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THU began in 2013 as a small event with 200 attendees. Since then we’ve come a long way, growing into the totally unique creative community that we are today.


The Birth of the Unicorn

From humble beginnings come great things! THU was born from a simple idea: bring the world’s brightest creative talent to a place with a sense of belonging, while also promoting Portugal's talents to the wider world.

  • 200 attendees
  • 17 countries
  • 25 speakers
  • 4 days
  • Poster by José Alves da Silva and Serge Birault

The First Battle

We took THU to a new level in 2014. The Tribe was born and THU became much more than ‘just’ an event. During these few days in September, Tróia became a true home to our wonderful, talented, and global family.

  • 500 attendees
  • 45 countries
  • 35 speakers
  • 4 days
  • Poster by Technoimage

The Beginning of the End

2015 was an emotional year. On one hand we launched THU TV, on the other we struggled to gain recognition and support. When we were about to give up, Lenovo came to the rescue.

  • 600 attendees
  • 59 countries
  • 45 speakers
  • 5 days
  • Poster by Michael Kutsche

The Tribe Returns

The THU team grew in 2016, and so did the Tribe. The Tribe’s different approach to the industry began setting a new standard for these kind of events and changing the scenario for the future of Digital Arts.

  • 600 attendees
  • 61 countries
  • 50 speakers
  • 6 days
  • Poster by Ian McCaig

The Epoch of Belief

THU 2017 was all about believing in ourselves and our talent. This was also the year we introduced the B-Sides, a new activity that shows the business side of the industry.

  • 900 attendees
  • 67 countries
  • 61 speakers
  • 6 days
  • Poster by Alberto Mielgo

Tales of the Unknown

2018 is the year THU moved to Malta. It was all about getting out of our comfort zone. THU and the Tribe set sail on a journey of (self-) exploration, of new possibilities and discoveries. THU found a new home.

  • 998 attendees
  • 79 countries
  • 59 speakers
  • 6 days
  • Poster by Kim Jung Gi

Legend of the Seventh Unicorn

In 2019, the Tribe celebrated the arrival of the Seventh Unicorn in Malta. He taught us the greatest lesson of all: it is only when you look at the world through the eyes of your inner child that you are capable of truly seeing it.

  • 1000 attendees
  • 75 countries
  • 72 speakers
  • 6 days
  • Poster by Mingjue Helen Chen

Words are not sufficient to describe the magic that takes place during THU. This is why, every year, we offer you a glimpse of what's going on through the THU videos.

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