June 20 & 21, 2019 • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Supercharge your productivity

A two-day deep dive into clearing your mind, organising your thoughts, achieving effective results and unleashing your creative potential.

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About the summit

In 2001 David Allen published the New York Times best selling book 'Getting Things Done' - since that time GTD® has grown into a global productivity movement that's more than 2 million people strong, attracting some of the best, brightest, and busiest people on the planet. David always had the dream of bringing this vast community together.

The GTD® Summit (The 'Getting Things Done' Summit) is the embodiment of that dream. A one-time gathering of the most productive, effective and inspirational people you might ever meet. David has opened his rolodex and personally invited the people that inspired and helped him form, shape and distribute his body of work. They all said yes!

Meet our 40 Speakers

Learn the secrets behind the most productive and creative people on the planet.

  • Ben Hammersley

    Ben Hammersley

    Futurist & Editor-at-Large, WIRED

Roadmap

Moving to a world with no problems, only projects.

  1. Block 1: The art of getting things done.

    Our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. A deepdive into clearing your mind, organising your thoughts, achieving effective results and unleashing your creative potential.

  2. Block 2: The habits of high performers.

    If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Inspiring personal stories, anecdotes and performances of individuals who have defied norms and expectations.

  3. Lunch break

  4. Block 3: The strategic value of clear space.

    A truly relaxed mind can be given the freedom to make a mess. Maximum freedom to generate and play around in creative chaos is the optimal condition for constructive thinking and work.

  5. Block 4: A world of projects not problems.

    According to David Allen, people could really use a re-framing in approach to improve their world. Shifting from problem focus to project focus is key to both our personal and our global transformation.

  1. Block 1: How great leaders manage teams.

    Leadership, what does it really mean? Let’s look past the buzzwords at the essence of what a ‘captain courageous’ really needs to do and be. Real stories from exceptional people who’ve walked the walk.

  2. Block 2: Designing collaborative workplace cultures.

    What role does organisational culture play on the ability of teams to be productive? Unlock the secrets of methodologies like Holacracy and GTD practices that help run a systemically productive organisation.

  3. Lunch break

  4. Block 3: Supercharging your productivity with technology.

    How to deal with and leverage ever-evolving technologies, apps and super tools without blowing your productivity fuses. A guide to choosing the tools, methods and materials that work for you.

  5. Block 4: In charge of anything and everything.

    Final thoughts on the art of dealing with the stream of life's engagements, which itself is constantly evolving for all of us, at any age or station. Becoming a productivity master.

Creativity, innovation, strategic thinking, and simply being present don’t require time—they require space.

David Allen

Venue

Theater Amsterdam

Theater Amsterdam is a unique location located in a stately building, with a view over the IJ river. The theatre is located in an up-and-coming neighbourhood in the Westelijke Houthavens of Amsterdam and, with its high glass façade and a playful ‘outdoors comes indoors’ atmosphere, it is a destination in itself.

Address: Danzigerkade 5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

www.theateramsterdam.nl

Tickets

  • 5+ attendees

    700 per ticket

    Excl. 21% VAT

    • Access to GTD Summit including lunch and coffee breaks (2 full days)
    • Access to 50 first class international keynote speakers, trainers & entertainers
    • Access to the GTD® Welcome Reception & Party (Wednesday the 19th of June)
  • 10+ attendees

    650 per ticket

    Excl. 21% VAT

    • Access to GTD Summit including lunch and coffee breaks (2 full days)
    • Access to 50 first class international keynote speakers, trainers & entertainers
    • Access to the GTD® Welcome Reception & Party (Wednesday the 19th of June)
  • 20+ attendees

    625 per ticket

    Excl. 21% VAT

    • Access to GTD Summit including lunch and coffee breaks (2 full days)
    • Access to 50 first class international keynote speakers, trainers & entertainers
    • Access to the GTD® Welcome Reception & Party (Wednesday the 19th of June)
  • Charity 'Live Stream' Pass

    99

    Excl. 21% VAT

    • Access to 48 hour GTD® Summit Charity 'Live Stream'.
    • Access to re-watch the GTD® Summit Charity stream up until 20 days after the event.
    • All proceeds from the 'Live Stream' will go to the 'InterActing' Foundation.
    • This 'Live Stream' is graciously made possible by our partner Meereffect.
  • Full conference pass

