Your Quick Guide to RESPAWN 2016

It's only a few days until RESPAWN 2016 kicks off, so it's time we provide you with all the information you need for your arrival: Here's a quick guide including directions, entrance and badge pickup, opening hours and more.



The Location

After the huge success in 2015, RESPAWN has moved to a new venue: THE NEW YORKER | DOCK.ONE, a former paint factory that is now a 1.150 square meters large and pillar free event hall with an additional outdoor area. The location is in walking distance to the Cologne convention center, so it complements your gamescom and GDCE schedule perfectly.

THE NEW YORKER | DOCK.ONE: Hafenstraße 1, 51063 Cologne (Köln), Germany - Download directions as PDF

The Business Center

The RESPAWN Business Center is located at The New Yorker | HARBOUR.CLUB. This is where the Pitch & Match Area is located, so anyone who scheduled meetings in our Pitch & Match system, will hold them there. Please note, that the Business Center closes at 18:30 on both days. 

In close vicinity to the DOCK.ONE, the HARBOUR.CLUB is another perfect example of how industrial architecture can be transformed into a spectacular event location. The interior of the three landmarked halls combines historical elements like rough factory walls and even the original giant furnace with modern design elements.


Where to Stay

Additional benefit: In less than 200 meters distance you'll find the 4* Design-Hotel “The New Yorker”. Offer yourself or your guests the possibility to enjoy the event straight to the end and then spend the night in a stylish ambience.

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The Shuttle

For all visitors, there will be a shuttle service that brings you directly to our partner event GDC Europe and back. The bus departs every hour from the DOCK.ONE parking lot. For Business Pass holders there will be additional VIP shuttles at the HARBOUR.CLUB that you can hop on every 15 minutes.


Entrance to RESPAWN:

Badge Pick-Up

If you have pre-registered, you’ll receive your badge directly at the entrance.

Wait, you haven't registered yet? Then get your ticket right now at our Online Ticket Shop!

Nevertheless, tickets are also available on site for unregistered visitors - just in case you spontaneously decide to join the conference. You can pay by cash, credit card or EC card.

Program Hours:

  • Mon, Aug 15: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

  • Tue, Aug 16: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

Doors Open: 9:00 am

Headset Pick-Up

RESPAWN's stages are openly accessible across the venue, so you can decide freely, which talks and panel discussions you want to follow. To ensure the best sound quality, we provide audio headsets, so you won’t miss a word of your favorite speaker. Each stage casts on a specific channel that you can easily tune in to with your personal headset. Pick up your headset right next to the registration desk directly at the entrance.

Certificate of Attendance

If you have applied for a Certificate of Attendance, you can receive it right at the entrance at the visitor registration desk.

The certificate can be requested when purchasing a ticket at our Online Ticket Shop.


Program Schedule & Receptions:

What to Follow

RESPAWN 2016 features over 90 internationally acclaimed speakers, so it might be hard for you to keep track of all the various sessions. But no worries, we've got a very convenient solution!

Simply go to the RESPAWN 2016 speakers & program and log in or sign up for a new account. When logged in, you can bookmark your favorite sessions and sync them to your phone or calendar.


After Work Events

On both conference days, the program ends at 6:30 pm but that won't be the end of your RESPAWN day: We invite you to join us for a drink or two at our after work receptions and party events.

There will be karaoke, live music and more - all the details on our after work events will be online soon, so stay tuned!


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