Journalism events diary

Please email information about your events of interest to journalists to Leonie Hawkins leonie at or call 01273 243592.

DIS Hackathon

Start date: 21/03/15
End date: 22/03/15

This exciting event takes place in Berlin, Germany ahead of the annual Digital Innovators’ Summit (the main programme is on 23 and 24 March).

The topic is “the connected car” and the challenge to developers is to come up with novel ideas of how to use content within the “connected car” environment.

Contact: Sandra Behrens

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GEN Summit 2015

Start date: 17/06/15
End date: 19/06/15

Newsrooms today will survive and thrive only by merging content with technology and the GEN Summit is dedicated to helping you do just that. This year we will explore the benefits and drawbacks of emerging newsroom trends such as wearables, bitcoins, and chat apps.

Super earlybird (ends 19th December): € 890.00
Standard: € 1,750.00
NGO/Academic € 550.00

CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona Montalegre, 5 - 08001 Barcelona

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The writers' summer school

Start date: 08/08/15
End date: 14/08/15

A week-long programme for writers of all ages, abilities and genres featuring courses, workshops, panels and one-to-one sessions. Cost includes full board and evening entertainment. 2015 inspirational guest speakers include Simon Brett and Alex Gray.

See the website for details of the short story, writing for children and poetry competitions – closing date 30 April 2015.

The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire
Contact: Cathy Grimmer

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