Get ready to be fully immersed in the world of Connected Ink for 27 hours straight …

Connected Ink 2021 will take place for the second time as a hybrid event where attendees can join both online and at physical locations. This year’s line-up will showcase an exciting array of events that can be visited across four online streams (via YouTube and Zoom) and four cities around the globe.

The event kicks off in Tokyo on 16th of November at 18:00 (local time), moving to Beijing, then Düsseldorf, and over to Portland. The finale brings this year’s Connected Ink full circle by wrapping up in Tokyo a little more than a day later.

Some of the event’s sessions will be exclusively virtual, while others will take place on stages at one of the four venues. Most of the sessions at the live locations will also be broadcast online for the global audience. Anyone can join online, but physical event capacities are limited. If you’d like to jump in on the action at one of the live events, we recommend registering as soon as possible.

The safety of the participants and our community is our highest priority. In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are keeping a close eye on the current developments at the venues and will follow the instructions given by the local authorities. We are developing concepts to protect the health and safety of attendees and provide the best possible event experience for our guests.

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Tokyo venue

Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Sankaku Hiroba
2 Chome-6-1 Nishishinjuku,
Shinjuku City,
Tokyo 160-0023,

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Opening hours
November 16: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. (JST)
November 17: 12:30 – 9:00 p.m. (JST)

There are rumors that Godzilla demolished the building a while ago. But we can't confirm that. In fact, it is more beautiful than ever, with an airy and spacious event hall.

Safety information
We implement strict countermeasures against COVID-19 in Connected Ink2021. Social distancing, constant air flow/ventilation and preventions of contact/air-born transmission are in place. Audiences are required to always wear masks, sanitize hands and go through temperature checks as appropriate. Those who have temperature over 37.5 or feel ill are required not to visit the venue in person. The same applies for those who have close contacts with COVID-19 patient recently. Audiences and attendants are recommended to install the COCOA app to monitor potential exposure to COVID-19 patients.

Beijing venue

Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic situation, we are unable to hold a physical event in Beijing. Your health and that of our employees have priority. However, the online sessions will take place as scheduled and we look forward to welcoming you to the online streams during the event.

Düsseldorf venue

Wacom Experience Center
Zollhof 11-15
40221 Düsseldorf

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Opening hours
November 16: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (CET)

Our super-fresh Wacom Experience Center in Düsseldorf's Media Harbor. The paint has barely dried.

Safety information
The event follows the "2G regulation". This means that only vaccinated and recovered persons will be admitted to the venue.

Portland venue

Wacom Experience Center
1455 NW Irving Street, Suite 110
Portland, OR 97209
United States of America

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Opening hours
November 16: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (PST)

The living room for Portland’s creative, tech and developer communities.

Safety information
In accordance with CDC guidelines and the protocols set in place by the State of Oregon and Multnomah County, the Wacom Experience Center in Portland, Oregon requires masks to be worn at all times while inside the venue. To ensure the health and safety of our community, staff, and vendors, we will also be requiring proof of vaccination for all visitors entering the Experience Center.