On Friday, 500 app developers will gather in Pathé Amsterdam Noord for a day of learning and meeting new friends. In this post we’ll share some practical information regarding the conference day on Friday.
If you also have a ticket for the tutorial day, read the Practical Info For Tutorial Attendees too.
The main conference is in Pathé Amsterdam Noord. (Google Maps Link)
If you come by car, there are several public parkings in the area of the cinema; P1 is the nearest (but also the smallest). Since parking in Amsterdam is expensive, we recommend using public transport instead. The nearest train station is Amsterdam Central Station. You can take Metro 52 from Amsterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Noord, journey time is just 5 minutes. Walking from the station to the cinema is also just a few minutes.
For general public transport advice, 9292.nl is a helpful site in Dutch and English.
The entrance is the side entrance to the left of the main cinema entrance. We’ll open the doors at 8.30am, at which point we have 30 minutes to get everyone inside and registered. Here’s a heads-up so we can make the process as smooth as possible.
Bring your ticket, on your phone (preferred) or printed. (We may ask for an ID to confirm it’s your ticket). We will scan your ticket and hand out a badge. The badges will be sorted on lastname, look closely to check which registration desk will hold your badge. If you purchased a student ticket, also bring some proof that you are a student, such as a college card. After registration there’s coffee and tea.
Fast lane: If you’ve already received your badge at tutorial day, you do not need to come to the registration desk, you can immediately enter (wear your badge visibly so we can scan the QR code on the badge).
Late comers: If you join after 9.30, the registration desk will be moved upstairs to the lounge of the venue; just follow the stairs upwards.
2020 ticket holders: We’ve sent all 2020 ticket holders that haven’t refunded or transferred their ticket, an updated 2022 ticket. Didn’t receive the 2022 update but still have the 2020 ticket and sure it wasn’t refunded or transferred? Bring the old ticket as it will still scan correctly.
Although the government has lifted covid restrictions a while ago, we still want to be careful. The cinema has a ventilation system that refreshes all air continuously and will provide dispensers of antibacterial soap. We recommend to wear a face mask indoors in crowded places. Prefer fistbumps over handshakes.
If you have symptoms typically associated with covid, please perform a self-test before coming to the venue. If you have a fever or a positive test, do not come to the conference. We will fully reimburse your ticket or give you a ticket for next year, if you can’t make it due to Covid.
We start at 9.00am sharp. The schedule is published online but all badges have the schedule printed on them for convenience. You can also download the Appdevcon or Appril apps (for Android and iOS). There is free WiFi so you can look up talk abstracts (but it’s useful to read the abstracts before you go to the conference to plan your day).
Code of Conduct
We have adopted a code of conduct that helps us make the conference a welcome and safe place for everyone. You can find the Code of Conduct here. It is important that all speakers, sponsors and attendees adhere to this code of conduct.
Each badge has a QR code, which contains a unique id. Sponsors and speakers can scan this QR code to collect your contact details. The QR itself does not contain personal details. Only registered sponsors and speakers can use the scanned ids to collect contact information. By having your QR scanned by a sponsor or speaker you agree to have your contact details shared with that speaker or sponsor.
Photo and video
We will take pictures and videos at the conference and publish those in our social media channels and on our website. If you do not want to appear in such pictures or video’s, you can collect an orange sticker from the registration desk which you can put on your badge. We’ll try to avoid taking pictures of people with an orange sticker. In photo’s where orange stickers appear, we will blur or cut out any recognizable persons.
The After Party
When the conference ends, we will head over to the Hollywood Cafe downstairs. Take your appdevcon badge, as they will check this at the entrance. Every attendee will get 2 drink tickets in exchange for your badge).
We have a slack environment where you can discuss with other attendees and speakers, before, during and after the conference.
If you want to discuss the conference on social media, please use hashtags #appdevcon or #apprilfestival, and/or tag our conference (@appdevconnl and @apprilnl)
Feedback and help
Throughout the day, if you need any help, find any of the Egeniq people (we wear recognizable shirts) or come to the registration desk.
We hope this post gives you a heads-up of what to expect on Friday. We hope you all have at least as much fun as we had organizing the conference!
See you on Friday,
Ivo (Appdevcon Founder) and Jacqueline (Appril Founder)