Fringe: 8 Events You Should Not Miss!

100’s of events across Dublin will make the city come alive for Web Summit, don’t miss out.


We’re bringing Web Summit to the streets with Fringe Summit. Here’s some of the incredible events you could attend.



With our Fringe Summit Friend: Agility
When: Tuesday, 4th November @ 6pm
Where: Dublin City Centre
Who’s Speaking?  Mike Janke, Stewart Baker & James Ball (Moderator)

Welcome to the Cube – an exclusive club, hosted by I_Am_You that will grant free access to a chosen few during the Web Summit. Step into The Cube to participate in and experience a conversation about privacy from some of the leading thinkers in real life. Who is watching you online? Why? Do you mind? Should you care? What happens in The Cube stays in The Cube*. 

Fab Food Trails


With our Fringe Summit Friend: Fab Food Trails
When: Tuesday 4th November @ 4pm & Wednesday 5th November @ 4pm
Where: City Centre Trail
Who’s Speaking? Bryan Meehan (Tuesday) & Jack Phelan (Wednesday)

Dublin Tasting Trail. How well do you know Dublin? A special and probably the best way to know any city is through its food. Experience the city through Dublin Tasting Trails – the original and best food walks around. Meet the people who produce the many unexpected culinary treasures to be found on a leisurely walk, peppered with snippets of information about the city, its history and architecture. Take time out during Web Summit and join us, you never know what you might taste, where you might go or who you might meet! Book now!

Le Cool


With our Fringe Summit Friend: Le Cool
When: Tuesday 4th November @ 6pm
Where: City Centre
Who’s Speaking? Shane Snow & David Carr

Le Cool Dublin and Pilcrow are delighted to announce the 2014 edition of Spiel @ Web Summit, with David Carr (NY Times) and Shane Snow (Contently) in conversation. We’ll be discussing the future of the media, modern journalism, and adapting to the digital age with these two journalistic powerhouses. Think of it as old media vs. new media, a battle between the titans of print and online. That’s sure how we’re seeing it, anyway. This event will take place Tuesday 4 November, with kick-off at 6:30pm.

Sofar Sounds


With our Fringe Summit Friend: Sofar Sounds
When: Wednesday 5th November @ 6pm & Thursday 6th November @ 7.30am
Where: City Centre
Who’s Speaking? J Sider & Alex White (Wednesday) & Jimmy Chamberlin (Thursday)

Sofar Sounds have created a movement which brings music lovers, from around their city, and around the world, together. Started in 2009 in a tiny North London flat, frustrated by the traditional live music experience, three friends hosted three young artists who played to a carefully selected audience of true music lovers and Sofar Sounds was born. And after that show, those people went and told their friends who did likewise and now we are now the world’s largest live music discovery community; curating secret, intimate gigs in unique spaces in 87 cities all around the world. Bringing the magic back to live music. At the SOFAR X SUMMIT shows we will invite a specially selected speaker from the music/music tech industry to attend each of our two gigs and talk with us about current trends, artist promotion, the state of the industry and connecting with audiences. We’ll also have some interesting live performances in a little spot in the city center. If you want to come along to one of these special SOFAR X SUMMIT shows please sign up below, spaces are limited, and for the rest of our Dublin and Worldwide shows sign up at See you soon in someone’s living room! The Sofar Team

Block T



With our Fringe Summit Friend: Block T
When: Wednesday 5th November @ 7pm 
Where: Common Room, Block T
Who’s Speaking? Sean Moriarty

BLOCK T and Web Summit presents Arts to Market. BLOCK T in partnership with Web Summit will host an evening workshop and panel discussion exploring the many resources that artists can utilise to improve their exposure and commercial success in the online and offline marketplace. On the night, Guest Speaker Sean Moriarty, CEO of Demand Media (, Society6), together with a panel of leading professionals, will share their experiences and advice. 5th November / 7.30pm / BLOCK T Common Room, Smithfield Square / Entry €8 / Book now on



With our Fringe Summit Friend: Thinkhouse 
When: Wednesday 5th November @ 5.30pm
Where: The Odessa (Upstairs)
Who’s Speaking? Lauren Wirtzer

Thinkhouse, the youth communications agency, in conversation with Lauren Wirtzer, Head of Digital for Beyoncé. Lauren Wirtzer leads all digital operations for Beyoncé, a global icon and superbrand. Wirtzer has spearheaded many campaigns – including the launch of Beyoncé’s 5th studio album “Beyoncé” which broke the itunes record for album sales in the US within three days. Wirtzer’s strategy ripped up the rulebook on how to market a new album in a cluttered pop marketplace. On Wednesday November 5th 2014, as part of The Summit Fringe event series, Thinkhouse hosts ‘Youth Lab Live’, the first of a series of conversation sessions around youth culture. This one hour chat with Lauren Wirtzer is hosted by Richard Seabrooke, Thinkhouse’s Creative Director and Offset Founder. The conversation and will focus on Lauren’s journey from Def Jam Records to Head of Digital for Beyoncé as well as exploring the culture of music buying and music sharing today. · Time; 5.30 PM · Location: Odessa Roof Bar & Terrace, 14 Dame Ct, Dublin 2 · Ticketing / Donation: 5 euros to Movember.



With our Fringe Summit Friends: Fashmash & Moet
When: Wednesday 5th November @ 6.30pm
Where: Raglan Cafe
Who’s Speaking? Philippe von Borries

Join us for the official fashion and tech Fringe event of this year’s Web Summit – an evening of drinks, canapés and networking at the first ever Dublin edition of #fashmash in partnership with Moët & Chandon. Founded in London, and now meeting quarterly in various cities worldwide, #fashmash is a global network uniting pioneering minds from the fashion and technology space. The group is made up of over 100 heads of digital and social media from across the fashion industry, including designer brands, retailers and relevant technology companies. Anchoring the event is, a daily news site dedicated to all things designer meeting digital, and replete with an archive of over 800 articles tracking the evolution of the industry. We look forward to seeing you there!

Engaged Audiences


With our Fringe Summit Friend:
When: Friday 7th November @ 6.30pm
Where: Windmill Lane Studios
Who’s Speaking?  Mike Janke, Stewart Baker & James Ball (Moderator)

“Engaged Audiences” – What the future holds and what this means for advertisers. will host a panel discussion to delve into what the future holds for virtual and social audiences, and a look into what the opportunity is for advertisers to engage with these audiences as the landscape changes. The discussion will be hosted by one of Independent News & Media’s leading journalists. (Invite Only)


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