FAQ

General questions

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.

Entrance Arena Berlin
Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin
Accreditation possibility for participants with standard, reduced and business tickets, partners, press, speakers and volunteers.

Entrance Festsaal Kreuzberg
Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin
Accreditation possibility for participants with standard, reduced and business tickets.

We recommend travelling within Berlin by bicycle or public transport!

U-Bahn (Metro): Take the U1 or U3 line to the Schlesisches Tor underground station. From there it is about a 12 min walk. From the underground station Warschauer Str. (U1,U3) it is approx. 19 min on foot.

Tram: Take tram line M10 to S+U Warschauer Str. The tram stop Warschauer Str. is 1105 metres away, approx. 15 min walk.

S-Bahn: Take lines S41/S42/S9/S8/S85 to Treptower Park S-Bahn station. From there it is approx. 800 metres to the location, approx. 11 min on foot. The S Warschauer Str. (S9/S3/S5/S7/S75) is 1683 metres away, 23 min walk.

Bus: Take bus lines 165, 265 and M43 to the Heckmannufer or Eichenstr./Puschkinallee bus stops. From the Heckmannufer stop it is a 3 min walk, Eichenstr./Puschkinallee is a 5 min walk.

Arrival by bike: We will provide bicycle parking spaces.

Arrival by car: Car park (public car park) I Parking lot (public car park, few parking spaces)

By Train: Take the FEX, RE1, RE7 trains to Ostkreuz S-Bahn station. Take cross-regional trains to Ostbahnhof or Hauptbahnhof. From there, take the S-Bahn (S9/S3/S5/S7/S75) to Treptower Park S-Bahn station.

You can find more information about your journey here.

pre:publica (Tue, 7. June)
Admission: 16:00h

Possibility to pick up the accreditation already the evening before and thus avoid possible waiting times on day 1.

Day 1 (Wed, 8. June)
Admission: 8:30h

Evening programme: 21:00h

Day 2 (Thu, 9. June)
Admission: 9:00h

Evening programme: 21:00h

Day 3 (Fri, 10. June)
Admission: 9:00h

Evening programme: 21:00h

Day 4 .txt (Sat, 11. June)

Admission: 10:00h

 

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

Tickets for rp22 are available in our online ticket shop.

 

You can apply for the press accreditation for re:publica Berlin 2022 until 29 May 2022. Find the online registration form here.

All press information and materials can be found in our press area.

For press and interview requests, please contact presse at re-publica.com.

For over 15 years, re:publica stands for diversity in an open society. Of course, this also applies to re:publica 2022—on site and online. Please find our detailed Code of Conduct here.

 

On 11 June 2022, the fourth day of re:publica, we want to devote ourselves exclusively to the written word in the Glashaus and the Badeschiff on the Arena grounds. A one-day network meeting will celebrate and discuss the living word - with a mix of stage programmes with talk and entertainment formats, workshops, a marketplace and social programme. Further information can be found here.

You can get your ticket here. The day ticket will cost 45 euros, but for re:publica guests who can't get enough, this fourth day will be available at a discounted price of 25 euros.

The hygiene concept for re:publica 22 includes the regulations and specifications of the state of Berlin that are valid at the time of the event, as well as additional measures necessary to ensure that all participants feel comfortable and safe.

We also recommend wearing FFP2 mouth/nose protection and keeping your distance in the large main hall. For small rooms we have decided on mandatory wearing of face masks.

If you feel ill or have symptoms that indicate a Covid-19 disease, we ask you to stay at home!

The pre:publica always takes place one day before the official festival. From 4pm onwards, you have the opportunity to pick up your accreditation the evening before and thus avoid any waiting times on day 1. You can also get into the re:publica mood with a drink and meet your re:publica friends!

 

 

There will be a wide range of vegetarian and vegan culinary options on the festival grounds. From 2022, the catering at re:publica will be completely meat-free - both for participants and for the crew. Our goal is to switch to a completely vegan offer in the long term and to further reduce waste.

The festival grounds of re:publica 2022 are mostly barrier-free. A large part of the festival site is entirely barrier-free accessible—the Hoppetosse and Escobar are unfortunately not barrier-free. For more information on accessibility, please see the site plan and re-publica.com/nachhaltigkeit.

The programme on Stage 1 will be simultaneously translated into German and English.

The programme on Stage 1 will be streamed on the website and YouTube.

Tickets

Regular (until 18 April 2022)
Standard: € 225.00
Business: € 695.00 *
Reduced: € 115.00 **

Regular (from 19 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. The country of origin is not relevant. Your official documents should be in German or English or clearly and easily understandable.

