The Team Many people help arranging Dataharvest and making sure, that we all get wiser, get new friends, get coffee in the morning and lunch at noon. But the core team to make everything run smoothly are: Brigitte Alfter, Danish with German roots, is the director of Arena for Journalism in Europe. She was a “founding mother” of the Dataharvest Conference 14 years ago and has headed it towards its current size and importance.Trine Smistrup, Danish journalist and trainer, is a co-founder of Arena for Journalism in Europe, director of Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism conference and communications officer for Arena and Dataharvest.Jelena Prtoric is a Croatian freelance investigative journalist, based in Berlin. She has set up and coordinated the Arena Climate Network and is now the deputy conference director for Dataharvest, the European Investigative Journalism Conference.Sanne Schim van der Loeff is Dutch and the managing director for Arena for Journalism in Europe and thus manages budget, finances and contracts for the conference.Ruben Brugnera is a Brussels-based Belgian investigative journalist and lecturer at the Thomas More school of journalism. He is coordinating practical aspects and volunteers during the conference.Sarah Pilz is a German investigative journalist working in cross-border teams and coordinating the Arena Food & Water Network. For Dataharvest 2023, she has coordinated the labour track.Adriana Homolová is a Slovak-born Netherlands-based freelance data journalist, public spending nerd, Python trainer. For Arena she is coordinating the hands-on data skills track for the Dataharvest conference.Benedikt Hebeisen is a German freelance IT consultant and journalist based in Berlin. He manages all digital things for the Dataharvest and Arena and is in charge of the digital security track at Dataharvest.Maike Olij is a Dutch, Amsterdam-based journalism researcher, consultant and innovator. She coordinates the Reference network, the self-organizing body of independent news organisations in Europe. She also plans the entrepreneurial track of the Dataharvest conference.Dumitrița Holdiș is a Romanian project coordinator based in Budapest and a coordinator for Reference – the European Independent Media Circle, where she manages the network’s everyday activities, while also working on organisational development and advocacy. She and Maike have coordinated the entrepreneurial track.Lucas Batt is a British coordinator of Reference – the European Independent Media Circle, and is supporting with communications for Dataharvest.Zeynep Sentek is a Turkish investigative journalist, based in Portugal. She mainly reports on the environment, human rights, and corruption, and she is the project director of the Arena Climate Network, where she brings journalists, scientists, and civic tech together for better climate reporting in Europe.Lorenz Matzat is a German journalist and organizer, based in Switzerland. He is a coordinator of the Arena Climate Network.Jonathan Stoneman is a British journalist and data journalism trainer. He works with the Arena Climate Network and has been instrumental in planning the data journalism track at Dataharvest.…and a big thank you to everybody else who gave a hand in the planning of Dataharvest 2023!