27-29th May 2024
The Call for Participation (CfP)
On this page you will find everything you need to know about submitting an entry to the re:publica Call for Participation. We highly recommend reading all information carefully. We have already answered the most frequently asked questions in our FAQs. Please read these carefully as well.
The deadline for entries is 15 January 2024. Once you have submitted your proposal, it is in the curation process. You can check the status of your entry in the Dashboard after logging in to the re:publica website.
We will inform you of the status of your submission from the end of February onwards.
Quick guide to participation
- Create a profile on our website: https://re-publica.com/en/user/register
- Activate the registration link and login to your account: https://re-publica.com/en/user/login
- Go to your dashboard: https://re-publica.com/en/speaker-dashboard
- Go to "Submit session" or "Click here for entry forms".
- Select a festival area: "Conference" or "Hands On" or "Off Stage".
- Fill in the CfP form
Once saved, you can view and edit your submission in the Dashboard. The programme team will then also be able to see it. You can edit it at any time up until the CfP deadline.
Detailed step-by-step instructions can be found further down this page.
Please read the CfP FAQs carefully.
- You will find answers to many of the questions you may have before, during or after submitting your proposal.
For us, this is what makes a good CfP entry:
- Relevance, being up to date, problem-solving, having a stance, opinionated: your submission should be convincing with a well thought-out concept. re:publica participants and the programme team wish for content that deals with the challenges of our digital society, where we can learn something, be confronted with new perspectives and solutions, and be inspired. Or content that is simply fun. Of course, your submission may or may not fit our motto.
- We want content - not pitches! Obvious advertising and marketing pitches will not be considered. This does not mean that our participants are not interested in the latest digital products and services. In case you would like to showcase your products, please contact our partner management to find out more about the many opportunities for your company or organisation to become a partner: firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to provide space for different perspectives and reflect diversity: That is why place prime importance on gender equality. We also aim to include perspectives from diverse backgrounds, age groups, religions, beliefs, sexual orientations and disabilities. Other aspects of diversity are also relevant, such as education, social status, marital status and income.
As part of the CfP you choose a festival area:
The re:publica conference programme includes all formats taking place on our stages: From panel discussions to talks to interactive roundtables.
Whether it's a (hardware) workshop, making and tinkering, gardening with robots, live biohacking or a TikTok dance tutorial: our "Hands On" programme includes all sessions with a practical and participatory approach .
Flashmob, experiment, installation, pop-up happening, mixed reality, performance – and whatever else you can think of that can take place on the festival grounds beyond our stages.
Decide on a session format from your respective festival area:
30min / 60min incl. short Q&A
15 min + 15 min Q&A
45 min + 15 Q&A
45 min + 15 Q&A
60, 90 or 120 mins
1-3 Festival Days
30, 60 oder 120 mins, may take place several times a day
30, 60 oder 120 mins
Then select a category (track) that matches your session:
- Politics & Society
- Education & Learning
- Media & Public Spheres
- Science & Technology
- Economy & Work
- Arts & Culture
Find out more about our tracks.
Step-by-step guide for profile registration and submission to the CfP
Step 1: Profile registration
a) If you already have a profile
- Login with your profile name or your registered email address: https://re-publica.com/en/user/login
- Update your profile if necessary.
b) If you are not yet registered
- Create your profile: https://re-publica.com/en/user/register
- Enter a working email address.
- Choose a profile name (we recommend a combination of first and last name).
- Click on "Create a new account" and follow the instructions in the welcome message.
- Activate the link in your email and click 'Register'.
- Complete your profile, including the mandatory fields.
- Save your information.
Step 2: Navigation after login
- After logging in, you will be taken to the "Dashboard". https://re-publica.com/en/speaker-dashboard
- In the dashboard, you can find information about the CfP, read the CfP guidelines and access the FAQs.
- You can also directly create a session or request support.
Step 3: Submit session
- Click on 'Submit session' in the tab or 'Click here for entry forms' in the dashboard.
- Select the festival area for your idea and click 'Submit session'.
- Fill in the CfP form, especially the mandatory fields with a red asterisk (*).
- Fill in all the required information such as title, abstract, description, tracks, format, language, speakers, moderator, experience, duration, comments and technical details.
- Confirm that you have read the CfP guidelines.
- Click “Save” to save your session.
Step 4: Add contributors
- If your session has multiple contributors, they will need to each create a profile and enter their profile name.
- In the CfP form, under "Participants", click "Add another item" and add the profile names.
Step 5: Log out
- Finally, log out.
Please note that the session must be completed by the CfP deadline of 15 January 2024. Until then, you can log in and make changes at any time. Please use the following link: https://re-publica.com/en/user/login
Good luck with your re:publica 2024 entry!
Your final CfP checklist
I have created and completed my profile on re-publica.com.
I have chosen a festival area (conference, hands on, off stage) and a programme category (track).
I know the possible formats (talk, workshop, performance, etc.) and have chosen the one that suits my submission.
I have read, understood and confirmed the CfP guidelines.
All contributors have been invited, informed and confirmed.
You are ready - we look forward to your CfP submission!