Save the date for EROC 26 – 29 Jan 2017
EROC 2017 session leaders
Rogue Runner • Master Blaster • Crazylegs • Maurine Filip • dire wolff • Only • Mia Missile • sMACklemore • Val Kyria • StatMan • Svenn WillIBeFamous • Livid Doll • Jens Hötger • D.I. Die • Rhonda Housekick • Block Magic Woman • Sixxi Blitz • Bee A. Baracus • yetzt • Miss Mercury • Johnny Cupid • Dyke Fight & many more
What is EROC?
The European Roller Derby Organizational Conference (EROC) was started in 2009 to give European roller derby leagues an opportunity to come together and work through the issues that affect them most. Since its founding, EROC has continued to grow and innovate as an organization. EROC 2017 will follow in this tradition.
What will EROC 2017 be about?
The upcoming conference is looking very promising and we are currently working on developing even more new sessions and innovative workshops to inspire leagues and skaters alike. What is more, we are working on some new features, so please stay tuned for all of our exciting upcoming developments.
Wait… What was Roller Derby again?
Roller derby is a sport where the support comes from the skater, for the skater, by the skater. As the global systems develop, we believe it is critical that every skater has the opportunity to be informed about the global elements at play and ask questions. EROC offers this important platform to all of the players on the European continent.
That sounds great. Tell me about the past EROC events.
The original goal of our exchange at EROC was to help leagues in shaping the evolution of their
sport on the European continent and to represent the interests of their membership. In addition to facilitating discussion, the conference also provides an informational platform to assist leagues in their continuing individual, organizational and structural development. As a supplement to the WFTDA Annual Meeting, the EROC Conference provides an important platform for the European Contingent. In our role as representatives of European roller derby within the WFTDA, some of the key issues include the training and support of organizations within the WFTDA as well as establishing better understanding of our needs as an association.
Since its founding, there have been a number of recent milestones within EROC. In 2013 and 2014, the mandate was implemented to create national roller derby organizations within Europe. The years 2014 and 2015 were fruitful years in assisting the growth of national organizations in most european countries. Additionally, the national bodies were busy and are pleased with the product of their joint efforts: The European Roller Derby Association.
EROC 2016 introduced a number of changes in response to the previous years’ development and skater feedback. It expanded the workshop selection over the course of the conference and gave leagues and their representatives the opportunity to really dive into the material presented by workshop leaders, instead of just skimming over material. A further change seen at EROC 2016 was in the structure of the discussion sessions. The goal of EROC 2016 was to create real transparency and understanding for each league about who is doing what where in European and Global roller
derby while, at the same time, providing real learning experiences for every level of league.
Do you want to share your opinion?
The most important thing at the European Roller Derby Organizational Conference is you! And since this is your event we can’t make a plan without knowing what you want. To be able to weave in your ideas and thoughts, we have created a survey to get to know your personal opinion.
Please fill it out to help make EROC an event that is by the Skaters for the Skaters.
Save the date +++ EROC 2017 +++ 26.-29.01.2017 +++ You don’t want to miss that!
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