Practical Information for Webdevcon Training/Tutorial Attendees (Tue, Wed, Thu)

In this post we’ll share some practical information regarding the training days on Tuesday and Wednesday and the tutorial day on Thursday.

Note that these days requires a specific ticket, if you have a ticket that says ‘Conference Only’ then it does not include the training or tutorial days. Most training/tutorial day attendees also have a ticket for the main conference on Friday (in Pathe Noord), so read the Practical Info For Conference Attendees too.


The training and tutorial days are in Pathé Amsterdam Noord. (Google Maps Link)

If you come by public transport, the nearest train station is Amsterdam Central Station. You can take Metro 52 from Amsterdam Centraal to Amsterdam Noord, journey time is just 5 minutes. Walking from the station to the cinema is also just a few minutes.

For general public transport advice, is a helpful site in Dutch and English.

If you come by car, there are several public parkings in the area of the cinema; P1 is the nearest (but also the smallest). Since parking in Amsterdam is expensive, we recommend using public transport instead.


Enter via the second Pathé Cinema entrance (balloon pillars). We’ll open the doors around 8.30am, at which point we have 30 minutes to get everyone inside and registered. Here’s a heads-up so we can make the process as smooth as possible. On all conference days we will hand out badges at registration. Important: You will need to hold on to your badge until Friday, as we only issue a badge once and it’s valid for multiple days (if you have a conference day ticket too).

Bring your ticket, on your phone (preferred) or printed. (We may ask for an ID to confirm it’s your ticket). This year the ticket system we use has an issue with some tickets ending up in the spam folder. If you’ve paid your ticket but haven’t received it, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find it, ping us via e-mail and we’ll check and resend:

Follow the signs to get to the correct room. After registration there’s coffee and tea.

Reusable conference cup

Every conference attendee receives a reusable cup, because of new regulations and reduction of disposable cups, everyone can use this cup during the day and you can take it with you as a souvenir!

Code of Conduct & Prayer Room

We have adopted a code of conduct that helps us make the conference a welcome and safe place for everyone. It is important that all our sponsors, speakers and attendees adhere to this code of conduct. You can find the code of conduct here.

There is also a prayer room (facing south-east) available. Ask at the service desk/information desk if you want to use this.

The Training and Tutorial Sessions

We start at 9.00am sharp. People and/or signs will guide you to the correct rooms.

Bringing a laptop to be able to follow along with exercises is a good idea. If you don’t have a laptop, just sit with somebody who does and work together. If applicable, we will send an e-mail to you with materials to download/install before the session.

Although there will be power outlets, make sure you bring a fully charged laptop and be kind to each other in sharing the available power outlets.

Badge scanning

From Thursday onwards we will hand out badges. Each badge has a QR code, which contains a unique id. Sponsors and speakers can scan this QR code to collect your contact details. The QR itself does not contain personal details. Only registered sponsors and speakers can use the scanned ids to collect contact information. By having your QR scanned by a sponsor or speaker you agree to have your contact details shared with that speaker or sponsor.

Photo and video

We will take pictures and videos at the conference and publish those in our social media channels and on our website. If you do not want to appear in such pictures or video’s, you can collect an orange sticker from the registration desk which you can put on your badge (or, in the case of Tuesday/Wednesday’s training sessions, on your shirt). We’ll try to avoid taking pictures of people with an orange sticker. In photo’s where orange stickers appear, we will blur or cut out any recognizable persons.


We have a slack environment where you can discuss with other attendees and speakers, before, during and after the conference.

If you want to discuss the conference on social media, please use hashtags #appdevcon24 and/or tag our conference (@Appdevcon)

Feedback and help

Throughout the day, if you need any help, find any of the Ibuildings people (we wear recognizable shirts) or come to the registration desk.

That’s all!

We hope this post gives you a heads-up of what to expect on our training and tutorial days.

See you soon,

Appdevcon, Webdevcon & Dutch PHP Conference