Posted on Thursday January 11, 2018

EuropeanaTech Conference 2018

Gorgeous Data, Glorious Technology - The digital face of culture

EuropeanaTech 2018 will place tech firmly at the centre of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and will bring together an international network of technical and R&D specialists from memory organisations, research institutions and creative industries to share innovative progress and forecast the technical future of Europeana and digital cultural heritage.

On Monday 14 May a special day of free in-depth workshops around Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons and IIIF will be held at the Europeana offices in The Hague.

3e Katendrechtse Hoofd 25
3072 AM Rotterdam
Google Map of 3e Katendrechtse Hoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam
EuropeanaTech Conference 2018
15 — 16 May 2018
09:00 — 17:00 SS Rotterdam

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The fee for this conference is €185.

Please note that the attendance fee is non-refundable

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Pre-conference Workshops on Monday 14 May

Europeana & Wikimedia

On Monday 14 May, Europeana and Wikimedia host a day of free in-depth workshops around Wikidata, and Wikimedia Commons, at the Europeana offices in The Hague.

The programme will start at 09:30 and ends at 17:30. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

The Europeana offices can be found at the KB, National Library of the Netherlands, Prins Willem Alexanderhof 5, The Hague. (next to the Central Station)

The Draft programme can be found here.

Please indicate your participation in these free workshops by ticking the box when purchasing your tickets for the EuropeanaTech Conference.

Europeana & IIIF

On May 14, one day prior to the 2018 EuropeanaTech Conference, EuropeanaTech, NDE (Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed) and the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) will host a special day long IIIF Showcase and Workshop at the KB, National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague. The event will provide those new to IIIF and those experienced with the framework and its tool a first hand and hands-on day filled with plenty of opportunities for discussions around sharing digital heritage collections with the world.

On the morning of the 14th, participants will prove to be a spectacular showcase showing what IIIF is capable of facilitating and what our peers have gained from using the Framework.
The afternoon will allow for a hands on working session facilitated by IIIF’s technical coordinator Glen Robson.

Please indicate your participation by purchasing an IIIF Eventbrite ticket.

Following the day’s events a “borrel” Dutch word for drinks and bites will take place in coordination with Wikidata allowing plenty of time for networking and mingling before the EuropeanaTech conference kicks off the next day.

Sleep on board the ss Rotterdam

Stay the night aboard the ss Rotterdam during Europeana Tech Conference 2018, a voyage of discovery on the quayside. A special rate for your stay has been priovided by the ss Rotterdam.

Would you like to be sure of a hotel room?

Book a hotel room directly online

In case there are no more rooms available via the link above, please send your request to, quoting ‘Europeana Tech Conference 2018’ or call the reservation department of the ss Rotterdam on + 31 10 297 30 97. 

Venue and directions

The conference will be held on the ss Rotterdam which has a long and rich history. “La Grande Dame” was constructed in Rotterdam, travelled between the Netherlands and America, and is now back in Rotterdam.

Address: 3e Katendrechtsehoofd 25, 3072 AM Rotterdam

Rechthoekige doos met de afbeelding van s.s. Rotterdam (H.A.L) voor tabak van het merk "Bouquet", Deventer Musea, CC BY-SA


The ss Rotterdam is situated less than seven kilometers from Rotterdam The Hague Airport and only fifty kilometers from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

By car, via water or by public transport; the ss Rotterdam is easy accessible with all means of transportation.

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