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A PICNIC for European Bloggers

18 September 2008 | PRESS RELEASE


On Thursday, the European Blogger’s (Un)Conference will open in Amsterdam. 

The two-day event free to attend - and there’s still room for you! Come to the country of Van Gogh for the chance to meet, debate and network with innovators and active bloggers from Europe and beyond. Our relaxed two-day lab will spotlight innovative best practices, facilitate networking, and nurture ideas… Join us at the funky Westergasfabriek for the two-day event. Afterward, hop on an Amsterdam canal boat with us for an evening cruise. 

EJC will host keynote speakers Paul Keller, a copyright expert, Ethan Zuckerman of Global Voices and Dr. Heike Sperling, a creative consultant who co-directs the Institute of Music and Media. The EJC has also invited eight individuals to give 10-minute presentations followed by discussion about their online endeavours: Ulrike Reinhard, Francesco Federico, Jure Cuhalev, Karel Platteau, Andreas Fuchs, Yaroslav Azhnyuk, Emin Huseynzade, Ayman Abdel Nour.

Discussion will be tailored to fit our three streams: Society and Identities//Business models and Strategies//Creativity and Interfaces. You can still apply for participation via the PICNIC Network

When applying, you must also notify us via e-mail at

FYI: Bloggers from 21 different nations attended last year’s event. 

PICNIC Festival
Since 2006, we’ve been organising the media events of the PICNIC Festival. Together with leading actors in the field of media innovation, we’ve been able to showcase to the public new ideas and developments. PICNIC Festival is also an opportunity for us to bring to light promising media initiatives and give them a platform and a chance to meaningfully contribute to the development of journalistic.