Programme Committee

Programme Committee

The re:publica is a festival for the community that is organized around the active participation and contribution of the community! We want to be a space for sustainable and inclusive exchange, where both the speakers and the visitors get awed and inspired.

The re:publica is growing and our responsibility to put together a high-quality programme is growing with it. This is something we are very aware of.

We already received over 900 entries for rpTEN – and it’s going to be even more this year! As in the last couple of years, we want to ensure the diversity of the programme. That’s why, last year, we successfully worked together with a programme committee for the first time. We’d like to repeat that for the #rp17 and expand it further. We want you, the re:publica community, to take part in the selection process too! Let us know if you are interested to join. We are thrilled about the commitment of these experts, who will be offering up their time to support the programme team in an advisory capacity!

Transparency and clarity in our programme planning is extremely important to us, as anything else would harm the re:publica and, therefore, us all.

The programme committee is made up of professionals, community leaders and speakers who have been accompanying us for many years now and who know the re:publica and its guiding principle well. They get an insight into the re:publica programme to help them assess the submitted sessions. That way we can ensure that diverse perspectives and voices are well represented.

In addition, the members of the new programme committee each receive between 25 and 50 carefully selected sessions for evaluation, compatible to their respective categories. Your sessions are submitted to them anonymously, so that the content of your entries is front and center. The members of the programme committee can then rate the session and write a commentary. The re:publica programme team subsequently takes these ratings and commentaries into account when putting together your talks, workshops, discussions and various activities.

As we don’t want to stop the members of the programme committee from entering the Call for Participation themselves, we precisely monitor who we give what sessions to for rating, so that we can prevent bias.

Decisions concerning the programme are not made by individuals, but by a team! Our programme team is made up of people who we know we can get behind and who work with the greatest possible diligence and integrity.

We’d like to say a big thank you to the members of the programme committee and, above all, you for your diverse and exciting entries for the Call for Participation! We’re just as excited about the assessment and completed programme as you are!

Our programme committee is made up of the following members of the re:publica community:

Albert Gerdes

Adviser sub:marine
Konsortium Deutsche Meeresforschung

Andrea Bauer

rp10 Program Advisor

Andrea Goetzke

Adviser Music

Anna Lena Schiller

Adviser Business & Work
Riesenspatz / Head of Visual Sensemaking

Ben Wagner

Adviser Politics & Society
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

Bertram Gugel

Media Convention

Carina Odenbreit

Adviser re:learn

Cornelia Möller

Advisor sub:marine
Referentin BMBF

Don Dahlmann

Adviser Mobility & City
Blogger & Journalist.

Ela Kagel

Adviser Business & Work
SUPERMARKT / CZY WRK // Managing Director

Elisa Lindinger

Prototye Fund – Project Lead

Eric Eitel

Adviser Mobility & City, Music
Vorstand all2gethernow e.V. / Co-founder Music Pool Berlin

Eva Schulz

Snapchat Reporter

Felix Schwenzel

Politics & Society, Blogs

Fernanda Parente

Adviser science:fiction, Arts
Film & New Media Curator

Franka Ostertag

Advisor sub:marine
Leiterin Kompetenzzentrum Wissenschaftskommunikation

Heba Amin

Adviser Business & Work
Artist & Lecturer

Henning Krieg

Adviser Law Lab

Jasmin Grimm

Adviser Arts, science:fiction

Johannes Kleske

Adviser Business & Work
Third Wave // Gechäftsführer

Jöran Muuß-Merholz

Adviser re:learn
Agentur J&K – Jöran und Konsorten // Inhaber

Julian Kamphausen

Adviser Arts & Culture
Performing Arts Programm // Unitleiter

Katharina Borchert

Adviser science:fiction
Mozilla // Chief Innovation Officer

Kathrin Passig

Adviser Arts & Culture, LOL
Kulturindustrie // Rädchen im Getriebe

Kerstin Bock

Co-Founder & CEO

Kübra Gümüşay

Adviser Politics & Society
Journalistin, Bloggerin & Aktivistin.

Mark Rendeiro

Adviser re:blog
Podcast Producer, Blogger

Martin Schmidt

Research & Education

Martin Visbeck

Advisor sub:marine
Professor für Physikalische Ozeanographie und Sprecher 'Ozean der Zukunft'

Maya Indira Ganesh

Adviser Politics & Society
Tactical Technology Collective // Director of Applied Research

Nadia S. Zaboura

Adviser Business & Work, re:health
EU Commission / Zaboura Consulting // Inhaberin

Nele Heise

Adviser re:blog
Digital Communication & Media Researcher

Nicole Ebber

Adviser Politics & Society
Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. // Referentin Internationale Beziehungen

Rebecca Winkels

Advisor sub:marine
Pressereferentin Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft

Sanja Stankovic

Business, Startups

Shari Langemak

Adviser re:health

Shermin Voshmgir

Adviser Politics & Society
BlockchainHub // Founder

Thomas Knüwer

Adviser Business & Work
kpunktnull //Gründer und Geschäftsführer

Thorsten Feldmann

Adviser Law Lab
JBB Rechtsanwälte // Fachanwalt für Urheber- und Medienrecht, Partner

Tobias Neisecke

Adviser re:health, Health 2.0 Berlin Chapter, Polygon Berlin Verein

Ulf Buermeyer

Adviser Politics & Society

Uri Aviv

The Utopia Festival

Zara Rahman

Adviser Politics & Society
the engine room / Research Lead