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CoCities Salon Amsterdam

De Verdieping 051
Photo by Juha van ‘t Zelfde – CC by-nc-sa

We have been awfully quiet about our little event in Amsterdam, haven’t we? Apologies for that.

It’s only one more week to the event and while the timing is short, we hope to see many of you at our first iteration of the Cognitive Cities Salon in Amsterdam.

While being silent, we haven’t been idle. It is our combined pleasure to introduce you to the speakers that will engage the conversation about the future of cities at De Verdieping on the evening of June 30th.

James Burke, Co-founder of VURB
Katalin Galayas, Policy Advisor to the City of Amsterdam
Kars Alfrink, ‘Chief Agent’ of Hubbub
Edwin Gardner, VOLUME Magazine

The four of them will present their thoughts on urbanity, technology and how we are in the middle of it all. But the Salons are not intended to give only the speakers the stage. While sometimes it is important to only receive curated information, we are very much hoping for a lively debate at the event. Be challenged by the speakers, but also do your best to challenge them.

A special call for participation for the next IoT workshop by Volume and VURB will be delivered by Vincent Schippers, Alexander Zeh and Caro van Dijk. The workshop is for architects, planners, coders and others interested in prototyping applications for a more writeable city.

The evening will be moderated by Juha van ‘t Zelfde, host of Visible Cities.

Here are the details

Date: 30th of June
Location: De Verdieping
Begin: 19:00 (we will start at 19:30)
End: 22:30
Entrance fee: 10 Euros

Details about the location:
De Verdieping

Please RSVP to our
Facebook Event

We will provide some drinks and snacks, just to make sure that everybody is powered up for a great evening full of conversations.

As always, a big shout out goes to our partners in crime:

Visible Cities
Volume Project

If you feel like it, please spread the word!

Cognitive Cities Salon: Amsterdam

“What’s next for CoCities?”, “When is the next conference?”, “You guys know you’ll have to do another one, right?”

Those are just a few of the questions that we had to answer – or more precisely: to evade – over the last few months. The first iteration of the conference was a full successful, but we needed some time to digest and process. After all, the team was not doing this full time – it was a side project.

After a few months of wrapping our minds around it we decided to push CoCities into the next gear. No, we are not announcing the next big conference, nor are we saying that there will be one. The first conference was a big experiment. We poured our combined experiences from other conferences into one and attempted to create something new. That worked out well, but doing just the same thing over doesn’t seem appropriate.

That’s why we are happy to announce Cognitive Cities Salons today. The first one will be in Amsterdam on June, 30th. More precisely, it will happen at De Verdieping (Wibautstraat 127, Amsterdam).

The general idea behind the salons is simple: create an local event, from locals, for locals – curated by CoCities. Those will be small events, not larger than 100 people. A major part of those events is to find the appropriate partners. Luckily, in Amsterdam we are very well served. To say it with Juha’s words:

30 June is a go! Visible Ciites + Cognitive Cities + VURB + Volume Magazine = OMG Cities!

With VURB, Visible Cities and Volume Magazine, we have a great lineup of partners to create an exciting event for Amsterdam. There will be an entry fee, but we will try to keep that as low as possible.

That is it for the moment. More announcement will be streaming in soon, but we hope to see you soon in Amsterdam.