Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Where will the Summit take place?

The Summit will take place at Pátio da Galé in Lisbon, Portugal, from 30 May – 1 June.

How can I stay up to date on the latest GEN Summit updates?

Sign up here to receive the latest announcements and updates in the run-up to the GEN Summit, delivered in your inbox every two weeks.

Can I apply to be a volunteer at the Summit?

Yes. The GEN Summit is proud to open volunteering positions for students in the host city. Please visit our Volunteers page for information about requirements and applications.


About my tickets

What does my GEN Summit ticket include?

Every GEN Summit ticket provides access to all sessions and social events featured on the programme. The only exception is the Data Journalism Awards gala dinner and ceremony – participants wishing to attend will be asked to register in advance. Registration information will be announced soon.

Are group rates available?

Special group rates are available for groups of 4 or more. Please visit the bookings page for full details.

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?

Your GEN Summit ticket is always transferrable. If you can no longer attend the event and would like to give your ticket to a colleague, please get in touch with us directly. 

Will I need a visa to travel to Portugal? How can I obtain an invitation letter?

Please check what are the visa requirements for your country. Although GEN cannot liaise with embassies on behalf of participants, we’ll be happy to provide an invitation letter, which can be included as part of your application. If you would like to request an invitatin letter, please get in touch.

What is the ticket cancellation policy?

If you cannot make it to the Summit, you may cancel your ticket at any moment leading up to the event. Cancellation fees will apply – visit the bookings page for details.

Speakers & Media

Interested in speaking at the GEN Summit?

We pride ourselves in the high quality of our speakers from one year to the next. The lineup for the GEN Summit 2018 is already fully booked, but if you’re interested in taking the stage at the GEN Summit 2019, we’d love to hear from you!

Can I apply for a press pass?

If you’re interested in covering the Summit in a media capacity, contact us.