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Upcoming conferences:

Meetkoppel: January 29, 30 and 31, 2021

Please join us in organising this event, with a focus on citizen science and measuring climate.

Mail us at: info@koppelting.org

This year's conference: Meetkoppel: January 25 & 26 2020

During this special edition we focussed on Citizen Science and the Meet je Stad project.

What? During two days we bring together makers, thinkers and users of Citizen Science projects to exchange ideas and plans. Read more about citizen science.

Why? There are many online platforms on which people can share their knowledge, but there is nothing better and more inspiring than meeting face to face and cooperating on the spot.

Who? When you are working on projects that involve developing and/or using sensors and work on the data, we think that this weekend will help you find others that are working on this. You can exchange plans and ideas and start new co-operations. And you will have fun hearing and interacting about projects you may never have heard of before.

When? January 25 and 26, 2020. Days starting with breakfast at 09:00, talks from 10:00, finishing at 21:00 hrs.

Where? This event take place at "De War". De War is a breeding ground for art, technology, science and sustainability Amersfoort. It houses numerous activities. Since 2002 it features the Spullenlab: home of de Spullenmannen. This artists collective makes theatre, installations, visual art and purposeless contraptions. In 2006 a cultural office space was added: working area, a meeting room and office facilities were shared by a diverse mix of cultural entrepreneurs. In 2008 the OpenTOKO workshops started, a series of 'open knowledge' meetings on the borders between art and science. Since medio 2010 de War also houses FabLab Amersfoort, the TransitieLab, repaircafe, and Studium Generale Amersfoort. There is also the opportunity to perform small theater productions. In 2012 the Cooperatieve Universiteit Amersfoort was founded and in 2016 the Biolab.

How much? For participation a fee is required, using a decide-yourself pricing model aiming at an average of €50 per person. This will cover basic costs of the location, breakfast, lunch, coffee and tea, video-registration of the talks and travel expenses for some of the speakers. See the costs for details.

How do I join this? Visit the lineup, see what you want to share with the group, find you niche and come tell us what you have to tell!

Koppelting is an annual grassroots festival about peer production and free/libre alternatives for society. Sometimes, a special theme is chosen, like for MeetKoppel. Koppelting is always filled with projects, lectures, debates and workshops, and is co-created by the attendees. Anyone can contribute, whether by giving a lecture, a workshop or demonstration, or by simply participating, helping out and engaging in good discussion.


Koppelting is held at De WAR in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, home to the world's first 100% open source fablab and the experimental Cooperative University of Amersfoort.


If you would like to present something, have an idea for a hackaton project, suggest someone else for a presentation, or otherwise want to contribute, we are happy to hear about his. Registration for the festival and submission of presentations can be done on the sign-up page.

You can see the contributions to the programme on the line-up page.

Koppelting is a continuation of the FabFuse unconferences that took place from 2012 to 2015. During these years the scope widened from fablab-oriented topics to grassroots organisation, open knowledge and peer production. For more info on the previous conferences, including extensive video registration of the talks, see the archive page.