Collaborative Modeling Unconference

May 7th-10th, 2025

Our Camp

After decades of misunderstanding our users, we programmers now have better tools.

Collaborative Modeling makes it easy to build the software our users really need.

(And not the software we only thought they would need.)

Some Collaborative Modeling methods and mashups are …

  • EventStorming
  • User Story Mapping
  • Impact Mapping
  • Domain Storytelling
  • Storystorming
  • Context Mapping
  • Example Mapping
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Bounded Context Canvas
  • Scenario Casting
  • Event Modeling
  • Heuristics Mapping

However, our goal is not to pitch specific tools, but to explore their use cases and their relationships. We want to investigate the values behind the tools we love. Why does this new era of Collaborative Modeling feel so different from what many of us associated with ‘modeling’ in a distant past?

The Collaborative Modeling Camp (ComoCamp) is an unconference inspired by Agile Methods, Domain-Driven Design and Behavior Driven Development. We reach out to bring practitioners of collaborative modeling methods together with creators and thought leaders. We also invite everybody interested to be part of this event. Experience collaboration, discuss and share your knowledge! Our camp is not-for-profit, hands-on, community-organized, and meant to be a lot of fun.

Our Community

Michael Plöd

Fellow at INNOQ

I just bought my ticket for ComoCamp, The Collaborative Modeling Unconference in 2024. I still have many great memories of this unconference in Vienna from last year, it certainly was among my professional / conference highlights of 2023. You should get your tickets as well because this one will sell out again for sure!

Carola Lilienthal

WPS = Quality in Software-Architecture

I look absolutely forward to be there! Como offers us so many possibilities to work better with users and product owners. It will be a great pleasure to meet and connect with all the other Como consultants from all over the world. 🙏🏻 and Vienna is gorgeous on top!

Paul van der Slot

Freelance Hands-on Architect with a passion for DDD, Clean Code and Collaborative Design

I bought my ComoCamp ticket yesterday! Last year I had some Como FOMO, so I am very excited this is happening! This will be the first time I will visit an unconference. I am very curious what it will bring. Hopefully connecting with likeminded people and getting inspired 🙏🏻

Adam Dymitruk

Author of Event Modeling, Event-Driven Information Systems Expert, old rules no longer apply

I couldn't attend last year but I'll be there this year to help those that want to learn @EventModeling as one of the ways to collaborate. I hope to see you there!

Barbara Neumayr

Agile Coach bei TechTalk

One of my top three highlights last year - I'll be there again!

Stefan Hofer

Requirements & DDD Expert bei WPS - Workplace Solutions GmbH

Last year's ComoCamp was an exceptional experience! I learned, I taught, and I built lasting connections with other participants. Get your ticket for ComoCamp 2024!

Jacqui Read

🖋️author | 🧙🏻‍♀️architect | 📢speaker | 👩🏻‍🏫 trainer | 💡thought-leader | 👩🏻‍🎓life-long-learner | 📃TOGAF, SABSA & Azure Architect Certified

What better way to explore collaborative modelling than by collaborating together in beautiful Vienna ❤️👁️‍🗨️🗨️

Nick Tune

Author of Architecture Modernization

I got to do some role play ....
and I loved it!

Cosima Laube

Organizational Development, Leadership & Team Coaching, Public Speaking // Achieve MORE together!

Yay, train tickets for #CoMoCamp 2023 ( @comocamp are booked. 🥳🚂 So much looking forward to the time in #Vienna soon!

Gáspár Nagy

SpecFlow/BDD coach, trainer, test automation expert

Attending ComoCamp 2023 was a wonderful experience. Superb venue, good food, nice people... Everything ready for collaboration!

Bring your own questions, ideas and issues!

The ComoCamp unconference is organized as a large open space. Join us in creating an engaging and dynamic experience where your voice truly matters! We believe that the heart of any open space event lies in the diverse perspectives and knowledge of its participants. That’s why we encourage everyone to bring their own topics to the table. Whether it’s a burning question, a fascinating idea, or a pressing issue, your input is invaluable in shaping the discussions and fostering meaningful interactions. By contributing your own topics, you help ensure that our open space is a reflection of the collective wisdom and interests of our community. So, come prepared to share, explore, and inspire as we come together to exchange ideas, learn from one another, and co-create a memorable experience.

