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That was ThingsConAMS

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Last weekend, ThingsCon came to Amsterdam as ThingsConAMS on the occasion of info.nl’s 20th anniversary, and what fun it was. The info.nl team around Iskander Smit and Monique van Dusseldorp pulled off a great line-up of speakers – incl. Alper Çu?un, Brendan Dawes, Aduén Darriba, Theo Gevers, Elisa Giaccardi, Rafi Haladjian, Antoine Hogenboom, Ianus Keller, Raimo van der Klein, Rob van Kranenburg, Jeroen Langendam, Martin van Rijn, Koen Schellekens, Marcel Schouwenaar, Scott Smith, Freek van ‘t Ooster, Amin Zayani, Omar Tegel and many more – and an all-round energetic, inspiring event. (For more photos, see this Flickr set.)

A big thank you to Monique and Iskander as well as supporters info.nl and click.nl.

My mini keynote slides are on Slideshare.

For ThingsCon, this first local satellite event was an important experiment. We’d love to grow the ThingsCon network into a truly global family.

ThingsCon comes to Amsterdam

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ThingsConAMS

On November 7, our friends Iskander Smit and Monique van Dusseldorp are bringing ThingsCon to Amsterdam as a local one-day event. With support from info.nl, they planned for a full day of both hands-on workshops and inspiring talks.

The line-up is pretty sweet indeed, speakers include Alper Çugun (Hubbub), Brendan Dawes, Harald Feijth (Chamber of Commerce), Prof. Dr. Elise Giaccardi (TU Delft), Rafi Haladjian (Sen.se), Dr. Ianus Keller (For Inspiration Only), Raimo van der Klein (Legendary Studio), Rob van Kranenburg (Council Internet of Things), Martin van Rijn (TNO), Marcel Schouwenaar (The Incredible Machine), Iskander Smit (info.nl), Scott Smith (Changeist), Freek van’t Ooster (Click.nl Media), Omar Tegel (Top Vision Group), and yours truly.

If you’re there, make sure to say hi!

Learn more about the program and register for ThingsCon Amsterdam today.

CoCities Salon Amsterdam: Thanks!

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De Verdiepening #cocities The Verdieping, Amsterdam

So last night we had our first Cognitive Cities Salon – in Amsterdam. What a great time I had! A big thank you to our kind host Juha van ‘t Zelfde (non-fiction), who did all the heavy lifting, and to our fantastic speakers:

James Burke, Co-founder of VURB Katalin Galayas, Policy Advisor to the City of Amsterdam Kars Alfrink, ‘Chief Agent’ of Hubbub Edwin Gardner, VOLUME Magazine

Kars at #CoCities Kars Alfrink, Hubbub

Announing Cognitive Cities Salon Amsterdam

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Cross-posting this from the CoCities blog:

It is our combined pleasure to introduce you to the speakers that will engage the conversation about the future of cities at De Verdieping on the evening of June 30th.

James Burke, Co-founder of VURB Katalin Galayas, Policy Advisor to the City of Amsterdam Kars Alfrink, ‘Chief Agent’ of Hubbub Edwin Gardner, VOLUME Magazine

The four of them will present their thoughts on urbanity, technology and how we are in the middle of it all. But the Salons are not intended to give only the speakers the stage. While sometimes it is important to only receive curated information, we are very much hoping for a lively debate at the event. Be challenged by the speakers, but also do your best to challenge them.

More details here.