We welcome proposals for papers, workshops, case studies. Check examples from last year's speakers to see what we usually accept.
There will be an online submission system later, we now handle early submissions via email: conference at blender.org.
E-mail your proposal as follows:
Deadline for submitting presentations:
- July 23rd: On this date we will start accepting talks, for early confirmation.
- August 23rd: Last date to submit proposals.
List of accepted talks will be available early September 2015.
Blender Conference 2014 took place October 24-25-26 in Amsterdam, at 'De Balie' venue. With over 275 visitors, it was a total success!
Every year we have a great mix of technical talks, scientific presentations, case studies from studios and workshops by artists and developers from all over the world.
A full schedule is available here.
To get an impression of how previous Blender Conferences went, you can check on the reports and schedule of conferences since 2004 on the old Blender website.
With the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union
The Blender Conference is held in a popular conference venue and theater, right in the middle of the city. De Balie is a great place to hangout with free drinks and lunches, and a grand cafe to hangout all evening. Ticket costs are approx. 125 euro. More news follows in June when pre-ordering starts.
“De Balie” has a real cinema with excellent projection facilities. We will collect submissions this year to assemble a great 90 minute Short Film festival, which will run Friday evening. Call for submission will be coming soon here.
We always try to find places where people can celebrate an evening together, enjoying food and drinks. Announcement will be done later.
If you organize an event parallel to the Blender Conference, let us know!
The day after everyone’s invited to drop by at the Blender Institute to inspect the premises! Opening hours: 11-18h.
The conference venue is 20-25 minutes walk from the central railway station. Alternatively you can take Tram lines 1 2 or 5 too (exit Leidseplein).
Arrival via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Walk to the main exit hall, there’s a railway station underneath. Take train to to Amsterdam Centraal Station (15-20 minutes). You can get tickets in vending machines or at desks.
Arrival at Amsterdam Centraal railway station
Get out at “Centrum”, walk to De Balie is about 20 minutes. You can also take tram lines.
Arrival by car
Parking in Amsterdam is impossible or expensive! Best is to park outside the center; like in “ArenA Transferium”. Cheap parking rates include metro/tram tickets. http://www.amsterdam.info/parking/park-ride/
Avoid taxis! Especially taxis at the railway station will rip you off. Taxi ride from Airport to De Balie can easily cost you 45 euro. If you really need a taxi in Amsterdam, ask the hotel to phone you one, or phone the “Taxi Centrale Amsterdam”: 020 7777777, they’re reliable.
Stayokay Amsterdam Vondelpark
phone: +31 (0)20 551 31 90
Stayokay Amsterdam Stadsdoelen
1011 KB Amsterdam
tel: +31 (0)20 624 68 32
Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg
(Is 30-40 minutes walk, but easy tram connection)
Camping Zeeburg Amsterdam
(they have cabins)
It’s not very close, has tram connection though.
Zuider IJdijk 20
T: +31-20-694 44 30
You can find hotels via common sites such as booking.com easily. Unless you have a good budget (100 euro per night or more), it's advised to not choose a hotel within the canal area - and certainly not in the old city heart or close to the Railway Station. The cheap hostels there are known to be among the worst of Europe!
Find a hotel outside the canal area, on bicycling distance or one that has a good tram connection to Leidseplein, where De Balie is. On 10-20 minutes tram/bicycle distance are usually decent and affordable hotels. Bicycle rentals are everywhere.