FAQ

General questions

re:publica wants to be inclusive for everyone. We design the festival grounds to be as accessible as possible and provide a variety of help and support. Unfortunately, however, not all barriers can be removed. For more information on accessibility, please have a look at the site plan and check out our sustainability page.

Most of the festival site at STATION Berlin is wheelchair accessible. A lift must be used to get to Hall 5. Hall 8 is unfortunately not barrier-free. Due to the cobblestones and a difficult angle of inclination, we are currently working on a barrier-free solution for the transition to Deutsches Technikmuseum.

The programme on Stages 1 + 2 will be simultaneously interpreted into German and English. In addition to transcription, a team of sign language interpreters will be on duty on Stage 1 on all days of the event. After the event, we will upload all recordings of the Stage 1 sessions with sign language translation to YouTube.

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. To do so, select the category "Reduced with accompanying person" in our ticket shop. More info here.

re:publica 2024 will take place from 27-29 May 2024 in Berlin. You can find all information on our website, in our newsletter, as well as on BlueskyTwitter, MastodonFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.

On 26 May 2024, we are organising "PROMPTING CULTURE_The AI Conference" together with the Senate Department for Culture and Community in Berlin. It will take place from 12:00-18:30 in the Lokschuppen of the Deutsches Technikmuseum. Participation is free of charge. Click here to register

 

Participation in the AI conference on 26 May 2024 is free of charge. Click here to register.

With re:publica 2024, we are returning to STATION Berlin! The festival site is located at Luckenwalder Straße 4-6.

We recommend travelling within Berlin by bike or public transport. Here you can find more information on how to get there.

Since 2007, re:publica stands for diversity in an open society. Of course, this also applies to re:publica Berlin 2024 – on site and online. Please find our detailed Code of Conduct here.

 

Tickets

Each ticket includes entry to re:publica Berlin 2024 on all event days. All prices include 19% VAT plus € 0.95 ticket fee per ticket as well as an additional 5% system fee per order. More about the booking fees here.

Regular Tickets

 

Standard

€ 299,-

Business*

€ 999,-

Reduced**

€ 99,-

Reduced with accompanying person*** € 99,-

* Includes catering and drinks on all event days and other exclusive benefits.

** Reduced tickets are available for pupils, students, trainees, ALG II recipients (not ALG I), pensioners (and people aged 65 or older) and people with disabilities. Proof of eligibility must be presented for accreditation.

*** People with disabilities can invite one accompanying person to re:publica free of charge. More information here.

Our new ticket service provider Höme - Für Festivals GmbH creates an invoice for each order, which is automatically sent with the order confirmation. After receipt of payment, you will also receive your tickets by e-mail.

Tickets can be ordered online until 26 May 2024, 23:59. Please note: If you have received a ticket code, you must also redeem it by this time. From 27 May 2024, tickets will only be available at the more expensive box office price, subject to availability.

You can currently complete your order with credit card payment, Paypal/Giropay payment or immediate bank transfer (Sofortüberweisung). Purchase on account is possible on request and reserved for our partner/business ticket buyers. You can submit your request here.

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

  • 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.
     
  • Exclusive Infopoint in the Business and Speaker Lounge
    There will be an exclusive info point in the Business and Speaker Lounge. A contact person will be available there to answer your questions.
     
  • Catering on all event days
    Catering at the Business Lounge is included in the Business Ticket. We offer vegetarian and vegan options.
          
  • 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.

The booking fees go to Höme - Für Festivals GmbH, our new ticket service provider. The fee consists of € 0.95 per ticket plus a system fee of 5% of the total shopping cart value. 

Our friends and partners at Höme - Für Festivals GmbH are shaping the future of the festival industry and using the fees as a lever for positive change. With your fees you support, for example, projects for climate protection, the promotion of mental health and more equality on, in front of and behind the stages. You can find more information here.

Why have the fees changed compared to the year before?

Since we already had to adjust the ticket prices for re:publica 2023 due to higher production costs, we wanted to avoid a further increase by all means. Last year, the ticketing/system fees were still included in the price because the entire support and processing was handled by republica GmbH. With Höme – Für Festivals GmbH, we have now chosen a value-based ticket service provider that uses a portion of the fees as a lever for positive change. With the change to the new provider, customer support will also be outsourced, as we can no longer cover this ourselves.

Please reach out to our ticket service provider Höme - Für Festivals GmbH via this contact form.

You can easily personalise your ticket, or all the tickets you have purchased, by clicking on "show ticket/order" in your order confirmation email and also in your ticket email.

