Despite the war, IT Arena 2022 will be held in Lviv on September 30-October 1

Despite unprecedented challenges around Ukraine, IT Arena 2022, one of Eastern Europe’s largest annual professional tech conferences, will be held in Lviv on September 30-October 1. This year, the event, themed “Ukraine 3.0: Brave. Resilient. Digital”, will be in-person (offline) to show the strength and resilience of Ukraine, the organizers emphasize.

“We’re committed to creating the safest environment we can. Despite unprecedented challenges around the country, Ukraine’s tech community has continued to thrive in 2022. At the moment, the overwhelming sentiment from our members, partners, speakers and attendees is that we should go forward with our event. So we will gather in person to show the whole world how brave and resilient Ukraine is where we say life can and should go on,”

said Stepan Veselovskyi, CEO of IT Arena and Lviv IT Cluster.
  • The topics will focus largely on:
    • how the tech industry can support the country in these turbulent times;
    • the future of military technology;
    • insights on modern cyber tactics, and much more. 
  • IT Arena 2022 will host keynote speakers, including names such as Haluk Bayraktar, CEO of Turkey’s premiere autonomous technology company Baykar, CEO of Dragonfly Cameron Chell, CEO of Atlas Aerospace Ivan Tolchynskyi, CEO of Prytula Charity Fund Serhiy Prytula, cybersecurity expert Kim Zetter
  • Political attendance at this year’s IT Arena includes the Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Alex Bornyakov, as well as other top government Ukrainian officials.
  • The popular Startup Competition is also back this year. Tech companies will have an opportunity to showcase their projects and network with others in the industry. Participants will compete for a $53,000 prize fund as they validate their business models. Note that registration for the IT Arena startup competition is open until September 11, 2022. 

About IT Arena

Since 2014, IT Arena has annually brought members of the Ukrainian and Eastern European tech communities together for one special event. The conference typically attracts more than 5,000 tech professionals from over 40 countries. These professionals come to IT Arena from all areas of tech – from large companies like Google, F1, Spotify, Tesla to local startups like Liki24, Legal Nodes, AXDRAFT.