Throughout the years we've had the great pleasure of welcoming brilliant, interesting and innovative international speakers to Bergen.
We're proud to present the following shortlist of fine people:
Marty Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post / Maria Ressa, journalist and freedom of speech activist / Armando Iannucci, creator of Veep / Malachy Browne, Senior Producer, The New York Times / Gabriel Sands, Senior Partnerships Manager, reddit / Georgia Brown, Head of European Originals, Amazon Studios / Ina Fried, Chief Technology Correspondent, Axios / Angelos Frangopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, GB News / James Gibbons, manages the UK & Nordics, Discovery / Ed Malyon, founder, The Athletic UK / Ryan Duffy, tech journalist, Morning Brew / Adam Harris, Global Head of the Twitch Brand Partnership Studio / Ita O'Brien, Intimacy Coordinator / Abrahm Lustgarten, environmental reporter, ProPublica and the New York Times Magazine / Shima Oliaee, Producer, Dolly Parton's America / Graham Stuart, Executive Producer, The Graham Norton Show / Mark Mazzetti, Washington investigative correspondent, The New York Times / Carl M. Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics / Samantha Bradshaw, D.Phil. candidate, The Oxford Internet Institute / Sarah Hurwitz, speechwriter, Michelle Obama / Caroline Waterlow, executive producer, OJ: Made In America / Alexandra Borchardt, Director of Strategic Development, Reuters Institute/University of Oxford / Cameron Barr, managing editor for news and features, The Washington Post / Camille de Castelnau, writer, Le Bureau / Joshua Malina, actor, The West Wing / Max Amordeluso, Lead Evangelist, Alexa/Amazon / Michael Pecchia, executive producer, Aaron Sims Creative / Rebecca Corbett, editor, The New York Times / Sagar Savla, product manager, Googles AI Research / Zack Exley, digital advisor, Bernie Sanders 2016 / Danny Zuker, executive producer and writer, Modern Family / Dana Brown, Deputy Editor, Vanity Fair / Clare Malone, senior political writer, FiveThirtyEight / Are Traasdahl, CEO and Founder, Tapad / Ben Thompson, Author and founder of Stratechery / Buzz Bissinger, Journalist, writer and TV producer / Chad Mumm, VP, Creative Director, Vox Media / Frederik Obermaier, Journalist, Süddeutsche Zeitung / Henk van Ess, Editor and Social Media & OSINT Trainer / James Lamont, Managing Editor, Financial Times / Mark Duplass, Creator, Togetherness / Matt Brittin, President, EMEA Business and Operations, Google / Stacey-Marie Ishmael, Managing Editor of Mobile News, BuzzFeed News / Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google / Edward Snowden on link from his exile in Russia with Runa A. Sandvik / Dana Chivvis, Producer, Serial / Alan Sepinwall / Louise Roug, Global News Editor, Mashable / Dee Forbes, President & Managing Director, Discovery Networks Northern Europe, Adam B. Ellick, Senior Video Correspondent, New York Times / Tim Pool, Fusion / Marc Smerling, Producer & Writer + Zac Stuart-Pontier, Producer, The Jinx / Matt Danzico, Head of BBC Video Innovation Lab / Kelly Merryman, Vice President of Content Acquisition, Netflix / Ilene Landress, Exec. Producer GIRLS, Maria and André Jacquemetton, Writers and Exec.Producers, Mad Men / Claudia Weinstein, Story Editor, 60 Minutes / Simon Sutton, President HBO International and Content Distribution / Gareth Neame, Exec. Producer, Downton Abbey / Rory Albanese, Writer and Exec.Producer, The Daily Show / Piv Bernth, Exec. Producer of the Danish international hit TV-series The Killing and The Bridge / Jeff Jarvis, Blogger and author / Louis Theroux, Documentarist / Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Creators of South Park / Elisabeth Murdoch, CEO , Shine / Jeffrey Cole, Director, Center for the Digital Future, Annenberg, / Lord Michael Dobbs, Exec. Producer and author House of Cards / Adam Price, creator of Borgen / Clay Shirky, Author and Internet evangelist / Aron Pilhofer, Editor Interactive News, New York Times / Robert Picard, Director of Research, Reuters Institute / Raju Narisetti, SVP and Deputy Head of Strategy at