Bringing the creative community together to share inspiration
PanicRoom is a bi-annual inspiration evening curated and hosted by PostPanic. What started in 2009 as an intimate gathering of like-minded souls sharing what makes them tick, has grown to one of the most sought-after invitations on the Amsterdam creative calendar attracting a much respected and eclectic line-up of speakers. PanicRoom has also started touring at festivals worldwide.
The PanicRoom is a bi-annual inspiration night created, curated and hosted by PostPanic. First launched back in 2009, The PanicRoom is our way of bringing together like-minded souls to find out what makes extraordinary creatives tick. The PanicRoom’s home is with PostPanic in Amsterdam but it’s also exported around the world, having started with ‘The PanicRoom: Mexico Edition’ in 2012.
Fuelled by our drink sponsors and good food, a PanicRoom night is most definitely not a portfolio night. Each event features 3 specially invited speakers, chosen by PostPanic because of their inspirational work, regardless of whether they are actual business competitors of PostPanic’s or not. This is because the aim of the PanicRoom is to share the subjects and people PostPanic find fascinating - it’s not a showcase and it’s not about wheeling and dealing.
Speakers to date have included:
Shynola (UK) • Pleix (FR) • United Visual Artists (UK) • Johnny Hardstaff (UK) • Kristoffer Borgli (Norway) • Terence Neale (SA) • Dougal Wilson (UK) • Dvein (SP) Vincent Fournier (FR) • Gmunk (US) • Aaron Duffy (US) • Si Scott (UK) • Jamie-James Medina (US/UK) • Niels Shoe Meulman (NL) • Sougwen Chung (US) • Andrew T Huang (US) • Man vs Machine (UK) • Polynoid (Ger) • Alex Turvey (UK) • Radical Friend (US) • Lucy McRae (AUS/ NL) • Fons Schiedon (NL) • Johan Rijpman (NL) • Sehsucht (DE) • HeyHeyHey (NL) • Hecq (DE) • The Stone Twins (IR) • DJ Kypski (NL) • Matt Blease (UK) • Matt Lambert (DE) • Jon Burgerman (US) • Lernert & Sander (NL)
All instructed to inspire and surprise an invite-only 120-strong audience consisting of Amsterdam’s key members from the advertising and creative communities. They each have 30 minutes to share all the things going round in their head - this could be bad album covers, youtube dance clips, snippets of history or just random images.