MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin

For the third year in a row, MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin (MCB) – hosted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB) and Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb) – will take place jointly with re:publica at STATION Berlin. The joint ticket allows attendance at both events – #MCB16 and #rpTEN.

On 2 and 3 May 2016, about 150 national and international experts from the worlds of media, academia, and politics will meet with digital-economy decision-makers at #MCB16 to discuss current media- and Internet-policy issues, market trends, and media-culture developments. Digital visions, basic information rights, the challenges of regulation, and concrete distribution issues will all be topics of discussion. #MCB-Speakers include Jean-Julien Baronnet (Ubisoft Motion Pictures), Thomas Evans (CNN), Luciano Floridi (Oxford Universitiy) – Floridi will be joined at MCB16 in conversation with whistleblower Edward Snowden via live link-up, Salah Negm (Al Jazeera) and Nick van Dyk (Activision Blizzard).

In recent years, the MCB has become one of the most important media conferences in Europe. National and international experts from the media, academic, and policy spheres meet with digital-economy decision-makers to discuss current media- and network-policy issues, market trends, and media-culture developments, all in an interdisciplinary, open, and discursive way. The conference is distinguished by its mix of inspiring talks, discussions, and workshops coupled with a unique mix of participants, in which start-up founders meet with global players, TV critics with game geeks, network activists with chairs of broadcasting corporations, bloggers with editors, and media policy-makers with developers. 

In recent years, MCB speakers have included national and international figures such as Netflix founder Reed Hastings, policymakers such as Hamburg Mayor Olaf Scholz, media innovators such as YouTube star LeFloid, political activists such as Pussy Riot and The Yes Men, and media creators such as Stefan Niggemeier. 

MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin
@MCBerlin16

Photo credit: Max Threlfall

News

06/03/2016

New business models in the world of media, the future of film, media policy and press freedom - #MCB16 was marked by diverse topics and offered numerous interesting and exciting programme content during its two full days.

04/27/2016

This year will mark the third cooperation between re:publica and MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin (2 – 3 May). YouTube stars meet with internet activists, while film experts debate with journalists.

04/06/2016

We produly present MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin's speaker Barbara van Schewick who will talk about the topic of net neutrality.

02/09/2016

We are happy to announce a speaker at MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin: Philosophy professor Luciano Floridi will have a live talk with Edward Snowden.

Speakers of Media Convention Berlin 2016

About #MCB16: „It’s an important forum, it’s in a good place, it’s a sort of engagement to the continental Europe market. We were very delighted to be part of it.“ Ingar Thordar
CNN Digital International
About #MCB16: „Germany is a very important market for Amazon, so it’s great to come here to hear from producers and customers about what they like. It definitely helps to do our jobs better.“ Morgan Wandell
Amazon Studios
About #MCB16: "Die Verbindung von inhaltlichen Vorträgen, von Virtual Reality über Snapchat bis hin zu den Diskussionen zur Netz- und Medienpolitik, sorgt einfach für eine interessante Mischung.“ Barbara van Schewick
Stanford Law School
At #MCB16: "We as a society should have an idea how we want to live in 10 or 15 years from now" Edward Snowden
Freedom of Press Foundation
Leiter
dramaturgische Abteilung ZDF/AR