Social Events

 After a full day of inspiring keynotes, masterclasses, meetings, and more, enjoy and unwind with fellow participants at events hosted in some of Lisbon’s most iconic locations.      

Welcome Cocktail

Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology (MAAT)

Visit the MAAT

Wednesday 30 May – MAAT

7:45 pm – 10:15 pm

The MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology – is one of the newest cultural additions to the city of Lisbon. It sits on the edge of the Tagus River in Belém, with a view of the São Jorge Castle and the waterfront. As a space of discovery, critical thinking, and global dialogue, it supports the work of Portuguese artists and curators by giving them a platform to connect with the international art community.

Data Journalism Awards Ceremony

Picadeiro Real (Former Museu Nacional dos Coches)

Visit Picadeiro

Thursday 31 May – Picadeiro Real

7:45 pm – 11:00 pm

The Data Journalism Awards reward outstanding work in data journalism worldwide. The ceremony and gala dinner will be hosted at the striking Picadeiro Real (former Royal Riding School, adjacent to the Museu Nacional dos Coches). Designed and built in the 18th century by Italian architect Giacomo Azzolini, the original royal riding stables are adjacent to the National Palace of Belém, official residence of the Portuguese President.

*This year, we require that participants wishing to attend the Data Journalism Awards Ceremony register in advance. Each registration is valid for one seat. 

Registrations will open soon.

GEN & Tonic

TOPO Chiado

Visit TOPO

Thursday 31 May – Topo Chiado

7:45 pm – 11:00 pm

Overlooking the skyline of the Chiado district in downtown Lisbon, TOPO (“top” in Portuguese) Chiado sits on the Terraços do Carmo, at the feet of the Convento do Carmo – a traditional Roman Catholic convent. With breathtaking views of Rossio Square and Santa Justa Elevator, the TOPO Chiado rooftop is a prime location to enjoy a drink in Lisbon.

Startups for News Party


Visit Ministerium

Friday 1 June – Ministerium

7:45 pm – 11:00 pm

Directly opposite Pátio de Galé, sitting on the other side of Praça do Comércio, Minesterium is one of Lisbon’s top nightclubs and nightlife hubs. The club’s outdoor terrace overlooks the square and the shores of the Tagus river. After the sun goes down, join the party inside for cocktails, good music, and dancing.