Web Summit to be held... on the Web | Inquirer Technology

Web Summit to be held… on the Web

/ 04:36 PM October 09, 2020

web summit

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres at the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon. Image: AFP/Patricia de Melo Moreira

The 2020 edition of the Web Summit, an annual gathering for the global tech industry, will be held exclusively over the internet this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Thursday.

The event drew 70,000 people to Portugal’s capital Lisbon last year, but organizers hope to boost participation by going online, targeting 100,000 participants for the Dec. 2 to 4 summit.


“It’s not sensible to organize large gatherings of any size,” said Paddy Cosgrave, chief organizer of the “Davos for geeks” which was created in 2010 in Dublin.


“The health and safety of the people of Lisbon and our attendees is very important… the reality is we’re in a second wave,” he told Agence France-Presse in a video interview.

While other major tech conferences such as the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona have simply been canceled, the Web Summit’s organizers hope it could become the largest ever online conference.

The summit is expected to address subjects linked to the coronavirus pandemic, such as the increase in remote work and other issues confronting the tech sector. RGA


Video game event raises over $3 million for Doctors Without Borders in one week

Facebook donates 720,000 masks to health workers

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

For more news about the novel coronavirus click here.
What you need to know about Coronavirus.
For more information on COVID-19, call the DOH Hotline: (02) 86517800 local 1149/1150.

The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link.

TOPICS: conference, coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, Web Summit
TAGS: conference, coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic, Web Summit

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.