Because innovation lies within reach for all and because new technologies are transforming the world around us, VivaTech will open its doors to the general public Saturday 18 May 2019, following two days reserved for professionals. Students, families, young adults starting their career – all are welcome to come preview the latest innovations, draw inspiration from rising tech stars at the various shows and conferences, and see into the future through the many experiences and activities.


Women in Tech
In the Dôme de Paris Saturday morning
“Role models”, entrepreneurs, actors, YouTubers – all will be on hand to discuss the place of women in tech and elsewhere in society, along with some comic relief from Bérengère Krief

Court for Future Generations
In the Dôme de Paris Saturday morning
A Tribunal pour les Générations Futures (Court for Future Generations), organized by quarterly French magazine Usbek & Rica, will host a debate on the theme “Did the Internet Kill Democracy?” in a format that mixes content, entertainment and a public vote

Various initiatives to promote digital inclusion
Throughout the day Saturday in Hall 1 and Hall 2.2

With, FAMAE Foundation, NQT, TumoParis and ParisCode, and a Hackathon for Kids


Viva Live with The Avener

Saturday afternoon in the Dôme de Paris
A major concert presented by EDF and VivaTech in partnership with Le Parisien.

Digital Art  

In Hall 2.2
A never-before-seen video about space, created for VivaTech by the artist Ange Leccia in partnership with RMN Grand Palais, will be projected on the walls of Hall 2.

Sogeti Esport Series

On Stage X
A major E-sport event with two competitions: Rocket League (RL) and Super Smash Bros Ultimate (SSBU).

Robot Fight

Saturday afternoon in the Arena Discovery (Hall 1)
Eight teams compete, each with their own robots built the previous night at Techshop.

Smart Car Race

Throughout the day Saturday in Hall 2
A multiplayer racing contest with miniature self-driving cars piloted by artificial intelligence.

VivaTech Show

In the Dôme de Paris
A spectacular show, combining theatre art with technological innovation, brings together nine actors, among them Srikanta Barefoot from the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil.