Good Things Fest 7-11 December 2020
This year the annual ThingsCon conference will be different. Around us, a lot is happening and changing, resulting in even more uncertainty than usual. We therefore decided to organise a ThingsCon festival aiming to provide a moment for you to check in and connect within our community.
We will go completely online this year. Over the past weeks we have been shaping a format that we hope will allow all of us to connect to one another and will provide enough flexibility hop in and out of when life gets in the way. We aim for an extra friendly and constructive vibe.
A festival of good things
Even before the pandemic hit, this year’s theme had been set. We wanted to shift the focus even more to celebrate the Good Things our community is creating which contribute to the realization of a responsible IoT. Given the circumstances, we’re convinced this is now an even more inspiring theme than ever.
A week-long event
We are planning for a week-long event, each day having its specific focus. You can join us for one or more days, or even just for one session. To keep a sense of togetherness, there will be a communal space set up at the end of every day for reflecting, wrapping up and socialising.
Find the full description of the different days below: (We will add more details as the program unfolds throughout the coming weeks.)
Make & remix
Monday will be full day of shared making, sharing and having fun from the comfort of your home (studio). During the morning you will learn hands on how to make an already amazing thing in one of 3 guided workshops. The rest of the day we invite you to remix your creation and share the process and the results.
Tuesday will be our education day. With masterclasses for students, an exhibition of student work, and a place for teachers to discuss learning. Ending with a party. a special program for students with masterclasses, an expo, and the student award pitches.
Wednes / Thursday
Wednesday and Thursday will have themed workshops centered around different topics (city, mobility, role of design) as well as a couple of studio tours during which creative IoT agencies designing all over the world open their virutal doors.
Ask me anything
Friday will host AMA sessions with several great speakers, and we’ll be unveiling this year’s ThingsCon Responsible IOT (RIOT) report.
Be part of our festival of Good Things. Register to be able to join all sessions you like to participate in. To keep our community spirit as visible as possible, you’ll receive a special event badge, allowing everyone to express their relation to the event.
We are able to organize the event through our partnership with CLICKNL and cover the basic setup costs. We ask for a small fee which covers for sending an exclusive 2020 Thingscon badge. For all extras we open the opportunity to financially support us, in order to keep promoting the responsible IoT throughout the coming year.