Blender Conference 2018 SOLD OUT

When: 25 - 26 - 27 October.
That is on Thursday/Friday/Saturday.

Where: De Balie, Amsterdam
We had a reservation for another much bigger venue, but they cancelled last minute (a daily TV show gets it). Although we get compensated for that, it doesn't help... all other bigger venues in Amsterdam need to be reserved at least a year in advance. De Balie still is a fantastic place to hangout, and you bet - the lunch will get extra special attention now.

What changes: we start a day earlier! Thursday 25th October is the opening day and the Suzanne Animation Festival. Friday evening is the dinner/party. Saturday we wrap at 18:00h. Sunday 28th is the "open house" in the new Blender HQ (no activity program yet).

BCon Animation Festival & Suzanne Awards


Also in 2018 we screen the best of past year's animation and short films at the first evening of the conference. All participants then vote and on the 2nd day evening we announce the 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.

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