losing sleep over dna2008 in brussels

I’m in Brussels for DNA2008 (Digital News Affairs… the year is fairly self explanatory).

I hate to sound like an advertisement, but for those who haven’t been on it, Eurostar is cool, very very cool. Or so I told my twitter friends on my way over as I streamed video live from my mobile, whilst traveling at over 100 mph, to the web using qik.

I’ve also uploaded a few photos, including the one below that I took on my way out for a nice dinner with John and Laura from Journalism.co.uk. Unfortunately, I missed Abdu from Al Jazeera  and only just bumped into Andy Dickinson from UCLAN.

Monday 7:57 pm 3/3/08

Monday is mostly high level stuff about the future of mainstream media and I expect lots of presentations along the lines of:

"Things are changing because of, you know, the interweb, and we’ve got to act fast…"

I don’t mean to sound cynical before the conference even gets underway – the first day should provide ample time to sort out the last few details of my presentation, which takes place on the second, much more practically focused, day.

I’ve got free broadband in my room and access to the executive lounge but haven’t yet found out whether there’s wifi in the venue. If so, expect the usual onslaught of live blogging coverage here. If not, watch out for the dna2008 tag on flickr, technorati and icerocket. Ok ok, and if you’re really stuck in a rut, google blog search too.

PS. New conference friends go here…


  1. That cafe’ over there looks lovely. I am seeing a lot of sameness in topics at events. I do wonder when we will begin to use the point of view and applications as topics vs. the usual being enamored with shiny objects. ANd yes, you do sound more practical.

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