This agenda is subject  to small changes


Venue: Digital Media Lab & Room G01,

Journalism and Media Studies Centre,

Eliot Hall, The University of Hong Kong

Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong


4 December

Morning: Workshops open to all media innovators

Venue: Meng Wah T6, The University of Hong Kong


9:00 a.m. : Welcome 

  • Welcoming by the JMSC, The  University of Hong Kong
  • Welcoming by the Global Editors Network


9:10 a.m. : Global Editors Network Workshop

Introducing the GEN Editors Lab Programme and the best prototypes developed across countries. Workshop given by Evangeline de Bourgoing, Programme Director at the Global Editors Network 


9:25 a.m. : Google Workshop 

Innovating Video News Content & Growing Your Online Audience. Workshop given by Dorian Stone, head of YouTube Space Tokyo.


10:25 a.m. : Coffee break


10:40 a.m.: AP Video Hub Workshop

AP Video Hub Workshop. Workshop given by Aritz Parra, Senior Producer at AP


11:20 a.m. : HKU Workshop

Tell me a Story, Content Delivery in the Digital Age. Workshop given by Ying Chan, founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong


11:50 a.m. : Coffee Break


12 a.m: Storyful Workshop

The Role of UGC, User Generated Content, video in today’s journalism, Storyful model and content verification. Workshop given by Sophia Xu, Asia Journalist at Storyful  


1:00 p.m: Networking Lunch



Afternoon: Prototyping Session

2 p.m.: Brainstorming session


6:00 p.m.: Mini pitch session

The teams will have 1 minute to :

  • Announce what they are building (an app, a widget, a platform...)
  • 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.:  Reception



5 December

9 a.m.: Hacking Sprint

11 a.m.: Keynote given by Ludwig Siegele, the Economist's technology editor

1:00 p.m: Lunch


5:00 p.m.: Project Submission Deadline

Participants have to submit their projects on the GEN Community website


5:00 p.m: Pitch rehearsal

Participants practice their pitches


5:30 p.m.: Pitch Session (open to all media innovators)

Participants will present their projects for five minutes and the jury will ask them questions for one minute.


7:00 p.m.: Editors Lab Awards Ceremony

The prize will be given by Dorian Stone and Ksenia Duxfield-Karyakina, Google & YouTube