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 (Museu Nacional dos Coches)

Visit the 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

Thursday 31 May – GEN & Tonic

7:45 pm – 11:00 pm

Wrap up the day by joining participants, partners, and speakers for late-night drinks while enjoying the gorgeous views offered by the Tagus River and Lisbon’s colorful façades. The atmosphere at GEN & Tonic is relaxed and informal, making it the perfect opportunity to network in a casual setting. 

Full details will be announced soon. 

Startups for News Party

Friday 1 June – Startups for News Party 

7:45 pm – 11:00 pm

The evening will begin with the announcement of the Startups for News winners, followed by hours of music, cocktails, and dancing. The party is a great way to get to know the startups selected by the SFN Jury more closely, mingle, and enjoy the company of everyone you’ve met over the last few days. 

Full details will be announced soon.