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Slush 2018

WORLD’S LEADING STARTUP EVENT.

During what is – let’s be honest – the sh*ttiest weather season of the year, Slush brings together the leading actors of the global tech scene to Helsinki for something very special. Described by many as “Burning Man meets TED”, the event has grown in just a few short years to 20,000 attendees and 1 million live stream viewers.

In 2017, over 2,600 startups, 1,500 venture capitalists, and 600 journalists from over 130 countries gathered to Slush to drive business, and to experience the phenomenal atmosphere.

NOT THE CALIFORNIAN SUN, BUT HONEST SLUSH.

Slush has grown from a 300 person assembly to a world-renowned event, now spreading globally. The philosophy behind Slush has remained the same: to help the next generation of great, world-conquering companies forward.

CELEBRATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

Held during the darkest time of the year in Helsinki, Finland, Slush has always been characterized by a unique energy and enthusiasm. The very core of Slush is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a world-wide startup community.

Slush is a student-driven, non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. In 2016, Slush was organized in Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.

ONE-OF-A-KIND COMMUNITY.

Think of Slush as a collision of a festival and a conference. It’s not a business, but a community of people who love what they do.

Slush is run by the youth who want to make a difference in their societies. Several successful entrepreneurs such as Niklas Zennström (Skype & Atomico), Taizo Son (GungHo), Ilkka Paananen (Supercell), and Risto Siilasmaa (Nokia) among others, have already become a part of the non-profit initiative that is radically changing how entrepreneurship is perceived in Northern Europe, Japan, and China.

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The Next Web Conference 2018

ACCEPT NO IMITATIONS.

Imagine. Build. Test. Iterate. Innovate. Since 2006, TNW Conference has been driving the evolution of technology events into what they are today. Our festival format has inspired imitations across Europe. Our techniques for engineering the perfect networking environment has transformed average expectations when it comes to ROI. And our production values have elevated keynotes from interesting to inspirational.

But the one thing that can’t be copied is our people. Last year, 12,500 business leaders joined us for two days of content and networking, designed to show them how to win at innovation.

In 2018, 15,000 people will help us raise the bar for technology and business innovation events once again – have a look around, and get a feel for how.

  • What is TNW Conference?

    TNW Conference is a technology festival that brings together international technology executives, top-tier investors and promising startups for two days of business and knowledge sharing – surrounded by some of the highest production values at any tech event on the planet. Over the past 12 editions TNW Conference has grown from a 200-person event to one of the leading technology events, bringing together 12,500 attendees a day and 3,500 companies from all over the world.

  • Who can attend the event?

    Anyone 18 or older with a valid ticket is welcome. Full conference passes aren’t transferable between conference days.

  • What are the dates for TNW Conference 2018?

    TNW Conference 2018 will take place on May 24-25th in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • Can I suggest a speaker for the conference?

    Yes, you can suggest a speaker before March 20th. Click here if you’d like to submit a speaker proposal.

  • I’m interested in volunteering at TNW Conference 2018, how can I apply?

    In order to apply as a volunteer at TNW Conference 2018, you must be 18 years old or older at the time of the event, interested in tech and innovation – and determined to contribute to the overall success of the event. If the answer is yes to all, then click here to apply.

  • How can I become a sponsor and/or exhibit at TNW Conference?

    We’re glad you asked. Take a look at the Exhibit page or just send Markus an e-mail (markus@thenextweb.com) and he will get back to you.

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DLD Munich 2018

Over 150 speakers and 1000 attendees will touch base at #DLD18. For the 14th time, “Europe‘s hottest conference” brings together the most influential opinion-makers, industry leaders, start-ups and digital giants in Munich, on January 20-22, 2018.

“Reconquer” is DLD’s call to action and our theme for 2018! In our technology-driven world, at the edge of a new era of machine learning – biotechnology, IoT and robots, let us courageously face new realities. Let’s join forces and actively take control of our business, lives and society.
We need to reconquer trust, values and optimism.

This year we will soft-open the conference on the evening of January 20th with a Keynote speech at Literaturhaus München.

DLD18 tickets are 2.950,- EUR (+VAT) and by-invitation-only. Please note that there is a limited number of free conference passes for young creatives, students and NGOs.

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Social Media Week 2018

In 2018, we will explore our global theme “Closer”, which touches on the intensifying conflict between community and individualism.

At SMW London we will explore the theme through more than 50 sessions, including: mainstage talks, interviews, panel sessions and workshops.

With its new home at the QEII Conference Centre, the event will feature two stages, co-working lounges, speaker AMA lounge, VR showcase, technology vendors, complimentary coffee, snacks and lunch options.

ACCESS LATEST TRENDS IN:

  • Data & analytics
  • Paid media
  • Future of video
  • Visual storytelling
  • Mobile messaging
  • Virtual reality
  • AI & chatbots
  • Influencer marketing

MEET INSPIRING BRANDS:

  • Instagram
  • BuzzFeed
  • National Geographic
  • Pinterest
  • Edelman
  • Ogilvy
  • Hootsuite
  • Facebook

ENJOY A BEAUTIFUL VENUE:

  • Two state of the art stages
  • Seating for 700+ attendees
  • Co-working lounges
  • Talks, panels & workshops
  • Fireside interviews
  • VR showcase
  • Installations & tech vendors

 

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