U.S. Announces Public Schedule of GES Summit Events

June 13, 2016
For Immediate Release

The United States is pleased to announce the availability of the program agenda for the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), June 22-24, at Stanford University.  The 2016 GES agenda will include a wide range of workshops, panels, ignite talks, pitch competitions, mentoring, and networking sessions designed to give the more than 700 entrepreneurs joining from around the world an opportunity to build the skills and relationships that will help their business ventures grow.  The agenda caters to the diversity of the GES participants and their needs as entrepreneurs, from industry and regional focused sessions, to skills building workshops, as well as a full day dedicated to emerging youth and women entrepreneurs.  Within the Summit space, there will also be demonstration areas, experiential learning exhibitions, and opportunities for GES attendees to connect with seasoned entrepreneurs, industry experts, and a select group of government officials.

The schedule of events can be found at www.ges2016.org/agenda and will be updated periodically as additional panelists and events are confirmed.  For a current list of confirmed 2016 GES speakers, please visit: www.ges2016.org/speakers/

Please note that all participants attending GES events must be previously registered. Select sessions will be livestreamed at www.ges2016.org


Background: President Obama will host the seventh annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) at Stanford University, June 22-24, 2016.  GES showcases of the U.S. government’s commitment to utilize entrepreneurship as a foundational tool to build more communities around the world that are economically prosperous, secure, and globally connected.  As the partner and venue for the GES, Stanford University will serve as the nexus for innovative global entrepreneurs to connect with one another through numerous workshops and hands-on sessions. Hosting GES in Silicon Valley highlights not only America’s entrepreneurial spirit, but allows U.S. investors and entrepreneurs to see the talent, solutions, and opportunity that exist around the world.

Since 2009, GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them. 

Social Media / Additional Resources:  Learn more about the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at www.ges2016.org.  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  Join the online conversation using #GES2016.


Coverage: Program sessions are open for on-the-record press coverage to accredited GES media representatives unless otherwise noted, but may have limited capacity.  Press attending sessions do so in an observational capacity only, and should not interfere with the delegate experience (e.g. conduct interviews or ask questions) while the session is ongoing.


Access: Sessions are first-come first-served, and will be closed to press upon reaching full attendance.  Additionally, due to significant capacity limitations, plenary sessions at the GES will be pooled and will require an additional underlay for access.


Accreditation: All press who plan to attend the Summit must have applied for a GES media credentials.  The accreditation request period has now closed.

Contact Information: For additional information or logistical inquiries, please contact the GES Media Team at