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What is The Things Conference?

The Things Conference is the world's largest conference about LoRaWAN. The conference brings a wealth of knowledge about LoRaWAN through engaging keynotes, interactive workshops and live demonstrations showcasing the latest and the greatest in the industry. 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 virtual The Things Conference 2022?

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

What is the Wall of Fame?

The Wall of Fame is a physical wall full of LoRaWAN-enabled devices that 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. 

What is The Things Certification?

The Things Certification is an official certification for knowledge about LoRaWAN, including Fundamentals, Advanced Concepts, Security, Network Management and The Things Stack. Take The Things Certification

P.S: Conference ticket holders have full access to The Things Certification!

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

Based on the Dutch Government’s plans to reopen the Netherlands from 25 February 2022, all the restrictions place due to Covid-19 have been lifted. The Things Conference 2022 and all the series of events will now go as planned.

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

Each booth will receive hand sanitizer, the microphones will be sanitized after each speaker and face masks will be available for visitors if they would like to use.

What is your refund policy?

We do not provide a refund policy. However, 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.  Please send an email to tickets@thethingsnetwork.org

Directions to the venue of The Things Conference 2022 and opening hours

The Things Conference 2022 is taking place at the Kromhouthal (Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP Amsterdam) venue. From the Amsterdam Central Station it can be accessed using:

  1. Metro
    You can take metro 52 from Central Station. When you exit the metro at Noorderpark station, it’s a 15 minute walk to the conference. See route navigation.
  2. Ferry
    There are free ferries departing from the central train station. Go to the river side and take the most eastern ferry to IJplein. After departing the ferry, it’s a 15 minute walk to the venue.On Thursday and Friday, there will also be a dedicated Semtech Ferry. Simply follow the signs. It will run from 7.45 to 9.45am (Thursday) / 8.15 to 10.15am (Friday) and from 4.30 to 6.30pm.
  3. Car: There are parking spots available next to the conference venue. If you come by car, navigate to Gedempt Hamerkanaal 96, the conference venue is right across from this address. Uber or Bolt works well in Amsterdam.
  4. 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.

Opening hours (Thursday and Friday):

  • 08:30 AM CEST: Doors Open (get your badge at Registrations)
  • 09:30 AM CEST: Opening Keynote (meet us at The Things Stage)
  • 05: 30 PM CEST: End of keynotes and workshops

Where can I pick up my Hardware kit for The Things Conference?

Hardware kit can be picked up at the venue.

Can you deduct the VAT since you are selling tickets 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.

Food and beverages at The Things Conference 2022

Options for drinks in the evening: Oedipus Brewery, Walhalla Craft Beer, Skate Cafe.

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.

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

We are always adding new and interesting presentations to the schedule. See the latest version here.

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 

I need assistance for a Visa

Please send an email to conference@thethingsnetwork.org

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

Is there a dress code for The Things Conference 2022

There is no dress code for The Things Conference 2022. You can dress according to your convenience.