Survival Guide

Questions about the conference program? This page contains all the information you will need to enjoy your week at HHAI!

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Conference Location

HHAI2022 will take place in the Hoofgebouw (HG) or Main Building of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


You will find the registration desk in the Hoofgebouw (HG) from 8:00 to 18:00, every day. 
On Monday the desk will be located opposite the main entrance of the HG, you can’t miss it! On Tuesday – Friday, it will be located between the auditorium and the coffee corner, just follow the signs up the stairs on the right, when you enter the building.

Follow the signs to the HHAI conference, or look for the volunteers (HHAI t-shirts) in case you get lost.

If you need a room to store your luggage, please ask at the registration desk.

If you arrived until here and realized that you forgot to register to HHAI2022, follow the link on the right to get your ticket now!

Pre-conference Days

In the first two days (June 13 and 14), Workshops, the Hackathon, and Industry Event will be held on the 1st and 2nd floor (wing A) of the Main Building (HG). Their room and detailed program can be found on pages about the respective days.

The rooms for the workshops/hackathon/industry event are easy to interpret: e.g. HG-02A33, is located in the Main Building (HG) on the 2nd floor (02) in the A wing (A) and room number is 33. Look for our brave volunteers and follow the signs to not get lost.

Coffee and Lunch

Coffees and lunches will be served in the Reception area in front of the Auditorium. Just follow the signs or ask the volunteers to show you the way.

Coffee times : between 10:00 and 11:00 and between 15:00 and 16:00

Lunch times : between 12:30 and 14:00


Attention, the opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday evening at 18:00 in the Auditorium. Follow the signs and let our volunteers know if you can’t find it. All events of the main conference will take place in the room. Do not forget, we have an amazing keynote by Paul Lukowicz, followed up with a welcome reception (food and drinks included).

Minute Madness 

The minute madness is an opportunity for participants to get a teaser of both the talks that will be presented at the conference, as well as the posters & demos that will be showcased on Wednesday evening. 

This will happen during the first session on Wednesday morning, 9:30-10:30 in the Auditorium. Remember, it will be madness!

Posters & Demos

On Wednesday evening, we will have a poster and demo session, where short papers and application demonstrators but also some of the conference papers will be presented. This session will be accompanied by the typical Dutch borrel, i.e. evening nibbles and drinks. It will take place adjacent to the coffee area.

For presenters: Hanging posters up/ setting demos up: Wednesday 13:00 – 16:00.

Social Event

We want participants to enjoy the city of Amsterdam along with attending the conference. This is why we organised the HHAI social event as a cruise on the IJ river on Thursday evening (Boarding at 18:00)! This event is already included in your conference registration.

During the boat trip, we will enjoy the beautiful Amsterdam landscapes including the Java-island, the Adam Tower and the EYE-filmmuseum. We will pass the famous locks Oranjesluizen to reach the Markermeer, the Fortress Island Pampus and the Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot. The bar will be open to enjoy good food and a drink in one of the saloons or on the spacious outside decks.

Meeting point :

Ponton-Steiger (Eye Filmmuseum)
in front of the A’DAM Toren (next to the ferry F3) 
Overhoeksplein 1, Amsterdam.

How to get there : Take the free ferry F3 from Amsterdam Central Station (calculate about 5 minutes for the ferry ride). Amsterdam Central Station is easily reachable by taking the metro 52 from Amsterdam Zuid, or by bike (30 minutes ride). You can take your bike on the ferry for free.
Boarding : 18:00
Departure : 18:30

Do not arrive late, or you will miss the boat!

Additionally, you all can be DJ on the boat! We have created a collaborative Spotify playlist to which you can add your favourite party songs!

Community Meeting

The community meeting happening on Friday morning, 9:30-10:30, will be an opportunity to look back at the conference for impressions, and prepare the next conference edition. All participants and all opinions will be welcome!

Social Media Presence

Help us promote HHAI2022!

Do not forget to use #HHAI2022 @hhai_conference with Tweeter/Instagram/Facebook before, during and after the event!

Inclusiveness and Sustainability

We intend HHAI2022 to be inclusive and provide a safe space to have interesting discussions about science. For this we have published a code of conduct. Please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the organization team (green badges) should a problem arise, or you feel unsafe or unwelcome.

Our intention for this conference, was to be as sustainable as possible. We have chosen sustainable options where possible, for example, opting for not printing conference programs, but rather have all information readily available on this website. Should you spot an error in the program, please let us know, so we can correct it.