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2016 DMI Conferences






Conference Quick Facts


All sessions will take place at De Nieuwe Liefde, unless noted.


De Nieuwe Liefde

Da Costakade, Da Costakade 102, 1053 WP Amsterdam (map)


Tram stop: Bilderdijkstraat or De Clercqstraat

From Central Station - tram 13 or 17
From Amstel Station - tram 12
From Muiderpoort Station - tram 3 or 7
From Sloterdijk Station - tram 12


Conference name badge: is your ticket to your registered conference days and receptions. Please wear it so we'll know you are a part of the conference — and everyone can learn your name!


WiFi: the address is DeNieuweLiefde


Twitter: Follow @DMIfeed and post to #DMC16 on Twitter.  Conference speaker handles are included on their session pages. If you're not a Twitter user, you can still keep up with trending topics.  


Flickr: Photos of this conference will be posted at:


DMI Member-Only Check-In & Check-Out: Join new and long-time DMI members in these gatherings to build community. Share personal and professional insights in a supportive and safe environment. This is a great opportunity to get to know your member community! You can become a DMI member now!


Monday Reception: Thank you, vanBerlo, for sponsoring the Welcome Drinks Reception at Remise47. It was a lovely way to start the conference!


Tuesday Welcome Reception: Enjoy beer, bites and banter with speakers and delegates on the top floor of the Heineken Experience. Reception will be held in the "Koelschip' (Stadhouderskade 78, Amsterdam) from 18:15 – 20:30. Thank you, Heineken!


Wednesday Closing Drinks: After the Member Check-Out, share drinks and conversations one last time on the 1st Floor Foyer.



Evaluations: Provide us important feedback so that we can continue to build great conferences. You'll find a form at the back of this book. Please share your honest opinions and give us the form before you leave, or email


After the conference: Video will be available a few weeks after the conference. We'll send you an email when it's ready. You'll have unlimited access to this, and all conference video.


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About Amsterdam:


Almost everything you need to know about your stay in Amsterdam can be found at Connect with other conference delegates via Twitter at #DMC16 to explore together.


You can find Amsterdam maps here:


Oud-West (Old West): The action is revving up in this friendly, working class district next to the Jordaan. De Hallen ( is hipster heaven: prepared food stalls, a cinema, hotel, bike recycling shop and fashion incubators now pack the century-old tram depot after its slick revamp.  Jordaan: The Jordaan is Amsterdam's 'it' neighbourhood for convivial cafes and markets.  Noord: The avant-garde thrives across the IJ river. Ferry over to the gleaming EYE Film Institute.  Fifteen minutes upriver, NDSM-werf is a derelict shipyard turned edgy arts community. Haarlemmerbuurt: The main arteries are Haarlemmerstraat and Haarlemmerdijk, which together formed the old road to Haarlem. Today Mediterranean delis, record stores, denim boutiques and cookbook shops pepper the thoroughfare.  Westerpark: Artsy young professionals beat a path to the enclaves in Amsterdam's northwest corner for artist studios, wildly popular cafes, leafy patios and pop-up restaurants.  Eastern Docklands: The former warehouse district at the city's east is a hotbed of modern architecture. Pride of place goes to the sparkling glass Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam's main performance hall, and the black-box-shaped Bimhuis, often cited as the world's best jazz venue.


Design Inspiration: Design Sponge


Where to shop:
Google Index
Remodelista Guide
Style Files:


Dining & Entertainment: Amsterdam is an endless source of inspiration: there's no shortage of dining options, with its multi-cultural influence and diverse neighborhoods, as well as the colorfully risqué Red Light District. Suggestions can be found:,,, to name a few.



Enjoy the conference, connect with some new friends, and have fun!










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