Speaker lineup

The world's leading speakers are coming to NYC to inspire you, share their insights and to spill the secrets of their success.

Speakers TNW Conference USA 2014

Meet the first of 14 speakers

The world's most powerful innovators are coming to discuss web technology and share their invaluable insights. The content ranges from visionary keynotes on technology trends, to pragmatic talks on leadership, culture, marketing and mobile strategy.

Neil Blumenthal

Neil Blumenthal

Co-founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker

Neil leads Warby Parker, a transformative lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear, while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses. Prior to Warby Parker, Neil served as Director of VisionSpring, a non-profit that trains low-income women to start their own businesses.

Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal

Author , Hooked

Nir writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.

David Tisch

David Tisch

Managing Partner , BoxGroup

David is the Managing Partner of BoxGroup, a New York City based seed-stage angel capital firm, investing in a.o Vine, Fab.com & GroupMe. David is currently working on Spring, a mobile commerce platform and is also the Co-Founder of TechStars NYC.

John Collison

John Collison

President and Co-Founder, Stripe

John and his brother Patrick started Stripe back in 2010, while John was studying physics at Harvard. Their goal was to make accepting payments online simpler and more inclusive and today, the 130-person Stripe team powers online businesses around the world.

Hilary Mason

Hilary Mason

Data Scientist, Accel Partners

Hilary believes technology should give us superpowers. She spends her time investigating these superpowers and building new things with data. Hilary is Data Scientist in Residence at Accel, Scientist Emeritus at bitly, co-founder of HackNY and co-host of DataGotham.

David Weinberger

David Weinberger

Author, Too Big to Know

David Weinberger, Ph.D., writes about the effect of the internet on ideas. He is a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and is co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. His latest book, "Too Big to Know", looks at the networking of knowledge and expertise.

We're adding new speakers on the go, so stay tuned.

Previous Speakers

They've spoken at TNW Conference

Some of the most influential minds in technology have spoken at previous editions of The Next Web Conference.

Chad Hurley

Chad Hurley

Co-founder, Youtube

Julia Hartz

Julia Hartz

Co-founder, Eventbrite

Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg

Founder, WordPress

Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble

Liaison, Rackspace

Hilary Mason

Hilary Mason

Chief Scientist, Bit.ly

Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose

Partner, Google Ventures

Joe Gebbia

Joe Gebbia

Co-founder, Airbnb

Tim Ferris

Tim Ferriss

Author, 4-Hour Workweek

Werner Vogels

Werner Vogels

CTO & VP, Amazon

Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford

Professor, Cardozo Law

Willem-Alexander

Willem-Alexander

King of Orange, Netherlands

Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram

CEO, Wolfram Research

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