• General

    • What is TNW Conference?

      TNW Conference is a technology festival that brings together international technology executives, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business and knowledge sharing – surrounded by some of the highest production values at any tech event on the planet. Over the past 12 editions TNW Conference has grown from a 200-person event to one of the leading technology events, bringing together 12,500 attendees a day and 3,500 companies from all over the world.

    • Who can attend the event?

      Anyone 18 or older with a valid ticket is welcome. Full conference passes aren't transferable between conference days.

    • What are the dates for TNW Conference 2018?

      TNW Conference 2018 will take place on May 24-25th in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    • What time does the event start and finish?

      On May 24 & 25, TNW Conference will open for attendees at 8AM. The official opening ceremony at the Gashouder starts at 10AM. Priority pass holders can already access the main stage at 09:15AM, regular at 09:30AM. Day 1 lasts until 9PM and Day 2 till 5PM.  

    • Do you have food and drinks at the event?

      This year's food and drinks will be brought to you by a selection of the finest food trucks and street food carts that the Netherlands has to offer. You'll be able to purchase food and drink with your credit/debit card, but water will always be available for free.

    • Can I suggest a speaker for the conference?

      We are no longer accepting on-stage speaker applications, but we just launched the call for engage speakers. You can find more details here

    • Will the sessions be live streamed from the event?

      Yes, a selection of the talks will be live streamed during the conference. The livestream will be accessible from the conference website once the event starts on May 24th. All talks will be recorded and made available to attendees after the event.

    • What will I find on the different stages?

      The conference features four different stages, each with it's own distinctive character, design and choice of content. Visit our tracks page to find out what you can expect.

    • When will the speaker schedule be published?

      We are aiming to publish the first version of the agenda in the beginning of May. 

    • When will the roundtable sessions be available for booking?

      Roundtable sessions will be available for booking 2 weeks before the conference. We are going to publish an overview of the speakers and topics before this, so that attendees know what kind of sessions to expect. 

    • I’m interested in volunteering at TNW Conference 2018, how can I apply?

      In order to apply as a volunteer at TNW Conference 2018, you must be 18 years old or older at the time of the event, interested in tech and innovation – and determined to contribute to the overall success of the event. If the answer is yes to all, then click here to apply. 

    • How can I become a sponsor and/or exhibit at TNW Conference?

      We’re glad you asked. Take a look at the Exhibit page or just send Markus an e-mail (markus@thenextweb.com) and he will get back to you.


  • Tickets

    • How can I get a ticket?

      You can purchase conference tickets via our website. Make sure to pick up your conference badge and wristband from one of the badge claim points to get access to the TNW Conference venues.

    • Can I order my ticket now and pay for it later?

      Yes, you can order your ticket now and pay it later by credit/debit card or Paypal or by bank transfer. When ordering your ticket and asked for payment, simply opt to pay later to be able to insert your billing details and download your invoice. After that you'll have 2 weeks time to complete your registration before your ticket gets cancelled. 

    • Can I transfer my ticket to another person?

      Yes, you can transfer your ticket to another person up until 2 days before the event through the order management link in your registration confirmation. Search for > Your registration to TNW Conference Europe 2018.

    • Can I buy a ticket now and choose the name of the person later?

      Yes, you can order tickets now and assign the names later through the order management link in your registration confirmation.

    • Can I share my ticket with someone else in between days?

      No, you will need to show a valid ID upon picking up your badge and wristband. Full conference passes can't be shared in between or during the day.

    • Is there a possibility to refund if I am not able to attend?

      If you let us know before May 1st we can refund the full price of your ticket without any additional charges. After May 1st, the administration fee is €100. 

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

      To comply with EU law (Article 53 & 54 of the VAT Directive, to be specific!), we must charge VAT in the country where the event takes place.

    • How can I get a letter of invitation for a visa?

      Send an e-mail to conference@thenextweb.com to ask for the documentation. We require you to have paid for your tickets before we send you an invitation.

    • Are there any discounts for group tickets?

      Yes, we are offering different discount packages depending on the size of your group. Please check our team page for more information. 

    • When is the latest I can purchase tickets online?

      Tickets for TNW Conference always sell out a few weeks in advance. Please don't wait too long with ordering your ticket if you are sure you want to participate. Ticket prices increase every two weeks until then.

    • What is the difference between the full conference pass and the priority pass?

      During this year's conference we'll be hosting more than 300 roundtable sessions and workshops across both days. Priority pass holders are able to signup for these sessions before other ticket holders, which means you'll have far greater choice to get a seat at your most preferred tables. Find out more about the benefits of having a priority pass here

    • Can I upgrade my Expo/Full Conference pass?

      If you wish to upgrade your Expo pass to a Full Conference Pass, please contact us at conference@thenextweb.com so we can assist you. Once the roundtables are taken live on the site you'll have the opportunity to upgrade your Full Conference Pass to a Priority Pass– although this will be only possible if Priority Passes haven't sold out. 

    • Are there any discounts for students?

      This year we're offering 2 different student conference passes.
      - Expo Pass (access to business floors only) 
      - Full Conference pass (access to all content) 
      If you wish to apply for a student pass, please submit your application here.


  • Venue

    • What is the address of the conference venue?

      In 2018, TNW Conference Europe will take place on May 24-25th at Westerpark in Amsterdam. The full address is: Gosschalklaan 1, 1014DC Amsterdam

    • How can I best get there from Amsterdam City Centre?

      We recommend taking public transport around Amsterdam or an Uber.

    • Do you have any hotel recommendations?

      Yes, we do! Please visit our hotel page to find more information. 

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