Thank you and what’s next? Introducing CogXtra

Firstly, we wanted to say once again – thank you.

In April, we wrote to you and announced that CogX 2020 would be going ahead as an 18 stage, fully virtual festival. We believed it was vital to press on and play our part in helping address the COVID-19 pandemic and support the recovery. We gathered our community together and enabled global leaders, technology experts, and the public to connect at scale, 100% online.

It was an ambitious vision. It took two months of round-the-clock work from our extraordinary team, the generosity and flexibility of our speakers, and the backing of our incredible sponsors.



But ultimately, we could not have succeeded without YOU – our community who have been with us all the way. And so, a massive thank you to all 44,000 of you – together we made history as the biggest virtual event of its kind to date. So, what’s next? Introducing CogXtras. More than a month on, the feedback we continue to receive exceeds our wildest expectations. So many of you want to continue to share, learn, and progress conversations about the biggest transformational opportunities and challenges of our time. So today we are announcing our CogXtras. A year-round programme of over 30 half-day single-topic virtual events every Wednesday – beginning 2nd September. Running from 8 a.m to 2 p.m, CogXtras will have: 3 hours of Editorial sessions, 3 hours of Networking and Side Events, and an expanded Virtual Expo to explore. We will cover all 18 stage topics from CogX in rotation throughout the year (see the Editorial Calendar here). CogXtra September Editorial Calendar: (subject to final changes) 2nd September – Leadership + Economy & Future of Work Topic: Recovery & Resilience 9th September – Ethics & Society Topic: The Tech We Want – An Ethical Approach to Innovation 16th September – The Planet Topic: The Road to UN Climate Week 23rd September – Industry 4.0 & Sustainable Supply Chains Topic: Sustainable Business – How Industry is addressing the Climate Crisis 30th September – Health & Wellbeing Topic: What now for The National Health and Social Care System? The New Mission Where our mission in our first year was to bring clarity to the complex world of AI and to democratise access to expert knowledge, today that mission has evolved. With the addition of our year-round programme of CogXtras and our Global Leadership Network, we believe we have an opportunity to bring clarity to the complex world – well beyond just the impact of AI. Our ambition is to be the most inclusive and forward-thinking community of leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, scientists, policy makers, artists, and activists in the world. And to enable them to share, learn, and connect with each other seamlessly online. We are already close to 50,000 strong, and with over 15 CogXtras planned between now and the end of December, we expect this to scale past 500,000 and beyond, providing our members, exhibitors, and partners with access to TV scale audiences throughout the year. We believe the Festival, and the CogXtras, all on the CogX Live Network can play a valuable role by providing a new place to connect that enables you to do business, whilst also creating a positive impact on society to drive the economic growth that we need.  

Get Involved – Our Launch Offers

    We would love you all to be there from the beginning and to join us for the 2nd September launch of our CogXtra programme. Our Standard Membership is free and provides access to all videos from the 2020 Festival, access to the live stream of the main editorial stage, to the Virtual Expo and the CogXtra VoD, the next day. However, it has only basic networking features and you can not attend the Breakout Q&A or side events. Your organisation can also join the Expo with a Standard Expo Booth for free.  

Premium Membership Offers:

For those that want to try out our Premium features, we have a range of pre-launch offers available until midnight, Monday 10th August. Gold Membership: Need to stay on top of all the latest trends? With the Gold tier membership, you can access all 3 weekly events with inspirational speakers throughout the year – with continuous networking so you can get ahead, build new relationships, find the best innovation, and post-COVID best practice. All for the incredible launch price of £995 (normally £2995) Premium Virtual Expo Booth: Are you a vendor wanting to boost your lead gen? Get a Premium Virtual membership. The most cost-effective way to meet and network with potential buyers, customers, and investors. The package includes a Premium Virtual Expo Booth at all 30+ CogXtras throughout the year, at CogX Festival, and access to an annual Gold Membership. All for the incredible launch offer £1495 (normally £3049.50) Startup Virtual Expo Booth: Are you a startup closing your first deals? We created a special package for startups to ‘Reset for Success’. The package includes an Expo Booth in the CogXtra Startup Village and access to an annual Gold Membership. The perfect package to meet early adopters, investors, partners, and the press every week for just £1,195 (normally £3049.50) Global Leadership Network Membership: Are you a C-level executive or thought leader? Apply to a community of 9000+ global leaders, influencers and change-makers from anywhere in the world; to inspire, learn from, and support like-minded peers. The only package that allows you to host your own private round table at CogX at no additional cost, and access to exclusive, invite-only sessions focused around an open and inclusive dialogue discussing the most important issues of our time. Sign up for £2,995 (normally £4995). Become a Headline or Lead Partner: The most exclusive packages we offer with prominent branding throughout the Virtual CogX platform, and on all marketing collateral and communications. And the opportunity to co-curate sessions on the editorial stage provides the perfect way to demonstrate your thought leadership and drive a constant flow of leads to your team through expo and side events. Apply to speak. We are always looking for new people to join our Main Stage Editorial sessions. You can apply to speak at the link here. We could not be more excited about this next stage in the evolution of CogX, and cannot wait for you to join us as we host more amazing live conversations, build new relationships, and expand this amazing community. Best, Charlie, Tabitha & the CogX team
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