A LOOK BACK AT MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin 2015
In the second MEDIA Convention Berlin, 150 participants discussed trends, strategies, revenue models, and media policy over the course of 49 sessions. Playing out across three stages, the event was hosted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg in cooperation with Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb) and re:publica. The diversity of speakers reflected the ongoing change in the media industry: Media Convention assembled personalities as varied as Netflix founder Reed Hastings, ARD Chairman Lutz Marmor, the political and media activists from Pussy Riot, YouTube Star LeFloid, Springer executive Christoph Keese, blogger Stefan Niggemeier, Parliamentary State Secretary Brigitte Zypries, investigative journalist Günter Wallraff, sociologist Prof. Dr. Harald Welzer, Sky Deutschland CEO Marcus Ammon, and actress Meret Becker.
As a part of the “Your Turn” Video Creator Competition, cash prizes worth a total of €70,000 were awarded to six winners. They’ll also receive the opportunity to participate in workshops at the newly opened YouTube Space Berlin, and will be able to use cameras, editing suites, and a green-screen set for their own video productions.
In MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin’s first exhibition space, visitors were also able to test innovative new TV, web, transmedia, mobile and games technologies – from virtual reality and branded-video publishing to automated animation and the future of gaming.