With a new year, we have more room for optimism. So, let’s look ahead at some of the more exciting tech events coming to the Amsterdam region in 2021 – whether they are out to connect startups with potential investors, or to cover the latest developments around artificial intelligence.

Many of these events are still figuring out how to best navigate these uncertain times and find the balance between on- and offline options, so check their websites regularly for the latest updates. Some events, spurred to Zoom up their game in 2020, will continue to actively reimagine their approach in order to find new, innovative ways to provide maximum value to their attendees – even if these attendees happen to be participating from the comfort of their own homes.

JSworld Conference

Frontend developers unite! This week-long conference brings together frontend JavaScript leaders from around the world. As the largest in the Netherlands, the event attracts 50,000+ attendees from over 50+ countries to listen to 100+ talks, panels and discussions related to hot topics such as Serverless, Unit Testing, Frameworks vs Boilerplate, Webpack and JS & IOT. Friday 26 February will see the start of the Vuejs Amsterdam 24 Hour Conference – “the Largest & Most Epic Vue Conference in the World”. 

22-27 February 2021 | frontenddeveloperlove.com

Amsterdam Capital House

Guided by a desire to support burgeoning, early-stage and mature founders, Amsterdam Capital House (previously Amsterdam Capital Week) provides a valuable connection to funding. They have been bringing together purpose-driven founders and entrepreneurs with venture capitalists to create a closer ecosystem since 2015 – with the 2021 edition being purely virtual. Looking to enable long-term connections, the focus is not only on financial capital but also human and social capital. Leading companies from a variety of industries will serve as partners, including Google, BMW and Rabobank.

24-26 March 2021 | capitalweek.amsterdam

REVOLUTION Conference

Europe’s largest eMobility conference postponed its 2020 edition, but promises to be back in 2021 (though no date has yet been set). Last year was a still big year for organisers EVBox Group since they are evolving REVOLUTION into a multimedia eMobility brand, which will still involve an annual conference in Amsterdam. The big conference will be complemented throughout the year by additional digital events, community building initiatives, podcast series and more. The initiatives are hotly anticipated as their two 2020 digital editions proved successful, bringing together over a thousand participants out to chart out the future of eMobility.

September 2021 (TBC) | revolutionconference.com

Self-Made Summit

Dubbed ‘the ultimate business event for ambitious women’, the summit brings together a fantastic array of female role models who take to the stage to share their experiences and stories about the challenges women entrepreneurs may face – and how to best turn these adversities into advantages. The 2020 (online) edition featured heavy hitters such as lingerie designer and brand founder Marlies Dekkers and Moscow-based publisher and writer Annemarie van Gaal.

October 2021 (TBC) | theselfmadesummit.com

Money20/20 Europe

Europe’s largest FinTech event gathers thousands of leading financial service professionals and entrepreneurs from around the world to the Dutch capital – which happens to be home to industry leaders like Ohpen and Adyen. Aiming to create a faster, simpler and fairer future for money, Money20/20 takes place four times every year in North America, Asia and Europe. The annual Amsterdam conference attracts representatives from top FinTech and e-commerce companies, journalists, academics, regulators and employees of prime consulting agencies, including Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers, making it a must for everyone in the industry.

8-10 June 2021 (TBC) | money2020.com

The Next Web (TNW) Conference

Founded and hosted annually in Amsterdam, the cutting-edge TNW Conference is one of the leading events for online businesses and forward-thinkers looking to discover the latest innovations in the online world. Participants can hear internationally renowned speakers, meet the hottest startups, learn about best business practices and help predict, discuss and invent the future. While pulling off a very ambitious digital edition in 2020 – you can still buy a pass and watch it all on-demand via their web platform – it remains to be seen what they’ll come up with for 2021.

Autumn 2021 (TBC) | thenextweb.com

World Summit AI

The world’s first week-long event dedicated to AI is framed around the global World Summit AI – complete with business, science, tech and networking events. Amsterdam is an apt setting for this event; thanks to investment from the City of Amsterdam, a wealth of top talent and successful partnerships between multinationals, startups and researchers, Amsterdam has evolved into a global hub for innovations in data science and artificial intelligence.

October 2021 (TBC) | worldsummit.ai

Looking for more startup events to elevate your year? Check out our complete calendar