Frequently Asked Questions

Paris Talks is an annual ideas festival devoted to disruptive and innovative ideas about the Future of Humanity.

It is a gathering or conference that’s usually done in the form of short, powerful, and inspiring talks (15 minutes or less).

At the Paris Talks Ideas festival, Technology, Entertainment, Art and Science do converge, covering a multitude of topics, from business to education to global political, financial, and environmental issues, in English from Paris, The French Capital.

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Tickets for Paris Talks are only offered a couple of times a year, and they go really quickly. There is no fast-track or secret process to getting a Paris Talks ticket; they are all offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The best way to get informed of opportunities for tickets is to join our newsletter or follow us on Social Media. Twitter or Facebook.

Important Note: Once tickets are gone, they’re really gone. The Paris Talks curation team doesn’t hold any tickets back for higher-priced sales later, nor do they sell tickets at the door.

Soon after the first ticket sale for Paris Talks, ticket holders can transfer their tickets by contacting our curation team at [email protected] or by Direct Messaging us via Twitter to @ParisTalks.

No. You need to organize, book, and pay for your travel and lodging in Paris for the ideas festival. For your stay in Paris, we strongly recommend looking for information on the Paris visitors bureau website or on Airbnb.

The Paris Talks team brings support for visa applications to invited and confirmed conference speakers and performers only. If you need a visa to enter France, please find more information on visas on the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs:  here

This personalized visa search tool by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs can be of great help in your process.

Yes, the theme for the Paris Talks 2023 ideas is “What We Don’t Know-Yet.” The conference will cover a wide range of topics related to this theme, including but not limited to: sustainability, technology, science, education, economics, and the arts. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive platform for thought leaders and decision-makers from around the world to share their ideas and perspectives on how we inspire each other to design a brighter future for all.

Paris Talks is an ideas festival and forum series that brings together innovative thinkers, performers, and experts from a variety of fields to discuss and explore ideas, share knowledge, and foster collaboration.

It is typically held in person, although it is possible that some events may be held online or be made available for viewing online after the event has taken place. If you are interested in participating in Paris Talks, you can explore this website or our  social media accounts for more information about the format and availability of other side events.

Paris Talks is an opportunity for attendees to network with other like-minded individuals, experts, and leaders in their fields. There are usually several opportunities to connect with other attendees at Paris Talks, including during coffee breaks, meals, and social events. If you are interested in networking at Paris Talks, it can be helpful to come prepared with business cards or other contact information to share with potential connections.

Paris Talks, like many ideas festivals, conferences and events, has a code of conduct that outlines expectations for attendees’ behavior. Our code of conduct is typically designed to ensure that all attendees feel welcome, safe, and respected, and it may include guidelines on topics such as harassment, discrimination, and respectful communication. It is important to familiarize yourself with the conference’s code of conduct and to adhere to it during the event.

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To make the most of your experience at Paris Talks, it can be helpful to come prepared by doing some research on the speakers and topics that will be covered. You might also want to bring a notebook or other materials to take notes and follow along with the presentations. Networking can also be a valuable aspect of the conference, so be sure to introduce yourself to other attendees and participate in any networking opportunities that may be available. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask questions or engage in discussions during the festival, as this can be a great way to learn and connect with others.

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