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Your Festival for Journalism and constructive Dialogue

With the b° future festival, the Bonn Institute brings together all those who are committed to future-oriented journalism that is beneficial for society: critical, constructive, and geared towards the needs of the diverse people in our societies.

If everything around us is changing at breakneck speed, how must journalism evolve so that it is still relevant tomorrow? That's what we want to discuss at the b° future festival.

Ellen Heinrichs, Founder and CEO of the Bonn Institute

The b° future festival in 2023

How should journalism change in a world that is changing at breakneck speed? This was the question that around 500 journalists explored at the first b° future festival in Bonn on 15 and 16 September 2023. 

Journalists and media professionals from more than 20 countries participated in the premiere of b° future that also featured numerous free events for the general public in downtown Bonn, including podcast productions, workshops, readings, discussion panels, and glimpses behind the scenes of the media world.

Derrick Cain, Community Engagement Manager bei Resolve Philly, lächelnd strahlend mit einem Mikrofon in der Hand

Here is our recap of the b° future festival 2023.

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These two days were an absolute whirlwind of eye-opening conversations, thought-provoking panels, and inspiring moments that left me buzzing with excitement.

Méline Laffabry, founder of aidóni

The people behind b° future

More than 200 media professionals volunteered at the b° future festival 2023. We express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated!

Nic Newman und Anita Zielina auf der Bühne im Gespräch.

Speaker Overview

Here you will find an overview of our past and future speakers.

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Sponsors & Partners

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