Blender Conference 2017: 27-28-29 October, in Amsterdam

After reviewing a lot of alternatives, we decided to select De Balie again. The venue is just the cosiest and most pleasant choice, even though we have to limit the amount of sold tickets to 300. 

With the Balie organization we agreed on a couple of details to make the conference work better there:

  • We get the entire grand cafe until 17:00, downstairs and upstairs.
  • The big theater gets a one-way walking route. You get in via one corridor, and can only leave via the other. That prevents the annoying congestion and waiting lines we had last year.
  • The third theater will be open 3 days for us. This we'll furnish as the Blender Hackerspace. Three days a hotspot for the coders! 
  • The large theater projection screen will probably be moved to the back, allowing more people to sit.


It's time to send in your proposal for a talk again. We have 20-25 minute slots for the big theater, and 25 or 50 minute slots for the Salon.
Deadline for submitting a talk or presentation proposal is August 1st. 

Ticket ordering started

In the past years we were always sold out in the course of September. Better be early ordering your conference pass! 
Order before August 1 to get a discount.

Blender Conference 2016 wrap-up

All videos of the conference have been recorded in HD quality this year! Check them out in the YouTube playlist. Also, check out this year's Suzanne Awards winners.

Travel & Accommodation

Via Schiphol

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.

By Train

Get out at "Centrum", walk to De Balie is about 20 minutes. You can also take tram lines.

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.

De Balie

Blender Conference takes place at De Balie. A 19th-century courthouse in one of the most important squares in Amsterdam.

Become a sponsor of the Conference

Blender Conferences are warm and welcoming events. Each year we get great feedback from visitors how much they appreciate the atmosphere and meeting old friends and new people. For artists and developers involved with Blender it's the highlight of the year.

Conference sponsors get an opportunity to help us making the event even more memorable. In exchange they can get their name mentioned in our conference program, on the banner stand, conference t-shirt, and on the website.

Contact: Ton Roosendaal or Francesco Siddi,