Admission to KOLA 2014 is free. We only ask all participants to register online before 31 Dec 2013.

During the conference you’ll have a chance to buy:
- KOLA III publication;
- conference materials.

KOLA 2014 is going to take place in a Conference Centre which is part of the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park.

PSTP is situated in Gdynia, the address is Aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98.

KOLA is going to take place in this prestigious venue thanks to the cooperation and kind help of the Gdynia Innovation Centre (GCI). GCI was created by the City Council as the financial body of the city of Gdynia to coordinate the development of the PSTP and to foster innovative enterprises in Gdynia.

The mission of the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park focuses on supporting of the Pomeranian Province economy potential development by creating a dedicated area with favourable conditions for partnership co-operation between science and industry, stimulating establishment and development of innovation oriented enterprises.

The main target for the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park is to perform all kinds of activities, crucial for economical development of the region and stimulate co-operation between universities and companies, strengthening the process of technology transfer and entrepreneurship development. The Park contributes to the development of innovation oriented companies, influencing on economic indicators of the region.

The main task set before PSTP is to create and deliver preferential conditions for companies which want to conduct business based on high-tech in such fields as: biotechnology, environment protection, IT and industrial design, ensuing also their safe environmental impact.

Other tasks include development of entrepreneurship in the Pomeranian Region through incentives encouraging the development and restructuring processes and result in creating of new permanent workplaces.

The performance of PSTP tasks and co-operation with foreign Partners delivers data about latest development trends in innovative branches of economy and deliver pattern solutions for identified needs of innovation oriented companies.

To give this year’s conference a more international character, and for the convenince of the participants we have decided to prepare a special set of conference materials. They will include a printout of all the presentations that will be used by the speakers.

Conference materials will be available at the reception desk. Their cost will be estimated after the program is closed. We will update information about it on the website.

We call for papers for KOLA 2014 publication.

Don’t you sometimes feel the urge to shout, “Knowledge, quo vadis? Why do you abandon us? Why do you vanish? Why, when I see you leave, do I know that at this very moment someone, somewhere, is attempting to steal the fire - unaware that it has already been paid in blood for…?”
No more!
Let’s write!
Let’s share our knowledge. Let’s make all our work matter.

We hereby extend our heartfelt invitation to all of you who want to contribute to our Polish publication on larps which will be published by the end of this year and will be available at KOLA 2014 larp conference. We want you to help us gather knowledge and share your experience, whether you are authors, participants, or scholars. Register today and write your own article!

To help you organize your ideas we decided to divide the publication into three sections, and call it: Larp. Thoughts, Words, Deeds.

Thoughts - inspirations and concepts

The thought is always first - the spark. It is born out of inspiration. Where to find it? And then what? How to mould it? How to structure it? Its life, its plotline? The opening, the conclusion, the beginning, the ending - with or without?

Words - writing and creative process

The first tool. Surely, it should be used generously, but with prudence. But what to write? What to leave out? What to hide between the lines? Which words to highlight and why? How to weave them into patterns, codes, systems, trees of possibilities, labyrinths of mystery?

Deeds - running the game and post-larp documentation

It starts before it begins. How to prepare? What to look for? What to do by yourself? How to be smart? How to design the world - conflict, touch, space, sex, magic, time, the gods? And then, when it begins - how to behave? Lead by the hand, whisper in the ear, give freedom, entwine in music? Thank, talk afterwards?

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Of course we do not want to impose any restrictions. You can freely move across these subjects or focus on just one, very specific theme. It’s your call.

Important dates
20 Oct 2013 - collecting ideas/concepts for articles
01 Dec 2013 - deadline for submitting the articles

Every concept needs to be approved, so that we don’t receive two very similar papers. We will reply to all emails with concepts within 72 hours of receiving them. If you don’t get a reply by then, please let us know HERE.

20 Oct 2013
Call for Program
Call for Papers

01 Nov 2013
Registration online - opened

01 Dec 2013
Paper submission - deadline

08 Dec 2013
Program registration - deadline

23 Dec 2013
All presentations for speeches submitted (they will be printed in the conference materials) - deadline
Full program of the Conference published online

03-05 Jan 2014
KOLA Larp Conference

New names will be added to the list of this year’s KOLA speakers weekly (depending on the registration, of course). The complete list of speakers will be available after the program is closed.

If you feel the thrill of excitement and want to become one of this year’s speakers, let us know.

REGISTER YOUR SPEECH after 20th Oct 2013


If you’re not sure about your ideas or how to make a great speech TALK TO ONE OF OUR CONSULTANTS HERE.

“Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.”
Jim Rohn