Only three days to go before the Techfugees Global Summit kicks off! We are so excited to be able to welcome 500+ attendees from across the globe to celebrate the 2nd annual Summit and our 3rd anniversary of coordinating the international tech community’s commitment and contribution to develop technology solutions addressing the numerous challenges associated with being forced into exile.

This year, over the course of two days, 25-26 October, we will see a mixed and vibrant community come together to explore and ideate around topics such as the access to rights and information, data ethics, social inclusion, and climate migration.

Key topics will include:

  • The Access to Rights and Information
  • Data Ethics / Big Data and AI
  • Social inclusion technologies:
    • powered by the civic tech community
    • used by governments
    • Startups, entrepreneur eco-systems, and refugees
  • Financial inclusion: fintech, blockchain, cryptocurrencies initiatives for refugees
  • Investing in refugee entrepreneurs
  • Climate Migration:
    • The Human Face of Climate Change
    • quantifying the connection between climate and refugees
  • Digital identities
  • Solutions powered by algorithms and blockchain
  • Developing the Airbnb technology to support refugees
  • Mobilising the private sector to address inclusion

And much more… check the website for more details on the agenda.

The workshop schedule include:
-Funding your venture
-Data protection
-Blockchain
-Coding schools
-Data visualization
-content/How to create stories that people care about?
-Crisis Classroom Workshops (held in networking space in one of their purpose built classrooms)
More details about these workshops can we found on our website.

And DON’T MISS the #TFChallenges18 Final Pitches where 25 projects will be pitching in 5 categories including Health, Employment, Education, Access to rights & information and Social Inclusion. The winning project will be announced on the Master Stage at the end of Summit on Friday afternoon. More details on the #TFChallenges18 can be found here.

Speakers range from multinationals such as Microsoft, AirBnB, Schibsted, Google and IBM, to innovating tech entrepreneurs and startups such as Rightmesh, Hala Systems, and the Annie matching tool by HIAS, we will hear from prominent academics and political representatives such as Nikita Aggarwal of Oxford Internet Institute Digital Ethics Lab, University of Oxford; Fabrice Epelboin a Creative technologist and teacher at Sciences PoBenoît Thieulin also of Sciences Po; Roya Pakzad from Stanford GDPi; Dr. Jan Barski of CityScience Lab, HafenCity University Hamburg + Digital Technologies for Migrant Integration; Alain Régnier the Prefect for the reception and integration of refugees of the French GovernmentDiego Alburez-Gutiérrez from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research; and François Gemenne – researcher and specialist of environmental geopolitics and migration dynamics…and many, many more.

It is a line-up of speakers, panel discussions, workshops, networking and showcases that cannot be missed!

Get your tickets here, and find out more about the agenda and speakers here.