Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is The Things Conference?

      The Things Conference takes great pride in announcing itself as the largest LoRaWAN conference in the world, only second to our own conference’s on tour. The conference aims to bring people a wealth of knowledge concerning LoRaWAN through engaging keynotes, interactive workshops and live demonstrations showcasing the latest and the greatest in LoRaWAN.

    • Where is The Things Conference?

      The Things Conference annually takes place every January in Amsterdam. The conference will take place at De Kromhouthal located at Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP Amsterdam. The conference hall is located in the Northern part of Amsterdam which is separated from the rest of Amsterdam by the river The IJ.

    • How can I get to The Things Conference?

      Metro – You can take the metro 52 from Amsterdam Central Station. When you exit the metro at Noorderpark station, it’s a 15 minute walk to the conference. See route navigation.

      Ferry – There are free ferries departing from the Amsterdam Central Train Station. Go to the river side and take the most eastern ferry to IJplein. After departing the ferry, it’s a 20 minute walk to the venue. See route navigation

      Bike – Amsterdam is the perfect city to travel by bike. The conference location is easily reachable by bike using the free ferry mentioned above. There are many bike rental options available, please see link or check with your accommodation.

      Taxi/Uber – If you come by taxi or Uber, navigate to Gedempt Hamerkanaal 96, the conference venue is right across this address. There are NO parking spots available next to the conference venue.

    • Where can I find all the essential visitor information?

      You can find the Essential Visitors Guide here.

    • When is The Things Conference?

      The Things Conference will take place on January 30th and 31st 2020. The doors will open at 8.30am and the opening starts at 9.30am sharp.

    • How should I prepare for The Things Conference?

      Make sure you know what keynotes to attend and what companies to talk to. If you are planning to attend workshops, make sure you prepare accordingly. You can find the workshop overview here.

    • What is a Things Conference On Tour?

      A 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.

    • I am a vegan. Can I expect food at the conference or should I make my own arrangements?

      Of course you are not expected to make your own arrangements. We will have vegan options available at the conference.

    • Are there any recommendable hotels nearby?

      Of course, there are many, many hotels that one can choose from. You can make use of this portal provided by our partners in accommodation to get discounted rates for your hotel bookings. All hotels have been selected as they are in proximity to the conference hall.

    • Are there any recommended flights?

      Similarly to our hotel booking portal, you can make use of this portal to access discounted rates for flights provided to us by our partners in travel.

    • Why do I have to pay VAT for my conference ticket?

      According to Dutch laws, VAT has to be charged on conference tickets. The VAT is only deductible for companies, registered in The Netherlands.

    • Is it possible to upgrade my ticket?

      Yes, it is possible to upgrade your ticket should you wish to. The most effective way to do so would be to get in touch with the conference organization team. You can reach them at this email address:

    • Is it possible to change the registration of my ticket?

      Yes, it is possible to change the registration of your ticket should you need to. The most effective way to do so would be to get in touch with the conference organization team. You can reach them at this email address:

    • Are there discounts available for students?

      There are discounts available for academic individuals. However, students can attend the conference for free as part of our volunteer program. You can find more information on our volunteer program on our conference website, under the section titled “Become a volunteer”.
      Furthermore, academics can receive a discount if they can verify their academic association.If you are an academic and want to make use of this discount, reach out to:

    • Where do I pick up my badge at the conference?

      When you reach the conference hall, you will be guided to enter through the main entrance. As soon as you enter, there will be a desk that can help you with the final procedure of the registration of your conference ticket and you will receive your badge once you have completed the procedure.

    • Where can I find the official Code of Conduct for The Things Conference 2020?

      You can find our official code of conduct by clicking on  this link.

    • How sustainable is The Things Conference?

      Organizing a conference leads to a lot of carbon emissions. The Things Conference tries to compensate part of the emissions by investing in green projects. In total we compensate 400 tons of CO2 by investing in projects to plant trees in Costa Rica, Oeganda and The Netherlands. For more information, see:

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