General questions

re:publica 2022 will take place from 8-10 June 2022 at Arena Berlin and Festsaal Kreuzberg.


re:publica 2022 will take place from 8-10 June 2022 in Berlin. You can find all the information here on our website, as well as on Twitter, FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.

Tickets for rp22 are available in our online ticket shop.


Current press releases and images as well as all information on press accreditation can be found on our press section soon available on this website. For press and interview requests, please contact presse at re-publica.com.


All information about the programme and our speakers can be found at re-publica.com/festival.


Regular (until 31 March 2022)
Standard: € 225.00
Business: € 695.00 *
Reduced: € 115.00 **

Regular (from 1 April 2022)
Standard: € 235.00
Business: € 735.00 *
Reduced: € 125.00 **

Each ticket includes entry to re:publica 2022. All prices include 19% VAT and fees. Our partner, Xing Events, will issue invoices for each order, which are automatically sent out along with the tickets.

Tickets can be ordered online until 7 June 2022, 23:55. Please note: If you have a ticket code, you must also redeem it by this time. From 8 June 2022, tickets will "only" be available at the more expensive box office price, subject to availability. Daily updates are available on our Twitter channel.

* Includes catering on all three days and other exclusive benefits.
** Reduced tickets are available for pupils, students, trainees, volunteers, ALG II recipients (not ALG I), pensioners (and people aged 65 or over) and people with disabilities. Proof of eligibility must be presented for accreditation.



Tickets already purchased for re:publica 2020 are generally valid for re:publica 2022. We have sent everyone who has already purchased a ticket for rp20 an updated ticket to the email address they provided, which gives full access to re:publica 2022. In case something is unclear, please contact us via ticket (at) re-publica.com.

With a business ticket you get access to several extras, including:

  • Payment by invoice
    Ordering tickets by invoice makes internal processing of payments easier, especially for companies and employees of larger corporations. Business tickets can be conveniently ordered and paid for by invoice.
  • Fastlane at the entrance
    No more waiting in long queues: We offer special accreditation counters for business ticket holders (fastlane access may not be guaranteed at certain times).
  • Access to Business and Speaker Lounge
    If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the re:publica festival for a while, the centrally located Business and Speaker Lounge is the place to go for relaxed talks in a quiet atmosphere and maybe even the chance to meet re:publica Berlin speakers.
  • Contact person from re:publica at the Business Lounge
    A member of the re:publica team will be available to answer questions in the Business and Speaker Lounge.
  • Catering on all three event days
    Catering at the Business Lounge is included in the Business Ticket. Vegetarian and vegan options are of course also available.
  • Soft drinks, coffee and tea flat rates.
    Drinks are included at the Business and Speaker Lounge.
  • Guided Tours
    New to the re:publica? Looking for programme highlights, the most popular meeting places and real insider tips? Don't miss out! We will be offering Business Ticket holders daily guided tours in small groups on the festival grounds.

It's simple: You should have an official document that was valid at the time of ticket purchase that you show us before validating the ticket. The name on the document should match the name on the ticket. Contact us via ticket at re-publica.com if this is not the case.

  • Pupils need a valid student ID with photo.
  • Students need a valid student ID with photo or a current certificate of enrolment and a photo ID.
  • Trainees and interns need an informal written confirmation from their employer or the vocational school or training centre.
  • Recipients of ALG II can show their Berlinpass or a written confirmation (e.g. official notice of eligibility).
  • Pensioners (as well as people aged 65 or older) must show a pension certificate or a photo ID with the corresponding date of birth.
  • People with disabilities need a disability pass or confirmation from re:publica (via ticket at re-publica.com)

Please note: The documents must be (have been) valid at the time of ticket purchase.


Yes! We offer tickets for groups of 10 or more pupils at a price of € 69,- per person. Please send us an email to ticket at re-publica.com for more information.


Yes! For groups of 10 students or more and when ordering through a recognised university, tickets are available at a reduced rate of only € 69,- per person. Please contact ticket (at) re-publica.com.


Yes! We offer discounts especially for NGOs and non-profit organisations. Please contact ticket (at) re-publica.com for details.

Number of tickets


1 - 9


10 - 49


50 - 99


100 - 500


*For NGOs and non-profit organisations only. Not sure if your group qualifies for the discount? Ask us!

Note: Not all NGOs and non-profit organisations are eligible for this offer.


Yes, we offer special conditions for groups of 10 or more. Please contact ticket (at) re-publica.com.

