Join the PublicSpaces Conference on 27 & 28 June in Amsterdam!


How do we build an internet that works for everyone? An online space that prioritises our health, freedom, and livelihoods and is free from the control of Big Tech?


On 27 and 28 June, PublicSpaces and Waag Futurelab will host the third edition of the PublicSpaces conference. Led by moderators Clarice Gargard and Roland Duong, we will explore whether democracy can withstand Big Tech and imagine what a fair market with alternative software and ethical infrastructure may look like.


Together with numerous national and international speakers, we will explore concrete solutions and tools for a healthy digital ecosystem and work together to build a better internet. An internet that is owned and shaped by the collective.



We will soon announce the full programme and speakers for two days full of panels, keynotes, round table sessions, talks, drinks, art, and mind-blowing culture. In the mean time you can read more about what to expect in our Program Update.


Where? Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

When? Tuesday 27 June & Wednesday 28 June 2023


Stay tuned for updates on the program and speakers, which will be available on our website and social media channels (check #pubconf2023). You can also sign up for our conference newsletter to stay updated.

Latest updates

June 02


Met Dream Machine, een gehackte Xerox-fotokopieerapparaat uit de jaren '00, creëert Jan Zuiderveld op de conferentie een plek waar je de interactie aan kan gaan met een machine die zelf creatief is. Wat is de potentie van machine learning als tool voor creativiteit?

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May 26


Excited to announce our first keynote speaker: @elipariser. Eli, author of the bestseller 'The Filter Bubble', is a global authority on digital ethics and online filter bubbles. He aims to put technology and media at the service of democracy. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear him speak live and get your ticket now!

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May 23


Yes, we kunnen eindelijk de eerste sprekers bekendmaken! 🎉Op 27 & 28 juni verwelkomen we onderstaande inspirerende sprekers op de conferentie. Ontdek het programma met onderwerpen als waardegedreven onderwijs, verantwoordelijke businessmodellen, kunst en cultuur, publieke digitale infrastructuur en nog veel meer.
Koop nu je ticket en draag bij aan een gezond digitaal ecosysteem:

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