Five FAQs about SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais

Five FAQs about SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais

We have been talking about SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais for a long time now, but it is completely natural that there are still some doubts about it. To clear them out, here are some frequently asked questions about this one of a kind event.

What is SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais?

SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais is the first event about exponential technology taking place in Portugal. Exponential technology refers to technologies that double in power or processing speed every year.

The event will bring the world’s leading speakers and experts on exponentially accelerating technologies together with Portuguese leaders of today and tomorrow to give the knowledge and insight needed to compete and win in an exponentially changing world.

Where and when will it be happening?

As its name suggests, SingularityU Portugal Summit Cascais will happen in the sunny city of Cascais, in the newly inaugurated Nova SBE Campus. October 8th and 9th are the selected days to this summit organized by Câmara Municipal de Cascais, Beta-i and Nova SBE and supported by Galp Energia, Ageas, and Semapa. Write them on your planner.

What will be the main topics?

Over the course of two days, you’ll hear from world experts in exponential technologies, from Silicon Valley and beyond, and learn what the implications are for you. From governance to neuroscience, there will be space to discuss economics, the future of organizations, exponential energy, the human potential and the future of education and jobs.

Who is coming?

On stage there will be more than 20 speakers, including well known speakers, such as Esther Wojcicki, considered the most influential educator in contemporary times, David Roberts, one of the main specialists in the world in disruptive technology, Amin Toufani, a specialist in emergent economies and finance, Vivienne Ming, a neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur named one of Inc. Magazine’s 10 Women to Watch in Tech, amongst others.

Will I just listen to these world leading speakers?

Besides talks and debates, there will be one stage dedicated to workshops and showcases, a way of creating an engaging experience and not just a regular summit, where you listen and go home.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to meet all the speakers as well as the chance for networking in a high-level environment, trying all kinds of tech demos and trying out the delicious catering option, an important factor at any summit.

I want to go. How can I confirm my presence?

There are still some tickets available, but if you really want to go you must confirm your presence ASAP. You can get your tickets to these extraordinary two days here.

See you there!

199 days after, Singularity comes to Portugal

199 days after, Singularity comes to Portugal

The first 20 years of our lives, we pretty much spend our time learning. First the basics (sleeping, eating, walking), than at school & university. It shapes who we are and what we will become and has a profound impact in our future. For something that important, the education area hasn’t changed that much over the last 100 years.

We believe this is so important that we decided to create a new education area that focuses on improving, for people from 7 to 77 years old, the learning experience. But above all, an area that has the vision to change education as a whole.

About 10 years ago I met Peter Diamandis when he was my teacher at the Space Studies Program (a 10-week project-based learning program with 150 people from 50 nationalities). That was the first time I heard about this new project that was being designed called the Singularity University.

Ever since, I’ve been following the approach and growth of the project worldwide and was excited to see last year the birth of a new initiative to create Country Partnerships from Singularity around the world.

This initiative led me to investigate the topic and understand it to the point of going to Singularity this Summer and decide that this was a project worth pursuing on a bigger scale. So after returning, I began building a strong team by partnering with Cascais Municipality and NovaSBE to bring this home.

The first step starts today, with the launch of the Portugal Global Impact Challenge and the announcement of the SingularityU Portugal Summit in Cascais on October 2018.

But this is just the first step…


Ricardo Marvão
Co-Founder and Chief Education Officer, Beta-i