The next edition of the Web Summit will take place from 4 to 7 November in Lisbon, at FIL's pavilions and at the Altice Arena. In order to encourage open source community participation in the technology conference, the organization has 500 double tickets to offer, so programmers and developers can watch and bring a friend. To apply for tickets you must be an active open source producer and contributor and register on this page.
The Web Summit will have hundreds of conferences, producer-oriented workshops, roundtables and networking sessions to attend. Some big names related to technology have already been confirmed, such as Guo Ping, Chairman and Revolving CEO of Huawei, Brad Smith, President of Microsoft Corporation, Gillian Tans, Chairwoman of Booking.com and Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay, Marc Raibert, CEO from Boston Dynamics, which are among the 300 names already confirmed by the organization of the event.
Note that the Web Summit continues the planned expansion plan for the next 10 years to overcome the 100,000-participant barrier. Paddy Cosgrave's own team, the organizer of the event, has grown from a group of 10 people from six nationalities, but the number has doubled this year with the hiring of another 16 professionals. FIL's pavilions are undergoing renovations, which will initially increase the size of each room from the current 10,000 square meters to 14,000 square meters.