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 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.

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