News Corp / Meredith Bennett & Opus Moreschi, Executive Producer and Head Writer, The Colbert Report / Professor Hans Rosling, TEDtalk favorite / Peter Lord, Creative Director and Co-Owner of Aardman Animation / Alan Rusbridger, Editor, The Guardian / Steve Rasch, Picture Editor for Curb Your Enthusiasm / Tristan Davies, Executive Editor, The Sunday Times / Brian Seth Hurst, CEO, The Opportunity Management Group, Betsy Hubbard & Debra Jasper, Mindset Digital / Brian Storm, CEO, MediaStorm / Jonathan Spencer, Creative Director, BBC News / Baratunde Thurston, Writer and Director of Digital, "The Onion" / Mario Garcia, Designer, Garcia Media / Keri Lewis Brown, Managing Director, K7 Media / Photographer Todd Stanley and Deck boss Edgar Hansen, "Deadliest Catch" / Juan Antonio Giner, President, Innovation International Media Consulting Group / Magnus Scheving, aka "Sportacus", Lazy Town Entertainment / Lucy Bowden, Exec. Producer, Dragonfly Film & TV Productions Ltd. / Linda Green, Head of BBC's Creative Leadership Programme, BBC Academy / Nakhle El Hage, Director of News and Current Affairs, Al Arabiya News Channel / Sven Martin, Visual Effects Supervisor, Pixomondo, Game of Thrones / Tom McDonnell, Commercial Director, Monterosa / Matthew McGregor, Associate VP for Strategy & Political Director, Blue State Digital / Kevin Mundye, Consultant Exec. Producer, Shine Global / Mariana Santos, Digital Media & Graphic Designer, The Guardian / Sam Tomlinson, Director, PwC / Matt Locke, Director, Storythings / Actor and Director Liv Ullmann / Evgeny Morozov, Writer, "The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom" / Alexa Fogel, Casting Director, The Wire / Tim Plyming, Project Executive, Digital & Editor Live Sites, BBC's London 2012 Olympic Team / Justin Scroggie, Format Doctor, The Format People Group / Joeri van den Bergh, Co-Founder, Insites Consulting / Tyler Brûlé, Magazine gründer, "Wallpaper" and "Monocle" / Peter Barron, Director of External Relations, Google / Sarah Cohen, Pulitzer Winner and Knight Professor, Duke University / Donal McIntyre, Undercover Journalist, DareFilms / Russell Viers, Coach, Russelviers.com / Mani, Photojournalist, France / Syria / Vikram Gandhi, Director, Kumaré, Disposable TV / Gerd Leonhard, CEO, The Futures Agency / Lina Ben-Mhenni, Blogger, A Tunisian Girl / Claire O'Connor, Director, Discovery Networks, EMEA Insights & Innovation / Andy Dickinson, Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire / Michael Bull, Professor, University of Sussex / Sami Sockol, Freelancer, Washington Post / Andrew DeVigal, Director of Multimedia, The New York Times / Richard McKerrow, Creative Director, Love Productions / Amanda Cox, Graphic Designer, The New York Times / Tim Crescenti, President, Small World / John Ellis, Professor, Royal Holloway College / Rob Evans, Journalist, The Guardian / Jeff Jarvis, Author, "What would Google Do?" / Jonathan Marks, Director, Critical Distance BV / Julia Dimambro, Managing Director EMEA/APAC, Cherry Media Holdings / Bob Drogin, Pulitzer Winner and Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times / Javier Errea, Designer, Errea Communication / Adrian Holovaty, Gründer, Everyblock.com / Andrew Keen, Writer, "Cult of the Amateur: How today's Internet is killing our culture" / Christina Lamb, Correspondent and Author, "Small Wars Permitting" / Peter McEvoy, Executive Producer and Supervisor EP Factual, ABC Television / Virginia Mouseler, Chief Executive Officer, The Wit / Aye Chan Naing, Director, Democratic Voice of Burma / Deborah Scranton, Journalist and Filmmaker, The War Tapes, Clover & a Bee Films / Jürgen Scheible, Artist & Scientist, Media Lab, University of Art and Design, Helsinki / Ben Hammersley, Journalist, The Guardian / Johnny Keeling, Producer, BBC / John Lynch, Head of Science and History, BBC / Irshad Manji, Journalist and Writer, Refusenik / Angie Mason, Producer, Films of Record ltd. / Richard Porter, Head of News, BBC World / Ben Frow, Controller of Feature and Entertainment, Channel Five/ William Uricchio, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - And many more