The conference is located at Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179 1019 HC Amsterdam The Netherlands
Amsterdam has a fantastic public transportation system.
More information can be obtained by using the GVB or 9292 websites. Both have excellent apps in the iOS and Google Play store. Other apps (like Google Maps) have great integration as well.
You can purchase an “OV chipkaart” at Amsterdam Centraal and most large metro stations (including Schiphol). Note that the unattended machines don’t handle non-EU issued (for example Chip+Signature) cards well. Some U.S. Credit Unions now offer Chip+Pin technology on their debit card (note: not credit card). If your card doesn’t work or want to use Euros (other than coins), there is a customer service center located on the “IJ side” of Amsterdam Centraal where you can purchase a chipkaart in person at the Service Office. If you’re arriving via Schiphol - a similar service is offered in the main train hall
Amsterdam has amazing hotels and incredible amount of short term rentals spread out all over the city. Beware of the dark red bike paths!). Besides short term rentals, here is a list of hotels that are near to the Pakhuis de Zwijger.