the web performance conference 14-15 November 2024, Amsterdam

Frequently Asked Questions

Or, questions we expect to be asked a lot :)

Do you offer a live stream? (Link to this question)

Yes, we do, on our YouTube channel for members of our Remote Participants membership tier. The Remote Participants tier is €9.99 per month and will give you access to all our live streams, as well as the regular after-conference videos, Q&A and live chats with other channel members.

Are sessions being recorded and shared? (Link to this question)

Yes, we'll upload them to Vimeo and YouTube after the conference. Videos will be available immediately for YouTube members of our Early Adopters membership tier (€2,99 per month), and we'll make more videos available for everyone on a weekly basis. Conference attendees can download all original video files from us directly (and don't need a YouTube membership).

Can I leave my bag or suitcase at the venue? (Link to this question)

Yes, just drop those off at our 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)

Nope, no worries. 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, which is part of the fun of organising this conference. But we're always open to suggestions.

So can I speak at your conference? (Link to this question)

If you think you could contribute to the conference as a speaker you can always get in touch. Please summarise your proposed session and include a link to a video of you presenting in English in front of a live audience. This video is required; without it we will automatically reject your proposal.

The 2024 line-up is about done - we will not accept any more suggestions for this year.

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 I 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 (and pay) your ticket first.

Do you share my contact info with sponsors? (Link to this question)

No, we don't. We never have and we never will. We do have a public attendee list (and sponsors know how to Google as well), but if you don't want to be listed there, opt-out via your ticket preferences, or let us know.

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, or by changing your ticket preferences, and each year, some people do so. For now, we think the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.

What's your privacy policy anyway? (Link to this question)

We don't track you. We don't run any analytics. We don't use any cookies. We don't collect your data (unless you order a ticket and enter your data). We don't share that data (apart from our accounting software, Informer). We don't use entered email addresses for anything other than sending information about the conference that was signed up for. We use Gmail for email (so copies of invoices end up in Gmail as well).