 

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

Discount

1 - 9

10%*

10 - 49

10%

50 - 99

15%

100 - 500

20%

*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

Discount

1 - 9

10%*

10 - 49

10%

50 - 99

15%

100 - 500

20%

*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.

Yes. If you are from Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheinland-Pfalz or Saarland, you can apply for your participation at re:publica 2022 to be recognised as educational leave. Find out more about how to apply and what else you need to know here.

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.

 

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).

  • 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.

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!

Sustainability

re:publica is an event originating from Berlin, which this year will take place in and on the grounds of Arena Berlin and Festsaal Kreuzberg, and thus in the heart of the city.

  • With our event we want to contribute to the revitalisation of the area surrounding our venues Arena Berlin and Festsaal Kreuzberg. For this we cooperate with neighbouring clubs and local initiatives such as Flutgraben e.V..
  • Together with the venues, we are developing ways to produce our events in the most environmentally and socially friendly way possible. We work together with local service providers and privately owned companies to realise our events. Most of them have been with us for many years, some of them since the first event.
  • Berlin actors and institutions play an integral part in the programme, as do Berlin city topics.

re:publica is all about encounters—the planned ones as well as the random ones: At our last analogue edition in 2019, we had 950 international speakers from over 70 countries and counted a total of 25,000 visits during the three days of the conference. While we love these numbers, we seriously have to cut our greenhouse gas emissions in the area of mobility. Major factors in this are transport for production and travel of participants and speakers.

  • The venues of re:publica are easily accessible by public transport. 
  • We recommend that our participants travel by public transport.
  • We will not create any new or additional parking spaces.
  • Speakers within Germany and ideally also within Europe will travel by train. 
  • We intentionally work with service providers from Berlin and the surrounding area in order to keep transport distances as short as possible.
  • Most of the speakers and artists come from Berlin or the surrounding area. 
  • Car and bike sharing stations are located near the festival site.
  • Charging stations for electric cars are available near the venue.
  • Our warehouse is located near the festival site. Access is therefore short here as well.
  • Hotels for crew and speakers are well connected with public transport to the festival, some even within walking distance.
  • Most of the team members travel to the re:publica site by bike or public transport.

Events consume a lot of energy. That is why a central goal of our sustainability efforts for #rp22 is to reduce energy consumption and to avoid usage where possible.

  •  Arena Berlin uses renewable energy.
  • Our server at re:publica is powered by renewable energy. 
  • Lighting is a major factor in energy consumption at an event. That's why we are further expanding the use of LED technology. This is very expensive and can only be done gradually. 
  • Whenever possible, we work with daylight. For June, we hope for long hours of sunshine and look forward to summer evenings outdoors. 
  • We are currently looking for ways to generate energy from alternative sources on the days of the event - for example, through solar and wind power units that are mobile.

As of 2022, the catering at re:publica will be completely meat-free - both for participants and for the crew. Our goal is to switch to a completely vegan offer in the long term and to further reduce waste.

  •  Ingredients: Our service providers primarily use fresh, seasonal products of regional origin and, wherever possible, organic quality. Coffee and tea are fair trade and organic. 
  • Waste prevention: Participants can bring their own water bottles and a multi-use cup for the catering service. Additionally, compostable disposable cups, disposable tableware and cutlery made from palm leaves or wood will be used by the catering service. We will explore alternatives for #rp22.
  • Avoiding food waste: The calculation of our caterers is based on the fact that offered items could run out and thus be sold out.
  • Challenge: We would like to donate food. However, due to the current hygiene guidelines, this simply isn't possible.

re:publica embraces openness, diversity and free access to knowledge for all. That's why we are constantly working on making re:publica as an event as well as an organisation more barrier-free and inclusive. All participants should be able to feel comfortable and welcome here.

  • Accessibility on the premises: This year, we are pleased to be able to host the Arena Berlin and the Festsaal Kreuzberg, two venues that are full of potential experiences. Some of the architecture of the venues dates back to the 1920s. The Arena, for example, was built as a depot for the Allgemeine Berliner Omnibus AG. At that time, barrier-free access was not sufficiently considered during construction. Together with the owners, we want to develop the place further and are planning measures to make the Arena fit for the future. Some of these will be implemented for rp22, others are on our list for the coming season.
  • Guide dogs for the blind may be admitted.
  • We provide hearing facilities.
  • The accompaniment of a person with a severely disabled ID with the mark B has free entry at re:publica.
  • A team of sign language interpreters will be on duty during all days of the event. They can be requested at the Infopoint.
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets are marked on the event map.
  • Changing tables are available in all barrier-free toilets.
  •  Parking spaces for people with disabilities are available on the re:publica grounds. Additional parking spaces are available a short distance away.
  • The entrance fee for the re:publica should not be a barrier for interested people with few financial means. We have scaled ticket prices. As a volunteer, it is also possible to help out on one day during the conference. In return, volunteers will receive meals on the day of assignment and free admission for the remaining days. You can find more information here.

