12 November 2017
A week ago at a very unsociable hour I headed off to Lisbon to join 60,000 other folk at Paddy Cosgrave’s Web Summit 2017.
I was looking forward to seeing Lisbon for the first time, and the weather would be 10 degrees up on the UK. On arrival, the sun was set to shine for the week, and the people seemed excited and happy!
Apart from the sun and the people, why go to Web Summit?
I went for three reasons;
Its also worth stating the obvious. Web Summit is a big gig.
An arena, four very large halls packed with exhibitors, mini theatres for all day presentations, food trucks galore and a serious number of people walking back and forth.
The conference opened with fascinating and cautionary insight from Stephen Hawking - and ended with a rousing call to action from Al Gore that was packed with facts, figures and passion. What's not to like?
So how do you get the most out of Web Summit next year in 2018?
Here are my five tips to conquer Web Summit;