Reclaim the Future – the theme is a call to action for the industry to come together in Amsterdam. To shake off the negative around tech and once more put it at the centre of a hopeful future.
The Next Web Conference, the leading international tech festival, announces ‘Reclaim the future’ as the theme for this year’s event in Amsterdam on June 15-16.
TNW sets out this year to refocus the tech industry and bring back the ‘tech positivity’ that was omnipresent in its early days. “In the past few turbulent years, we chose not to have an annual theme for the event. Instead, we focused on showcasing our beloved conference as the place where ‘what’s next in tech’ is discovered, right now”, says Myrthe van der Erve, CEO of TNW. “That aspect will never change, but in 2023, it’s time for us to be bold again. We’ve been doing this for 17 years without making it explicit, but TNW Conference is the place where tech can reclaim the future. That’s why this year, it’s the main theme of the event.”
Making a positive impact is infused in every part of the event, not only in talk tracks like Future Tech, Impact and Inclusive Tech. TNW shows what positive impact can look like through all-vegetarian food offerings, a commitment to recycling and minimising (water) waste and usage of sustainable energy sources. Inclusivity is another key value, realised through partner collaborations to provide equal access to TNW events.
Inspiring Change for Good
In 2023, TNW Conference continues to live up to its reputation of bringing tech leaders and luminaries on its stages to inspire 10,000 founders, executives, investors, startups and innovators.
The line-up for this year includes:
- Poppy Crum, CTO of NextSense, visionary futurist, neuroscientist, & innovator dedicated to unlocking brain health with real world data
- Caroline Lair, Co-Founder of Women in AI and Founder of The Good AI – the first global community of AI companies to accelerate progress towards UN Sustainable Development Goals;
- Barbara Belvisi, CEO of Interstellar Labs, developers of sustainable cultivation and life support systems for space travel;
- Krijn de Nood, CEO of Meatable, developing cultured meats to end animal suffering;
- Karen Dolva, CEO and co-founder of No Isolation, on a mission to end loneliness through technology.
…and many more. Keep an eye on the TNW Conference program for the latest updates.
TNW is supporting Ukrainian Tech Ecosystem and has decided to offer 100 free tickets for Ukrainian Tech and IT entrepreneurs, backed by TechUkraine to select those who need and deserve it most.
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About The Next Web
The world is changing with the speed of tech. And The Next Web has its fingers firmly on its pulse. The Next Web is a global digital brand that informs, inspires and connects people who love tech through media, events and services. Its annual conference has been a mainstay in the agendas of startups, scale-ups, investors, corporates and governments alike for over a decade, drawing 10,000 visitors from all over the world to the tech hub of Amsterdam each year. There, serious business mixes with serious fun to Reclaim the Future for tech – now. The Next Web is a Financial Times company.
Read more about Ukrainian IT: TechUkraine has become The Next Web Official Partner