We want to avoid buying new materials and producing seasonal items. If this is not possible, we take into account sustainable standards, i.e. environmental and social compatibility, in new purchases and production. In particular, we rely on recycled materials.

  •  Merchandise items are produced on demand in the "re:publica Sweat Shop". Shirts and bags can be printed and recycled on site.
  • Since 2018, we have been producing lanyards from recycled plastic. For #rp22 we have decided not to produce new lanyards, but ask participants to bring old ones and reuse them.
  • For #rp22, we are doing without a printed programme flyer. Instead, there is now a re:publica app.
  • The primary goal in purchasing is reusability.
  • Recycled paper will be used for printed materials and printed on both sides.
  • Give-aways are only accepted in exceptional cases and only if they have an explicit added value for the participants and were not produced solely for the event.
  • After each event, we critically evaluate which seasonal and temporary acquisitions we actually still need and/or have produced.

The re:publica reinvents itself every year. Re-thought – but not re-made. By renting, reusing and upcycling, we are able to avoid new fabrications for one-off uses. Recyclable parts are stored and leftover materials are reused in an upcycling process.

  •  Hire: For re:publica 2022, we will rent furniture, plants, planting beds, decorative objects and technical equipment, among other things. For all rental objects, we emphasise fibre-based materials and try to avoid plastic.
  • Reuse: On the event space, we use rental furniture and reusable, simple booth architecture made of FSC-certified wood. These wooden modules will be used for the sixth time at #rp22. Every year, baker's crates and colourful Monobloc chairs are used as basic elements of our look and feel. They have been a style-defining element of re:publica since 2012 and are cleaned and stored after each event.
  • Upcycling: For the past seven years, we have been passing on to friendly festivals and initiatives materials and furniture that we cannot reuse or store after a re:publica in order to use them for their event - e.g. off-cuts, used Molton, screws or Forrex panels. Examples: The "Immergut Festival" built a bar out of wood and silk screen panels from the re:publica. The "Hedonists" have adopted molton and cardboard. Mirrors that were used at #rpTEN were reused at "Fusion", the "MELT Festival" and the "Tech Open Air". We also receive material from other actors and events: For #rp19, adidas gave us green carpets for our meadow landscape in the so-called "Community Garden", among other things.

Our goal is to avoid or recycle waste. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of waste at re:publica. Our long-term goal is to develop a waste concept with waste management experts and perhaps implement it at re:publica 2023, so that all the recyclable materials still lying dormant in the waste can be recovered and reused. And who knows, maybe one day we'll even manage a zero-waste festival.

  • re:publica ensures separate waste collection and disposal.
  • All service providers and partners are encouraged to recycle or avoid their packaging.
  • We use 80% regenerated film for packaging material for rental objects and re:publica's own pallet goods.
  • Challenge: Commercial waste is incinerated in Berlin. This is where we want to start in the future with the new waste concept and discover and develop new solutions.
  • In the programme of re:publica, we want to offer space to all those perspectives that value and consciously promote human diversity as a social potential.
  • Diversity and gender balance are fundamental for an inclusive community – they represent our attitude as organisers. We explicitly include people who do not feel they belong to the binary gender paradigm.
  • We are looking forward to diverse topics, attitudes and opinions from the entire (democratic!) spectrum. Anyone can submit idea(s) to the Call for Participation. Two thirds of the programme will be curated from these submissions.
  • The Hands On and Off Stage programme addresses sustainable development issues, raises awareness of climate change challenges and informs about possible solutions.
  • We are very pleased that the conference for digital youth culture TINCON will again take place within the framework of re:publica and that we will once again be able to offer an extensive programme for young people from 13 to 25 years of age, which is accessible to the young participants free of charge.

Together with the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Foundation for the Environment), re:publica is organising programme items that address sustainable transformation and highlight the urgency of acting in line with the 2030 Agenda in all sectors.

From 2022, we will create a Co2 balance of the re:publica. We are currently looking into how we can offset our emissions.

