FAQ

Tickets

Early Bird

Standard: 135 € 
Business: 495€*
Reduced: 65€

Regular

Standard: 199€
Business: 645€*
Reduced: 99€ 

Tickets grant access to all events at re:publica 2017 and MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin. All prices include VAT and handling costs.

You can order tickets online until 11:55 pm on 6 May 2017. Please note that you have to redeem the ticket voucher until that time too. Afterwards you can still get your ticket at the counter at STATION-Berlin.

* Including access to the speaker lounge. Further information on Business Tickets can be found on the FAQ page regarding the Business Ticket.

** Pupils, students, trainees, people on social welfare, retirees and people with disabilities can order a reduced ticket. Please present documents at the door. 

Ticket cancellation is only possible for privately held tickets and must take place by 6 May 2017. Cancellation fees are €5, plus handling fees. Overall cancellation fees for Standard Tickets are a total of €12,89€.

For more information, please contact Xing Event Team at https://de.amiando.com/help/ticketbuyer. For further questions regarding tickets please refer to the Xing Events Team.

To save cancellation fees, it is also possible to sell a ticket you already purchased and have the name on the ticket changed accordingly. In that case, check the FAQ How do I transfer my ticket to another person?

It turns out that I can’t make it to re:publica after all and so I would like to transfer my ticket to someone else. How do I go about doing this?  

Not a problem. If you want to sell your ticket or gift it to someone then send an email to ticket@re-publica.de. It must include the name and email address of the original attendee, the name and email address of the new attendee, original purchase date of the ticket, ticket number and quantity. With this information we can transfer your ticket. Please note that transfers can only be done until 6 May 2017 and that ticket prices cannot be reimbursed. So, if the ticket to be transferred is not a gift then it is up to you and the new recipient to work out your own payment method.

Of course, you can still sell your ticket even if the 6 May 2017 deadline has passed. However, passed that date we won’t be able to change the original name on the ticket and nametag to that of the new attendee’s. There will be blank nametags available on location at the accreditation desk, which can be filled out by hand.     

We will set up a dedicated accreditation booth for discount tickets at the main entrance to the event. Here you will be asked to show your student ID resp. other form of documentation.

Unfortunately, Early Bird Tickets are non-refundable but you can resell them and there usually are plenty of thankful takers to be found.

Yes. Your student ID must have been valid between November 2016 and May 2017. For example, a student ID from winter semester 2016/17 is all right, but one from summer 2016 cannot be accepted.

No worries, besides buying an Early Bird Ticket you have to two options for attending #rp17 – and they are both free:

  • Become a helper
    Before, during and after re:publica we are depending on the support from volunteer helpers. As a helper you will receive a Three-Day-Ticket in exchange for 8 hours of work, including catering. Helper accreditation will begin around February 2017.
  • Become a speaker
    Our Call for Papers begins in November. It will give you the chance to submit a talk, a workshop, a discussion panel or another form of action and thus apply to be part of the re:publica 2017 programme.

Up until now we have never had to reject anyone who has applied to be a re:publica helper. However, if more helpers apply this time than we need it may well be the case that we will have to reject a few applicants. If you do not want to run that risk, purchase a ticket now and sell it on later.

Access to the Business Lounge

Those who want to escape re:publica’s festival hubbub can head to the centrally located VIP lounge and use its calm atmosphere to conduct business or just hang out with old friends and new acquaintances and enjoy the catering with the re:publica and the MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin speakers.

  • Continuous catering during all three days

Four meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon cakes, snack in the evening) as well as soft drinks, coffee and tea are included in the Business Ticket and are available throughout the day in the VIP lounge. All warm meals are freshly prepared by the STATION-Berlin kitchens and, of course, vegetarian options are also available.

  • Transferability

Compared to regular tickets, Business Tickets are transferable. For companies this means that colleagues can alternate attendance by sharing the company ticket. This way everyone can take in the re:publica atmosphere and become inspired, conduct meetings on location or let staff members with specific skill sets attend corresponding thematic focal areas during the conference.

No. Children up to and including 16 years of age have free admission.

Yes, for groups of pupils, students, trainees, people on social welfare, retirees and people with disabilities. Please present documents at the door.  Please send your inquiries for group tickets to ticket at re-publica.de.

The re:publica has grown so much that it is impossible to keep the STATION courtyard open throughout the event. But this year, there are also more stages that are accessible for all visitors. Even so, there are certain times when you will be able to enter the courtyard without a ticket: The “pre:publica” on the Sunday before the event is open to everyone, and during the event, the courtyard will be open for all on the Tuesday and Wednesday night (the exact time will follow).

