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Meet us at NEM Summit 2017


When: 29-30 November 2017

Where: Edificio Nouvel, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

What is it?

NEM stands for “New European Media”. The primary aim of the NEM Initiative is to provide a platform that fosters “the convergence among media, content, creative industries, social media, broadcasting and telecom sectors, as well as consumer electronics to develop a common innovation environment for the new European media landscape.” Every year, NEM hosts a big event: the NEM Summit.


Thursday, November 23rd, 2017


Meet us at the STOA Annual Lecture: Media In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence


When: November 21st

Where: Brussels, Belgium, European Parliament

What is it?

The STOA Annual Lecture is an event organised by the European Parliament Panel for Scientific and Technological Option Assessment – STOA for short. STOA’s core mission is “to understand the impact of new and emerging technologies and how to best support technological innovation”.


Friday, November 17th, 2017


Meet us at News Xchange

Impression from News Xchange 2015, Berlin

When: 15-16 November 2017

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What is it?
The organisers label News Xchange as “the news industry’s most provocative and most insightful experience.” It brings together news executives, journalists, presenters, bloggers and start-up entrepreneurs from around the world with experts from other fields such as scientists, artists and thought leaders. A main aim of the two-day event is to share and discuss ideas and the status quo of the news industry. Furthermore, trends and developments are shared in order to shape and prepare for the future of the news business.

News Xchange happens annually and is organised and supported by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). This year’s host is the Dutch public service broadcaster NOS (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting).

The full programme of the conference can be found here.

Why are we there?
We are participating in News Xchange to:

  • find out more about the state-of-play in the news business;
  • showcase our platform for collaborative verification Truly.Media;
  • discuss potential cooperation opportunities in the context of our research activities (especially relating to current and future projects);
  • do a lot of networking.

A number of Deutsche Welle staff is going to be present at the event, among them Guido Baumhauer, DW’s Director of Distribution, Marketing & Technology. Guido will lead an interview with Sisonke Msiman in the Q&A session “Statues & Flags: The Role of the Media in Polarised Societies”, at 5 pm on Wednesday.

DW Innovation will be represented by our Jochen Spangenberg. If you want to meet up with him, drop him a line (e.g. via Twitter or by mail), or just catch him for a chat anytime during the event.


Tuesday, November 14th, 2017


Meet us at ICT Proposers’ Day

When: 9-10 November 2017

Where: Budapest, Hungary

What is it?

The ICT Proposers’ Day 2017 is, according to the organizers, a networking event that “centres on European ICT Research & Innovation with a special focus on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-20.” It focuses on the European Commission’s upcoming Calls for Proposals (in 2018) and is an excellent meeting place for academics, researchers, industry experts and administrators (e.g. from government, the European Commission and national agencies) from all over Europe.


Wednesday, November 8th, 2017


Meet us at VR Pop-up Week and VR Conference 2017


When? September 11th – 15th (Pop-up Week), September 22nd (Conference)

Where? Berlin

What is it?

VR Pop-up Week = seven days full of virtual reality madness in the heart of Kreuzberg. There will be (spontaneous) workshops, showcases, beer, and nerd talk. VR Pop-up Week is very informal and free of charge. This is a VR playground.
VR Conference = a one day event that brings together all kinds of VR enthusiasts (journalists, storytellers, media innovators, techies) to share experiences and seek inspiration. This is much more structured and focused, and you will need to purchase a ticket.


Thursday, September 7th, 2017


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Meet us @ INTERACTIVE Festival 2017


When: August 16th & 17th

Where: Cologne

What is it?

INTERACTIVE Festival is an interesting mix of talks, sessions, and workshops focusing on “trends and ideas in the digital sphere”, or more specifically: “their potential as well as their potential consequences.


Monday, August 14th, 2017


Meet us @ Digility 2017


When?: July 5-6

Where?: Cologne, Germany

What is it?

Digility is a conference and expo that aims to cover “all topics fusing digital content with reality” and “the whole value chain of virtual and augmented reality”.


Monday, July 3rd, 2017


Meet us @ News Impact Summit Hamburg


When: 29 June, 2017

Where: Hamburg, Germany

What is it?

The News Impact Summit (NIS) is a series of events organized by the European Journalism Centre and Google News Lab. Its overall aim is to “bring together international media experts with local news communities to focus on how new technology, tools and methods can change the way journalists work in the newsroom.” The upcoming meeting in Hamburg has adopted the motto “Truth, Tech & Community: Building Bridges to Foster Journalism Innovation”.


Wednesday, June 28th, 2017


Meet us @ IRT Symposium

When: 27–28 June, 2017

Where: NDR, Hamburg, Germany

What is it?

This two-day expert symposium AI and Deep Learning in the Media Future features practical applications and developments across diverse topical areas, ranging from robot journalism and data-mining to intelligent assistants.


Monday, June 26th, 2017


Meet us @ Global Media Forum 2017

When: 19–21 June, 2017

Where: World Conference Center & Deutsche Welle HQ, Bonn, Germany

What is it?

GMF is a place where journalists, media managers, tech experts, NGO representatives, artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, civil servants and politicians get together to discuss the role of the media in a globalized world. To foster interdisciplinary exchange, GMF offers a wide range of panel discussions, workshops, networking sessions, interactive presentations and exhibitions as well as a top-notch leisure-time program.


Wednesday, June 14th, 2017