Last week the Web Bureau had the pleasure of attending the Web Summit in Dublin. If you aren’t familiar with the 3 day conference, it just happens to be the largest tech conference in Europe.
The numbers attending the conference are indeed impressive; 22,000 attendees travel from 109 countries, to join the 614 speakers, 1,324 journalists, 2,160 start-ups and 2,200 staff. What an experience!
In addition to the Centre Stage, the Web Summit is built up of different themed ‘summits’; including the Enterprise, Marketing, Sport, Machine, Music, Investors, and Food summit among a few others. These summits house different exhibitors and stages for speakers, allowing attendees to pick and choose from a breadth of talks as they please. With such a variety of speakers, there is plenty of knowledge, thoughts and opinions to soak up whether your passion is digital marketing or back-end coding!
Notable speakers included Peter Thiel (Paypal), Padmasree Warrior (Cisco), Urs Hölzle (Google), Adam Bain (Twitter), David Carr (The New York Times), Chris Satchell (Nike), Eva Longoria (The Eva Longoria Foundation), Dharmesh Shah (Hubspot), Adam Richman (Man vs Food) and even Bono made an appearance on the last Centre Stage talk!
Just because the Summit Stages close at 5pm, does not mean the networking stops – the Night Summit begins! This 3 night festival features over 50 acts spread across numerous venues in Dublin city centre, and has grown into one of the largest music gatherings in Ireland. In fact, the Night Summit is well known for being one of the best places to network!
The Web Bureau had a great Web Summit experience networking, learning and gaining insight from industry leaders. The Web Summit is a fantastic place for the planets’ techies to gather, enjoy Irish food and drink, network and be inspired to further develop and innovate!
Did you attend the Web Summit? What were your top tips and favourite takeaways from the event?