The first Speaker Sourcing Contest qualifying round was held on Wednesday 16 May in Helsinki at the Expo and Convention Center.
Out of the 170+ applicants for the contest, 8 individuals were chosen to present at the qualifier. Their topics covered the themes of Artificial Intelligence, Peak Performance, and Strategy. Two audience favorites with the highest average scores (on a scale of 1-6) were selected to continue to the final in Stockholm on August 15th.
These contestants were Tobias Dahlberg and Petri Rajaniemi.
Congratulations to these two gentlemen, and congratulations to all the contestants for their outstanding presentations and a thoroughly enjoyable evening event. Read our recap to find out more about the event, the speakers, and their presentation topics.
There are two more qualifiers coming up at the beginning of June: one in Stockholm (June 4th) and Oslo (June 5th). Each qualifier will be live-streamed on our website and Facebook page, so make sure to tune in to watch the rest of the competition unfold.
(And if you want to attend the next qualifiers in person, sign up here!)