Our Location

The Europahaus Vienna provides a comfortable atmosphere for relaxed collaboration as well as concentrated work.
We have direct access to the spacious park area and if the weather conditions allow for it, sessions can take place outside, too! 😊

Our Program

  • 09:00 - 18:00

    Hands-On Intro Day

    Some of our most experienced community members will introduce you to three different Collaborative Modeling (Como) methods in a single day.

  • 19:00 - 23:00

    Intro Dinner

    After an intensive intro day, you are invited to have dinner in the bistro. Maybe you already meet the first people arriving for the open space only? Yes, they are invited, too! :)

  • 09:00 - 17:00

    Open Space Day 1

    The first day of the Open Space always starts with a marketplace. What will happen this time? It totally depends on YOU. Please bring your own questions, ideas and issues to the camp!

  • 19:00 - 23:00

    Orangerie Dinner

    After the first unconference day and a little break to check in and refresh you meet for a nice dinner in the so called “Orangerie”, a particularly nice place in the hotel’s park.

  • 09:00 - 17:00

    Open Space Day 2

    The second day of our Open Space allows us to inspect and adapt. What do you want to change? What did you not yet bring to the table? You reconsider and iterate!

  • 18:00 - 23:00

    Outro Dinner

    After the unconference finale, you have a relaxed dinner in the bistro restaurant close to the first park entrance, where all the breakfasts and lunches took place, too.

  • 10:00 - 13:00

    Hiking in the Wienerwald

    On Saturday, you meet the ComoCamp organizers and go on a little tour (max 3 hours max 300m altitude): with a little bit of weather luck leading us to a nice view over Vienna.

  • 13:00 - 16:00

    Pizza with La Mama

    After our little hike through the Wienerwald, you reach a cozy little Pizzeria to share the very last lunch time together. Maybe some non-hikers will also meet us there? :)

How to participate

Please note that our tickets are non-refundable, but freely transferable, in other words there is no very good reason to wait until we are sold out. 😉 You may pay per credit-card, but we also offer to pay by invoice, feel free to choose this option during your checkout process. And by the way: the tickets do not contain any deductible value added tax (VAT), as the camp is organized by “Collaborate Vienna”, a non-profit association registered by austrian law.

... and book your Hotel Room directly with Europahaus!

Prices start from

69 per night

  • Please always use our contingent "ComoCamp"
  • Breakfast typically included
  • Parking lot tickets at the reception

Frequently Asked Questions

Any other questions than the ones listed here? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

Yes! The large conference room in the basement is accessible via a long and flat steel ramp in the courtyard of the hotel or as an alternative via a stair lift suitable for wheelchairs, which you might prefer in very bad weather conditions. The house also has two sufficiently large elevators with which all other floors can be reached. Regarding the suitability of the hotel rooms for your specific needs, we ask you to contact the Europahaus hotel and clarify the details directly.

After you have bought a ticket, we will ask you to choose your basic preference, ranging from a “classic diet”, which might include meat (without pork) to a “vegetarian” or “vegan” diet. On top you are asked to provide your special dietary requirements, which we will transmit to the kitchen, provided we have them four weeks before the event. Even though we cannot guarantee that we are able to deal with all your requirements, we promise to do our best.

Our simple motto for the camp is “Be open, be honest, be respectful!”. If somebody violates these principles in a way that you as a participant find unacceptable for our host, our camp’s reputation or a successful event organisation, please bring this to the attention of the organizers. The team will collectively decide whether a. a violation is occuring and whether b. the violating visitor is given a warning or is excluded from the event.

Our 2024 sponsors ...

The ComoCamp and its affordable ticket prices would not be possible without financial support. Thank you very much for making the camp fly!

... and our long-term media partners!

The ComoCamp is an open community of friends and long-term partners who help us spread the word with text and pictures on social media!

Our Team

Since the original idea for the ComoCamp in early 2019, a team of true believers went through "pandemic" cancellations, but made it finally happen! :)

Stefan Priebsch

IT Strategy, Software Architecture and DDD

Martin Schimak

I’m #Storystorming Your Business 🤟

Henning Schwentner

Coder, Coach and Consultant @ WPS

Daniel Sack

Software Architect, Developer, Team Player

We're looking forward to seeing you at ComoCamp 2025!