After a hugely successful Web Summit 2013 in the RDS, exciting plans are already under way to make next year’s event bigger and better than ever before.
Organisers are planning on taking the event to the next level in 2014 by having WiFi at the event next year that actually works.
Although the event is entirely focused around web based companies and brings people together from the online world, organisers felt that having working WiFi would deter people from engaging in face to face networking opportunities.
The decision to severely limit the WiFi to almost non existent levels, was taken to force the majority of tech geeks (Virgins) in the room to overcome their social paralysis and to begin to try and engage people on a human level and not from behind a computer screen.
It’s not sure if this plan worked or if any of them wound up getting the ride over the course of the 2 day event.
The Web Summit has enjoyed rapid expansion over the last 3 years. Initially only having 500 people attend the first event, this year’s exhibition attracted over 10,000 people from all over the world, making the Web Summit one of the fastest growing event organising companies in Europe.
They are now strongly considering implementing a working WiFi network next year to help give the technology event more of a online presence in 2014.