8 - 10 May8 - 10 May

MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin (MCB) is one of Europe’s pioneering media congresses. It is held by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb) in cooperation with re:publica and on behalf of the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg.

How can we shape media change? What challenges will we need to master, and what opportunities will arise? Current issues of media and Internet politics, market trends and developments in digital media society are discussed in keynote speeches, fireside chats and panels as well as tested for practicality in workshops and best practice presentations. In addition to that, startups and media innovation projects from the capital region are presenting their ideas, developments and business models.

MCB is offering a uniquely inspiring and diverse participant mix of national and international experts, media creators and digital natives: founders, established global players, gamers, net activists, scientists, broadcasting and media company directors and managers, Snapchatters, YouTubers, Instagrammers, media and Internet politicians, influencers and developers are getting together for speeches, talks, discussions and workshops.

In 2017, MCB is cooperating with re:publica, one of the biggest digital society festivals, for the fourth time. The events are taking place at the same time, from 8 to 10 May 2017 at STATION Berlin. Visitors can access both events with their tickets. Once again this year, MCB and re:publica are expecting about 8,000 visitors from over 60 countries.

Speakers from past years’ editions include Netflix founder Reed Hastings, Morgan Wandell from Amazon Studios, Inga Thordar from CNN Digital International and ARD chairman Lutz Marmor; political decision-makers like EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger and Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Müller; renowned scientists such as Barbara van Schewick, Luciano Floridi and Bernhard Pörksen; media creators like Matthias Schweighöfer and YouTube-Star LeFloid; political activists such as Edward Snowden, Pussy Riot and The Yes Men as well as journalists like Stefan Niggemeier, Juliane Leopold and Julian Reichelt.

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