Open Geneva Open Innovation Festival

The 8th Open Geneva Innovation Festival returns from March 14 to 24, 2024!

All citizens are invited to celebrate open innovation during this unique event in Geneva

Thanks to all our partners and supporters

What is the Open Innovation Festival?

The Open Geneva Festival puts Geneva's civil society at the heart of innovation

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In a world where information is both ubiquitous and instantly accessible, the role of journalism continues to evolve at dizzying speed. The conference "Journalisme Citoyen à l'ère numérique: Futur des Médias?", moderated by Yves Daccord, President of Le Temps, will explore the contours of this transformation, focusing on four main areas: the education of tomorrow's journalists, the place of the traditional press in a changing media landscape, the impact of artificial intelligence and new technologies on the dissemination of information, and finally, the growing role of citizen journalism. 

The panelists are :

- Nathalie Pignard-CheynelProfessor of Journalism and Digital Information at the University of Neuchâtel

- Catherine Bokonga-Fiankanaccredited senior correspondent for the UN in Geneva

- Paul-Olivier Dehayeexpert in new media technologies

- Hannes Grasseggerjournalist and founder of a Swiss digital start-up


Date: March 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Location: HEG Genève, Campus Battelle, Rue de la Tambourine 17, Carouge

This opening conference of the Festival aims to provide a space for reflection and debate on the future of citizen journalism in an increasingly digital society. 

Sami Kanaan, City Councillor for Culture and Digital Transition, City of Geneva, will do us the honor of opening this conference, which is open to all! A verrée will be offered after the conference for a time of convivial exchange!

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Call for volunteers for the Festival!

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Discover the history of the Open Geneva Festival!

The Open Innovation Festival has been running since 2017. Read a summary of previous editions.

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