Kindly note that this agenda is subject to change


Tuesday 14 June

17:00 GEN Welcome

  • Welcoming of participants by the Global Editors Network
  • Presentation of the GEN Editors Lab programme rules

17: 30 Speed Geeking

  • The hackdays finalists meet each other and present their winning prototypes from each national event.

19:00 The Editors Lab Finalists cocktail


Wednesday 15 June

9:00 - Hack Newsgames: Some tips to get started

12:30  - Lunch (on 1st Floor near the GEN Expo)

14:00 - Lightning talk with Marcus Bösch

Lightning talk with Cherisse Datu

15:30 - Bootcamp: "Newsgaming: A New Media Playground?" (on Main Stage)

18:00 - Mini pitch session

The finalists will have one minute to:

  • Describe the problem they are trying to solve.
  • Describe their target audience.
  • Announce in one sentence what they are going to prototype.

19:00 - Hacking or partying — your choice!

The Editors Lab finalists can continue hacking or they can join the GEN Summit participants for cocktails and canapés at Klosterneuburg.


Thursday 16 June

9:00 - Final hacking sprint

13:00 - Lunch

17:30 - Project submission deadline

17:45 - Pitch sessions

  • The participants will have four minutes to pitch their projects.
  • Two minute of questions from the jury

19:20 - A bus leaves Aula der Wissenschaften for the Data Journalism Awards at Vienna City Hall.

19:30 - Data Journalism Awards Ceremony

During the ceremony, the Editors Lab jury will announce the names of the top three teams of the Editors Lab Final. These three teams will pitch on the main stage of the summit the next day.


Friday 17 June


9:00 - The participants are free to enjoy the conference.

18:00 - Editors Lab Ceremony

  • The three best teams pitch on stage.
  • The winner is announced.

18:30 - Startups for News Party