also good for your skin and beauty and it cleans your organism. We’re nerds, we know ?

How and when to travel?

We are located in the Old Tobacco Factory in Rovinj, the address is Obala Vladimira Nazora 1. You can get to us from all directions, by land, air and sea, by bicycles, motorcycles, on foot, but we recommend taking your car and bringing a couple of more colleagues and friends who will make the trip to Rovinj more pleasant.

What to do when you get to Rovinj?

Get some rest, find a nice shade or a good cafe, order a coffee and enjoy the view. Find you accommodation and let the landlord know you made it in one piece and that you will be checking in soon. Make the first arrangements for getting around the festival by downloading our app where you will find every bit of information about the best weekend of the year. The good thing about the app is that you also get a map of all the halls in the tobacco factory, without knowing on what side of the world the Sun will be at noon! By the way, DO you know on what side of the world the sun will be at noon?

Weekend 11 app contains:

  • Networking
  • Navigation
  • Schedule of all lecture, panels, presentations and parties
  • Weekend radio
  • Bus timetable

Download the app:



Survival kit

Find the accreditation office right on the entrance to the Old Factory, on the right side, find the first friendly face (we’re all friendly here thought!) and ask for the black survival kit. In it you will find leaflets, interesting bits of information, a refreshing drink and other stuff that will help you in a case of emergency.

If you find something, bring it to the info booth

It is good to know that, even if you do lose something – and let’s be real here, it is an option – you can always go to our info booth where you will find our specially trained staff that usually takes care of lost and found things. The info booth is in the accreditation office on the right side.

Stay calm and focus on the lectures

We have guests coming from all over the world. Listen to their advice, experience, exchange ideas and learn many new tricks for successful business. We are especially proud of our guests from the Nordic countries who will tell us how their countries successfully handle digital diplomacy. We will also get to some hot topics like the Agrokor case. We will look back on trends that are just starting to arrive in Croatia, like STEM education and startups that will change our lives. Find out more on these panels right here.

Find a lunch escape spot

Turn on the app and check out some lunch spots – maybe take your new Weekend friend with you?

New payment methods

When you finally get to the festival, you will receive an RFID bracelet so that we can track where you are at all times. LOL, JK! We won’t be doing that. The bracelet is here for your festival purchases. There will be TOP-UP points at designated locations where you will be able to, you guessed it, TOP-UP your bracelet-. You can check the balance of your bracelet at any bar, sales point or our TOP-UP staff. And of course, if you don’t spend the entire amount, you can always get the rest back. The refunds can be done by Sunday at noon.


Nearest beach


Our music program has always been one of our stronger sides! It’s up to you to just relax and enjoy!

Last day

Congratulations, you have successfully survived the Weekend 11! See you next year!