Personalised tickets are only valid for the person named. However, it is possible to transfer a ticket to another person - read more here.

You can't make it to re:publica after all and would like to transfer your ticket to someone else? Do you want to sell or gift your ticket?

No problem. You can easily adjust the ticket data yourself. You will find a link for this purpose in your order confirmation and additionally in the ticket email you received from Höme – Für Festivals GmbH after booking. You can change the data of the personalised ticket by clicking on "show tickets" in the confirmation email.

Please note that this can only be done until 26 May 2024 and that there will be no refund. So if you don't want the ticket to be a gift, you would need to agree on a money exchange with the person receiving it beforehand. re:publica and republica GmbH are not responsible for privately resold tickets or the resale process.

If you have any questions or problems, just reach out to our ticket service provider Höme – Für Festivals GmbH via this contact form.

Our ticket service provider automatically sends an invoice with every complete ticket order. Sometimes the data on it may not be correct or incomplete. 

Incorrect or incomplete billing address? Typing error? Customer reference or VAT ID missing? No problem, please reach out to our ticketing provider Höme – Für Festivals GmbH via this contact form or simply click the support button in your ticket/confirmation email.

Cancellation of tickets for re:publica is not possible.

In case re:publica cannot take place as planned, we will inform you about the possibilities of a refund in due time.

It is possible to transfer your ticket. To find out exactly how, see “How do I transfer my ticket to another person?"

Please check your spam folder for messages from support@hoemepage.com.

If you haven't received an email: No problem, our ticket service provider will be happy to help you! Simply reach out to Höme – Für Festivals GmbH via this contact form.

To receive your ticket, follow the link in the order or payment confirmation you received by email. There you can easily download your ticket as a PDF file, place it in your wallet and/or display it.

You did not receive an e-mail with a link?

It may take a few minutes until you receive your order confirmation. Please also check your spam folder. If you still haven't received your order confirmation, please reach out to our ticket service provider Höme – Für Festivals GmbH via this contact form.

It's simple: You should have an official document that was valid at the time of the ticket purchase that you show us before validating the ticket. The name on the document should match the name on the ticket.

  • Pupils need a valid school ID with a photo (or an school ID plus photo ID if the school ID does not have a photo).
  • University students of any age need a valid student ID with photo or a current enrollment certificate and photo ID.
  • Apprentices, corporate volunteers ("Volontär*innen") and trainees need an informal written confirmation from the employer or a confirmation from the vocational school or the training center.
  • Recipients of Bürgergeld (previously: "ALG II") can show their Berlinpass or a written confirmation (e.g. official notice of eligibility).
  • FSJers and BFDers need a FSJ/BFD volunteer card or an informal written confirmation from the employer.
  • Pensioners (as well as all 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 card (degree of disability is not important to us) or a separate confirmation from re:publica (via ticket at re-publica.com). Info on accompanying persons for people with disabilities can be found here.

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.

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 "B" (accompanying person) in your ID card is not mandatory. To do so, select the category "Reduced with accompanying person" in our ticket shop. You will receive an additional ticket together with your discounted ticket, which you must personalise accordingly.
     
  • Childcare persons
    If you are coming to re:publica with your child, there is the possibility to get free access to childcare (e.g. grandparents, nanny). Please send a request to ticket@re-publica.com as early as possible – but no later than 22 May 2024. The ticket is only valid for accompanying persons and not for parents who are attending re:publica at the same time.
     
  • Other accompanying persons or animals
    We want all participants to feel comfortable and safe at re:publica. If you need a companion who does not fall into the "nanny" category, or e.g. a therapy dog or assistance animal (proof required), please contact us as soon as possible at ticket@re-publica.com.

As always, please contact us well in advance so that there will be no problems at the entrance. Thank you!

The ticket for an accompanying person is only valid in combination with a regular/reduced ticket. Both parties - i.e. ticket purchaser and accompanying person - must be present at the accreditation or ticket check-in.

Children up to and including 15 years of age are admitted free of charge. From the age of 16, a ticket is required. 

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

You have two options:

  • Become a volunteer
    Before, during and after re:publica we rely on the support of volunteers. As a volunteer, you will be admitted to the event on all event days. You will support us on a day of your choice for about 8 hours, of course including food during your time of service. Information on volunteer accreditation will probably be available from February/March 2024.
     
  • Become a speaker
    You can apply for your own talk, workshop, discussion panel or other activities via our "Call for Participation" (CfP).

