WeMedia 2006 Program


We Media fosters collaboration through conversations, connections and shared knowledge. We organize conversations with individuals and organizations who are using the Internet as a collective force of unprecedented power. We create a setting for you to talk to them and to each other – a day for learning, sharing, ideas and opportunities.

No ordinary conference, We Media is about how we create a better-informed society by collaborating with one another. Arrange meetings in advance or during scheduled meet-ups at the conference.

The Media Center encourages engagement by all attendees. We rely on attendees to set the course for We Next.

Wednesday May 3, 2006 | BBC Television Centre | West London

8.00 Registration

9.00 Welcome | The We and The Media
With Richard Sambrook (BBC) and Andrew Nachison (Media Center)
:: About the conference
:: Dale Peskin (Media Center) introduces the WeJays: Emily Bell (Guardian Unlimited) and Jeff Jarvis (buzzmachine.com)

9.15 The Power of Trust Forum | How Trust and Empowerment Shape Our Global

:: Transformations: Know-and-Trust
:: BBC-Reuters-Media Center global poll
:: Conversation: Trust, Media and Society, moderated by Merrill Brown (Media Center), with Nihal Arthanayake (BBC), David Brain (Edelman), David Schlesinger (Reuters), Karen Stephenson (Media Center)

10.15 Future Forward | Exhibition, networking and break
Moderated by roving reporter Andrew Nachison, with BBC, British Telecom, Integrated Media Lab, Microsoft, Nokia, Picsel

10.45 Big Idea 1 | Media and the Connected Society, Part 1
With Nitin Desai, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations

11.15 Leaders Forum | Media and the Connected Society, Part 2
Moderated by Nik Gowing (BBC), with Akwe Amosu (OSI), Timothy Balding (WAN), Wadah Khanfar (Al Jazeera), Nikesh Arora (Google), Mark Thompson (BBC)

12.30 pm Future Forward: Exhibition, networking and lunch

13.40 Big Idea 2 | Media and Civic Discourse
With Richard Dreyfuss, Actor and Activist |

14.10 Citizen Journalism Forum | Who’s Making the News?
:: BBC video on citizen reporting

:: Conversation moderated by Paul Holmes (Reuters), with Helen Boaden (BBC), George Brock (The Times), David Dunkley-Gyimah (Video Journalist), Andrew Hawken (MSN.com), Rachel North (blogger Rachel from North London)

15.10 Real World Forum | Meet the Digital Assassins
Moderated by Spencer Kelly (BBC)

16.00 Big Idea 3 | Conversation With Richard Sambrook (BBC)
Interviewed by Andrew Nachison (Media Center)

16.20 Future Forward | Exhibition, networking and break

16.45 Real Time We Media | World Have Your Say
Live-radio and online broadcast, with Ros Atkins, Vera Kwakofi, Solomon Omollo, Rabiya Parekh, Mark Sandell (all BBC)

18.05 Tomorrow | Meet the World at Reuters
With Dale Peskin (Media Center) and Dean Wright (Reuters)

Thursday, May 4, 2006 | Reuters Global Headquarters | Canary Wharf

8.00 Registration

9.00 Welcome | We, The Media and The World

With Geert Linnebank (Reuters)
:: From yesterday to today, with Dale Peskin (Media Center)

9.15 Big Idea 4 | The Democratization of Media – Where Does Trust Fit In?
With Tom Glocer, CEO of Reuters

9.45 Global Forum | We the World
Global conversations via satellite from Reuters bureaus around the world

Asia and China (with satellite from Hong Kong)

Moderated by Rebecca MacKinnon (Global Voices), with rapporteur Rachel Rawlins (Global Voices), and Jean-Marc Coicaud (United Nations University), Rudy Chan (China.com), David Schlesinger (Reuters), Marcus Xiang (PDX.CN), We Media Fellows

10.45 Break and Exhibit Rooms
With BBC World Service Trust, Reuters Foundation, We Media Global Initiative, Interviews

11.00 We the World (cont’d) | South Asia (with satellite from Delhi)
Moderated by Rebecca MacKinnon (Global Voices), with rapporteur Rachel Rawlins (Global Voices), and Sunil Lulla (Times Global Broadcasting), Neha Viswanathan (Global Voices), Khamla Bhatt (The Khamla Bhatt Show), WM Fellows

12.00 pm Lunch and Exhibits

13.00 We the World (cont’d) | Middle East (with satellite from Baghdad) Moderated by Keith Porter (Stanley Foundation), with Zuhair Al-Jezairy (Aswat Al Iraq),
Jihad Ballout (Al Arabiya), Rami Khouri (Lebanon Daily Star), Dr. Michael Kraig (Stanley Foundation), Salah Negm (BBC), WM Fellows

14.15 Big Idea 5 | A Global Call to Action
With Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute (via satellite from New York)

14.45 We the World (cont’d) | Africa (with satellite from Johannesburg, South Africa)
Moderated by Rachel Rawlins (Global Voices), with Ory Okolloh (Reuters), Megan Knight (Middlesex University), Mathew Buckland (Mail & Guardian), Wilfred Kiboro (Nation Media Group), WM Fellows

15.45 Break and Exhibit Rooms

16.00 Business Forum | Investing in We: Where’s the Money?
Moderated by Stephanie Flanders (BBC), with Rafat Ali (paidContent), Sebastian Grigg (Goldman Sachs), Carolyn McCall (Guardian), Shoba Purushothaman (TheNewsMarket), Dave Sifry (Technorati), Chris Ahearn (Reuters Media)

17.00 Call to Action | The We Media Global Initiative

Moderated by William C. Weiss (Media Center) and Andrew Nachison (Media Center), with Jeff Belk (QUALCOMM), Graeme Ferguson (Vodafone), Scott Heiferman (Meetup), Dr. Paul Jacobs (QUALCOMM, pre-taped), Katherine von Jan (Infinia)

17.45 Closing Remarks | We Media Next
With Dale Peskin and Andrew Nachison (both Media Center)

18.00 We Party | Reception and Reuters Photo Exhibit

Hosted by Reuters and sponsored by Neighborhood America

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