    745

    Excl. 21% VAT

    • Access to GTD® Summit including lunch and coffee breaks (2 full days from 0900 - 1800)
    • Access to 50 first class international keynote speakers, trainers & entertainers
    • Access to the GTD® Welcome Reception & Party (Wednesday the 19th of June at 20.00) at Rozentheater (Rozengracht 117)
    • Access to the GTD® Rooftop Networking Party (Thursday the 20th of June at 20.00) at TQ (Singel 542)
    • Access to the GTD® After Summit Drinks (Friday the 21st of June at 18.15) at Moxy (Danzigerkade 175)
    • Access to re-watch the GTD® Summit Charity stream up until 20 days after the event.
  • Executive pass

    1595

    Excl. 21% VAT

    • Access to GTD® Summit including lunch and coffee breaks (2 full days from 0900 - 1800)
    • Access to 50 first class international keynote speakers, trainers & entertainers
    • Access to the GTD® Welcome Reception & Party (Wednesday the 19th of June) at Rozentheater (Rozengracht 117)
    • Access to the GTD® Rooftop Networking Party (Thursday the 20th of June at 20.00) at TQ (Singel 542)
    • Access to re-watch the GTD® Summit Charity stream up until 20 days after the event.
    • Signed copy of international best-seller 'Getting Things Done®' by David Allen
    • EXTRA PERKS & ACCESS
    • Access to the second 'invite only' dinner with David Allen and GTD Summit Speakers on Friday June 21 at Restaurant Za (Houthavens)
    • One years subscription to GTD Connect® (members-only online community)

GTD Summit Pricing — Final 65 tickets have gone on sale, after that the event is sold out (Regular ticket price € 995,- excl. 21% VAT)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your question not listed? Reach out and contact us at info@gtdsummit.com

  1. What is GTD®?

    In 2001 David Allen published the NY Times best selling book Getting Things Done, "The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. GTD®, or Getting Things Done, is recognised as the golden standard in management and personal productivity to help you achieve and maintain a calm, focused control of everything in your life. Since that time, GTD® has grown into a global productivity movement that's more than 2 million people strong, attracting some of the best, brightest, and busiest people on the planet.

  2. What is the GTD® Summit?

    The GTD® Summit (The 'Getting Things Done' Summit) is two day gathering of the most productive, effective and inspirational people on the planet. Best selling author David Allen has opened his rolodex and invited the people that inspired and helped him form, shape and distribute his body of work. They all said yes! The summit aims to foster diverse discussions and debates surrounding the strategic value of clear space, productivity and shifting the focus on projects - not problems.

  3. Why does my ticket include VAT?

    Article 53 & 54 of the EU VAT Directive include a specific guideline for (international) events, stating VAT must be charged in the country where the actual event takes place. This is different to what you’ll generally be used to in doing business within the EU.


    Business to customers (B2C) services relating to cultural, artistic, sporting, scientific, educational, entertainment and similar activities will be taxed at the place where those activities actually take place [Article 54].


    Business to business (B2B) services in respect of admission to cultural, artistic, scientific, educational, entertainment and similar events will be taxed at the place where those events actually take place [Article 53].

  4. What is your ticket cancellation policy?

    You can request a full refund on your ticket up until May 15, 2019. After May 15, no more refunds are possible! You'll always be able to change the name on your ticket to that of a colleague or friend up until the day of the GTD Summit.

  5. Do you have any volunteer positions?

    Unfortunately all volunteer positions have been assigned!

  6. Who will be attending the GTD® Summit?

    The GTD® Summit is for anyone that's interested in improving their own path to a clear mind, regardless of whether you consider yourself a GTD® enthusiast or you have yet to pick up a copy of the book.


    The people who have been most attracted to David Allen’s work and the GTD® methodology over the years, are often the people who need it the least! They are already, by all accounts, some of the most productive, pro-active and energetic people you would ever meet. Curiously, it's their own productivity and creativity that have put them up against their own internal limitations of cognitive space. They have a driving sense that they could do even more, even better, if they had more room.