 

Volunteers

From 27 April 2022 you can register on our volunteer page and sign up for a shift.

More information is available here on our volunteer page or in our volunteer Facebook group.

For example, we are looking for stagehands and support in the areas of accreditation, cloakroom, info point, technology and network. We will explain the requirements and task profiles of the individual areas in detail during the registration process.

More information is available on our volunteer page. We explain the requirements and task profiles of the individual areas in detail in the registration process. You can find the descriptions under "Teams".

For the period from 4. to 12. June 2022 we are looking for volunteers to support us for the re:publica Berlin 2022.

You have the possibility to register as a volunteer for the .txt, buy a discounted ticket in our ticket shop or buy a ticket at the accreditation / box office.

Yes, there will be food on the day of your shift. You will also receive a volunteer t-shirt and access to re:publica 2022 on all three days.

Your desired area of assignment is already full or you registered too late in the registration system?
No problem, just check our volunteer system regularly. Of course, it happens that registered volunteers cancel their registration and shifts become free again.

Volunteers not being able to work in their desired area is the exception rather than the rule. However, if something unexpected happens and the needs in the areas of assignment change, we will of course consult with you to see if we can deploy you elsewhere.

 

We will provide you with all the important information about re:publica 2022 in good time by email. You will receive a detailed briefing on your area of assignment at the big volunteer briefing or before your shift, which is why it is very important that you are there on time! In addition, you can find out more about the areas of assignment on the volunteer page.

Yes, shortly before the event, a volunteer briefing will take place on the festival grounds. Here you will get your t-shirt and your #rp22 ribbon. In addition, the contact persons for the individual areas will introduce themselves and you will get to know our four re:publica founders. The volunteer briefing is not a compulsory event, but we recommend that all volunteers, especially those who are attending for the first time, take part.

The Volunteer Lounge is the first point of contact for all volunteers. Here, someone from our team will always be available to answer your questions. In addition, we will give you the number of our volunteer telephone before your shift so that you can reach us at any time.

We will let you know the date of the volunteer briefing. Here you will receive your volunteer shirt, see the location and get to know our team. You will also receive detailed information about meeting points and your area of assignment.

As a volunteer, you are not insured by republica GmbH during the entire event, but by your own health insurance.
In the event of property damage during set-up, dismantling or the event, republica GmbH's liability insurance will come into effect.

 

Of course, something unexpected can always happen. In this case, please contact us immediately so that we can reschedule.

And please don't forget to sign out of your shift in your user account under "My registrations"!

Send us an e-mail: volunteers (at) re-publica.com, join our volunteer Facebook-group (optional!) or browse the FAQ on our website!

Call for Participation

The most interesting sessions give space to different perspectives. Make sure to look for the basic characteristics of a diverse session:
Diversity and gender balance are to be understood as a commitment to an empathetic and inclusive community—they represent our attitude as event organisers.

All sessions should conform to and try to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Gender balance (we naturally include people who do not feel they belong to the binary gender paradigm).
  • Representation of different perspectives
  • Surprise factor

Your session should also convince with a clear idea, a good topical classification and a consistent concept. As well as through concise formulations.
For example: "How surgeons practice difficult operations in virtual reality" is better than "Virtual reality as a training tool".
Describe how you will proceed and which methods you will use. The programme team, our experts from the Track Teams who will evaluate your contribution, and the participants of re:publica are looking for captivating and profound content that deals with the challenges and possible solutions of our digital society. They are not interested in marketing pitches disguised as informative sessions.
You can find some good examples on the website of re:publica 2019, which was themed "tl;dr".

 

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.

Deadlines
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.

CONFERENCE

Formats:

  • 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

HANDS ON

Formats:

  • 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 

OFF STAGE 

Formats:

  • 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

NIGHTLIFE

Formats:

  • 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: 

CONFERENCE
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.

HANDS ON
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).

OFF STAGE 
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.

NIGHTLIFE
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. 

Access
Activism
AI
Any Way the Wind Blows
Arts
Berlin
City
Climate
Coding
Commons
Data
Diversity
Education
Entertainment
Ethics
Fake
Feminism
Finance
Finding Europe
Food
Fun
Games
Health
Internet
Internet Policy
Journalism
LGBTIA2S+
Making
Migration
Mixed Reality
Mobility
Music
Outrage
Pandemic
Platform Economics
re:learn
Resources
Space
Sustainability
Transformation
Utopia
Work

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.

Session:

  • 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. 

CONFERENCE 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)

OFF STAGE & NIGHTLIFE format

  • 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.