Since October 2023 we have a new ticket service provider. As we share and appreciate the values and commitment of the new provider, we are very much looking forward to working with Höme - Für Festivals GmbH

Festivals, conferences, clubs and many other events are important places of social change. That's why our ticket service provider not only gives event organisers the appropriate tools, but also supports climate protection projects, calls for more equality in front of and behind the stage, works on a fair industry and develops projects to promote mental health. You can find out more here.

No, the ticket prices for re:publica 2024 have not increased compared to the previous year. 

However, the pre-sale/system fees have increased. This is due to the fact that we have changed our ticket provider and do no longer handle the support and the entire processing ourselves.

Yes! We offer discounts for small NGOs and non-profit organisations on all ticket categories. The discount is automatically deducted in the shopping cart.

Number of tickets Discount
1 - 9 10%*
10 - 100 Use group discounts in the regular ticket shop

*For NGOs and non-profit organisations only.

Checklist for claiming the discount:

  • Your NGO or NPO has less than 20 full-time employees? ✓
  • Do you work full-time or on a voluntary basis for the NGO or NPO? ✓
  • Do you want to buy less than 10 tickets? ✓

  Yes, all three of these points apply!

If you work part-time or on a voluntary basis for an NGO or non-profit organisation with more than 20 employees, you can request/reserve your NGO ticket here. After we have checked your enquiry/reservation, your ticket will be activated and you can complete the purchase process. It can take up to 48 hours for your enquiry to be processed.

Note: Not all NGOs and non-profit organisations are eligible for this offer. We reserve the right to review ticket orders.

Yes, we offer special conditions for groups of 10 people or more. Group discounts apply to standard and reduced tickets. The discount is automatically deducted in the shopping cart.

Amount of Tickets Discount
10 - 25 10%
26 - 50 15%
51 - 100 20%

Would you like to pay by invoice or order tickets for a larger group of 100+ people? Please use this form to contact our ticket service provider Höme - Für Festivals GmbH.

Visitors to re:publica have free admission to TINCON Berlin 2024 on all days (without age restriction and registration) – if not all the seats are already taken by the younger participants. Anyone aged 13 to 25 can attend TINCON Berlin 2024 free of charge, but visitors must register for a day ticket in advance. With the TINCON day ticket, TINCON participants also have access to re:publica on the same day. Information about Tincon can be found here.

 

Volunteers

As a volunteer at re:publica, you will be on duty once for 8 or twice for 4 hours. You will help to realise the festival together with the re:publica crew and crew support and make it a great experience for everyone involved. You will have access to re:publica 24 in Berlin and TINCON at all times.

No, unfortunately re:publica cannot help you with travel or accommodation.

 

Yes, the volunteer intro meeting will take place on Sunday, 26 May 2024 at 2 p.m. at STATION Berlin – more information will follow. It will last about 1.5 hours. Participation is voluntary, but highly recommended, as you can meet the re:publica team and your fellow volunteers and explore the location.

 

The most important thing is always to let us know as soon as possible so that we can plan accordingly. Nothing is more difficult for us than if you simply don't show up. If you feel ill, please stay at home and let us know. Please note that a festival like this is also exhausting as a visitor. So please only apply for one of the later shifts or for dismantling if you are confident that you can do it.

 

Most likely not. The shifts are allocated gradually. It is therefore possible that some volunteers receive their shift(s) earlier than others. If it is important for you to know your shift(s) by a certain date, please note this in the application form and let us know the date.

Officially no. In principle, it is not possible to have periods of work recognised as „Bildungurlaub“ (educational leave). However, the experience of some former volunteers shows that some employers are willing to talk to you because of the nature of re:publica – so it's best to ask your employer directly.

You will receive our volunteer handbook by email in good time before the event. In it you will find all the detailed information and contact persons. If you already have urgent basic questions, please send us an e-mail to volunteers@re-publica.com.

 

Programm

If you have already been a speaker at re:publica, please use your existing profile.

Simply log in to re-publica.com with your old login details and update your profile. If you have already created an account since 2014, please use it. Click here to sign in: https://re-publica.com/en/user/login

Forgot your password? No problem. You can reset it using this link: https://re-publica.com/en/user/password Please check your spam folder.

Setting up a profile only takes a few minutes. Click here to register: https://re-publica.com/en/user/register

Then do the following:

  • Enter your email address to receive important messages. Don't worry, this will not be published.
  • Choose a profile name, ideally a combination of first and last name, so that we can find you more easily if we have any queries.
  • Click 'Create a new account'. You will receive a welcome email with instructions. The activation link in the email is time-sensitive and may take up to 15 minutes to arrive (please check your spam folder).
  • Click on the link to activate and log in to set your password and complete your profile.

