Tetra-Symposium 2024

Dear tetra friends,

the first step has been done: As previously announced, these are the key dates for this year’s Tetra symposium.

The date is the weekend from 30th of August – 1st of September 2024 (with arrival on Friday), the venue is:

Hotel & Restaurant Fricke
Niedersachsenstr. 8
D-31275 Lehrte/OT Hämelerwald
+49 (0) 5175 7796

A double room including breakfast costs 104 €, a single room between 72 and 82 €, depending on the room type and of course also including breakfast. For single rooms, those who book early get the cheaper option. Please book the rooms as early as possible under the keyword: “BSSW” or “Tetra Symposium”!

As always, we are currently working on a varied programme for tetras, which will be announced soon. We are also happy to accept offers or requests for lectures. Because this is the only way to organise an important part of the event in addition to all the discussions we will share.

Best regards from the organising team

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Im November 2018 fand auf ausdrücklichen Wunsch aller Teilnehmer der Vorgänger-Veranstaltung aus 2017 die Fortsetzung statt in Ahrbergen bei Hildesheim, und zwar am Wochenende vom 16.11. bis 18.11.2018. Der wachsende Zuspruch zeigte sich auch in der deutlich höheren Teilnehmerzahl. Während wir 2017 etwa 30 Symposiumsteilnehmer hatten, waren dieses Mal weit über 50 Interessenten nach Hildesheim gekommen. Continue reading