Barcamp Brussels: May 20 2006

So there it is: after some feedback on my Barcamp announcement post, we fixed the date and location for Barcamp Brussels!


  • Saturday May 20th 2006 (breakfast at 9am, presentations start at 10h and end around 18h)
  • International Presscenter (RĂ©sidence Palace)
    Presscenter Patio
    (although: dress code casual – no suits đŸ˜‰ )
  • All presentations can be put on the presentation board upon arrival. There will be 3 to 4 presentation rooms for simultaneous topics.
  • there will be free Wifi, food, drinks and lots of hi-tech around.

One remark: although this might seem to be a geek-event par excellence, this is not for-geeks-only. There will be technical presentations, granted, but we also expect interesting talks about social, psychological and esthetic topics. You do not need programming skills or an engineering degree, just a vivid interest in modern society. You’re interested in the etymology of smilies, the effect of gaming on ADHD, the psychological implications of serif and sans-serif fonts? There’s a topic for your presentation!


  • All attendees must give a demo, a session, or help out in some way.
  • Add your name to the list on
  • you can add the following badge to your blog/site/emails:

    everyone is invited to participate and the more the merrier.

  • subscribe to the Barcamp Brussels Yahoo group to keep posted on developments and connect with other Barcampers (to prepare a joint presentation/demo or to arrange for car pooling)

Everyone who wants to help out for the practical organisation (mostly the week before) can drop me a line or tell me through the Yahoo group. I already want to thank Bart for helping us out with the venue and hope we can welcome a whole bunch of you on May 20th!

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