The inaugural Sōzō Summit was an intimate, invitation-only event that brought together the world’s top tech CEOs, dignitaries and industry leaders to connect, learn and explore the latest developments in technology and AI.
Programming for the event was anchored by the meaning of Sōzō – a Japanese phrase that means “to imagine” and “to create.”
The flow of Sōzō was designed to be a layered experience, with every touchpoint thoughtfully designed to help open your mind. Manifold sought to inspire by exposing attendees to new people and ideas reinforcing the Vision Fund brand and generating loyalty to SoftBank. The event strategy cultivated community and built real connections that could impact founders lives through a common experience that delivered a high value to time ratio for all attendees.
Three days of programming over two main stages, a host of unique breakout spaces, morning yoga, supercar driving, curated meals, a concert by John Legend and an informal ice-breaker performance from illusionist Lior Suchard took attendees on a journey fully detached from the day-to-day obligations of their normal schedules.