Social Events

Welcome night

On Monday evening we invite you to delicious finger food accompanied by a fresh German beer at the Print Media Academy! This is a great opportunity to relax after a day of TROOPERS trainings and socialize with your peers, with whom you are going to spend various days.

10k run

Shared Dinner

On Wednesday evening we invite everybody to a big Shared Dinner at one of Heidelberg's finest restaurants! This is where you can eat amazing local cuisine, drink fine local German Bier, play PacketWars, and talk about what matters! You will get more information about the location and transportation to the Shared Dinner at the Conference!

PacketWars™ @ TROOPERS

PacketWars™ is a sport like nothing you have ever experienced! Games known as Battles pit individual players in a race against time to achieve predefined objectives, win prizes and attain FAME. Operating in the shadows of the Internet beyond the rule of TCP/IP and devoid of compassion, a secret war rages. Sometimes spilling over into the “real” world, digital battles are waged to advance the will of the combatants.



The combatants are as varied as their skills and motivation. Every engagement is unique. It is our duty to chronicle these events. Join us as we open a portal to extreme hacking. Do you have what it takes to survive? Plus, it’s free, it’s fun, and there are prizes waiting for you!

What do you need to do to prepare for Battle?

There will be 9 teams with a maximum of 8 people - First come, first serve.

BYOL: Bring your own laptop. Power and network access will be provided.

BYOT: Bring your own tools. This is a live competition, not training.

Protect yourself at all times!

Teams and participants can register between Tuesday 12PM and Wednesday 12PM. No exceptions! This event takes place after the shared TROOPERS dinner on Wednesday evening. For the dinner, each team will have an assigned table. Please gather at your table to avoid logistical challenges.

To register send the required information (listed below) to

If you are a team

  • Team name
  • Names of the team members
  • Name of the team captain

if your team has less than 8 people, be prepared to welcome pick-up participants that will be assigned to you.

If you are an individual signup

  • Tell us your name
10k run


TROOPERS 10k is back! Taking place Thursday March 18, 2021 at 6:45AM participants will meet in the lobby of the Crowne Plaza Heidelberg. Members of the ERNW Crew will lead you up the famous Philosopher's Way with gorgeous views of Heidelberg.

And don’t forget that for every kilometer achieved by a TROOPER during the 10k TROOPERS Run, ERNW is donating 5€ into the funding pool!

So there is still plenty of time to put on a pair of running shoes and level up so you too can participate in the 10K and help raise money for our TROOPERS Charity.