Social events

The 2019 conference will include the following social events. The Welcoming Reception, the Eye screening and the Anniversary Dinner should be booked in advance during online registration.

Welcoming Reception, Monday 30th September, 18:00- , Hilversum
Free to registered delegates; advance booking required during registration.

The opening reception will take place at the atrium of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Drinks and snacks will be provided.  

During the reception there will be short speeches and live music performances, while composer and phonographer Aleks Kolkowski will recreate the historic acoustic recording process on wax cylinders using an original Edison phonograph. There will also be an exhibition celebrating the centenary of public radio broadcasting in the Netherlands.

Alex Kolkowski recording onto a phonograph (photo by Helen Petts)
Alex Kolkowski recording onto a phonograph (photo by Helen Petts)


‘5K for the 50th’ Fun Run, Tuesday 1st October, 07:00-08:00, Hilversum
Join your friends and colleagues for an early morning informal and non-competitive 5K (3.1 mile) fun run to build community and celebrate IASA’s 50th Anniversary! We’ll begin and end near the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision on a course that includes both town and nature views. Runners of all abilities and speeds are welcome - or just come out and cheer the participants on!

New to running altogether? Try the 9 week “Couch to 5K” training plan to build up to the distance.

Free entrance and no sign up required! Just show up and join in.

Location: Hilversum - Specific course details to be announced.

'Fun run' athletes


Ad-hoc dinners, Tuesday 1st October, from 19:00, Hilversum and Amsterdam
Self-organised, self-paid dinners in Hilversum and Amsterdam.

Use this list of recommended restaurant in Amsterdam and Hilversum for conference participants to self-organise dinner reservations in small groups. Each group will need a volunteer group leader to make a reservation and shepherd everyone to the location.

Found another restaurant you fancy going it? Feel free to add it to the list!

Bon Appétit!


Special screening: _underscore_, Wednesday 2nd October, 21:00- , Amsterdam
Free to registered delegates.

Due to change of circumstances, the screening will now start at 21:00. All participants are welcome to arrive earlier and enjoy the views and drinks at the bar located on the ground floor of the Eye Filmmuseum.

_underscore_ is an initiative of the Eye Filmmuseum, RE:VIVE (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision) and The Rest is Noise (Muziekgebouw’s concert series for adventurous and experimental music) inviting composers of experimental and electronic music to create new scores for silent films from the collections of Eye and Sound and Vision. It gives artists the opportunity to gain experience writing scores, an art form that requires specific skills and gives these lost films a new lease on life, reviving them for contemporary audiences.

Lamellen - Het gestolen huurtcontract (1924, Dick Laan)
Rimer London and Waterlelyck are Lamellen. The duo channel an 80s pastiche with their love of well worn synths and drum machines. Their score for Het gestolen huurcontract accentuates Dick Laan’s slapstick cat and mouse direction and the jubelience of daydreaming teenage summers.

Laura Agnusdei - Benny heeft het aan zijn haart (1926, Dick Laan)
Laura Agnusdei is an Italian saxophonist and student at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague’s Institute of Sonology. A classically train saxophonist she fuses its sound with acoustic, digital and analogue sound sources to craft sonic landscapes that shift between melody and textured narratives. Her score for Benny heeft het aan zijn haart is moody yet playful, leaning heavily on her casio drum machine, it walks a fine line between “yakkity sax” and Blade Runner.

The screening will take place at the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam.

Eye logo

About Eye Filmmuseum
Eye Filmmuseum is the Dutch national film institute and museum for film heritage and the art of film in the Netherlands. Eye was founded in 2010 as a result of a merger between four organizations: the Netherlands Filmmuseum, Holland Film, the Filmbank, and the Netherlands Institute for Film Education.

Located in Amsterdam North, Eye manages an internationally recognized collection spanning the entire history of film from the first silent films to the most recent Dutch releases. Eye researches, collects, preserves, digitizes, restores, presents and provides access to a collection that illustrates film art, culture, and heritage relevant to the Netherlands. The collection includes approximately 50,000 films (60% of which are foreign films), but also music scores, photographs, posters, archives from filmmakers and organizations, apparatus, and an extensive library collection.



IASA 50th Anniversary Dinner, Thursday 3rd October, 19:00- , Amsterdam
Price: €50 per person for a three-course meal with drinks. Additional tickets at €75 are available for those bringing accompanying partners and guests who wish to attend only the dinner. UPDATE: Advance booking for dinner tickets during online registration is now closed. Dinner tickets may be bought at the Registration Desk on Monday 30 September.

The dinner will take place at De IJ-kantine restaurant in Amsterdam.
De IJ-kantine is a contemporary industrial styled restaurant café situated in the former canteen of the NDSM shipyard. The restaurant is equipped with an impressive 18-metre long bar, high ceiling, rough steel look and feel and a breath-taking view over the river IJ.

De IJ-kantine

The dinner will be a sit-down three-course meal. The restaurant chefs are designing a special seasonal menu for us to experience the best of the local cuisine. During dinner, you will be entertained by a live jazz band, and you can also expect a few surprises! There will be a cash bar open after the meal.

If the weather permits, you’ll be able to socialise with your IASA colleagues and our friends from JTS conference in the outside terrace with a stunning view towards Amsterdam.

Menu options:

Steak tartare
with poached egg and grilled bread
Fried sardines
With lightly spiced tomato sauce and couscous salad
Pumpkin soup*
With soy yogurt, coriander and hazelnut
Sirloin steak
With puffed garlic gravy, roasted vegetables and potato gratin
Out of the oven, with roasted roseval potatoes and roasted vegetables
Beetroot risotto*
With roasted beetroot, spinach and goat cheese
Triple chocolate brownie
With white chocolate sauce

* vegetarian
Drink Option I: ½ bottle wine, coffee/tea after.
Drink Option II: ½ bottle wine, ½ bottle mineral water and coffee/tea after

Steak tartare Fried sardines Sirloin steak
Dorade Beetroot risotto  

The restaurant is conveniently located just across the river IJ, a 15-minute ferry ride away from Amsterdam central train station. To reach the location, you can take a free ferry from the central station towards NDSM-werf, see the schedule here. The central station is within easy reach of Hilversum by train.

De IJ-kantine restaurant

De IJ-kantine

Jazz Centrale jazz trio