Number of tickets


1 - 9


10 - 49


50 - 99


100 - 500


*Only for NGOs and non-profit organisations.

Share: Tickets are personalised and cannot be split between several people.

Transfer: Tickets can be transferred to another name once until 7 June 2022 via the link in your order confirmation email.




You can't make it to rp22 after all and would like to have your ticket transferred to someone else? You want to give away or sell your ticket?

No problem. You can easily change the details of your ticket yourself. You will find a link for this in your order confirmation, that you received together with your ticket by email after your purchase from Xing Events. Please note that this can only be done until 7 June 2022 and there will be no rebooking or refund. So if you don't want the ticket to be a gift, you would need to clarify this with the person receiving it beforehand.

If you have any questions or problems, just send us a quick email to ticket at re-publica.com.

Cancellation is exclusively possible for privately purchased tickets and until two weeks before the start of the event at the latest, i.e. until 25 May 2022 23:59. The cancellation fee is € 5.95 per ticket plus processing fees, which depend on the ticket price. For a standard ticket (€ 225), for example, the cancellation fee is € 13.31. The remaining amount will automatically be refunded to the original payment method. This can take up to four weeks, depending on the payment method, particularly for credit card payments.

You will find a link with cancellation information in the order confirmation email you received after purchasing your ticket. If you cannot find the email, please contact the Xing Events team directly (via support at xing-events.com) for further information.

To save cancellation fees, you can resell the ticket and transfer it to another name free of charge. You can find information on reselling tickets in our FAQ: How do I transfer my ticket to another person?

In a few rare cases, we unfortunately had to cancel rp20 tickets. These were mainly evening tickets and tickets for accompanying persons. If you have any questions, please contact tickets (at) re-publica.com.


Tickets for individual days are not on sale online for re:publica 22.


You have two options to join us for free:

  • Become a volunteer
    Before, during and after re:publica we depend on the support of volunteers. As a volunteer, you will receive a three-day ticket in exchange for an 8-hour volunteer shift, including meals during your time of service. Volunteer accreditation is expected to start in March 2022.
  • Become a speaker
    Our "Call for Participation" (CfP), offering you to submit your own talk, workshop, discussion panel or other activities, starts on 13 December 2021.

Furthermore, low-priced tickets are often sold on Twitter or Facebook [1][2]. Keep an eye on those channels or make yourself heard with a post!

(re:publica and republica GmbH are not responsible for privately resold tickets and/or the resale process).

Children up to and including 15 years of age are admitted free of charge. From the age of 16, a ticket is required. Perhaps TINCON (on Friday and Saturday at Festsaal Kreuzberg) is also of interest to your child?

We recommend that younger children are always accompanied and supervised by an adult. See also "Can I bring an accompanying person to re:publica?"

Of course you can! The easiest way is to buy a regular ticket for your companion. But there are other options as well:

  • Accompaniment for people with disabilities
    The re:publica wants to be as accessible as possible for people with disabilities. We design the festival grounds to be as accessible as possible for people with disabilities and provide a variety of help and support. Unfortunately, however, not all barriers can be removed. People with disabilities can invite one accompanying person to re:publica free of charge. In exceptional cases, they can bring more than one person or different accompanying persons on different days. The famous "B" (accompanying person/"Begleitperson") in your ID card is not mandatory. Please contact us in advance via ticket at re-publica.com with your ticket number and a short explanation or a simple comment about your wish to have an "accompanying person". Make sure to contact us as soon as possible!
  • "Nanny" persons
    If you are coming to re:publica with your child, it is possible to get access for a nanny (e.g. grandparent, parent, close friend) via ticket at re-publica.com. Deadline for registration: 20 May 2022.
  • Other accompanying persons
    We want all participants to feel comfortable and safe at re:publica. If you need an accompanying person or animal, please contact us via ticket (at) re-publica.com. We kindly ask you to contact us as soon as possible!

As always, admission for accompanying persons can only be granted with a corresponding written confirmation from us. Please contact us well in advance so that there will be no problems at the entrance. Thank you!

Yes, we are confident that re:publica 2022, like its predecessors, will again be recognised as educational leave in Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Berlin, Hamburg and the Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung. We will explain in detail what you need to know and how to do it in a How-To on our website soon.
We are constantly reviewing whether we can add more federal states to our list. However, since "Bildungsurlaub" is a state matter, the procedures and requirements do unfortunately differ considerably from state to state.

