Are sessions being recorded? (Link to this question)
Can I leave my bag or suitcase at the venue? (Link to this question)
Yes, just drop those off at our staffed cloakroom, which is available both days.
Will I need a printed ticket to get my badge? I forgot to bring mine. (Link to this question)
No, if you're on our attendee list, your badge will be waiting for you at the door.
Do you have a Call for Papers? (Link to this question)
No, we don't. We select and invite all our speakers ourselves. But we're always open to suggestions.
Do you have any hotel recommendations for my stay? (Link to this question)
Not really, sorry. We don't have any partnerships or preferred hotels, and this totally depends on your budget and preferences anyway. In Amsterdam itself there are hostels, hotels in all shapes and sizes, houseboats, Airbnb's, apartments, you name it.
The venue is right in the city center (which can be quite expensive), but it's a nice 10 minute walk from Central Station, so don't forget to look at cities nearby. Haarlem, Leiden, Zaandam and Utrecht, for example, are reachable within 30 minutes. Public transport is quite good over here.
Do I need a visa if want to attend the conference? (Link to this question)
If you want to visit the Netherlands for a short stay (up to 90 days), you might need a visa. How you apply for a visa depends on your country. For more information, see Applying for a short-stay Schengen visa.
If you need our help with anything—like an invitation letter—just let us know. Before we send you an invitation letter, we ask you to order your ticket first.
Do you share my contact info with sponsors? (Link to this question)
Shouldn't you have an opt-in for your attendee list? (Link to this question)
With attendee privacy in mind, we should, yes. But, having this list available somewhere has proven itself useful many times before. Especially when someone else—a team member, employer or travel coordinator—has ordered a ticket, with a wrong name or incomplete info for example. We think making this opt-in would nullify its existence. Of course you can opt-out by letting us know (which we'll remember for future editions), and each year, one or two people do so, but for now, we think the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.