12 & 13 December
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Our annual conference took place 12 & 13 December in Rotterdam at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Thingscon is Europe’s leading conference on the responsible IoT and beyond. Since 2104 it is the place where the pioneers of responsible & ethical tech come together to shape the future. If your work involves designing connected products, or if you are involved in creating the frameworks we use to think about them (through policy, media, or academia), you don’t want to miss this edition.

👉 Program

In this edition we more than ever focused on reviewing what has happened this year and how to shape the (near) future for the better. We reflected and used the insights in shaping preferable futures. Not only by talking, especially by doing. By making and/or designing the images of the future. Mixing experts in the field, facilitators and you. Whether you are an expert or relatively new to the field, we connect those who care about the impact of technology. We started this quest for a more responsible IoT six  years ago and hope to shape the next iteration together with you.

Full Program

Learn the latest technologies, systems, design techniques and visions on IoT and beyond. Get to know the latest responsible tech insights and tools and  be part of the leading discourse.

We especially like to make the connection with all interested in responsible technology. We provide a program with different routes to choose how to be involved. Our promise that you leave with new inspiration to act in your practice.

✌️ Two days

Day one of Thingscon 2019 we shaped the future narratives of the responsible IoT and beyond together. We dived deep with peers, thought leaders, innovators, and researchers from the ThingsCon community and beyond:

Day two of Thingscon 2019 was about the current state of the responsible IoT. With inspiration from thought leaders and practitioners from the field, hands-on with the latest tools & insights and be part of the leading discours. To end Thingscon we presented a State of the Responsible IoT in 2019:

Student program We organised a special masterclass and our yearly Talent Award. Check this thingscon.org/students

🙏 Expect an active mix of inspiration, activity, connection and more!

ThingsCon is a global initiative to explore and promote the development of fair, responsible, and human-centric technologies for IoT and beyond. Join us in shaping the next iteration.

ThingsCon is organized by volunteers who produce the conference and salons on a non-profit basis.

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Our Two-day program

This is the full ThingsCon 2019 program overview. Student are welcome to join the general program but maybe you want join our special student program.

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Speakers & hosts

Our speakers & hosts

We are happy to announce our keynote speakers and hosts for sessions and workshops. These include:

Marleen Stikker
Tracy Rolling
Heather Wiltse
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino
Klasien van de Zandschulp
Mirena Papadimitriou
Davide Gomba
Wouter Reeskamp

But wait, there are many more:

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ThingsCon 2019

Our sixth annual conference took place 12 & 13 December 2019. Come shape the responsible IoT with us and dive into…

Look back at Thingscon 2019!