  • Animals, dogs in particular
    For the well-being of animals and for safety reasons, animals are generally not allowed on the premises.
    Exceptions apply for therapy dogs (especially guide dogs). Please contact us as early as possible via ticket at re-publica.com!
  • Bag checks
    A bag check will be carried out by our security service at the entrance.
    Large bags and suitcases cannot be taken onto the grounds and must be deposited at the free suitcase cloakroom. Small bags and rucksacks are no problem, but our security service will take a look inside.
  • Bottles and other containers
    Plastic bottles up to 1.5 l, or glass bottles up to 1.0 l and thermos bottles ("Dopper" bottles) may be taken onto the premises.
  • Kickscooters and scooters
    Scooters with and without electric drive as well as e-boards and skate boards cannot be taken onto the premises and must be handed in at the suitcase cloakroom.
  • Bicycles
    Please leave bicycles at the designated bicycle parking spaces. Folding bikes can also be left at the suitcase cloakroom.
  • Dangerous objects
    Weapons, ammunition and pyrotechnic goods are not allowed on the premises. Please note: These items cannot be stored in our suitcase cloakroom either.
  • Hygiene and safety precautions
    We are currently working on a comprehensive security and hygiene concept for re:publica 22.
    More information will follow shortly.

Call for Participation

Not necessarily, but it can help us understand your submission better. If your video is not directly related to your topic, but can demonstrate your qualities as a speaker, feel free to use it.

Should you not have found any answers in our extensive FAQs (please read through them carefully and thoroughly) feel free to contact the Programme Team via programme[at]re-publica.com. 

Each person has to first set up a speaker account (see FAQs). Only then can they create a session for which they will be solely responsible. If you won’t be participating yourself, then you will have to enter the speaker and contact information and forward them the password. A valid email address is necessary as we will be sending important information for the speakers to the listed email address via our system.

Blatant advertising and marketing pitches don't stand a chance in our Call for Participation. The participants of re:publica and the Programme Team are looking for captivating and well-researched content addressing solutions and challenges of our digital society.

That doesn't mean that re:publica participants aren't interested in the latest digital products or services. If you would like to showcase your innovation, please contact our colleagues from Partner Management who will be happy to give you more information about the many opportunities to be present at #rp22 via partner at re-publica.com.

Video material from a conference or event you have already spoken at helps us a great deal in our assessment. It allows us to better understand, evaluate and categorize your submission, while also giving us an impression of your public speaking skills and your ability to communicate your topic. Don’t worry, these videos are not made public. You should, however, own the rights to use them.

No. You are responsible for your session. That said, should there be any urgent issues, we are happy to offer advice.


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

Your session will be published once it is accepted for the conference programme and we will inform you via email before we publish it.

Please thoroughly check your username and password. If that doesn't solve the problem: Don’t worry. The team is happy to help you with any technical problems (that you haven’t been able to solve yourself after several attempts) via info[at]re-publica.com.

Preparing and delivering a session at re:publica takes time. By submitting, you agree to comply with the CfP Guidelines in order to prepare and organise a session for re:publica that meets our content and formal requirements. If you are not ready to make this commitment, we recommend that you do not participate in the Call for Participation (CfP).

The programme team curates the content from the community's proposals submitted via the Call for Participation (CfP), but also specifically invites speakers* and advises partners. It also cooperates with external co-curators. Since the programme team and the co-curators* have the greatest influence in this process and ultimately make the decision on acceptance and rejection, the CfP is a modified form of crowdsourcing.

The CfP is a good barometer to identify topics of interest to the re:publica community. At the same time, the CfP leads to bringing new ideas and surprises to the re:publica.

No. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Programme Team for late submissions if these relate to important current events. The Programme Team may also request these.

The Call for Participation for the "Conference" and "Hands On" programme ends on
06 February 2022 (23:59 CET).

The Call for Participation for the "Off Stage" programme ends on
06 March 2022 (23:59 CET).

In general, please submit an idea that you can execute yourself. That said, if you have a great idea that may require our help for its implementation, we suggest you get in contact with the Programme Team as soon as possible via programme[at]re-publica.de. We will then evaluate whether we will be able to help out or can find others to help you.

No. We cannot cover travel and accommodation costs. But you will get a 3-day ticket and catering on the day you speak.

No, unfortunately not.

Tickets are generally not refundable. You may resell your ticket or gift it to someone. There will be more information available soon in our ticket FAQ.