To complete your profile, we recommend that you have all information ready that is requested in the mandatory fields, marked with an asterisk (*):

  • Please enter your first name and surname. If you are part of a group or collective, you can use the group name and leave the "First name" field blank. 
  • Upload a photo of yourself that meets the following requirements: no larger than 800KB, in png, gif, jpg or jpeg format, and at least 480x480 pixels in size. You can either indicate the photo credit or select 'private'. This foto will be published in case your submission is accepted.
  • Enter a short biography of no more than 2,000 characters.This information will be published in case your submission is accepted. 
  • Under "Work", enter the link to your organisation's website and the name of the organisation. Optionally, you can also enter your position/role within the organisation. 
  • You can also add your social media profiles and other links. 
  • If you would like to provide statistical information about your background, gender and year of birth, this will help us to ensure diversity and balance. 
  • Tick the 'consent to be contacted' box to allow us to contact you during the CfP selection process or in preparation for re:publica.
  • Please provide a working mobile phone number so that we can contact you in urgent cases. 
  • If you would like to receive the re:publica newsletter, tick the box. 
  • Finally, you can select a language setting (English or German) and your time zone so that the website is displayed for your time zone. 
  • Save everything and you're done!

 

We can only pay fees in selected cases and up to a certain amount. These are negotiated on an individual basis. Basically, we differentiate as follows

  • Invited Speakers on our main stage (who are invited by the programme team) may receive a speaking fee.
  • Invited speakers for panels and interviews (invited by the programme team) may receive a compensation fee.
  • Speakers from the Call for Participation will not receive a fee, but will receive access to the event for all three days of the festival (including catering on the day of your session).

Thanks to our partners and collaborations with other festivals, we also have the opportunity to receive funding for travel and/or fees for selected individual speakers. We will clearly mark programme sessions that have been supported financially by sponsors and/or partners in the programme.

At re:publica you have the opportunity to become either a stage host or a moderator /facilitator. Here are the details for both roles:

  • Stage hosts are responsible for a specific stage on a festival day. They will announce the daily programme, guide you through the different sessions and in some cases moderate the Q&A session at the end of each session. They also inform the audience about changes to the programme and highlights on the festival grounds.
  • Moderators/facilitators conduct interviews or lead discussion panels. They are an essential part of a session, helping to keep the discussion lively, balanced and informative.

re:publica already has a pool of hosts and moderators who have worked at the event in the past. We can accommodate both full professionals and talented amateurs, depending on the size of the stage and the content of the session.

In case your are interested,, please contact the programme team at programme@re-publica.com to apply.

 

Yes, because each  profile is linked to the respective session. We also accredit presenters and stage hosts as well as speakers for our ticketing. Please note that a moderator should only be added to a session after prior consultation and confirmed availability.

Stage hosts come from our community and are paid a small compensation fee, based on the size of the stage. The exception to this is our main stage. For our largest stage, we hire and book our hosts.

The re:publica programme is compiled from several sources. It includes submissions from our Call for Participation (CfP), content from our partners and content curated by our programme team.

  • CfP submissions should be completed by the submission deadline, including moderation / facilitation for panels and interviews. If not, we will recommend moderators from our pool, but will not pay any fees.
  • Partners can book programme slots and determine content, speakers and moderators in consultation with our team. The organisation and payment of fees or expenses for speakers and moderators are usually the responsibility of the partner.
  • Our programme team plans and curates main stage sessions, interviews and panels, sometimes in collaboration with recommendations or co-curators from our community. For these curated sessions, we select moderators /facilitators, who may be compensated based on the size of the stage and the topic.

All moderators / facitlitators receive access to re:publica for all three days and meals on the day of their moderation.

The programme for the re:publica in Berlin is compiled by a team of curators who in this process try to accommodate a wide range of topics and speakers in order to create a diverse and relevant programme.

The curators carefully review the proposals submitted by the CfP and select those that best fit re:publica. They are supported by the track teams, external advisors from our community with expertise in specific subject areas.

re:publica strives to present a balanced mix of well-known experts and emerging voices to provide a broad perspective on our many topics.

In order to ensure the balanced curation of the re:publica programme, we have set up a "track team" for each track, consisting of external advisors who will review and evaluate the CfP submissions in that category. The track teams consist of 4-10 members, including representatives of the digital community, loyal friends of re:publica and experts in their field, as well as returning speakers.

