A conference about a human centric and responsible IoT

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ThingsCon is Europe’s leading conference about the future of hardware, connected devices and Internet of Things (IoT). We aim to foster the creation of human-centric & responsible IoT.

We are happy to see that the ethics in design and tech is becoming more important in the general discourse. At the same time, new developments like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) makes it even more intransparent how technology will influence the behavior of the things we use. IoT as a separate concept is becoming less important, but the characteristics of connected products and physical data nodes are the new normal. We especially see a topic for us to empower designers and makers of new things. This year’s edition will be all about bringing ethics in practice.

This year we are organising the 4th Dutch edition of the conference on November 30th & December 1st 2017, at the Volkshotel. We value ThingsCon as a platform for the community of designers and makers and, even more than before, we like to offer the chance to apply for a talk or session. Just like the 2016 edition of the conference, we will focus on the right mix between inspiration and in-depth sessions. Check out our full program here!

The urge to make the best things will be translated into a program that caters different needs from inspiration to hands-on tools. If you want to support the conference, you can check the possibilities and let us know. You can get a feeling of the conference by looking at the Reporting 2016 page, where we have gathered the reports and the agenda.


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