Digital Spring Summit for Europe – The Next Web Conference, (25) 26-27 April 2012, Amsterdam

Logo The Next Web Conference 2012

Logo The Next Web Conference 2012

It’s number seven, baby! – Once again The Next Web Conference is coming to Amsterdam end of upcoming month from 26-27 April 2012, and the agenda will probably rock the European digital crowd! The event will start with the exclusive CxO Summit on 25 April, at the amazing Westergasfabriek location (Klonneplein 2-4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

Apart from the main focus, the digital thing, the conference will consequently address a variety of professional audiences like foundersinvestors, and business from start-ups to enterprises in general as well as interactive and marketing agencies. Special tracks are planned for designersdevelopers (including a Hack Battle) and students.

What a Furious Keynote Line-Up

Here’s a quick name-dropping of some speakers nominated for the main conference:

– Ehm, you don’t know What breadpig is, yet?

– Source: Breadpig via YouTube

So don’t forget to bring some tulips this spring for your darling! 
– Click here to register for the The Next Web Conference 2012.

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Julian Assange will keynote International Media Congress of Medienwoche@IFA Berlin 2011 [UPDATED]

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medienwoche@IFA 2011 LogoJulian Assange, WikiLeaks’s founder and Internet activist, will keynote – live via satellite – the International Media Congress at Medienwoche@IFA, set to start on 5 September 2011 in Berlin, which would bring together experts from internet and media industry as well as consumer electronics.

Assange is well-known as a figurehead and founder of WikiLeaks. Journalist and publisher Assange is announced to contribute his keynote speech looking at the future of the digital public sphere and at global transparency. Assange’s keynote will be broadcasted at the annual congress on 5 September (which is the official Producers Day!) and 6 September taking place as part of Medienwoche@IFA (Media Week @ Internationale Funk-Ausstellung).
Afterwards Julian Assange will be interviewed by Melinda Crane, Chief Political Correspondent of DW – Deutsche Welle TV.

At this year’s congress, representatives of different companies and organizations are expected to discuss topics like

the current challenges faced by content providers and platform operators, caused by changed boundary conditions; new transmission paths and business models; trends and tendencies in media development; the social responsibility of the media in the Internet age and the upcoming course settings for film, media and the Internet.

The integration of innovation, science and research will be a new main theme in 2011.

The International Media Congress event is organized by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (hosting as well our crisp role model Berlin Web Week), funded by the Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg and the German federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg.

– Register here for 2011 International Media Congress

Update 23 August 2011 –

Assange will keynote about The Future of Digital Publicity, Transparency and What It Means for the World (working titel) on Tuesday, 6 Sep from 10.00 am to 11.00 am.

Update 07 September 2011 –

The video stream of the keynote by Julian Assange is now available on German news channel N24.

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