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April 23, 2014, 12:36:53 PM
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I will be there (hello everybody) in my professional capacity on a press ticket. The hotel where some of the talks are taking place is sold out, so I have to find somewhere near the airport, if anyone can recommend somewhere cheapish which will make it easy to get there and back then please let me know.
What is the cost for a night at that hotel?

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April 23, 2014, 12:39:10 PM
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It's probably worth pointing out that the conference isn't designed to be for people who are just interested in Bitcoin. It's for people who are balls deep in Bitcoin and are going to be driving the currency forward.

To be able to meet and exchange ideas with such a group of people, €400 is a bargain.

Agreed. Steep price and clearly not intended to be accessible for all (as good as that would be). There are other conferences that are better placed to do that. But for meeting key people in the industry (any industry to be honest) within a short time when everyone has such crazy schedules, you expect to pay top dollar. Serious money but you're effectively paying to share other people's time. It's your call whether you value that opportunity or not. At least conferences aren't like they used to be a few years ago, when the information was never shared freely online afterwards and/or in real-time.
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April 23, 2014, 01:06:19 PM
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I will be there (hello everybody) in my professional capacity on a press ticket. The hotel where some of the talks are taking place is sold out, so I have to find somewhere near the airport, if anyone can recommend somewhere cheapish which will make it easy to get there and back then please let me know.

The conference is just 5 min away from Amsterdam city centre, there are plenty of hotels there. The airport is 15 min drive to to city/conference. Check agoda.com for hotels
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April 23, 2014, 01:16:04 PM
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For students around Amsterdam, there is a "student ticket" for 75+5 euro.

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April 23, 2014, 01:52:43 PM
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Really cool conference, after It ends we'll have alot to talk about It here and share ideas about It. Who'll participate there.
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April 23, 2014, 01:55:17 PM
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I think Microsoft are a little bit bigger than Bitcoin at the moment. 400 still seems ridiculous. It prices most people out of attending.
The conference is really targeting smart people with living careers, not deadbeat losers like you and I.

Remember Aaron Swartz, a 26 year old computer scientist who died defending the free flow of information.
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April 23, 2014, 02:06:54 PM
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I think Microsoft are a little bit bigger than Bitcoin at the moment. 400 still seems ridiculous. It prices most people out of attending.
The conference is really targeting smart people with living careers, not deadbeat losers like you and I.

Speak for yourself. Entrepreneurs have to start somewhere.
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April 23, 2014, 02:13:25 PM
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For students around Amsterdam, there is a "student ticket" for 75+5 euro.

Im still studying Bitcoin, think that would work to get me a cheap ticket  Grin
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April 23, 2014, 02:16:11 PM
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For students around Amsterdam, there is a "student ticket" for 75+5 euro.

Im still studying Bitcoin, think that would work to get me a cheap ticket  Grin
It requires you to: "use an email from an established academic institution (university or higher education college) and provide a valid student ID card at registration.". So it depends on what university you are studying Bitcoin Cheesy Cheesy

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April 23, 2014, 02:28:53 PM
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I think Microsoft are a little bit bigger than Bitcoin at the moment. 400 still seems ridiculous. It prices most people out of attending.
The conference is really targeting smart people with living careers, not deadbeat losers like you and I.
You are too pessimistic:)

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April 23, 2014, 03:33:19 PM
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NXT is going to be there, as a contributing sponsor with a booth.  Dont ask what the booth cost.....

This is the 'official' Bitcoin Foundation conference and is probably going to be THE Bitcoin-related conference this year, certainly in Europe, maybe in the world.
Have a look at the list of speakers:
http://bitcoin2014.com/


If any of you guys/girls/whatevers are planning on attending, get your hotel/accomodation sorted out now. I'm on the search for hotel rooms for our guys, but much of A'dams hotel spaces are already booked solid for the weekend.

Here's the NXT thread for our internal conference organisation:
https://nxtforum.org/nxt-promotion/bitcoin2014-btc-foundation-conference-amsterdam-may-15-17/

If people want to get in for free/cheap, the only workable options will be to be a student or to get press accreditation. There was the possibility to get free registration by working for the BTC Foundation as a volunteer, but all the volunteer spots are now, afaik, filled.

If anyone needs some help with conference/Amsterdam related stuff, feel free to drop me a PM, or ask here.
I'm pretty busy at the moment, and I'm giving NXT (obviously) priority but I might be able to help out......

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April 23, 2014, 07:41:28 PM
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Just got the LAST seat in the morning flight the 15th from my local airport to Amsterdam  Grin
So, I'll be there and talk about Mycelium and Local Trader for 3 days or until I am thrown out, whichever comes first.

I actually think that mobile p2p trading is bound to be a hit at a conference packed with bitcoiners. "Attending a boring talk? See if someone wants to make a deal on your celly"

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April 23, 2014, 07:47:59 PM
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I live in A'dam, would i hell pay 1/4 of my apartment rent(not including bills) to go to a conference for 2 days, I'd rather pay 1/4 of my rent  Grin 

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April 23, 2014, 09:38:47 PM
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I live in A'dam, would i hell pay 1/4 of my apartment rent(not including bills) to go to a conference for 2 days, I'd rather pay 1/4 of my rent  Grin 


Due to your post your apartment rent is 1600 EURO??? So expensive living in Amsterdame, in our city the average rent costs are 400 euro...

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April 23, 2014, 10:36:27 PM
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Amsterdam is not cheap, €1600 per month isn't exceptional.

On the costs for the conference: yes, it is bloody expensive but have you seen the list of speakers ?
Pretty much every heavy hitter in the BTC world is going to be there, and if you want to have face-to-face access to these people, it's going to cost money one way or another.
And I know, from talking to the organising team, that registrations are selling like cold beer on a hot day......


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April 23, 2014, 11:17:12 PM
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It's expensive but that's how it goes when there is more demand. Bitcoin is bigger than ever and this is the #1 conference pretty much. There needs to be a high price point in order for the venue to be able to accommodate everybody.

I'm going there of course and we're actually coming with most of our team. We are sponsoring the event with BTC Store and we have a booth there.

Looking forward to meeting new and old friends.

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April 23, 2014, 11:39:24 PM
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It is expensive. But, I figured it would be worth attending.

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April 24, 2014, 03:13:06 AM
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Spike in price after conference?
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April 24, 2014, 04:08:14 AM
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I will go to Bitcoin 2014 in Amsterdam.
Who wants to sponsor me?   Cheesy

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April 24, 2014, 09:36:29 AM
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I live in A'dam, would i hell pay 1/4 of my apartment rent(not including bills) to go to a conference for 2 days, I'd rather pay 1/4 of my rent  Grin 


Due to your post your apartment rent is 1600 EURO??? So expensive living in Amsterdame, in our city the average rent costs are 400 euro...

It is 1525 including tv and internet. On top of this i must also pay water, gas, electric, rubbish collection, health insurance oh and eat. Amsterdam in an expensive city.

In all honesty i do live in a nice apartment as i mostly work from home so i like it to be nice and not a Amsterdam box.

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