Join our volunteer program in 2025

Volunteer and attend Web Summit Rio for free. Aside from gaining valuable experience working at a fast-paced event, you’ll also gain access to every talk you want to see and have the opportunity to make contacts and connections.

Register your interest to find out when applications open for 2025. Please refer to our volunteer FAQs for more information.

Applying to volunteer indicates agreement to our volunteer terms and conditions.

A volunteer talks to an attendee ahead of the opening night of Web Summit Rio 2023 at Riocentro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before you apply

In order to process your application, we kindly ask you to provide some personal information. Please read the following notice carefully before submitting your data, as it explains how your personal data will be used, shared, and protected in accordance with Brazilian and European data protection legislation.

By submitting your personal information, you acknowledge and agree to the following:
– Your personal data will be collected and processed by Web Summit for the purposes of managing and coordinating volunteers at the event. This may include contacting you with updates, instructions, and relevant information related to your role as a volunteer.
– Your personal data will also be processed in accordance with Web Summit Rio’s privacy policy.
– By submitting your data, you confirm that you have read and understood both privacy policies.

The benefits of volunteering at Web Summit Rio

Gain valuable experience

Volunteering at Web Summit Rio is an opportunity to dip your toes into roles that you might not normally get to experience. We can help you find a volunteering role that interests you – whether it’s gathering quotes, meeting and greeting our attendees at Night Summit, or helping our stage managers run the show.

Meet new people

Our volunteers always say that one of the things that keeps them coming back to volunteer with us year after year is the people they meet. Join our global community of volunteers and make connections you’ll keep with you long after Web Summit Rio ends.

Experience Web Summit Rio during your time off

As a volunteer, you’ll get access to the event during your time off. Check out talks from our top speakers, wander the conference floor or let off some steam at Night Summit.

Behind the scenes
Learn more about how an event the size of Web Summit Rio runs by meeting the people that make it happen. You’ll get a unique insight into the buzz of gathering tech’s top speakers, journalists, investors, startups and attendees together.

Choose how you make a difference

There are lots of different aspects of running Web Summit Rio that we need help with, and you can choose how you’d like to volunteer at Web Summit Rio based on your skills and interests.

Enjoy talking to people? Well, join our operations team at the information points. Keen on learning about the media world? Our Media Village, where interviews and press conferences take place, needs volunteers to make sure everything runs smoothly. Got great time keeping skills? We’d love to have you involved in getting our high profile speakers to the stage on time.

We can try to accommodate your interests so that we all benefit from your involvement in volunteering at Web Summit Rio.

Meet our 2024 speakers

Mike Brock
Mike Brock
CEOTBD
Monica Long
Monica Long
PresidentRipple
Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
Artist
Justina Nixon-Saintil
Justina Nixon-Saintil
VP & Chief Impact OfficerIBM
KondZilla Dantas
KondZilla Dantas
Founder & DirectorCanal KondZilla
Hernan Kazah
Hernan Kazah
Co-founder & Managing PartnerKaszek
Emily Chiu
Emily Chiu
Co-founder & COOTBD
Marcio Aguiar
Marcio Aguiar
Executive Director of Enterprise Sales for Latin AmericaNvidia Corporation
Mate Pencz
Mate Pencz
Co-founder & CEOLoft
Bianca Andrade
Bianca Andrade
Influencer & YouTuber
Mikayel Vardanyan
Mikayel Vardanyan
Co-founder & Chief Product OfficerPicsart
Vasco Pedro
Vasco Pedro
Co-founderUnbabel
Gabriela Comazzetto
Gabriela Comazzetto
General Manager of Global Business Solutions for LatAm TikTok
Glenn Greenwald
Glenn Greenwald
FounderSystem Update
Fábio Coelho
Fábio Coelho
PresidentGoogle Brazil
Aline Oliveira Pezente
Aline Oliveira Pezente
Co-founderTraive
Vitor Olivier
Vitor Olivier
Chief Technology OfficerNubank
Bedy Yang
Bedy Yang
Managing Partner500 Global
George Arison
George Arison
CEOGrindr
Tarciana Medeiros
Tarciana Medeiros
CEOBanco do Brasil
Sebastián Castro Galnares
Sebastián Castro Galnares
Co-founderKushki
Helena Gualinga
Helena Gualinga
Co-founderIndigenous Youth Collective of Amazon Defenders
Luis Silva
Luis Silva
Founder & CEOCloudWalk
Márcio França
Márcio França
Minister of Entrepreneurship and MSMEsGovernment of Brazil
Mari Maria
Mari Maria
CEO & InfluencerMari Maria Makeup

“It was a great experience I am happy to repeat next year.”

– Joana Paiva

“This amazing event helped me grow my knowledge about technology and about people.”

Bruno Pedrosa

“Everyone was absolutely wonderful and helpful, it was an amazing experience.”

Filipe Onofre