"Tracks” are general subject areas to which you can assign your submission. All tracks (categories) are defined at the beginning of the Call for Participation (CfP). This season, the 6 tracks are as follows:

  • Politics & Society
  • Education & Learning
  • Media & Public Spheres
  • Science & Technology
  • Economy & Work
  • Arts & Culture

There are three festival sections: "Conference" for spoken contributions on the stages, "Hands On" for participatory approaches and workshops and "Off Stage" for all supporting programme taking place on the festival grounds beyond our stages. 

CONFERENCE formats
Talk, Lightning Talk, Conversation, Panel discussion, Meetup, Speak up!

HANDS ON formats
Workshop, DIY

OFF STAGE formats
Performance, Intervention, Games, Move! , Special format

You can find a detailed explanation of the festival areas and formats here: https://re-publica.com/en/cfp-rp24

 

You can write to us at programme@re-publica.com

For all questions that do not concern the programme, please write to info@re-publica.com

Partner

By partners, we understand organisations, companies and institutions that work together with us in the context of our event. They are an integral part of our event and create exciting added value for our participants with their ideas.

Partnerships can take very different forms and can be summarised in four categories:

  1. Sponsors and main partners: Institutions that support the event (e.g. by sponsoring a track or thematic focus)
  2. Partners who book paid services in order to be present at the event (e.g. with a booth or in the programme)
  3. Cooperation partners: partners with whom we cooperate on a content-related level (e.g. exchange of services)
  4. Media partners: partners with whom we cooperate on a communicative level (e.g. mutual mention on communication channels)

You can find a current overview on our partner page.

 

Interested organisations, companies and institutions can book paid programme slots as part of a partnership. The partner team advises partners on suitable topics and formats. Booked sessions are curated in collaboration with the partner and marked with a "P" in the programme overview. The partners themselves are responsible for the content of the session, the descriptive texts and for contacting the speakers and moderators. Partners are also responsible for any travel and accommodation costs incurred by the speakers. The re:publica programme team reserves the right to determine the content of each session. All sessions and the corresponding descriptive texts must have a connection to the topics of re:publica and correspond to its values.

 

Here you will find an initial overview of the various options for presenting yourself as a partner at re:publica. Our partner team is looking forward to working with you to develop and realise your ideas. Please get in touch by email: partner@re-publica.com.

Call for Participation

Yes, you can only access the CfP form if you have a re:publica account. With this account you can also manage your speaker, artist or exhibitor profile and edit your CfP proposal until the CfP deadline. Creating an account is free and only takes a few minutes. Here is the link to create your account: https://re-publica.com/en/user/register

 

To update your profile, simply log in to the re:publica website with your existing login details. If you have already created an account since 2014, please use it. Here is the login link: https://re-publica.com/en/user/login

Anyone can submit ideas and participate in the CfP.

The CfP ended at midnight on 15 January 2024 (Central European Time). You can take part in the CfP for the Science Year 2024 - Freedom until 22 February 2024 (23:59 CET). We will inform you of the status of your submission from mid March onwards.

It is important that your submission is of high quality, rather than just submitting a lot of ideas. You have the opportunity to submit ideas in different festival sections such as Conference, Hands On and Off Stage. We usually aim to have each speaker appear once only per festival area.

Yes, the people you have identified for your planned session should at least be informed and invited. Contributors should also be confirmed and added to the session by the Call for Participation (CfP) deadline on 15 January 2024 (for the Science Year until 22 February 2024). Please note that each contributor needs their own account. This is especially important for panel discussions.

If you are organising a session, it is your responsibility to ensure that all contributors enter their information in their profiles and manage these themselves. Please also read the following point about the responsibilities of a contributor.

You are responsible for your submission. If you have planned a session with more than one person, you are the contact person for all questions. 

  • This means that you will need to organise everything regarding the session as well as taking part in it. 
  • Please absolutely ensure ensure that all contributors have a profile.
  • You add all contributors  to your submission. 
  • You are responsible for passing on all relevant information to everyone involved.

Each person must first create an account. Only after an account has been created can a submission be planned, for which the submitter is responsible.

If you do not want to participate in re:publica yourself, you can enter the profile information of the person who wants to present the session at re:publica. You should then pass on the login details to this person, as important information will be sent to all speakers via our system, such as preparation notes or key dates on the day of the event.

Yes. You are responsible for organising your submission, including moderation/facilitation if your submission requires this (for example, in a panel discussion).

English or German. Important: Your submission must be written in the same language as the session.