A good Off Stage activity:

  • Leaves a lasting impression
  • Is implementable within the means and space available
  • Values the privacy of participants and visitors

Yes we do. We want re:publica to be colourful and exciting. We are thrilled if everyone contributes to making it a great festival every year. However, we unfortunately have an extremely limited budget, which means you should plan in a resource-saving way. We can only help in exceptional cases and on a limited basis. But don't hesitate, we often have creative ideas for the realisation of great activities.
To make planning easier for you and for us, we'll ask you for a few important details right away.
Do you already have a tech rider? Please send it to us. Click here for the CfP form.

All speakers involved in the session will receive a 3-day ticket and delicious catering for the day they speak. We do not cover the costs of travel, accommodation, speakers' fees or moderation.


No. We ask for information in order to evaluate and rank your proposal. If your submission is accepted, we will publish it. However, only information that is relevant to the participants will be visible. Your contact details and the like will not be published.



  • Lightning Talk: 1 speaker, 15-minute talk plus 15-minute Q&A
  • Lecture: 1 to 2 speakers, 30 minutes or 1 hour including Q&A
  • In Conversation With: 2 speakers without moderation, 45-minute talk plus 15-minute Q&A
  • Panel Discussion: Up to 3 speakers plus moderator, 45-minute discussion plus 15-minute Q&A
  • Live podcast: Live production during the event, no time limit
  • Meet Up: Open format for an informal exchange on a topic of interest, possibly light moderation by meet up organisers, 60 minutes



  • Workshop: In-depth workshop session with 1-2 workshop leaders
  • Tutorial: An intensive learning programme with 1-2 workshop leaders
  • Games: Develop, test or play a game together with others at re:publica 



  • Intervention: Temporary action, sometimes interaction with participants, to draw attention to a topic
  • Performance: Temporary artistic presentation 
  • Installation: Fixed object for all three days of the festival 
  • Contest: Competition of all kinds
  • Film: Short or long — we have the screen for your film
  • Theater & Musical: Acting project of any kind
  • Special: This is the place for surprising and crazy ideas



  • DJ Set: You’re in control to deliver the sound of the night
  • Karaoke: What can we say, we need more karaoke and sing-a-longs
  • Concert: "We are a festival" and that includes music, music, music
  • Slams: "Blow our minds!" Show the community what spoken word can do
  • Dance: Challenge or ballroom dancing? We have the right dance floor for everything and everyone 

For the first time, the #rp22 programme will be divided into four festival areas. Submissions are possible for each area: 

The re:publica conference programme consists of everything that takes place on our stages: From panel discussions and lectures, interviews and fireside chats, to readings, lecture performances and much more.

From hardware workshops, free DIY and tinkering to gardening with robots, live biohacking or TikTok dance tutorials: all sessions about making and learning will have their place in the “Hands On” programme. Contributions can be up to 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 120 minutes long (or longer in exceptional cases).

Flash mob, field test, installation, exhibition, concert, pop-up happening, cabaret, virtual reality, augmented reality applications ...and whatever else you can think of to fill the festival grounds of #rp22 grounds in artistic, activist, scientific, technological and informative ways.

No festival would be complete without music, dancing and partying. We are looking forward to musicians, DJ sets, karaoke organisers, producers of musicals and everyone who wants to celebrate #rp22 together with all participants and turn night into day.

Tags are keywords that you can use to classify your post according to topics. You can assign a total of three tags to your post. 

Any Way the Wind Blows
Finding Europe
Internet Policy
Mixed Reality
Platform Economics

In order to curate the re:publica programme in a balanced way, we put together a "Track Team" of experts for each of the seven tracks, who will work on and evaluate the CfP submissions in the respective track.

The Track Teams are made up of 5-12 members, including well-known representatives of the digital society, loyal friends of re:publica, experts in their field, as well as returning speakers.

"Tracks" are general categories to which you can assign your submission, such as "Politics", "Economy" or "Culture".

All "tracks" (categories) are determined at the beginning of the Call for Participation (CfP). This year we have defined the following tracks:

  • Politics
  • Media
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Culture
  • Economy
  • Society

We will inform you if your session has been accepted after the CfP deadline has passed and after a short evaluation phase by the programme team and the experts of the track teams. We ask for your patience, as we usually receive more than 1,000 session proposals.

You're in charge of organising your session and therefore also of organising moderation if your session requires moderation. 

