At the TNW Conference 2021, the predominant theme was the “sense of normalcy”. After being forced to delay last year’s conference and later run it virtually, the Next Web conference returned to a hybrid format this year. With both in-person attendees and online attendees, the conference showed what normalcy could look like in the immediate future.
The event serves as a stark contrast to countries like India where people are still required to mask, follow social distancing, obey lockdown rules and hope they get an appointment to get their first jab. The embrace of normalcy is not particularly new to TNW Conference and it is something we witnessed during the Dutch Grand Prix where almost 70,000 people came to witness Max Verstappen lead the race and win as the orange army got their flares ready.