All presentations and podcasts have been uploaded to Blender's YouTube channel.
The Blender event of the year is back! The largest gathering of artists, developers and contributors will take place at the beautiful 18th century neo-classical Felix Meritis in the heart of Amsterdam.
The new Felix Meritis venue offers 5 tracks of parallel events and a lot of space for informal meetings and hangout. As usual, content will be recorded and shared online during the event.
A dedicated 12-people meeting room will be available as well. Reservations for the room will be accepted 2 weeks before the conference start.
Included in the ticket price are drinks and food: coffee, tea and water available all day, multiple lunch buffets, and Thursday and Friday evening dinner buffets with drinks. Half of the food served will be vegan.
At this moment the final schedule is still being worked on. There are over 90 presentations this year.
Just note the following:
The schedule for the conference will be final on 19th of October. Until that day you can still apply for organizing a special interest group meeting. Examples as we have now are: community meetings in Italian/Spanish/German, USD users/developers meetup, and educators meeting. Room fits up to roughly 50 people.
Contact conference at blender.org for last minute scheduling.
Conference visitors can apply for a slot in the private meeting room; which is a table seating 12 people. Meetings are private and invitation only, these will not be announced. Meetings should be related to helping Blender forward. For example: Blender Foundation meetings with Development Fund Patron members, Cycles architecture board meeting, etc.
Contact foundation at blender.org to apply for a meeting room slot.
For the first time at a Blender Conference there will be live podcasts (sound and video) recorded and streamed from the spectacular tower room of the venue.
We found six hosts who will each invite a small number of conference attendees to be interviewed or to join a discussion on topics. The hosts are responsible for defining the topics and finding guests themselves. We expect this will give added value for everyone who can't visit the event.
We’ve invited the following six hosts: Alan Melikdjanian, Andrew Price, Dalai Felinto, Jonathan Williamson, Monique Dewanchand and Pablo Vazquez.
Podcasts will last around 60 minutes and are scheduled as follows:
Thursday 13:30 (Pablo Vazquez) and 16:00 (Dalai Felinto).
Friday 11:00 (Alan Melikdjanian), 13:30 (Andrew Price), 16:00 (Jonathan Williamson).
Saturday 11:00 (Robert Rioux), 13:30 (Monique Dewanchand), 15:30 (Pablo Vazquez).
Currently (as of October 18th) there are no government enforced COVID-19 related restrictions in the Netherlands. Restrictions are not expected to happen, but we will keep a close eye at developments.
General common sense guidelines do apply, though. To keep the conference a safe place for everyone, we strongly recommend the following.