 

Last year we received over 900 submissions and unfortunately had to reject quite a few. However we also accepted many so don’t let that scare you off!

Call for Participation

Take part in our Call for Participation! From 1 November 2016 on you can submit your session idea. Please register at our website and submit a new session form for each idea. A detailed description can be found below. A little hint, the more precise and complete the information you submit, the easier for us to select your session.

No. If you were registered for re:publica 2014, 2015, 2016, or for #rpDUB, you only need to update your account. Log in with your details. On the main page you see the note “re:publica 2017: Please register first.” on the top right. Click on it, then click the green "Join" button below to confirm the process.

Please note: If you spoke at re:publica 2013 or earlier, please register for a new account.

We need information concerning your session idea including the title, topic, format (talk, discussion round, workshop, lightning talk, meetup, action) and the relevant conference track if applicable. You can submit your session suggestion in either German or English.

Firstly, only fully completed submissions will be considered.

The quality of the submission and its relevance within the full event programme are both vital selection criteria.

The Call for Participation is structured in three deadlines: The first deadline ends on 4 December 2016, the second ends on 8 January 2017, and the third and final one ends on 31 January 2017. Within each stage, submissions will be accepted until 23:59. Submissions received after this cut-off time will be rolled into the next submission stage.

Please note: Submissions handed in after the third and final deadline cannot be accepted.

After passing the relevant submission stage deadline, we will contact you regarding your session's acceptance or rejection.

On the day your session will take place. We'd appreciate getting your finished presentation 2 days before your talk though.

Only your short session description will be published online. We’d suggest making this short description informative and well formulated when submitting, in order to get us and the conference participants interested in your session. Also, make it short but sweet (hardly anyone reads more than half a page, so your session's description is limited to 2,000 caracters).

Of course!

But: Unfortunately we can't offer free entry to those hosting lightning talks or meetups. 

No, unfortunately not.

Tickets are not refundable. But you can resell your ticket or gift it to someone. For that send an email to ticket [at] re-publica.de. 

No, unfortunately not.

No, unfortunately not.

Due to the fact that we try to keep our entrance fees a low as possible and affordable for everyone, we have a really tight budget. We hope you understand that we therefore cannot compensate for travel and accommodation costs.

Please note: If you could not come to re:publica without travel reimbursement from our side, please state that in the comment section of the session and we'll try to find a solution. 

Yes.

We do not, however, accept product presentations or company marketing presentations. If your company is interested in cooperating or partnering with re:publica, please use our contact form or send us a message to partner (at) re-publica (dot) de

Stage programme slots come in two different lengths: 30- and 60-minute slots. 

If you submit a performative session, action, installation or something similar, you won't require a stage location. This means your session can have more time allocated to it. Please submit this  under the “General Conditions” heading during your session submission.

  1. Go to the registration page. If you were a participant at re:publica Berlin in 2014, 2015, 2016, or at #rpDUB, you just need to update your profile.

  2. You can already start to fill out and complete your speaker profile or finish this at a later time. You'll need to already provide a picture in the required dimensions. Please note, your speaker profile must be fully completed by the end of January to be accepted.

  3. If you want to create a new speaker profile then follow these steps:

    In the first part of the form please fill in your personal information (first and last name, profile picture, country, …)

    Select a user name. (Tip: if you use a combination of your first and last name it'll be easier for us to find you in our system, in case we have to contact you.)

    After clicking the “Create New User Account” choose your username. It will be visible to all website users. We recommend using a FirstnameLastname scheme.

  4. Enter a valid e-mail address.

  5. After completing registration you will be forwarded to the home page again and receive an activation link via your submitted e-mail address. Please note that this might take up to 15 minutes depending on your e-mail provider – and please also check your spam folder... Click the link and set a password.

  6. When you're logged in you will find a menu bar (black and grey bar on the top of the page) and your user dashboard:

    • User dashboard: Here you'll find your dashboard with latest news, profile information, your submitted sessions.

    • To edit your profile click "edit" below the menu bar and find your user account were you can change your e-mail address and password, as well as your "Speaker profile" where you can edit & complete your speaker profile.

    • My events: Here you can switch between the events of the last years if you where already registered back then.

    • To submit a session go to "User account" (your dashboard) where you find the field "Create Session" and can click on "Add content > Session" to create a session proposal

    • My content: here you'll find your submitted proposal and may edit them as necessary.

