9 April 

9:00 a.m. : Welcome

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

9:45 a.m. : Speed Geeking

The participating teams have 3 minutes to present to each other the most innovative project released by their newsrooms in the last months 

10:30 a.m. : The Best New Journalism Tools

Workshop given by Ezra Eeman, Head of Vrt Startup at VRT and founder of Journalism Tools.

11:15 a.m. : Brainstorming Session

1:00 p.m: Lunch

2:00 p.m: Inventing the Future of News

Workshop given by Bart Brouwers, Founder and co-owner of Media52 and Detlef La Grand, founder VRmaster.co.

2:45 p.m : Hacking session

5:00 p.m. : Mini pitch session 

The teams will have 1 minute to : 

  • Announce what they are building (an app, a widget, a plaform...)
  • Explain why they are building it. Make clear what the specific problem is that they want to solve. 
  • Explain how they are going to solve it - what is the innovative solution that they will offer.

6:30 p.m. : Dinner  


10 April 

9:00 a.m. : Final Hacking sprint

1:00 p.m: Lunch

5:00 p.m. : Project Submission Deadline 

5:10 p.m. : Pitch Session 

6:10 p.m : Tour of NOS

6:30 p.m. : Editors Lab Awards Ceremony 

The award will be given by Jan de Jong, CEO of NOS