Every year the Future Media Lab. hosts an annual conference in Brussels. In 2017, this event will take place on 2-3 May in Brussels.

UPCOMING EVENT

Annual Conference

Driving Innovation for Media: Ensuring media pluralism & promoting trusted journalism in democracy

  • 2 May 2017
  • The Square Meeting Centre, Brussels

Annual Conference

Every year, the Future Media Lab. hosts a conference in Brussels that brings together representatives from the media, technology and policy fields to discuss the future of Europe's media sector. This year, the conference activities will span two days: 2 May and 3 May. The main conference will be organised together with the European Commission on 2 May. The following day, the Future Media Lab. will be hosting a workshop session on the Future of Quality Journalism in the Digital Age as part of the "Difference Day" conference, which is a yearly event in Brussels on World Press Freedom Day. We would encourage conference participants to also register for this workshop (click here) and to attend the rest of the Difference Day programme.



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Event Description



The 7th Future Media Lab. conference will take place on 2-3 May 2017 in the Panoramic Hall at The Square in Brussels. This conference, titled “Driving Innovation for Media: Ensuring media pluralism and promoting trusted journalism in democracy“, is being organised in cooperation with the European Commissionas a follow-up to First Vice-President Timmermans' 2016 Colloquium on Media Pluralism and Democracy. The event will gather a variety of stakeholders, including media professionals, media start-ups, innovation partners, and policymakers, to discuss how media innovation and technological developments can promote media diversity and trusted journalism in Europe.

It will bring together approximately 150 media representatives, start-ups, policymakers and tech providers to talk about how media innovation can help ensure media pluralism and promote trusted journalism in democracy.

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Programme

9:30

Networking Breakfast with journalists and start-ups: marketplace of ideas

10:30

Opening keynote

10:45

Innovation pitch: Quality content creation for Europe's citizens

11:00

Panel Discussion: “Media Innovation and technology: challenges and opportunites for trusted media content"

11:55

Reality Check: With Grzegorz Piechota, Research Fellow, Harvard Business School (USA/PL)

10:45

Innovation pitch: Innovation in content creation

11:00

Panel Discussion: “Boosting innovation to promote media diversity and trusted journalism"

11:55

NETWORKING LUNCH

11:55

Reality Check: With Grzegorz Piechota, Research Fellow, Harvard Business School (USA/PL)

14:05

Innovation pitch: New ways of disseminating journalistic content

14:20

Panel Discussion: “Who is capturing the value? - a challenge for trusted media"

15:05

World Café session: “Sustainability of trusted media content in Europe"

16:10

COFFEE BREAK:marketplace of ideas

16:30

Reality Check: With Grzegorz Piechota, Research Fellow, Harvard Business School (USA/PL)

14:05

Innovation pitch: How can we monetize content tomorrow?

16:50

World Café session: “Rising stars and exchanges for fast innovation against fake news"

16:00

ENDING REMARKS: by Karen Boers, Founder and CEO of Startups.be

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