No. Submissions after the deadline will not be accepted. However, there are special cases where the programme team may, at its discretion and for good reason, consider or even specifically request late submissions.

You can access the forms if you are registered and logged in. All fields marked with a red asterisk (*) are mandatory and must be filled in.

You can preview the forms here:

If you have already spoken at a conference or event and there are videos of it, this is helpful for us. The videos will help us to better understand and evaluate your submission as it helps us better assess how well you present your topics. Don't worry, these videos will not be published. However, you should make sure that you have permission to use the videos.

Preparing and developing a session for re:publica takes time. By submitting a proposal, you agree to follow the CfP Guidelines, which correspond to our content and formal requirements. If you are not prepared to make this commitment, it is better not to participate in the CfP.

No. We need your information to evaluate and categorise your proposal. If your proposal is accepted, we will make it public. However, only the information relevant to participants will be visible. These are the title and summary of your entry and the public part of your speaker profile.Your contact details will not be published and will not be shared at any time.

There are three festival sections: "Conference" for spoken contributions on the stages, "Hands On" for all participatory formats such as workshops and "Off Stage" for all supporting programme taking place on the festival grounds beyond our stages. 

CONFERENCE formats
Talk, Lightning Talk, Conversation, Panel discussion, Meetup, Speak up!

HANDS ON formats
Workshop, DIY

OFF STAGE formats
Performance, Intervention, Games, Move! , Special format

You can find a detailed explanation of the festival areas and formats here: https://re-publica.com/en/cfp-rp24

Your submission for the Science Year 2024 should have a clear connection to the topic of freedom - you can find out what we mean by this and which aspects are particularly important to us here.

Relevance, being up-to-date, problem-solving, having a stance, opinionated: your proposal 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 proposal may or may not fit our motto.

A good proposal for the Off-Stage programme makes an impression and, in the best case, is easy to implement in terms of material and personnel. Unfortunately, we have a very limited budget, so you should plan in resource-efficient manner. We particularly  welcome participatory ideas that make re:publica colourful and exciting.

 

A good Hands On proposal is one that actively involves visitors. They should be able to have a say or take part, i.e. work, tinker, make or discuss something together.

 

 

Your entry does not necessarily have to relate directly to this year's festival theme. 

  • Title: 180 characters maximum. Keep it short and sweet as titles may be automatically truncated for the programme overview and when uploading the session video.

  • Description: The short description can be up to 300 characters. This is also the text that will be published online as a teaser if your idea is accepted. It should be as concise and easy to understand as possible. The long description can be up to a maximum of 1000 characters.

re:publica is big and your title will be vying for visitors’ attention alongside many with many programme points. The more direct and explanatory your title, the better. "All you need is love: Social media strategies against online hate" is better than "Why All You Need is Love". Precise wording is also important. For example: "How surgeons practise difficult operations in virtual reality" is better than "Virtual reality as a training tool".

 

In the Call for Participation (CfP), obvious advertising and marketing presentations don't stand a chance. The re:publica audience expects interesting and well-researched content that deals with the challenges of our digital society. Marketing presentations masquerading as information sessions are not welcome. 

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: partner@re-publica.com.

As long as you can access your session proposal in your dashboard after logging in to the website, it has been correctly saved and been submitted. No further action is needed. Your session will be published once as we accept it in our programme. But don't worry, you'll get an email from us first.

We will let you know if your session has been accepted a few weeks after the CfP deadline. This will be at the end of February. Please be patient as we receive a large number of proposals. During the evaluation phase, the programme team and track teams will read, discuss and vote on all submissions. We will get back to you by email as soon as possible, but the evaluation process takes time if done diligently.

 

No. You are responsible for your session. However, if you have any problems or questions, we will be happy to help.

We have defined the number of participants per session format. Please refer to the CfP guidelines for full details.  All persons involved in the session will receive a festival ticket and catering on the day of their session / performance. 

 

No. As a rule, we do not cover travel and accommodation costs. However, in cases of hardship you can contact us and we will see if we can find a solution together.

 

Unfortunately, tickets cannot be cancelled. However, you can transfer tickets to someone else to either sell or give away. Please see our Ticket FAQs for more information.

 

The earlier we select the sessions, the better we can bundle them into thematic strands, follow-up and fine-tune them - as well as allowing better planning for all involved. However, we always leave a few slots open for important current events and trends until shortly before the event, in order to include these at short notice.

 

Please email us at programme@re-publica.com.
For all questions that do not concern the CfP, please write to info@re-publica.com.