Blender Conference 2023

26-28 Oct, 2023

Felix Meritis, Amsterdam

Blender Conference 2023 is sold out

The event is completely sold out, and there will be no tickets available at the registration desk. You can watch Blender Conference 2023 online.

The Blender event of the year

The Blender event of the year! The largest gathering of artists, developers and contributors will take place again at the beautiful 18th century neo-classical Felix Meritis in the heart of Amsterdam.

Felix Meritis venue The Felix Meritis venue, in the heart of Amsterdam.
The Theater, for general talks and case studies The Theater, for general talks and case studies.

Five tracks of parallel events

The 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.

Food & Drinks

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.

The Market, main hangout area The Market, main hangout area.
SIG Room, dedicated Special Interest Group discussions
SIG Room, dedicated Special Interest Group discussions

Special Interest Groups

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. Note; it's in the tower room with only stairs access.

Contact conference at for last minute scheduling.


At this moment the final schedule is still being worked on. There were over 90 presentations last year.

Just note the following:

  • Door opens at 9:00 every day.
  • Program starts at 11:00 on Thursday, and at 10:00 on Friday/Saturday.
  • All catering is included in the ticket price (three lunches and two evening buffets).
  • Thursday and Friday there will be screenings from the Suzanne Awards, lasting until 22:00.
  • Saturday the program stops at 18:00, venue closes at 20:00.
  • Sunday is the traditional 'visit the Blender HQ' day. Starts at 12:00.

Private Meeting Room

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 to apply for a meeting room slot.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Currently, for over a year, there are no government enforced COVID-19 related restrictions in the Netherlands. Restrictions are not expected to happen.

General common sense guidelines do apply, though. To keep the conference a safe place for everyone, we strongly recommend the following.

  • Please only attend if you are in good health in general.
  • If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 or the flu, do not attend the conference. We will give everyone who cancels the conference a full refund, no questions asked.
  • If you experience COVID-19 or flu symptoms during the conference, please leave and do not attend the event further. Also in that case we will offer a full refund to compensate you, and to thank you for not bringing others in danger.
  • Some visitors might choose to wear face masks in the venue. Please treat this with respect and keep a distance where possible. In theaters, we do expect all seats will be used though.



Most of the venue is accessible for wheelchairs, with an elevator available to lead to most rooms. However, the Attic and the room where SIGs will take place do not have that access. If you are unable to take the stairs and are interested in participating in events in any of those rooms, please reach out to our team at



Blender Conference 2023 is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of our sponsors: