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What is The Things Conference?

The Things Conference is the world's largest LoRaWAN conference. The conference brings a wealth of LoRaWAN knowledge through engaging keynotes, interactive workshops and live demonstrations showcasing the latest and the greatest in LoRaWAN. The Things Conference 2022 is a hybrid conference, meaning you'll be able to enjoy the conference both virtually and in person. Get your ticket here.

What are The Things Conference 2022 in Amsterdam and The Things Conference 2022 in virtual?

The Things Conference 2022 in Amsterdam ticket gives you access to the live conference venue - Kromhouthal, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP - which allows you to enjoy the experience fully, including live workshops, keynotes, and curated networking. The Things Conference 2022 in virtual allows you to attend a curated selection of conference events online from anywhere in the world, using our event platform, Hopin.

The Things Conference 2022 will be our first hybrid event. To get a sense of the virtual event, have a look here. The physical event will take place in Amsterdam, at Kromhouthal venue. See videos from The Things Conference 2020 , The Things Conference 2019, The Things Conference 2018

How can I access The Things Conference?

The conference will take place in Amsterdam, as well as virtually. Click here to get tickets for an in-person or online version of the event. See below or here for a description of the different ticket types.

What is the Wall of Fame?

The Wall of Fame is a physical wall full of LoRaWAN devices you can touch, feel, weigh, smell, and see live data from. Last year, the Wall of Fame also became virtual - check it out here. At The Things Conference 2022, the Wall of Fame will be both physical and virtual. If you'd like to display your product as part of the Wall of Fame, send an email to: conference@thethingsnetwork.org

What is The Things Certification?

The Things Certification is a series of tests to certify your LoRaWAN know-how, including certifications on Fundamentals, Advanced Concepts, Security, Network Management and The Things Stack. Take the Certification Exams.

P.S: Shhh, don't tell, but conference guests who have received certification will receive a special mention at the event! 

Will Covid-19 prevent The Things Conference 2022 from taking place?

Based on the Dutch Government’s announcement on November 26, regarding the introduction of new measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in The Netherlands: The Things Conference and all co-located events will go ahead as planned in compliance with new public health and safety standards. While the announcement included restrictions on opening hours and capacities in seated events, trade shows were not materially affected. At events with a flow of visitors, such as trade fairs, there is a limit of 1250 attendees. These events can take place from 05:00 until 17:00.

Which health measures will be in place during the in-person event?

To attend The Things Conference 2022 in person, you will need to show proof of vaccination, proof of a negative Covid-19 test, or show that you have immunity through exposure. We will check all documentation (including ID) at check-in. You might be asked to wear a mask. However, depending on government guidelines and best practices, other necessary measurements will be taken accordingly.

Will Covid-19 tests be provided at the entrance?

We will not provide testing at The Things Conference 2022. You are required to show proof of vaccination, a negative test, or immunity through exposure. We recommend downloading the CoronaCheck app to prove this.

I'm from outside of the EU, do I need to quarantine?

From the new guidelines imposed by the government, vaccinated travelers from The United States of America, United Kingdom and other risk areas no longer have to self-quarantine upon arrival in the Netherlands.

How can I prove that I've been vaccinated?

Dutch citizens can download the CoronaCheck app, which will provide you with a QR code. Guests from other countries should use the respective app from their country, such as CovPass in Germany. You may also use your original certificate to enter The Things Conference 2022.

 

I can no longer travel to the Netherlands, can I get a refund?

According to the government guidelines, vaccinated travelers from the United States, the United Kingdom and other risk areas no longer have to self-quarantine on arrival in the Netherlands. However, if you are traveling from outside of the EU and the government has implemented any travel restrictions, we will provide the option of exchanging the in-person conference ticket for the virtual ticket.

What is your refund policy?

Please send an email to tickets@thethingsnetwork.org 

Can I transfer my ticket to another person?

Yes, you are allowed to pass your ticket on to someone else. Tickets are transferable to another person up to 1 week before the event starts. 
If you are looking to give your ticket to someone else, please send us an email.

Can you deduct the VAT since you are selling within the EU?

Unfortunately, we are compelled to charge VAT on our event tickets. The explanation behind the legal framework for this is:

Under Article 53 and 54 of the VAT Directive of the European Union, the reason VAT is being charged is because B2B services in respect of admission to cultural, artistic, sporting, scientific, educational, entertainment and similar events will be taxed at the place where those events actually take place.

Find out more about the taxation page of the EU.

Can you add the VAT number and company name on the invoice?

Please send an email with your name, company name, ticket number, VAT number to tickets@thethingsnetwork.org.

When is the latest I can purchase tickets online?

Ticket prices increase periodically, but will remain available as long as the max capacity of 1500 people in person and 5000 virtual hasn't been reached.

What are the exhibition possibilities?

Please send an email to conference@thethingsnetwork.org

How do I apply to be a speaker at the conference?

See more details here.

Where can I see the full The Things Conference 2022 schedule?

We are working on the schedule and will be announcing it soon on our website.

I need assistance for a Visa

Please send an email to conference@thethingsnetwork.org

I want to be a volunteer

I am eligible for a free conference ticket, how do I obtain it?

If you are on the list of people eligible for a free conference ticket for The Things Conference 2022, reach out to tickets@thethingsnetwork.org 

What is The Things Conference On Tour?

The Things Conference On Tour is a conference being organized by one of our partners in another country which aims to bring the local LoRaWAN community together. You can have a look at the existing conferences on tour here.

Things to do and directions in Amsterdam?

Find details about Amsterdam on the I am Amsterdam website.

I have another question I need support for, where do I go?

For registration related questions, reach out to: tickets@thethingsnetwork.org
For other conference related questions, reach out to: conference@thethingsnetwork.org