Take Off Conference 2016

Purpose

The Take Off Conference is an exclusive community event, targeting developers and designers who enjoy their craft.

During two days, more than 250 people will enjoy a single track of hot topics.

How will our favourite technological platform – namely the Web – change in the upcoming months? Learn everything from the best sources in the industry — the community members that make all the magic happen.

Location

Lille, an active startup community, is located between London and Paris.

A major rail and highway hub, the former Flemish city is directly connected to London, Paris, CDG airport and Brussels with a high speed train line.

Beautifully restored, the center of the city is full of small shops and nice restaurants.We picked one of the most amazing locations for the conference. The two days will be spent at Euratechnologies, a former textile factory refurbished into a large incubator and accelerator. Parties will also be taking place throughout the whole city.

The slightly cold autumn months (expect between 8°C and 14°C/46.4°F to 57.2°F) will not stop the bravest members of the communities to enjoy a beer outside!

ETA

The conference will take place on Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21th 2016.

You will have a full weekend to enjoy the city and its surroundings.

CFP

Our call for papers is currently opened and waiting for you.

Our call for papers is available here and we will update the list of speakers until the end of September.

Speakers

Sessions
one single track

Flight Plan

Your stay in Lille...

3 stars or 4 stars? This is your call. Mention the Take Off Conference when booking your hotel at the Mercure Lille Centre or Why Hotel and you will be able to claim up a discount. Plus, we will run a shuttle bus in the morning between these hotels and the conference center. Cheaper options can include AirBnB hosts, but try to stay around the Railway stations and the Rihour square!

Cocktail, party, run and surprise

Do you enjoy parties? We do.

But do not be afraid, nothing is mandatory. We are trying to create a cool and respectful atmosphere for each of these events:

  • on the 19th, join the community for a pre-opening gathering in a very nice bar, with tons of local beverages (including non-alcoholic ones)
  • on the 20th, the official party will take place in an amazing location, including local food and music
  • on the 21st — the local community will throw unofficial parties, locations to be announced later

And your venue

Lille is a bike-friendly city and the conference center is close to two subway stops: Canteleu or Bois-Blancs.

Out of space

  • Drinks

    Our favorite places in the cities are two small bars. If you enjoy electronic music and are into graphical arts, jump into Le Monde Moderne and visit the second floor. If you want to be reminded of the Belle Epoque and 30’s, the Illustration will suits you. And finally, we are not sure that everyone should know this amazing bar, but the best Belgian [beware — strong beers] and Europeans beer are on tap at La Capsule.

  • Museums

    Art Brut or Beaux arts? Either option works with us. Visit the LaM or the Palais des Beaux Arts and be impressed by the regional cultural heritage. We are in the heart of Europe and our cultural and industrial heritage was a fertile ground for many artists.

  • Food

    We will have you covered but keep two addresses in mind. Chez La Vieille (rue de Gand) will stuff you with delicious local food while Le Broc will probably win the minds of the most exclusive cheese lovers. Should you want more, our team curated a nice list of cool bars, restaurants and places to visit.

Kindly supported by

  • Euratechnologies
  • Clevercloud