Impact First Summit

The Impact First Digital Development Summit aims to create a space for technologists, global development experts, private sector entrepreneurs and global development funders where together we explore the possibilities of achieving impact through technology and data innovations. 

By showcasing not only cutting edge technologies but tried and true approaches, we want to see how and where scale and impact has been achieved within a variety of development sectors. We believe that technical approaches should not be applied to individual sectors alone, and by understanding the broad application of technologies across agriculture, health, education, governance and environmental sectors, we can make meaningful gains.


How it was in 2017

I always love engaging in thoughtful dialect with my colleagues in global health and development, and this was no exception. Thanks for bringing together a wonderful group of people to exchange ideas and discuss how to make the world a better place.

Andrea Fletcher

How it was in 2017

Who should attend

Leadership and NGO Management
(CEO, CTO, CIO, VPs, Directors)

Policy Makers and Government Representatives

Technical Staff Data Scientists, Programmers, Engineers

Researchers and Scientists

Frequently asked questions

Where will the event be hosted?

The Impact First Summit will take place at Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) at Praça do Império, 1449-003 Lisboa, Portugal.

In which time zone does the event take place?

The event will take place in Western European Standard Time (GMT). If Impact First is hosted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will take place in the same time zone.

I will be traveling from overseas, how can I obtain a visa?

Delegates from outside of Portugal are responsible for determining whether they need visas and applying for their own visas. You can obtain a visa invitation letter from us to support the application process. Participants who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Please contact us should you need a letter of recommendation to obtain your visa: events@baosystems.com.

What's the refund policy?

Tickets are transferable to other participants and refundable up to 30 days prior to the event. The refund will be processed to the credit card used to purchase your ticket. Registration fees may be refunded as follows: 

  • Up to 30 days before the event start date: 100% refund
  • Less than 30 days until the event start date: no refund
  • If the Impact First Summit goes virtual due to COVID-19, the following refund policies will apply:
  • The cost of regular admission will be set to $200. If you have already purchased your ticket, you will receive a refund corresponding to your ticket type and cost, processed to the credit card in which you used to purchase your ticket, or you can choose to automatically transfer your ticket to the next Impact First Summit (2023)
  • The cost for speakers will be set to $100. If you have already purchased your ticket, you will receive a refund processed to the credit card in which you used to purchase your ticket.
  • The cost for exhibitors will be set to $400. If you have already purchased your ticket, you will receive a refund processed to the credit card in which you used to purchase your ticket
Accommodation and travel

Participants are responsible for making hotel reservations and travel arrangements. Additional information can be found here.

Payment Options

Registration is carried out online. If you need different payment options please contact the organizers directly at events@baosystems.com.

How to get there

Aeroport  (arrow) Cais do Sodré

Red Line - direction - S.Sebastião
Stop - Alameda /Change to/
Green Line - direction - Cais do Sodré

Direction - Cais do Sodré

Cais do Sodré (arrow) CCB (Belém)

Direction - Algés
Stop- Centro Cultural Belém

Direction - Oeiras
Stop - Belém

Direction - Restelo
Stop - Mosteiro Jerónimos

Viva Card

Allows you to public transportation, can be bought at train and metro stations.

  • Carris/Metro ticket
  • Carris/Metro 1 day ticket (24h)
  • Carris/Metro/Transtejo (Cacilhas) 1 day ticket
  • Carris/Metro/CP 1 day ticket
  • Pay as you go ‘zapping’ credit for all members operators (Carris, Metro, Transtejo, CP, Fertagus, Metro Sul do Tejo, Rodoviária de Lisboa and TST)
Call for abstracts

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