We’re a company that holds events across Africa. Academic Summit brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech, business and education industry.

At a time of great uncertainty for many industries and, indeed, the world itself, we gather the founders and CEOs of technology companies, business gurus, academia, fast-growing startups, policymakers, and heads of state to ask a simple question: Where to next?

Why Academic Summit?

Academic Summit brings together leading speakers, tech’s biggest companies, and top media outlets.


Imagine gathering the “who’s who of international tech” for an invaluable networking session. We’re so excited to return to an in-person Academic Summit for 2021. Join us to meet people from across the world, connect, and continue your conversations long after the event ends. We invite game-changing speakers, dynamic content, and great opportunities to network and connect with others”.

Consistently one of the most popular conferences, Academic Summit offers entrepreneurs and leaders an exciting event with a global reach. Expand your professional contact book, engage with peers, and connect with tech’s brightest lights at Academic Summit. 

Learning and development


With expert masterclasses and roundtables on the schedule, Academic Summit is buzzing with insights from the leaders of all industries touched by tech. Hear from a balanced and enticing speaker line-up covering thought-provoking conversations and pressing topics you need to learn all about. As Entrepreneur Magazine puts it, “every visitor is guaranteed to learn something both new and exciting”.

Make the world your classroom

Academic Summit  gather tech experts, business leaders and cultural icons in November to share ideas and learn from one another in an environment dedicated to defining the future of tech and business.  It’s the world’s largest classroom, headed by the best and brightest in society. Are you ready to learn?

Lead generation

Our attendees want to see what’s out there – and what’s in the pipeline – in the world of tech and business. Join us in  and connect with who you need to meet to drive your business forward. Use our software to discover new contacts, then get to the event floor and generate precious leads.

Academic Summit brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry. Connect with everyone from CEOs and founders to marketers and developers, and take your business to the next level.

Inspiring content

Alongside tech’s leaders and innovators, we’ve gathered authors, athletes, actors and more to talk about how tech touches their industries. Our world-class speakers will take to the stage to share their expertise through inspiring talks, interactive Q&As, and masterclasses covering more than 30 topics. Bridges the gap between creativity and tech, while balancing sober dialogue with the optimistic ethos synonymous with innovation”.

Our event is not just about speakers delivering talks on all things tech and business. We want our attendees to immerse themselves in Academic Summit, so we build our event around content that engages. As well as fireside and panel talks, we also host roundtable discussions, Q&As, speaker experiences and masterclasses led by experts in their industry.

A general attendee ticket grants you access to hours of onstage content across more than 20 content tracks. Our investor and startup tickets, meanwhile, give you exclusive access to specific roundtable discussions and masterclasses designed to help you grow your business or find your next deal.

Team building

Teams from the world’s top organisations come together at Web Summit to strengthen professional bonds. Give your team a shared experience and spark new ideas through inspiring talks and networking opportunities. You never know who you may meet on the event floor. At Academic Summit you’ll be a part of (and benefit from) a community that more accurately represents the world we live in.”

The new way of working comes with a lot of benefits, but our time apart has also affected our daily connection to our colleagues and others in our field.

Brand awareness

Get your brand in front of major international publications. Amplify your message and showcase your company to the world at Academic Summit. In the words of Recode, you can make a name for yourself at a conference that’s “the most striking in the world from a technological and entrepreneurial point of view”.