Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about upcoming A-Fest

Important To Know

  • Portugal is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Portugal for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least six months. For EU citizens even a valid ID is sufficient, but some nationalities need a Schengen visa. For a full list of countries and regions that require a visa to travel to Portugal, click here.
  • In Portugal the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Portugal, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V. There are two associated plug types, C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and type F has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. 
  • The temperature averages 21°C (70°F) throughout June and gets as low as 17°C (63°F).
  • Official language is Portuguese. 
  • The local currency is Euro. In case you need cash there is an area with restaurants & shops within 10 minutes walk.
  • The local time corresponds to UTC+1.
  • No vaccinations are required to travel to Portugal.
  • Tap water is safe to drink in Portugal, although many locals prefer to buy bottled water.

Application and Tickets

What do I need to do to join A-Fest?
A-Fest is strictly invite-only, a policy which ensures a carefully curated community with similar values and a shared mission. In order to attend A-Fest, you need to fill out the application form here, so we can learn more about you. Our team will then review your application, and if we feel you’re a strong fit, we’ll send you the link to purchase your ticket and officially welcome you to our Tribe. Please expect to receive a response within 2 to 4 weeks from the day you've applied.
What are the requirements to get accepted to attend?
How long does the application process take?
How much are the tickets?
What’s included in the cost of the ticket?
What is NOT included in the cost of the ticket?
Can I bring my children? How much are the junior tickets?
Can I bring my spouse to the event?

Refund policy

Refund and Transfer policy for Global Campus Members
Refund and Transfer policy for A-Fest Guests

Agenda and Speakers

What can I expect at A-Fest?
What's the start and end time each day?
How much free time can I expect?
Are there any events happening before A-Fest officially starts and how can I join?
Where can I see the full agenda?

Flight & Accommodation

What airport should I fly into?
When should I fly in and out?
How can I book a room at the hotel?
What date range do the discounted room rates apply?
What food & beverages will be covered by A-Fest?
Is there Wi-Fi at the hotel?
I need a roomie. What should I do?

Packing Guide

What is the dress code?
What should I bring with me?
Where can I get more information?