Blender Conference 2018

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).

Call for proposals: submit your talk or workshop before August 1st!

Conference tickets sales started too. Note we always get sold out, last year before October.


2017: Thank you all for a wonderful Conference!

Watch the keynote, check out the playlist with all the presentations, and the Suzanne Awards Festival winners!

See you next year!


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.