Newsgeist  is a gathering of key practitioners and thinkers from the worlds of journalism, technology, and public policy who are re-imagining the future of the news. Held twice annually in Europe (spring) and the United States (fall), Newsgeist is an “unconference” where industry peers share projects and ideas, and tackle challenging problems together.

This invitation-only gathering is hosted by Google and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation (U.S. gathering only) and has quickly become the meeting place for news professionals and entrepreneurs. The collaborative, high-intensity format provides opportunities to connect with others who – like you – are working to transform this essential industry.

The program begins with an evening of agenda setting, followed by “Ignite” talks that will catalyze new thinking and promote provocative points of view. The Saturday and Sunday morning sessions are created and led by attendees. The unconference format allows for and encourages spirited conversations about pressing issues and the wild sharing of fantastical ideas.

The relaxed “Chatham House Rule” atmosphere promotes friendship, intimate discussions, and impromptu entertainment. The fascinating mix of people cultivates an open exploration of ideas, surfaces exciting works-in-progress, and promotes collaborative problem solving that transcends traditional boundaries. To learn more or request an invitation, please drop us a line.