Time Machine 2021

Time Machine Conference 2021

Date: 22 November 13:30 – 17:00 CET,  23 November 9:00 – 11:00 CET
Venue: Online via Zoom
Registration: Is kindly required here

Conference description

This year´s Time Machine Conference 2021 invites the interested public to learn about the current key activities of the Time Machine initiative as represented by the Time Machine Organisation. Latest overall as well as country-specific progress updates will be shared, international large-scale project engagements of the Time Machine Organisation illuminated and possible project funding frameworks available for the Time Machine community presented. Last but not least, the buzzing essence of the Time Machine initiative – the Local Time Machines – will offer insight into their ongoing work and share their experiences and knowledge with the audience.

The Time Machine Conference 2021 will kick off on Monday, 22 November, with an introduction by our president Frédéric Kaplan offering an update on the Time Machine initiative embedded in the Time Machine Organisation.
Our Time Machine Ambassadors will then continue by sharing information on how Time Machine and the Time Machine Organisation are currently developing in their respective countries.

The second part of the first conference day is dedicated to a more detailed look into international activities the Time Machine initiative represented by the Time Machine Organisation is involved in. Five topics are split into two parallel sessions: One session with a focus on Time Machine´s connection to large-scale funded international projects, the other session with a focus on the Time Machine Organisation Project Scouting Service and current project involvements.

Day two of the conference is devoted to exploring our Local Time Machines and Local Time Machine projects. Our Local Time Machines team will present the latest updates of the Local Time Machine community and Time Machine as a learning community implemented by the Time Machine Academies. Furthermore, news on recent technological developments such as Time Machine tools and the Request for Comments will be discussed.
The second day will be rounded off by parallel presentations of some selected Local Time Machines reflecting on topics relevant to their activities.

There will be ample time for Q&As after each presentation throughout the conference. The entire event will be recorded and made available publicly afterward.

Sneak Peek

Curious to know what topics we will discuss during our conference?
Have a look at the statements from some of your speakers below.


Monday – 22 November

13.30-15.00 Building a Time Machine Together

Introduction: The Road Traveled and Where we are
Frédéric Kaplan (President of the Time Machine Organisation)

The Word From the Ground: National and Local Updates
Time Machine Ambassadors

Q&A Session

15.30-17.00 Time Machine’s Place in Europe

Introduction by Julia Noordegraaf (Vice president of the Time Machine Organisation)

Parallel sessions

You will have the opportunity to choose between two thematic sessions running in parallel: 

  1. Breakout room #1: Time Machine´s connection to large-scale funded international projects
  2. Breakout room #2: Funding opportunities on regional and EU level

There will be time for Q&A and discussions after each presentation.

Breakout room #1
Breakout room #2

Tuesday – 23 November

09.00-11.00 Technology and the Time Machine Community

Introduction by Isabella di Lenardo (Lead Coordinator of the Local Time Machines) & Ilaria Manzini (Local Time Machines Manager)

Parallel Sessions

Session 1 (breakout room #1) will be held parallel to session 2 (breakout room #2). There will be time for Q&A and discussions after each presentation.

Breakout room #1
Breakout room #2

Presentation “Urban History 4D” by Ferdinand Maiwald

Presentation “Utrecht Time Machine – Creating an educational Artificial Intelligence testing ground for time machines: combining education, research and impact” by Toine Peters and Simon Dirks

Presentation “The Alegoria Project” by Valérie Gouet-Brunet

11.30-13.00 Time Machine Organisation General Assembly 

For Time Machine Organisation members only.