  7. Now: Click "Add content > session" and simply fill out all fields related to your session proposal.

  8. Feel free to save and continue at a later date – but remember: Your sessions should be completed prior to the deadline of your respective submission stage or, at the very latest, by 31.1.2017.

  9. Add speakers to your sessions. If you are planning several speakers into your session, all of them need to register and create a profile. Once you know their username, please add the usernames to the "speakers" field in the form. Make sure to wait for the autocomplete that verifies the speaker name with our database. You can add the further speakers once we accepted you proposal.

  10. Once you saved your session and can access it from your dashboard, also the programme team can see it. That means it's submitted and you don't need to do anything else. 

  11. Celebrate, your session is fully filled out and submitted on time! Or go back to Step 7 and submit more session proposals.

All speaker profiles are public and visible to non-registered users on the system (personal information will remain hidden). 

If your idea for a session has been rejected we can delete your profile. For that send an email to programme at re-publica.de.

As long as you can access your session from the dashboard whilst logged in, it is saved and submitted correctly. You don't need to do anything else. 

Your session will be published once we accepted it for the conference programme. But no worries, we'll inform you via email before we'll publish it.

Yes.

You will be able to change the session proposal at any time. Though if you change it after the Call for Papers deadline you should notify us.

Please note: We will also contact you in the event that you need to edit your session submission before we can publish it.

 

The programme team assess all submission during and following each of the three submission stages until the final deadline, and decides which make the cut to the final event programme. You will receive a timely message following the end of your relevant submission stage. If your suggestion is rejected you have the opportunity to rework it and again submit within the next submission stage. 

We feature a broad programme, so along with old and proven formats we like to try and test out new forms of communication. You can submit a talk, a discussion, or workshop, as well as a lightning talk, meetup, and other “action”. For example:

  • Talks and Discussions are based on the content prepared by the individual speaker. Make sure to plan in some time for follow-up Q&As from the audience.

 

  • Workshops strive for exchanges between and cooperative work between host and participants. Thus, they should feature a clear learning goal. Please consider carefully who and how many you want to reach. Maybe you want to give several of the same workshop with changing levels of difficulty?

 

  • A Lightning Talk is a short presentation on a specific topic. You have 5 minutes to present a specific idea, project or other content you want to share. This is followed by roughly 20 minutes of discussion and conversation with the audience on your topic. Feel free to record and document your talk.

 

  • During a Meetup you join up with like-minded people at a predetermined spot within the re:publica grounds. No one-sided input or pitch, you come together with others to discuss and exchange a specific topic and grow your network of contacts.

 

  • “Action”, for us, is anything that doesn't require a stage or a set time frame whilst making re:publica fun and exciting: from hands-on activities, installations, exhibits, surveys to DJ sets and flash mobs!
     

Please note: All lightning talks and meetups at re:publica will be featured on our website's event programme page. Unfortunately, however, we won't be able to offer you a free ticket for either of these two formats.

HelferInnen

If you are 18 or above and are keen to support re:publica 2017 then you can register on our sign-up portal and sign up for a shift. Registration opens from mid March 2017. We will notify you about the exact start date in advance.

You can use your existing user account to log in on our website. You can also request a new password if you've forgotten your old one. Click on “New Password” and enter your e-mail address. Please note: depending on your email provider, this process could take a few minutes. Also remember to check your spam filter. We've added several new fields to the user profiles to account for the new Tandem Project. Please double check your user profile and update it.

IMPORTANT: You must register for re:publica 2017! Go to your user dashboard and select “Please register here” and follow the instructions.

In your event dashboard and in the menu you'll find “My Events” under re:publica 2017 featuring the following:

  • “Work Areas”: Here you'll find descriptions of all the different work areas at re:publica 2017.
  • “Shifts”: Sign up for your shift here. 


In your user dashboard you'll see:

  • “My Shift”: here you can see what shift you have signed up for (in case you signed up for more than one shift, you can use this area remove yourself from those shifts you won't be able to do)
  • If you have further questions: go to “Contact” in order to reach us.

