ThingsCon conference

ThingsCon is Europe's leading conference on the future of hardware, connected devices and the Internet of Things. Join us for this year's conference November 30 and December 1.

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Founded in Berlin, ThingsCon is growing into a global community of like-minded practitioners around the Internet of Things (IoT) and new hardware. ThingsCon fosters the creation of a human-centric & responsible IoT. To this end, it provides practitioners with an open environment for reflection and collaborative action.


ThingsCon Amsterdam started with a one day conference on 7 November 2014, inspired by the successful format of the first Berlin edition. After evolving into a conference with 250 attendees and we felt we need to keep the grow the Dutch community by organising also smaller focused events; the Salons. In 2016 we organised five Salons and ended the year again with the 3rd edition of the Thingscon Amsterdam conference, with an international line-up of top notch speakers and about 25 sessions and 50 speakers on different aspects of making a meaningful impact through product and service design of connected products, with around 330 attendees.

ThingsCon Salon

ThingsCon Amsterdam is organized by Iskander Smit (, Marcel Schouwenaar (The Incredible Machine) and Monique van Dusseldorp (Van Dusseldorp), in close corporation with the Berlin team . ThingsCon Amsterdam became an independent foundation in 2017 with the organizing team as board members.

Mark your calendars and join us for the 2017 edition at Volkshotel on November 30 and December 1.

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