A virtual celebration
About Technovation World Summit
Technovation World Summit (formerly known as World Pitch) is a global celebration of an incredible community. Every year we gather to celebrate girls, families, and volunteers and recognize their amazing hard work to use technology to help their communities.
Over the course of two days there are student pitches, technology workshops, career panels, inspirational speeches and moments of connection. At the end, we name the season’s winning teams and take a moment to celebrate everyone’s ingenuity and perseverance. Won’t you join us?
World Summit in 2021: Meet us online on August 12th and 13th!
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved our celebrations online for 2021 – Technovation World Summit will once again be an entirely virtual event. This means that once again the event will be open for all members of the Technovation community to attend — and we can’t wait to see you all.
Additionally, in 2021, World Summit will only award prizes to participants of the Technovation Girls program, as we were not able to run the full Technovation Families program for the 2021 season. Families are still welcome to join the event, attend workshops and talks, and connect with their fellow community members.
See you on August 12th and 13th!
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World Summit 2020: A Recap
Curious about how we celebrated in 2020 — or looking for an idea of what 2021 might hold?
In 2020 nearly 2,000 people joined us from 56 countries for our first-ever virtual World Summit! People woke up early, stayed up late, joined us on lunch hours and over dinner to experience workshops and talks hosted by Transcend, HSBC, Google DialogFlow, Nuance, Autodesk, and Sparkfun and to connect in breakout rooms for parents, ambassadors, and mentors.
We heard from incredible speakers including NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, 5-time Olympian Natalie Cook, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka — the Executive Director of UN Women, Marian Croak — Vice President, Site Reliability Engineering at Google Inc., Kate Parker, Head of Global Marketing at Transcend and Technovation Board Member and Technovation founder and CEO Tara Chklovski.
Explore our recap posts and event playlist to learn more.
Check out our 2020 Event Playlist
Relive the Workshops and Speeches
Whether you missed the event last August or just want to re-watch a favorite speech, explore the 2020 Technovation World Summit Playlist and get ready to be informed and inspired.
“If you let women in, imagine what the world would be. Maybe we can do much better, maybe we can collaborate more. Maybe there will be peace in the world.”
– Marian Croak, Vice President, Site Reliability Engineering at Google Inc.
Resilience is really simple. The only way to practice resilience is to have a go at something and fall over and get back up.
– 5-time Olympian Natalie Cook
"If you know what you’re doing is worth it to you, don’t ever give up."
– NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli
Be a part of World Summit 2021
The event is in August, but there’s plenty of ways for you to get involved now!
Support a team of girls as they learn and build this year
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