The largest tech conference in the world, Web Summit 2017, will be kicking off today in Portugal. It’s sold out, but you can still find out the goings on here.

Web Summit 2017 was dubbed by Inc.com as the “largest tech conference in the world.” Why wouldn’t it be? With over 60,000 attendees from different parts of the globe, it brings together more experts and enthusiasts than we’ve seen in one place to date.

Unfortunately, it is sold out. But, you can:

Live Stream Web Summit 2017 starting November 6th here!

Attendees to the Web Summit tech event will have access to 25 mini-conferences with more than 1,200 speakers for four days starting today, November 6th, until Thursday, November 9th.

This year’s Web Summit is the 8th annual event since it started on 2009 in Dublin, Ireland. Last year, it boasted of over 53,000 attendees, a far cry from the 400 participants it had when it began less than a decade ago.

Web Summit 2017 will be held at Fil & Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal and will also be attended by more than 2,000 media outlets from over 100 markets across the globe.

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Web Summit 2017: Speakers

Tonight, Web Summit will kick off with an opening remark from Web Summit CEO, Paddy Cosgrave, at the Altice Arena. The opening ceremony will include a series of short talks from various speakers. Later in the evening, Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa and Lisbon City Mayor Fernando Medina will officially open the tech summit.

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave
Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave | The Irist Times | https://www.irishtimes.com

The event will also have Hanson Robotics and SingularityNet’s Chief Humanoid, Sophia, the first humanoid robot ever granted citizenship, as one of the speakers. If you haven’t watched this video of her waking up, be ready to feel your skin crawl:

Here are some of the names included in the roster of over 1,200 speakers to the Web Summit 2017:

  • Al Gore, Chairman, Generation Investment Management
  • Steve Huffman, CEO, Reddit
  • António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Stewart Butterfield, Co-Founder & CEO, Slack
  • Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel
  • Mark Hurd, CEO, Oracle
  • Sean Rad, Co-Founder & CEO, Tinder
  • Gillian Tans, President & CEO, Booking.com
  • Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon.com
  • Brad Smith, President, Microsoft
  • Jared Cohen, CEO, Google Jigsaw
  • John Krafcik, CEO, Waymo
  • Eric Friedman, Co-Founder & CTO, Fitbit
  • Jeff Holden, CPO, Uber
  • Professor Einstein Robot, Robot, Hanson Robotics
  • David Karp, Founder, Tumblr
  • Brian Halligan, Founder & CEO, HubSpot
  • Julien Codorniou, Vice President, Workplace by Facebook

For a full list of speakers, click here.

Web Summit 2017: Schedules

November 6th

  • Airport Pre-Registration (Away from the stage)
  • Venue Pre-Registration (Away from the stage)
  • Opening Night
  • Opening Remarks
  • Special Guest Introduction
  • Rebooting the Brain
  • Fair play and tech
  • The challenges and opportunities facing the world
  • Portugal and the world
  • Official opening

November 7th

  • Airport registration (away from the stage)
  • Registration
  • Test drive experience with BMW i
  • PITCH 1: Group Stage
  • PITCH 2: Group Stage
  • PITCH 3: Group Stage
  • Cooking 4.0: Connected home devices, hosted by T-Systems International GmbH
  • Opening Remarks
  • Tackling tech titans and the future of competition policy
  • Tech, media, and politics: Will the circle be unbroken?
  • Office Hours
  • VR and AR: Changing the way we work, play and learn
  • Getting started with AWS for developers, hosted by AWS
  • Beyond the Nobel Prize: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from behavioral economics
  • Embedding intelligence in everyday objects with IBM Watson, hosted by IBM
  • Booking.com Women in Tech Mentor Programme
  • European Capital of Innovation – iCapital Awards Ceremony
  • Legalise innovation
  • Welcome to Growth Summit 2017
  • Transitioning to low carbon transport

November 8th

  • Registration
  • Test drive experience with BMW i
  • PITCH 1: Group Stage
  • PITCH 2: Group Stage
  • PITCH 3: Group Stage
  • Your physical and cyber self-defense, hosted by Multicert
  • Opening remarks
  • Keeping the world alive: tech and humanitarian response
  • An intro to Amazon AI services, hosted by AWS
  • Office Hours
  • Life in the big city: Reorganising our economies
  • Engaging Europe to grow your business
  • Women in Tech Mentor Programme
  • Embrace the blockchain disruption for sustainable supply chains, hosted by Accenture Strategy
  • Meet the most exciting Korean startups, hosted by KOTRA
  • Mentor Hours
  • What to expect from a post-Putin Russia
  • Google Seminars
  • From the doorstep to online: How political campaigns are changing
  • Healthtech
  • Hello, hologram: Human content in the age of AR/VR

November 9th

  • Registration
  • Test drive experience with BMW i
  • Opening remarks
  • Office Hours
  • Getting started with serverless apps on AWS, hosted by AWS
  • How technology can facilitate justice in post-conflict zones
  • Building a culture that wins
  • Women in Tech Mentor Programme
  • Why would you oppose Universal Basic Income?
  • Google Seminars
  • Opening remarks with AICEP
  • Mentor Hours
  • Negotiating 101: How to scale your salary and advance your career, hosted by DigitalOcean
  • Amazon wants to talk to you
  • How do we measure the social impact of investments?
  • Tech against terrorism
  • Why VR? New narratives for cinematic VR
  • Portugal and Europe’s budding medical marijuana market
  • Fast growth: Portugal
  • Synths you’ve been gone
  • Has the Olympic brand deteriorated?
  • Cryptocurrencies 101: Bitcoin, Ethereum and everything you need to know
  • Eggs on ice: Freezing, and the future of fertility
  • HyperGrowth! FinTech

For a full list of Web Summit 2017 agendas and schedules, click here.

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