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ThingsCon planned for 9&10 June 2022

As previously announced; for this year’s ThingsCon we plan to take full advantage of the opportunity to meet each other in-person again, and to celebrate the renewed energy this brings us. To make that happen, we’re planning the 2022 ThingsCon in June! 

Mark your calendars:

ThingsCon 2022 🎉 June 9 & 10

Thursday 9 June 17:00-21:00 * keynote, student pitches, community event (food for all!)

Friday 10 June 10:00-19:00 * opening and closing keynote, 2 rounds of workshops/sessions, exhibition, open stage, and more!

The exact location will be announced in the next update, but we will remain in Rotterdam to follow in the footsteps of the great ThingsCon editions of 2018 & 2019.

We keep you updated here on further program details, however, the theme is set; As we navigate increasingly between the digital and physical domains we focus our attention for the coming ThingsCon conference on the implications and emergence of The Physical Twin.

Our theme: Physical Twin

Last year we introduced the notion of EVERY_ as a representation of the fluid state of IoT; as we live and interact in increasingly connected reality. We also see this evolving into new extremes, such as the discussions about Web3, the metaverse, and digital twins.

At ThingsCon we feel the need to extend this discourse into understanding more about what is the real//real and what is virtual//real.

  • What new boundaries are being set?
  • How will perceptions and experiences shift within these spaces, or at the edge of these spaces and in the transitions in-between?
  • What is the twin?
  • Is it defined by characteristics, by identities? Or simply by presence, actions and behaviours?
  • And what level of ethics and morality – or regulation – will preside, govern and guide?

In this edition of ThingsCon we would like to dive deep into this no-man’s-land of reality and existence. Inspired from the viewpoint of tangible objects in the physical world. Objects and spaces that may evolve to become the physical twins of our virtual life.

Tickets

We have opened our early bird ticket sale! 

Feel invited to register now and get the best prize, and most importantly; help us in the organization.

Buy your ticket now and pay only €75. Standard prize will be €175.

We will open the tickets for the community dinner later, but everyone that register as early bird will be first to join.

Register as EARLY BIRD

Get involved!

We have started ticket sales, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via info[at]thingscon.org with ideas for workshopssessionsspeakers or partnerships!

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We live in uncertain times and our hearts are especially with everyone impacted by the terrible events in Ukraine. We are not certain what the world will look like in the next weeks or months, but we will continue planning our next event for now…