  7. Where does the GTD® Summit take place?

    The GTD® Summit is takes place at Theater Amsterdam, a unique location located in a stately building, with a view over the IJ river. The theatre is located in an up-and-coming neighbourhood in the Westelijke Houthavens of Amsterdam and, with its high glass façade and a playful ‘outdoors comes indoors’ atmosphere, it is a destination in itself. The exact location can be found on here.

  8. Which hotels do you recommend to stay at?

    Zoku

    We’ve partnered up with the award winning hospitality concept Zoku, which focuses on providing a home base for travelling professionals from the most innovative and fast-growing companies in the world. Zoku creates a new category in the hotel industry: a home-office hybrid, which is a relaxed place to live, work and socialize with like-minded people while getting wired into the city.


    If you would also like to make Zoku your home base during the summit, simply visit http://livezoku.com and click “Book Now” in the top right corner to book a Loft. Select your dates between June 18 and June 23rd and enter the exclusive code ZOKULOVESGTD in the tab underneath the date. Then select “Continue”. In the 2nd step you can pick the Zoku Loft or the more spacious Zoku Loft XL. In the 3rd step you, fill in your personal details and proceed to the confirmation and payment window. If you have any questions regarding a reservation at Zoku you can always contact hello@livezoku.com or reach them at +31208112811.


    If you would like to stay closer to the conference venue we would advise the following three hotels:


    RESIDENCE INN AMSTERDAM HOUTHAVENS

    https://www.marriott.com/hotel...


    MOXY AMSTERDAM HOUTHAVENS

    http://moxy-hotels.marriott.co...


    CONSCIOUS HOTEL (use code #GTDSUMMIT0619)

    https://www.conscioushotels.co...

  9. Will you be 'Live Streaming' the GTD Summit?

    We’re extremely grateful for our partner Meereffect supporting us with funding to host a 48-hour live-stream of the main stage. Summit attendees and digital charity ticket holders will receive access to rewatch the stream up until 20 days after the event.

    If you can’t make it to Amsterdam, you can now purchase a digital ticket to view the livestream for €99 (exclusive of VAT). We’re proud to share that together with the team at Meereffect, we have elected to donate all proceeds from the livestream to InterActing Amsterdam. InterActing is a non-profit theater program that encourages teenagers with autism to use improvisation skills to break out of their limiting patterns and embrace the unexpected.

    Purchase your two-day digital pass here.

  10. What are the dates and times for the GTD® Summit?

    The GTD® Summit will take place on June 20-21, 2019 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We open the doors for registration at 08.00 o’clock. The official Summit program starts at 09.30 and finishes at 18.00 o'clock (on Thursday and Friday). On Wednesday (19th of June) - Thursday (20th of June) and Friday (21st of June). Each evening there will be special side events for attendees.

  11. Follow and interact with us via @gtdsummit and #gtdsummit

    We would love to hear your ideas, feedback and thoughts. Interact with us on twitter via @gtdsummit and share anything related with the GTD® ('Getting Things Done®') Summit with the hashtag #gtdsummit.

  12. Can I combine my visit with an official GTD® course?

    Yes you can! Meereffect, the official GTD®-licensee partner for the Benelux and sponsor of the GTD® Summit, will be hosting two different courses for you to get even more out of these two days.


    Whether you've already taken the GTD® level 1 training or you're completely new to it, they have an offer that fits your needs. Head over to their website to choose from one of these three courses:


    GTD® Level 1 Official Course - Haven't had the opportunity to follow a GTD®-training before? Now you can, by taking our GTD Level 1 course on June 18 and 19. In a day and a half we make sure you are all set to get the most out of the GTD Summit the following days.


    GTD® Level 2 Official Course - For those of you who have mastered GTD® Level 1 and are inspired by the GTD Summit: come to our GTD Level 2 course afterwards, on Monday June 24 and learn more about Projects and Priorities.


    All courses are in English, the location is Hilton Amsterdam. If you or someone you know is interested in one of these options? Check out their website for more information.


    The meereffect team are also available for questions by e-mail or telephone +31 88 0016 200.

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