COVID-19 Update & the 5th Anniversary of WSAI!

Big plans to return to a physical summit this October…


World Summit AI returns to Amsterdam for its 5th anniversary as part of the 3-day “Super AI Summit Week”, co-located with the AI in medicine summit, Intelligent Health, and the first of its kind climate in action summit, TMinus30.

Accessibility. Safety. Flexibility. 

World Summit AI will provide a platform for our community to participate either in-person or through a world-class online production for our global audience of 200,000 people. Safety and community-led collaboration are at the heart of our decision to redesign WSAI 2021.

Working with our local partners and guidance from the Dutch Government, we will follow all necessary measures to ensure all attendees’ safety when joining us in person.

Read the Dutch guidelines

1. What is our current plan concerning COVID-19 and World Summit AI 2021

During these uncertain times and with the safety of the WSAI community in our hearts, we’re pleased to announce that we’re bringing the world-class AI brains and unique energy World Summit AI and InspiredMinds is renowned for, in a brand new format both in person at an exclusive physical summit in Amsterdam and simultaneously online via our platform for our global audiences.

We have listened to what our community wants, and in response, we have redesigned World Summit AI 2021 into an omnichannel experience – an exclusive summit for 1000 people meeting in Amsterdam and a mind-blowing online version delivered innovatively and interactively.

The brand new format has been curated to deliver a jaw-dropping line-up of the world’s greatest experts and speakers that we are renowned for in plenary as well as with practical workshops. All content will be shared online for audiences who are not able to join in person and will be produced by a BAFTA award-winning director and a highly skilled team of TV broadcast experts.

We see going digital as a unique opportunity to push forward with inclusion and the InspiredMinds aim to democratise access to AI and emerging tech for all. One of the issues with traditional tech summits has been the exclusion of participants from the Global South, either due to visa restrictions, cost, or other socio-economic barriers.

2. What is the date for WSAI 2021?

WSAI2021 will take place from the 13th to 14th October 2021 at Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam.

3. I have already booked my ticket to attend World Summit AI, can I attend digitally?

Your ticket is valid to attend World Summit AI 2021 online if you choose to do so.

4. What is the policy if I cannot attend the World Summit AI 2021?

We’ve updated our terms of service to provide more flexibility. What does this mean for you?

Transfer right:

 – You have the option to change the name on your ticket up to 24 hours before the event starts. Transfer it to a client, colleague, or friend if your plans change. Please email us at to arrange your ticket transfer

– You have the option to transfer your ticket to the World Summit AI summit online in 2021. The credit is valid for WSAI2021 only.

If you have booked a physical ticket and WSAI 21 cannot run in person due to COVID-19 you will be entitled to a refund of the price difference (published at the time of your purchase)  between a physical and online ticket. Your ticket is fully transferable to the online summit.

5. I have already booked my hotel and flights for the event but now cannot attend, will I be reimbursed?

WSAI is not responsible for reimbursing you for your hotel and flights. We recommend reaching out to the hotel or airline directly to cancel your reservation and request a refund.

6. I booked a room with one of your hotel partners, will I get a refund?

Please check the terms of your booking with your travel provider or hotel directly. WSAI is not responsible for reimbursing you for your hotel bookings. 

For further information or questions, please contact the WSAI support team at