About WorldFestival

About

Technology innovation moves the world forward. WorldFestival is the global virtual conference supporting worldwide technology innovation. Join 20,000+ participants across 130+ nations, across an entire year-long WorldFestival program, in discovering and learning about the top 1,000 emerging innovations and trends of 2021.

WorldFestival includes:

  • Technology Innovation Conference: Hear talks from 300+ speakers covering the newest innovations in 34 industry verticals: from Virtual Reality and Blockchain to Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Submit your speaker proposal here.
  • Award Competition: Discover and vote on the top 1,000 innovations of 2021, from 6 continents, competing to pitch on-stage as the Top 50 WorldFestival Innovations. Nominate your technology here.
  • Virtual Expo: Visit and learn about 100+ emerging technologies at our virtual expo. Inquire about virtual expo & sponsor opportunities here.
  • Networking & Receptions: Certain pass types will be invited to 1:1 networking breaks and our VIP receptions, where you can meet and chat with top executives, supporters, and contributors.

WorldFestival is hosted by DevNetwork, a San Francisco based technology conference and tradeshow business. DevNetwork organizes a community of over 95,000 members, and attracts 20,000+ attendees per year to our live and virtual conferences, including DeveloperWeek, API World, ProductWorld, DeveloperWeek Global Series, and more.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Our goal at WorldFestival is to accelerate world progress by connecting the globe to the newest technologies. More than ever, the entire world is a single innovation ecosystem, where one tech company’s progress can have an impact on people and companies in any nation. We connect the top emerging technologies each year to companies, people, investors, media, and communities around the world.

WORLD 2.0: VISION OF A FUTURE WORLD:

In addition to hosting the world innovation community, WorldFestival advocates a world vision we call “World 2.0”. The more technology progress we make, the more everything in the world becomes interconnected. Companies, customers, data, software, households, cars, cities, industries, nations all become part of one connected web. World 2.0 is the integration of the digital and real worlds, from your transportation and travel, to your company teams and projects, we are all part of one connected web.

Venue / Platform

Reception

New attendees will get access to the reception area, where they can navigate to conference stages, to our virtual expo, and to our networking / attendee chat areas.

Stages

WorldFestival conference stages include live keynote talks, technical workshops, multi-speaker talks and panel talks, as well as interactive audience Q&A.

Networking

Attendees have multiple networking opportunities including pre-event reception, conference speaker session Q&A, dedicated networking / break times, and virtual exhibitor networking.

Booths

The WorldFestival virtual expo connects attendees to exhibitors who are also industry experts. Visit booths to win prizes, get live demos, and receive promotions from exhibitors.

Team

Geoff Domoracki

Co-founder & CEO

Geoff Domoracki is the co-founder and CEO of DevNetwork, producers of technology conferences including DeveloperWeek, API World, and ProductWorld. A philosophy major turned tech entrepreneur, Geoff lives in the cross-section of philosophy and technology. Geoff was formerly the co-founder of Techweek, the leading Midwest startup & technology conference, as well as a consultant for investment firms such as Lightbank, the venture capital firm behind Groupon. He enjoys curating and moderating conference talks around systemic change, the API ecosystem, democratizing data, and thinking of the web as an open database or “read-write web”. In his spare time, he’s usually training for an Ironman triathlon, practicing Jeet Kune Do, or reading Integral Theory.

Jonathan Pasky

Co-founder

Jonathan Pasky is the co-founder of DevNetwork. He is also the co-founder of Techweek and a patent attorney and principal at Pasky IP, a boutique intellectual property law firm. Previously, he was Chief Legal Officer at FanFound, a Chicago-based music startup. Jon is a mentor at Excelerate Labs, on the Board of Directors of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and has served as a judge for numerous competitions, including SeedCon (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) and the City of Chicago’s Small Business Competiton. Additionally, he has served as a guest lecturer at DePaul University. Jon delivers legal and business development expertise to clients and teams, bringing insight to startup strategy regarding innovation and technology.

Patrick Gallagher

VP Growth

Patrick is a 24 year passionate veteran of the trade show and conference industry – and has spent time honing his craft with Diversified Expositions, Advanstar Communications, Imark Communication, Questex Media, 1105Media and most recently Informa Life Science Conferences. Patrick has held many positions required in the development, sales and production of large and small scale tradeshows and conferences and has excelled at meeting and exceeding sales revenue goals through individual contribution, thoughtful product management, as well as sales staff management. Patrick’s career goal has been to learn and excel at all aspects of event industry – to increase sales and growth opportunities for his group and company – and looks forward to the new chapter at Data 2.0. When not thinking about events, Patrick spends his time with his family in Milford, Massachusetts either skiing, playing golf or taking the family’s Irish Jack Russell Finn for a walk.

Emily Shaw

Event Operations Manager

Emily is the Event Operations Manager at DevNetwork. She is responsible for providing support to all speakers, sponsors and exhibitors. Prior to joining DevNetwork, Emily worked as the Marketing Coordinator for the El Dorado Hills Town Center, where she planned large community events and provided local business owners with marketing services. Emily graduated from Sonoma State University in 2014 with a B.A in Communication Studies with an emphasis on writing and Public Relations. As a Bay Area native, Emily is excited to return to the Bay Area’s tech industry, where she previously worked with Antenna Group, a tech and energy Public Relations Firm in San Francisco.

Robert Aldridge

Business Development

Robert is a Bay Area transplant from North Carolina. He moved to San Francisco in 2012 and is grateful to still be able to call San Francisco his home. Since, he’s worked in Business Development at various start-ups in San Francisco, including Trulia (acquired by Zillow in 2015), and VerticalResponse (acquired by Deluxe Corp) in 2014. Robert also spent time in sponsor sales at a conference company, who’s portfolio includes Black Hat, Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), InformationWeek and HDI. Robert is a technology enthusiast and customer evangelist. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a B.S. Degree in Finance. On his time off, he enjoys running the endless amount of trails in Marin County, travelling, and riding his motorcycle up Highway 1.

Jeanavive Janssen

Business Development

Jeanavive works on the business development team of DevNetwork, with a focus on growth and expansion into new industries and audiences. A Bay Area California Native, she is well connected to the pulse of San Francisco and always has been an early tech adopter. She is creative, enthusiastic, and motivated to help companies with their Lead Gen goals. She lives in a Bay Area waterfront country town and enjoys long walks and drives in her vintage car on the weekends.

Lizzie Sinnott

Community Manager

Lizzie Sinnott is the Community Manager at DevNetwork where she works on partnerships and marketing initiatives for our conference events. Lizzie is passionate about connecting with others and building relationships within the tech community. Prior to joining DevNetwork, Lizzie worked at CIT Bank and Capital Group Companies where she worked on various marketing campaigns and projects. She graduated from California State University Channel Islands with a Bachelor in Business and a Masters in Public Policy from California Lutheran University. Lizzie is a native to Los Angeles and spends her time outside of work volunteering with the Tournament of Roses Association and runs several social media channels as a hobby.

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