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Lectures by the Lake

Lectures by the Lake is an in depth seminar and value proposition offered by international sports expert Ralf Iwan

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Görlitz Am Kirchplatz 21 02827 Görlitz Germany

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About this event

Compact seminar in an inspiring environment

Lectures by the Lake are courses in the format of weekenders, summer schools, and compact seminar, where students can get insights into the sports industry, practice sports, exchange ideas and network themselves in addition to the sessions.

Lectures by the Lake is a compact seminar offered to universities students in order to experience condensed learning on subjects in the field of Sport- and Eventmanagement conducted by Ralf Iwan an international sports expert, consultant, lecturer with more than 25 years of experience in the sports industry.

Lectures by the Lake takes place at a unique location, just 3 hours from Berlin at Berzdorfer See a lake near Görlitz (Germany).

Strategic Management & Digitalisation in Sports

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on an industry heavily reliant on live sport and in-person engagement has been well-documented, but with great impact, also comes great opportunity. Clear and positive trends across the industry have accelerated during the crisis, offering exciting avenues for strategic and sustainable growth now and in the future.


The weekend course will be prepared by a 3hrs interactive video tutorial prior to the Lectures by the Lake weekend seminar.

On-site we will focus on discussions in a workshop format.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at bachelor and master students in International Sports & Eventmanagement.

The sessions will be delivered in English.

The Location

The 2day seminar is conducted in Görlitz, a town in the German state of Saxony. Lectures by the Lake provides value through high-quality seminars by Ralf Iwan and Guests Speakers in the field, along with in-depth learning, researching and networking in a condensed group of 8-12 students.

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The Gardens

The garden invites for break-out sessions and groupwork .

On Saturday evening we will have our barbecue in this unique location.

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The Guest-House

You will enjoy 2nights in a shared room in the guest-house Kretscham, an old and refurbished distillery in Görlitz-Tauchritz just 200m from the lake.

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Sports and other activities

There is a variety of sports possible from beach sports to rafting, stand-up paddling or mountain biking.

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The Programme*


15:00h: Arrival and check-in

16:00h: Introduction to the topic

17:30h: "Beach calling" - sports & activities at the lake

19:00h: BBQ / Dinner


07:00h: Sport & Activation

08:00h Breakfast

09:00 - 12:00h: Lectures & Workshops

13:00h: Lunch

15:00h: Presentations & Disciussions

16:30h: "Beach calling" - sports & activities at the lake

19:00h: BBQ


07:00h: Sport & Activation

08:00h Breakfast

09:00 - 12:00h: Workshops, Discussions & Presentations

13:00h: Lunch

15:00h: Final notes, debrief and end of seminar

Course fees: € 399,00

The price includes :

  • 2 hours online course
  • 10 hours of lectures & workshop
  • Online interview guests on the seminar topic
  • daily sporting activities *
  • 2 nights with full board **
  • 2 barbecue evenings (with and without meat)
  • (non) alcoholic drinks
  • Healthy snacks, bottled water, juices, coffee and tea
  • Access to video tutorials and seminar materials
  • Participation certificate

* At the request of the group, chargeable sporting and cultural activities such as windsurfing, rafting or guided tours can be booked individually.

** On request, you can book an additional night in Kretscham from Friday to Saturday / Sunday at your own expense.