the web performance conference 14-15 November 2024, Amsterdam

Venue

performance.now() will take place at the incredible Zuiderkerk, a church-turned-conference-venue in the heart of Amsterdam.

Sessions, breaks, lunch and a (musicless) get-together with drinks and a bite on both days will all be happening at the same venue.

During the breaks upstairs, you can get answers to your web performance questions at the Performance Help Desk, sponsored by Google. The help desk will be staffed throughout the conference by members of Google's Core Web Vitals team and other experts from the performance community.

Join our live stream or see our line-up

The venue

Zuiderkerk
Zuiderkerkhof 72
1011 WB Amsterdam
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The venue is wheelchair-accessible, but please let us know beforehand if you're in a wheelchair. We need to make some tiny preparations.

Built in the early 1600s, when Amsterdam grew exponentially, it is the first purpose-built Protestant church in the country at the very least - possibly the world. At build time it was at the southern edge of the city, hence the name South Church. Meanwhile ... that's not the case any more.

It contains the graves of architect Hendrik de Keyser, who was responsible for many 17th century public buildings, as well as Rembrandt's first child, who died months after birth. From the seventies onward it was a public information centre, and events were also organised there. Since then the events function has been expanded, until it serves almost exclusively as a venue for conferences and other gatherings.

What to expect?

“I am really impressed with the #perfnow crowd. A lot of people are taking really extensive notes, it is SUPER silent during the talks and people are not leaving the talks at all. I have been to ~10 confs only this year and never saw anything like that. 👏”

Anna Migas, more testimonials

Watch our 2022 after-movie for a sneak-preview, see our photos from 2022, or read some of the feedback we received.