About the Thiel Foundation Summit

Twice each year hundreds of visionary young entrepreneurs, hackers, scientists, designers and futurists congregate at Thiel Foundation Summits to connect, collaborate and inspire. They build new relationships, new companies, new technologies and new projects with the potential to change the world.

Called a “model UN for tech geeks” and a “cross between a scientific conference and homecoming party,” Summits draw some of the most creative, self-directed and motivated young people in their teens and early twenties from around the world.

Summits feature inspiring keynotes, attendee-led breakout sessions, office hours with Thiel mentors, and lots of opportunities for one-on-one collaboration. Throughout the year summiters stay in touch through a private (800+ member) Facebook group and organize local meetups to bring the spirit of our community back to their hometowns.

Summit attendance is by invitation only. Explore our site to learn more about applying or sponsoring an upcoming Summit.