The conference venue for all papers, posters, panel sessions, workshops and tutorials, keynotes and other presentations is the magnificent building of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (Beeld en Geluid). Located in Hilversum, it is one of the world's largest and most innovative audiovisual archives.

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision - exteriorNetherlands Institute for Sound and Vision - interior

The institute can be easily reached by train or car to Hilversum, a city that is 24 km (15 miles) south-east of Amsterdam city. Conference delegates who choose to stay in Amsterdam will be able to take one of the frequent trains that run direct to the Institute.


The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Media Parkboulevard 1,
The Netherlands

See the location on Google maps. The institute can be easily reached by train or car. For advice on how to travel to the venue see the travel advice page.

Conference Registration Desk

On arrival at the conference, please first go to the Registration Desk, next to the entrance, for your conference bag, tickest and for all conference enquiries.

Late payments by Credit card made be made at the desk for dinner and lunches, if spaces are available. Cash payments will also be accepted at the desk, on Monday 30th September only.

The desk will be open from 08:30 hrs during each day of the conference


The building  is accessible to people in wheelchairs or with any other restriction. All the conference rooms are accessible by lift and have wheelchair-accessible seating. If you require any assistance, please speak to the reception desk.

Places to eat

The restaurant is located on the lower ground of the institute. We advise all participants to book lunch vouchers when registering for the conference since there are not many alternative venues nearby. The lunch voucher costs €9.50 per meal and includes a sandwich or a salad, a soft drink, a fruit and a snack. Please make sure to let us know about any dietary requirements you have in the registration form.

You will find more restaurants and bars are located further away from the institute in Hilversum city centre, 20 minutes on foot from the venue.

The venue offers a free guest network for onsite wireless internet access.

Mother and baby room
The venue has a private room on-site for nursing mothers.

About the Institute

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is a leading knowledge institute in the field of media culture and AV archiving. The institute initiates research that makes media heritage available and searchable, follows relevant innovations in media archiving, participates in research projects and experiments with new technologies.

Sound and Vision arose in 1997 from a merger of three audiovisual archives and a museum, with the task of ‘managing and preserving the Dutch audiovisual heritage and making it accessible to a wide audience.’ In order to fulfill this mission, it was necessary to move from nine locations in six municipalities to one central location. Since late 2006, Sound and Vision has been located in a spectacular building at the Media Park in Hilversum - the heart of the Dutch broadcasting universe, located conveniently close to both Amsterdam and Utrecht. The building, designed by Neutelings Riedijk architects, has a unique glass facade, an impressive canyon and a striking atrium.

Netherlands Institute for Sound and VisionSound and Vision's museum invites visitors to discover the world of media, to feel what it’s like to be a producer, discover how influential the media truly are and look back on Dutch media history.  Sound and Vision focuses on collecting and preserving Dutch audiovisual heritage and making it available to as many users as possible. The archive is a unique source of information for research, not only for students and academics, but also for journalists, international production companies and broadcasting organisations. Sound and Vision's collections include media in the broadest sense of the word, from written press, film, radio and television to computer games, online video and websites - whether or not professionally produced. Its collections focus on four thematic pillars: 'News, information and current affairs', 'Culture and entertainment', 'Amateur and business productions' and 'The media landscape'. A large part of these collections is stored in digital form. Sound and Vision was awarded the Data Seal of Approval in 2015.

More information:

Information about getting to Sound and Vision:

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision: theatre 2
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision: theatre 1
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision: Benglabs
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision: atrium/foyer area