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23 November 2004

OPEN_HOUSE 014 - Amsterdam

Date: Tuesday 23 November 2004
Venue: Conference Centre
Ground Floor
World Trade Center Amsterdam (WTC)
Address: World Trade Centre
Strawinskylaan 77
Further info on: Parking
Public Transport
Recommended Hotels

09.30-10.20 Registration
10.20-10.30 Welcome by Moderator - Monique van Dusseldorp
10:30-11.00 Media Lab Europe: Making Innovation Happen
Simon Jones, Managing Director, Media Lab Europe
11:00-11.30 Waag Society: Creative Learning and Interfacing Access
Marleen Stikker, Founder, Waag Society
11:30-12:00 The Future of Human Connectedness
Stefan Agamanolis, Principal Research Scientist, Media Lab Europe
12:00-13:00 Buffet Lunch
13:00-15:15 Open House Demo Session
Demonstrations of research projects developed in Media lab Europe and the Waag Society
15:15-16.00 Innovation in a Connected Continent
Panel Discussion with:
Simon Jones, Managing Director, Media Lab Europe
Stefan Agamanolis, Principal Research Scientist, Media Lab Europe Han Gerrits, Founder and CEO, ANMI
Marleen Stikker, Founder, Waag Society
Emilie Randoe, CEO, Medialab of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam/University of Amsterdam
16.00-16.15 Short presentation by
Frits Huffnagel, Alderman of the City of Amsterdam
16.30 Drinks Reception

This event is being held in conjunction with the Amsterdam New Media Institute (ANMI)

The Amsterdam New Media Institute is a partnership between academic institutions, schools and businesses in Amsterdam. Its aim is to share knowledge about new media developments.
The ANMI brings together knowledge about developments in the new media from a range of institutions and commercial sectors. It encourages the transfer of that knowledge between organisations, businesses and government bodies, as well as between professionals, researchers and students. The goal is to share knowledge in order to generate new knowledge, creativity and economic activity.
The ANMI Summer School Foundation is dedicated to organizing lectures, courses, study days and workshops. Where possible, it will also act as a workplace or laboratory - a place where entrepreneurs, policymakers and researchers come together to explore the potential for using new media in the development of new products and services.

Profile: Marleen Stikker
Founder, Waag Society
Marleen Stikker is co-founder and director of the Society for Old and New Media. She has a background in philosophy and theatre. She is founder/publisher of the theatre and art magazine 'Alligator'. As director of the Summerfestival Amsterdam she initiated several mediaprojects (f.i. The Wetware Convention and Live Magazine).
In 1993 she initiated and co-founded De Digitale Stad (DDS), the first Digital City on the Internet. She was the 'digital mayor' till 1996. DDS currently has a member base of 100.000 'inhabitants'. She co-founded in 1998, a net-based public broadcast organisation and was involved in setting up of the European Cultural Backbone, a network of innovative cultural centers in Europe.
Until 1999 Marleen Stikker was chairman of the board of the Digital City and boardmember of TIES (Transatlantic Information Exchange Service). Currently, she is board member of Virtual Platform (advisory board on Arts, Education and New Media Policy to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science), Kunsten '92, the Foundation for Dutch Cultural Broadcasting Productions and Location One (New York).
She is a member of the ATR (Amsterdam Telematic Council). She was advisor of the working-group Culture, Communication and New Technologies of the Council of Europe and the Charter for Art and Industry and BVE-Net, consultative for Professional and Adult Education Network, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Profile: Han Gerrits
Founder and CEO, Amsterdam New Media Institute Han Gerrits is Professor of Tecnnology and Innovation at the Free University Amsterdam, at the Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Econometrics. Han Gerrits has combined his academic research with practical work for 15 years, as an adviser and entrepreneur. He co-founded MVLG, now part of Lost Boys and assisted companies like Moret and Gap Gemini with their digital strategies. Han Gerrits is also the founder and CEO of the Amsterdam New Media Institute, an initiative that combines new media knowledge from different schools and universities.


Parking at the WTC
Underground paid parking is available at a cost of €3 an hour.
Sections 6,7 & 8 are closest to the conference centre.

Public Transport
Train: The World Trade Center is one train stop from Schipol Airport. Get off at Station "Amsterdam Zuid WTC". A return ticket will cost approx €3.50. Trains depart several times an hour and the journey will take approx 10mins each way.
Tram: From Amsterdam Centraal Train Station, take the Number 5 tram directly to the World Trade Centre. Trams depart every 10mins and the journey will take approx 30mins each way.
Metro: From Station Sloterdijk take the Line 50 (direction Gein) and get off at Amsterdam Zuid/WTC.


Pulitzer Hotel Amsterdam *****
Prinsengracht 315-331
Tel: +31 20 523 5235
Rates: €200 - €470

Hilton Hotel *****
Apollolaan 138
1077 BG Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 7109029
Rates: €185 - €270

Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel ****
Prinsengracht 444
1017 KE Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 6201212
Rates: €105 - €340
Note: The No. 5 Tram leaves from outside this Hotel and goes directly to the WTC

Bilderbeg Garden Hotel ****
Dijsselhofplantsoen 7
1077 BJ Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 5705621
Rates: €165 - €280

Novotel ****
Europa Boulevard 10
1083 AD Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 5411123
Rates: €85-€215

Holiday Inn Hotel ****
De Boelelaan 2
1083 Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 6462300
Rates: €95-€190

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