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GEN Summit 2017


21 Jun 2017 to 23 Jun 2017


Aula der Wissenschaften
Wollzeile 27A
1010  Vienna


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The Global Editors Network’s annual GEN Summit is the world’s largest gathering of 750+ editors-in-chief and media innovators from over 70 countries. We’re entering our seventh year, which will take place 21-23 June 2017 in Vienna, Austria. This year’s focus is on From post-truth to virtual reality: navigating media’s future.

The GEN Summit is an exceptional opportunity to discuss the sustainability of our industry, and collectively work toward defining the future of journalism. You will discover all there is to know about the leading trends in media, and network with the best and brightest minds in the industry.

All activities at the GEN Summit are conducted in English.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about the summit in your language please contact: Rebecca Mason, Director of Marketing & GEN Summit Coordinator. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect.


Our speakers represent the most innovative minds in media today. News organisations of all sizes, and across all platforms, share their insights and best practices with GEN Summit participants. Martin Baron, Executive Editor of The Washington Post, will kick-start the GEN Summit 2017 as the first keynote speaker of the three day event. View the current list of speakers by visiting the 2017 speakers page.


Experience three full days of innovative, motivating and thought provoking keynotes, bootcamps, masterclasses, VR studio, discussion panels, award ceremonies, social events, networking and much more. For full session details, please visit the GEN Summit schedule.


The earlier you register the more you save, so be sure to register today. To register for GEN Summit 2017, and to check out the current ticket price, please visit the registration page.


The GEN Summit 2016 was pleased to have welcomed 750 participants, a 30% increase compared to the GEN Summit 2015 in Barcelona. We look forward to welcoming our GEN friends, new and old, from over 70 countries, in Vienna, Austria for the GEN Summit 2017, 21-23 June. Here’s a look at who attended in June 2016. The 2017 participants list will be available starting 1 February 2017 on the Participants page.

Social Events & Networking

GEN invites you to discover Vienna like a VIP. Enjoy three fantastic evenings in Vienna while networking with summit participants from around the world in a relaxing environment. All fees (local transport and passes) are included in your GEN Summit registration.

GEN Expo

The GEN Expo is a unique exhibition that provides media organisations with the opportunity to showcase their products, connect with potential customers and network with industry representatives in a friendly setting. It’s unique in its guaranteed visibility and impact for exhibitors with an enforced limit on the number of stands submitted, ensuring that the connection with the GEN network and the platform for driving business are unrivaled by other media events. For full details about the GEN Expo and to book a stand, please visit the GEN Expo page.

VR Studio

Part of the GEN Summit 2017, the VR Studio will give our audience of 750+ participants the chance to discover the latest in the world of virtual reality in journalism. For full details, please visit the VR Studio.

GEN Summit 2016 at a glance


If you have any questions, or would like more information about the summit in your language please contact: Rebecca Mason, Director of Marketing & GEN Summit Coordinator.

The Global Editors Network (GEN) is committed to sustainable journalism, empowering newsrooms and media innovators through a variety of programmes designed to inspire, connect and share. The organization is a community of more than 1300 Editors-in-Chief and media professionals from all platforms. It is a non-profit, non-governmental association. 

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EURACTIV is a Media partner for this event.