If you do not already have a user account:

  1. Helper registration will be available starting now.
  2. Now you can start filling out your helper profile. Make sure to fill out all required fields.
  3. Choose a username. Please note: this username will be visible to all registered users. Choose a pseudonym (ex. Anonym42) if you prefer not to use your real name. All other data (age, name, etc.) can only be viewed by our helper management team.
  4. Enter a valid e-mail address.
  5. After submitting you'll be redirected back to our home page and receive an activation link via e-mail. This could take up to 15 minutes. Remember to check your spam filter. Follow the link and create a password.
  6. Go to “User Account” in the menu (black bar at the top of the page): here you can view your information, make changes or change your password.
  7. In your event dashboard and in the menu you'll find “My Events” under re:publica 2017 featuring the following:
  • “Shifts”: sign up for your shift here. (Please sign up for one shift only!)
  • “Work Areas”: here you'll find descriptions of all the different work areas at re:publica 2017.
  1. In your user dashboard you'll see:
  • “My Shift”: here you can see what shift you have signed up for (in case you signed up for more than one shift, you can use this area remove yourself from those you won't be able to do)
  • If you have further questions: go to “Contact” in order to reach us

 

After logging in, use the event dashboard or go to re:publica 2017 under “My Events” to find “Work Areas” and “Shifts”.
Please consider carefully when you can be available for your helper shift and thoroughly read through the description for each work area. Found an area you'd like to help in? Know the exact day and time that you'd be available? Please only sign up for one shift!
We have defined the shifts based on their work area, day and time. Simply select the one that's right for you and sign up.

The waiting list is for all of those whose preferred work area is already fully booked or for those who registered too late. It can always happen that another registered helper drops out of their shift and we have to re-plan and reschedule. So, our question for you: are you spontaneous and flexible enough that we contact you on short notice to take on a helper shift? We'll send out an e-mail with available shifts by the end of April. We might also get in touch with you by phone a few days before to re:publica to discuss last minute shift openings.

The registration process remains the same. Check the FAQs on how to set up a user account.

During the registration process you'll see “Waiting List” in the work area and shift selection. Signing up to the waiting list is the same as if you were to sign up for a shift – the only difference is that you cannot add day/time/work area.

Please note: you will still receive the obligatory confirmation e-mail stating that you have been signed up successfully for a shift. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO SIGN UPS TO THE WAITING LIST. We will contact you personally in the event of a free shift.

Welcome to the #rp17 team! We now have your information, including preferred shift and work area. Starting mid April, we will get in touch with you with more information. We will be working with a large number of helpers so please be patient if we can't respond to you as quickly as we'd like to.

We will supply all important information for re:publica 2017 via e-mail by end of April. You'll get a detailed briefing on your work area during the big pre-re:publica Helper Briefing or before your shift, so it's important that you're on time on the day!

We will let you know about the date and time of the Helper Briefing in advance. You'll be issued your helper shirt, you can be one of the first to check out the location and you'll get to know our team. You'll also receive exact information on meeting points and work areas.

It's rare that helpers aren't assigned to the working areas of their choice. On the off-chance that the needs for a working area change unexpectedly, we will contact you to discuss any changes to your shift.

For your commitment to the helper team (one 8-hour-shift) you'll receive free entry to all #rp17 events outside of your shift, a re:publica team t-shirt and free catering on the day of your shift at STATION Berlin.

So far, we have not rejected anyone who has registered as a helper and signed up for a shift. Of course things can always change during the organisation process, such as having to reschedule shifts to fit the event programme or having to scratch a shift completely. However, this happens very infrequently and we strive to find a fitting solution in these rare cases. Probably we will make the helper waiting list available for anyone who hasn't found a suitable shift or who was too late in registering.

After registering you have until April 17, 2017, to change your shift. Please don't forget to delete your previous shift entry from your user account. Take some time in advance to think about what shifts you are realistically ready to take on.

Unexpected things can always happen – we get it. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can re-plan and reschedule. Also, please don't forget: Delete your shift entry from your user account!

Helpers are expected to support re:publica for an 8 hour shift. In general: please only register for one shift.
If you really want to take on multiple shifts, you can sign up for more – you'll be scheduled-in and expected to be there.

No, you'll receive free catering on the day of your shift.

There will be a helper desk available for all registered helpers during re:publica. A person from our team will be there to answer your questions. You'll also have the number of our Helper/Volunteer Telephone so you can reach us on the go.

At STATION Berlin (Luckenwalder Straße 4-6, 10963 Berlin). If you're arriving using the BVG, the nearest station is Gleisdreieck via lines U1 and U2.

Event helpers are not insured via re:publica GmbH. You are covered by your own health insurance.

Any property damages incurred during set-up, tear-down or during the event itself are covered by re:publica GmbH's liability insurance.

Contact us at help at re-publica.de.