Be a part of the re:publica in Dublin and Thessaloniki!

Join our Call for Participation for the two editions of re:publica in Ireland and Greece in September 2017. Use the opportunity to actively participate and shape the programme for the upcoming conferences. Surprise us with your extraordinary ideas, visions, proposals and projects on digital Europe! The Call for Participation is divided into two stages and the first one ends on 25 June 2017. Let's re:connect EUROPE!

After a first, very successful re:publica in Dublin in 2016, we’re at it again: Let the journey begin! Under the re:connecting EUROPE motto, we’re launching a field trip from the north of Europe to the south. It gets rolling on September 7 and 8 2017 in the Irish capital.The first #rpDUB felt quite a bit like the first re:publica in Berlin. There was lots of room for discussions and a great exchange with the Irish digital community. We’re continuing our journey in a second European city in 2017: With Thessaloniki, we have found our partner city in Southeastern Europe, which due to being young, international, historically rich and the economic situation of the last years, has the city conveying a similar feeling of creative awakening that Berlin had following the fall of the wall. The first #rpTHE will take place from 11 to 13 September 2017.

 

How it works:

Step 1: Register for an account (if already registered, skip to step 2).
 
Step 2: Log in to your account.
 
Step 3: Click on “re:connecting Europe 2017“ in the event dashboard.
 
Step 4: Click on “Add session”.
 
Step 5: Fill in the form and click "save".

 

Now to you!
We want to discuss your visions for a digital Europe and face the current challenges, as well as offer projects and ideas a platform for initiating cross-border partnerships. One main focus of re:publica usually is internet politics, where current political developments from the digital sphere are illuminated, debated and scrutinized. Other areas of policy, be it European politics, urban development and sustainability, are also very important to us.

What we'd like to see
Geographically speaking, Thessaloniki is the “gateway” to the Balkans and beyond. We want to use this as a jump-off point for highlighting projects and movements from the entire Mediterranean region – from the digital economy in Greece and its neighbouring countries to current political and social topics. 

Dublin on the other hand brings topics like Brexit, transatlantic cooperation and the role of big tech corporations to mind as it’s the hub for many US companies in Europe. Relevant topics for re:connecting Europe can also be gender equality, human rights, affordable housing, digital economy to network policy issues – and how we can engage with them across European borders. (Here you can find the programme of #rpDUB 2016.)

Moreover, we also want to highlight the many aspects of the digital society, from pop and hacker culture, inclusion, the maker movement, all the way to social media marketing – meaning that every exciting, interesting or even surprising net topic is welcome.

One of the conference’s main approaches it to present the opportunities and benefits of new technologies in various areas of society, while simultaneously taking a critical look behind the scenes.re:publica wouldn’t be the unique event that it is without the active participation of stakeholders, artists and activists. Use this opportunity to become a part of the programme with your own ideas for talks, discussions, art performances or workshops!

Deadlines
The Call for Participation for re:publica in Dublin and Thessaloniki has begun! The sooner you apply, the sooner you can expect feedback on your submission. While we reserve a few spots for the second deadline, your chances are better if you submit early. The first round runs until 25 June 2017. The final deadline is on 16 July 2017.

re:publica moves beyond just the event, becoming a network and an attitude. We want to ensure a sustainable strengthening of this network. Join in and help shape re:publica!

Do you have any questions? Maybe our FAQ can help you out. In case you still have questions, please send a message to: programme(at)re-publica.de.

FAQ

Take part in our Call for Participation! From 29 May 2017 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. We use this system since 2014, so if you spoke or applied for one of the last re:publicas, you only need to update your account. Log in with your details. On the main page you see the note “re:connecting Europe 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, we created an account for you automatically. If you want to use it, please send us an email so we can help: programme(at)re-publica.de.

We need information concerning your session idea including the title, topic, format (talk, discussion round, workshop, meetup, action) and the relevant conference track if applicable. Session suggestion must be in 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 18 June 2017, the second ends on 30 June 2017, and the third and final one ends on 15 July 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).

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.

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.de.

Stage programme slots are allocated through the programme team. You can request 15, 30 or 60 minutes. 

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 a re:publica event since 2014, 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 the CfP deadline 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 15 July 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 and the programme advisers 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 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?

 

  • During a Meetup you join up with like-minded people at a predetermined spot within the re:publica grounds. 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!