The conference is on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday 27th is the "open house" in the new Blender HQ.
Registration will start at 9:00 at the theater. The first talk is at 11:00.
The conference schedule (tentative, first version) is available now.
Where: Compagnie Theater
Compagnie Theater Amsterdam. Right in the heart of 15th century Amsterdam, allows up to 600 visitors (250 more than previously).
The venue has 3 stages. The large one (400 seats) will be for 25 minute talks (headset, 3+ camera livestream). The small one (80 seats) is for discussions, panels or workshops (1 or 2 camera livestream). The mid size one (140 seats) is the stage for more informal presentations, Blender demos and slots for sponsors to present. This is a new addition to the conference program, called "The Spotlight".
There is also space for a market, with an option of people renting a table for presenting work.
New: all visitors can use a guarded wardrobe to leave your coat and/or bags.
The venue is accessible for wheel chairs, it has an elevator for 1st floor access.
The venue is on walking distance from the new Metro station "Rokin" and from metro station "Nieuwmarkt". Both metro lines have stops at the main train stations.
Get your tickets at store.blender.org. Per 1 october already 87% of tickets were sold. It is possible we get sold out again.
We do not accept new talk submissions anymore. Accepted speakers should have been contacted in August already.
Dinner / Party
Friday night the dinner (a so-called "walking dinner" with smaller bites) will be in the same venue, on the first floor. At 19h everyone will be sent downstairs for a drink, at 20h people (with tickets) are welcome upstairs. The big theater will be the central place to eat, drink, sit down or walk around and meet people. A special audio-visual show will start at 21h, by Andy Goralczyk and Midge Sinnaeve.
We love tasty & healthy food: half of the food choices we offer will be vegan.
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Travel & Accommodation
Walk to the main exit hall, there's a railway station underneath. Take train to to Amsterdam Centraal Station (~20 minutes). You can get tickets in vending machines or at desks.
Get out at "Amsterdam Centraal", walk to the venue is ~15 minutes.
Metro lines 51, 53, 54, stop at Nieuwmarkt metro station, walk ~4 minutes.
Parking in Amsterdam is impossible or expensive! Best is to park outside the center; like in "ArenA Transferium".Cheap parking rates include metro/tram tickets.
You can find hotels via common sites such as booking.com easily. Unless you have a good budget (100 euro per night or more), it's advised to not choose a hotel within the canal area - and certainly not in the old city heart or close to the train station. Find a hotel outside the canal area, on cycling distance or one that has a good tram connection to Nieuwmarkt, where Compagnie Theater is. Bicycle rentals are everywhere.