Why TNW Conference in Amsterdam is not your average tech event

Why TNW Conference in Amsterdam is not your average tech event

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TNW Conference is an award-winning 2-day technology festival set in Amsterdam on the 18th and 19th of May. It welcomes world-class speakers, tech executives, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business, knowledge sharing and the best time you’ve ever had.

One of Europe’s leading technology events

Over the past 11 editions, TNW Conference has grown from a 200-person event to one of Europe’s leading technology events, bringing together 15,000 attendees a day, including entrepreneurs, developers, marketing managers, CEOs and policymakers, and 3,500 companies from all over the world. This year, the conference experience will be redefined all over again with the launch of programs like ‘T500’, ‘The Assembly’ and a Music Summit.

T500 and the Assembly

Within the T500 initiative, TNW sets on a hunt for top 500 Dutch digital talents under 25, who will be shortlisted, invited to the conference and given the opportunity to meet the speakers. An invite-only event, ‘The Assembly’ will bring together architects of technology, global captains of the industry, and the international community’s policy-makers to discuss the most pressing issues in the world of tech and leadership today, in collaboration with PluralSight.

Music Summit

The conference is also introducing the Music Summit, a 3-hour program on the intersection of music and technology made up of a unique combination of tech legends and music pioneers. Brought by collaboration with Massive Music and Spinnin’ Records it will take place in front of a 1000+ live-audience and broadcasted to millions.

Connect great people

The aim of TNW Conference is to connect great content and great people in an incredible setting, injecting some custom-built networking technology, and topping it all off with an unrivalled feeling of intimacy. This year, the TNW tech team went all in, building a whole new suite of tools to double down on networking, matchmaking, pre-scheduled meetings and the ability to introduce new intimate speaker formats. The two massive food courts will benefit from a cashless payments experience, courtesy of PayPal and Glownet.

Future of technology

The conference finds the best speakers worldwide to bring the attendees up to speed on the future of technology. Four main stages will tie together inspiring keynotes from bestselling authors, futurists, entrepreneurs and tech leaders. Some of this year’s featured speakers include:

  • Nir Eyal, Author of ‘Hooked: How to build habit-forming products’
  • Ryan Hoover, Founder of Product Hunt
  • Mark Randall, VP of Creativity, Adobe
  • Linda Kozlowski, COO, Etsy
  • Mike Quigley, CMO, Niantic (Pokemon Go)
  • Reshma Sohoni, co-founder of Seedcamp
  • Hardwell, DJ & Producer
  • Piera Gelardi, co-founder Refinery29

Four startup programs

TNW Conference also offers four startup programs that provide the richest experience: through Bootstrap, Boost, Scale and Impact, participants will get access to 1-on-1 investor meetings, corporate and mentor office hours, as well as workshops and roundtables.

Roundtable and influencer sessions

The conference attendees are encouraged to participate in the content creation process by joining in on one or more of the 1,000 roundtable and influencer sessions being held throughout the two days on subjects like AI, Growth hacking, Cloud, VR, Fintech, Data, Branding, Media, Product Development, Funding and much more.

Actionable insights

Whether it’s an entrepreneur, marketing manager, product owner, innovation lead, CEO, designer or developer, TNW Conference content is designed to help them understand the future of technology and give actionable insights that can be implemented today.

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