Yes. That's because they will be added to the respective sessions. Just like speakers, Presenters/Moderators and Stage Hosts will also be accredited at the entrance to the conference. Please note that presenters should only be added to a session after prior consultation and confirmed availability.

Each stage at re:publica will be hosted by a Stage Host. This means he/she announces the sessions, conducts the Q&As at the end of a session and leads over to the next item on the programme. In addition, our Stage Hosts inform the audience about important changes in the programme and other special features at short notice—they exchange information with the programme team during re:publica.

Moderators usually lead the discussion or conversation in a session. This requires thorough preparation. For preparatory talks we will put the moderators in contact with the speakers—if not already done by the session leader.

You can submit your proposal in German or English. Note: Your submission must be written in the language in which you will be holding your session.

You can find the following information right within the form. 
Characters = All characters including spaces

  • Your biography may have a maximum of 1000 characters.


  • The title has a maximum of 180 characters      
  • The short thesis has a maximum of 350 characters
  • The description of the session has a maximum of 2000 characters (longer texts will not be evaluated or will only be evaluated up to 2000 characters). tl;dr!

The length of a session depends on the festival area and format. 


  • Lightning Talk: 15-minute lecture plus 15-minute Q&A
  • Lecture: 30 minutes or 1 hour including Q&A session
  • In Conversation With: 45-minute talk plus 15-minute Q&A
  • Panel Discussion: 45-minute talk plus 15-minute Q&A
  • Live Podcast: No time limit
  • Meet-Up: 60 minutes

HANDS ON format

  • Sessions can be 60 minutes, 90 minutes or 120 minutes long (longer in exceptional cases)


  • No time limit

Because the listed speakers will influence the selection process, we encourage you to have confirmed the line-up by the end of the Call for Participation (CfP) phase. You can still nominate the speaker you would like to hear from, plus your relationship with them or why you think they will accept, in the comments box. 

Yes, the planned speakers should all have at least been informed and invited. They should also be confirmed and added to the session by the time the Call for Participation (CfP) deadline expires (please note: each speaker needs their own speaker account, see FAQ "How do I add co-speakers?").

If you organize a panel it is your responsibility that all speakers add information to their profile and manage these themselves – see also: person responsible for session. Only propose a panel that can actually be realised in that constellation of participants.

  • You are responsible for producing your session and for considering our feedback on the format.
  • If you have submitted the session for more than one person, you are the contact person for all questions about the session.
  • You are the organiser and also appear as a speaker in the session.
  • You are responsible for ensuring that the co-speakers have created a speaker profile as well.
  • You add the co-speakers to your session (see FAQs).
  • You are responsible for passing on all information to your co-speakers.
  • You can only be responsible for one session at re:publica.

The teaser should be really short, like "tl;dr" - 350 characters maximum. Just state your basic thesis and how you will discuss/address it. In other words, what is the "too long; didn't read" of your session?

Please use a maximum of 180 characters. Keep everything short and crisp, as the titles may be automatically shortened for the programme overview and when uploading the session video.

Of course funny titles are catchy. However, the re:publica is big and your title is competing with hundreds of other titles for the attention of participants. The more direct and explanatory your title is, the better. "All You Need is Love: Social Media Strategies against Online Hate" is better than "Why All You Need is Love".

The general rule is: quality instead of quantity! You can submit one idea in each festival area. Only in exceptional cases will we confirm two proposals per festival area. 

To see what the form looks like, check out the PDFs below. Please note that fields marked with a red star (*) are mandatory and must be filled in.


Yes. If you've registered for re:publica after 2014, you can reactivate your existing account. Please log in on the website using your old login credentials and simply update your profile.

Yes. The account allows you to register yourself as a speaker, manage your information and submit a proposal for the CfP. You can edit your proposal at any time—even after it's submitted but only until the deadline. Account registration and setup is free and only takes a few minutes. Just head over to: https://re-publica.com/en/user/register

Everybody is welcome to submit ideas and participate in the CfP.

The Call for Participation "Conference" and "Hands On" programme ends on
06 February 2022 (23:59 CET).

The Call for Participation for the “Off Stage” programme ends on
06 March 2022 (23:59 CET).

The re:publica feeds off of creativity and a wealth of ideas. The big societal, political and technological challenges don’t change overnight. But don’t worry: we always leave a few slots open until April so that we are able to include current events in the programme.

Generally speaking, the sooner we select the sessions, the better we can bundle them together into topic tracks, consult with the speaker, fine-tune—and, last but not least, allow for visitors to start planning early.