Geneva, Switzerland. This year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting will be the most digital to date, with a revamped website offering continuous live broadcasts of the Meeting’s main events as well as insights, interviews and highlights. New for the Annual Meeting 2013, an enhanced events page offers four channels of continuous streamed broadcasting. One of these, Forum Live, will feature expert commentary and interviews with participants to put the highlights of the Meeting in context.
Social media is central to the new offering, ensuring that access to sessions at the Annual Meeting is as broad as possible. The events page will include the full broadcast schedule along with hashtags for Twitter users to join in the conversation during sessions. Following the success at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, last year, insight reporting will offer the analysis and opinion of experts on 70 Annual Meeting sessions, on video and in written reports. A full list of the World Economic Forum’s digital offerings includes:
New Forum Live: Forum Live (formerly the Social Media Corner) is a live webcast channel hosted on the home page of www.weforum.org, streamed live to the World Economic Forum’s channel on www.youtube.com/worldeconomicforum and through other social media channels such as Facebook Live. The channel will feature the best of Davos with relevant commentary, analysis and interviews with key participants.
As part of the Forum’s new insight reporting initiative (see below), Meeting Co-Chairs and Strategic Partner CEOs are invited to share their insights on sessions on Forum Live during scheduled insight reporting segments. These live interviews will be published on the Forum’s website with session summaries written by the participants themselves.
New Insight Reporting http://wef.ch/am13insights
Selected participants will be reporting on their experiences in sessions as official rapporteurs, providing a more personal take on a session’s proceedings and to move towards more social content. Sessions that are covered by rapporteurs will be made available on the website with the full session video, a short video interview between a session moderator and the rapporteur, written commentary and photographs from the session. The interviews will be broadcast live and available on demand on YouTube Live, Livestream.com and Facebook.
During the Annual Meeting, official plenary sessions, sessions in the Sanada and Studio rooms, and press conferences will be broadcast live on Forum Live http://wef.ch/live.