2018-01-19
5 Years of MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin: How Technologies and Humans Adapt

9,000 participants from around than 70 countries, very well attended stages and top-level speakers: be there when the MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin celebrates its fifth birthday, taking place once again in cooperation with re:publica. As an important industry get-together and discussion forum for media business and media politics, the MCB has become a fixed date in the calendar of key protagonists in media politics and the media landscape. The #MCB18 takes place from 2 – 4 May 2018 on two stages at STATION BERLIN.

The central issue of MCB18 will be how technologies and people are able to adapt and how we can actively and intelligently shape this adaptation. Participants can expect a high-quality programme with renowned speakers and panels illuminating the mechanisms and backgrounds of trends, critically questioning these, and also offering a guiding hand through the jungle of the modern media landscape via methods, insights and experiences.

Video flood, virtual, augmented and mixed reality, speech recognition systems and intelligent computer systems: in this era of highly rapid technical developments we are wondering if digital services are still oriented to people or whether people are oriented to the new technology. Companies need to question content, strategies and business models to remain competitive. Every one of us must decide on a daily basis which new services and platforms we pay attention to, and how this might be implemented in a self-determined and reflective way. Society and politics need to set framework conditions and rules concerning what is to be supported in the future and what is not acceptable. Technical transformations are being implemented at enormous speed, placing high demands on all sectors in turn.

On the occasion of the fifth birthday of the MCB, look forward to a unique mix of festival and pioneering media congress, stimulating meetings and controversial discussions at one of Berlin’s most interesting locations. Book your combi-ticket for MCB and re:publica 2018 now. The ticket for both events costs 210 euros (standard ticket, reduced rate 105 euros) and 680 Euros (business ticket, transferable, incl. catering and VIP lounge). (Please note the different price levels depending on the time of purchase.)

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