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A very Internet New Year 2020

Meanwhile it is an established tradition: over thirty local and international internet organisations invite you to a joint Internet New Year's event which will be held on in Amsterdam. From registry to research network, from security to accessibility - and all the way back to hacking: you'll find plenty of interesting people to talk to.


Doors open at 18h, and there will be a buffet available until 19:00h (both non-vegetarian and vegetarian options available). We stay open until 22.00h, and perhaps a bit longer.

Make sure you don't miss out, and reserve your free entry today [much thanks to RIPE NCC for handling the registration].



The Internet New Years Event is great for catching up with old friends and acquaintances, as well as meeting new people working in various areas of the internet. But as always we have a really interesting programme featuring a diversity of lightning talks from interesting speakers.

The Internet Innovatie Award 2020 will once again be officially awarded to an important new internet initiative. And of course the traditional chairpersons debate, where the leaders of leading organisations discuss the preceding and upcoming year. This will as always be led by Olaf Kolkman (Chief Internet Technology officer Internet Society).

Do you have an idea for a talk? Mail the programme committee at, and maybe you'll find yourself on stage).


We have a separate space reserved for drinks, food and conversation only. But if you want to see what is happening in the community, check out the programme and pick the sessions you like:

17.30 Doors open
18.00 Buffet open
19:0020:00 Lightning Talks
Short and snappy ten minute talks on interesting topics
20:0020:45Chairpersons Debate led by Olaf Kolkman
What were the highlights of 2019, and what will 2020 bring?
20:4521:00ISOC Awards
21:0021:15Bits of Freedom Quiz
21:1521:55 Lightning Talks

We look forward to seeing you at Internet New Year's event of 2020. Any questions or remarks? Let us know!

More information

Will of course appear on this page. If you have any questions, contact Michiel Leenaars or Alexandra Vos, +31 20 535 4363. Innovation Award

These organisations participate:
Deze organisaties nemen deel:

  • ISOC
  • Vereniging Open Domein
  • W3C Benelux
  • Stichting NLnet
  • AMS-ix
  • netwerk democratie
  • NLnet Labs
  • SIDN
  • Vrijschrift
  • Stichting IFCAT
  • Bits of Freedom
  • Fronteers
  • OpenDoc Society
  • Surf
  • ETH-0
  • Free Knowledge Institute
  • IPv6 Task Force Nederland
  • ECP
  • SIDN Fonds
  • Stichting IPv6
  • Stichting Digitale Infrastructuur Nederland
  • Stichting Waag Society
  • HoneyNed
  • The Commons Conservancy
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • Dcypher
  • Bureau Forum Standaardisatie