24-25 February

Please note schedule is subject to change.


9:00: Welcome to L’Espresso Editors Lab

Welcome by L’Espresso and GEN.

Presentation of the GEN Editors Lab programme rules.

9:30: Speed Geeking

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

10:30: Coffee Break

11:00: Disaster reporting workshops 

Tetsu Imai, director of data journalism at NHK, presents his organisation's latest innovations in disaster reporting.

Lightning talk with Paolo Osso (Marketing Manager at Esri Italia)

Lightning talk with Marco Laudonio (Attività di comunicazione istituzionale, Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze - Dipartimento Amministrazione Generale)

12:00: Google News Lab workshop

Elisabetta Tola will present the latest developments of the Google News Lab toolkit.

13:00: Lunch

14:00: Lightning talk with Garrett Goodman (Director of Business Development, EMEA at wochit)

14:10: Work session

18:00 : Mini pitch session

The teams 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: Cocktail & finger buffet at "Ferro&Cuoio" — Via Ostiense, 193, 00154 Roma. Near the "San Paolo" metro station (Linea B, direction Laurentina), in front of Basilica di San Paolo



9:00: Arrival, coffee & breakfast. Begin working.

10:00: Gemma Bagayaua-Mendoza, from Rappler presents Project Agos, a collaborative disaster reporting platform. 

10:30: Final hacking sprint

13:00: Lunch

15:45: Project submission deadline. All prototypes must be submitted to the GEN Community.

16:30: Pitch session, welcome talk with Francesca Anzalone (PR Manager, Emergenza24): "Emergenza 24: informazione partecipata, consapevole, conversazionale"

The teams will have five minutes to pitch their projects with one minute for questions from the jury

18:00: Winners announced

20:00 Final party at "Salotto Palatino", via dei Cerchi 75. Buffet, drinks & dancing (if you dare!)