Web Summit is fast approaching and with the launch of our latest ticket giveaway, we decided to take a look at some of the things that this year's attendees will have to look forward to.
It goes without saying that if Web Summit 2015 is any way akin to its predecessor, excellent craic is pretty much a guarantee. If you haven't attended before then you are in for a real treat. Forget the stuffy conferences of old, Web Summit is a fresh, fun, vibrant experience, where unnecessary formality is shunned and an open, collaborative approach is embraced.
With an entire Summit dedicated to food and drink alone, you’ll be able to sample some of the best in fresh Irish cuisine, chat with the producers, and gather up loads of goodies to take home with you.
Web Summit’s longstanding tagline is ‘where the tech world meets’- an apt appraisal if ever there was one. When attending Web Summit you certainly get the distinct impression that you are in the presence of most (if not all of the tech world) - or at least that every major area in tech is represented. We have been attending for many years and find the experience an unmissable opportunity to evaluate the progress of technology within the past year, gauge the state of affairs at the moment, and predict all those things which are likely to be at the forefront of innovation within the coming twelve months.
Regardless of your specific field of interest, I’d be enormously surprised if you were unable to make some interesting and worthwhile new acquaintances. Web Summit, is constructed in such a way that it rather effectively creates opportunities to meet new people and helps to establish an informal environment that makes it much easier to engage with attendees, speakers, and exhibitors.
If you are looking to highlight your startup / technology to the world, then Web Summit is an opportunity not to be missed. There is no guarantee that any of the journalists present will be the slightest bit interested in what you are up too, but at least you can take a stab at it. As always, the media presence at Web Summit will be impressive, so this is an opportunity that is not to be missed. We (the press) will be busy throughout, interviewing, blogging, and broadcasting, so try to arrange a chat prior to the event, to give yourself a fighting chance.
Keep an eye on everyone's lanyards - these will tell you exactly who everyone is, and what role they usually fulfil i.e. investor, press, startup founder etc.
21 Summits in 1
This year’s Web Summit will actually be 21 summits, each focusing on a particular area of technology, business, or related subject. That means that attendees will have more choice than ever before when it comes to choosing what they want to learn about and experience.
The compilation of summits has expanded a great deal since last time, some of the ones that we are most looking forward to include, Startup Summit, Investor Summit, Accelerator Summit, Marketing Summit, Night Summit, Content Summit, Data Summit, Pub Crawl Summit, Food Summit, Fashion Summit, Music Summit, etc.