Accessibility & Inclusion



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.