GCCS Unplugged is the ‘unconference edition‘ of DiploHack, and is organised by Open State Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. It will take place on Friday April 17, 2015, from 9am to 7pm at the Worldhotel Bel Air, in The Hague, the Netherlands on the final day of the Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015. This collaborative and informal experience is perfect for you if you have good knowledge of the internet, online freedom, digital transparency, cyber security, start-ups, development through tech or other related topics that will shape the future of the net.

During this community-driven experience, you will come together with your fellow participants to share skills, learn what has worked, exchange ideas and practices, build plans and do some coding throughout the day. You will set the day’s agenda on the spot during the first session of this spontaneous and timely event. GCCS Unplugged will be an exceptionally productive day in which you define problems, develop plans, and create solutions.

We will help participants build the agenda, enable participation and to get the most from the day.

You can register and suggest a session even before you start, here! But you can also take your time and suggest sessions and topics to discuss on the day of the event itself, it is completely flexible. We have listed already some suggested topics on a brainstormpage.

Participation is limited to around 200 people at any one time – first come, first served.

GCCS Unplugged is an official side-event to the Global Conference on CyberSpace on 16-17 April at walking distance to our open event, allowing participants of the GCCS to mingle with NGO’s, civic tech developers, students, businesses, academics and civil society.

GCCS-Unplugged is organised by Open State Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

GCCS-Unplugged will be held at Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague, within walking distance of the World Forum, where the Global Conference on CyberSpace takes place.

Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague
Johan de Wittlaan 30
2517 JR, The Hague

From Centraal Station railway station, take bus 24 toward Kijkduin or tram 17 toward Statenkwartier (exit at Gemeentemuseum/Museon-stop for bus or tram). From Hollands Spoor (HS) railway station, take tram 17 toward Statenkwartier (exit at Gemeentemuseum/Museon-stop), or tram 1 toward Scheveningen/Noorderstrand (exit at World Forum-stop).

Worldhotel Bel Air is easily accessible from all directions, by entering The Hague from the A12 or the A44 motorway. In The Hague, follow the signs for Kijkduin, pass the World Forum on your right and further along you will find the hotel.