The tables turn when you take control of the conversation on our Q&A track. Where else would you get the chance to pick the brains of founders, politicians, astronauts, executives and investors?

Get answers to the questions you’ve always wanted to ask on one of the most honest and open stages in tech.

Bianca Andrade
Influencer & YouTuber
Questions. Answers. Insight.

Over three days at Web Summit Rio, we host tell-all Q&As with some of the leading figures in tech, sports and entertainment. That burning question you’ve always wanted to ask? This is where it gets answered.

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An eclectic lineup

In the past, we’ve had tech founders, musicians, astronauts, athletes, big wave surfers, beauty bosses and investors host these exclusive experiences. You won’t find this lineup anywhere else.

No filter

Our speakers will answer questions from the audience as they come in. This is one of the most open and honest stages in tech.

Stars showcasing skills

Whether the skillset is soccer, skincare, music or mixology, our experts show you – literally – how to do it like a pro.

Meet some of our Q&A speakers

Bianca Andrade
Bianca Andrade
Txai Suruí
Txai Suruí
Eduardo PaesRio de Janeiro
Eduardo Paes
Chelsea ManningNym
Chelsea Manning
Andy YoungKaszek
Andy Young
Tim DraperDraper Associates
Tim Draper
Katie PrescottThe Times
Katie Prescott
Ben GoertzelSingularityNET
Ben Goertzel
Rodrigo BaerUpload Ventures
Rodrigo Baer
KondZillaCanal KondZilla

Check out some of our 2023 Q&As

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Q&A with YouTuber and influencer Bianca Andrade

Join this session as iconic Boca Rosa founder Bianca Andrade shares top tips and make up tricks. Be sure to stick around after the Q&A for some exciting giveaways…

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The new Happy Hour? A beer tasting session

Innovation in the beer market is all about understanding new and different ways of consuming beer. Join this beer tasting session to discover – and taste – some product innovation from the Ambev/AB InBev group. Please enjoy alcohol responsibly.

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Pro-tips for pitching, with Upload Ventures' Rodrigo Baer

Want to perfect your pitch? Join Upload Ventures co-founder and managing partner Rodrigo Baer for a deep dive into the dos and don’ts of pitching.

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Making AI music with Desdemona the robot

In this session, Desdemona the robot uses AI to compose and perform a new song. A Q&A with one of Desdemona’s creators, Ben Goertzel, will follow her performance.

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“The giants of the web assemble.”

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– Wall Street Journal

“Web Summit is the World Cup of tech conferences.”

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– Fortune

“Where the future goes to be born.”

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– The Atlantic

“The best tech conference on the planet.”

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– Forbes