Is this your first re:publica? Are you excited, a tiny bit nervous, and curious to see who else is there? re:publica is all about connecting like-minded people and giving you the opportunity to find out about the interesting things people are up to.
The conference will be a huge event with more than 6,000 participants, 700 journalists and several hundreds of speakers filling multiple hours of programming. At the same time, re:publica has retained its familiar and informal atmosphere over the years thanks in part to its open environment. We want you to feel welcome and enjoy re:publica right from the start. That's why we would like to invite you to come to our two Newbies Meetups.
On Sunday, 1 May (also known as pre:publica) we will gather at 4:30 p.m. at the front entrance info point. Look for Tori from re:publica holding a “Meet Up @ re:publica” sign to guide you. There we'll have a first get-together where you can meet other attendants, maybe have a beer and get talking about blogs, 3D printers, encrypting emails or whatever happens to be on your mind. Visitors will also have the chance to join in a fun urban exploration game at 17.30 that will give you the chance to explore a bit more of the Station as well as the surrounding areas.
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On Monday, 2 May the meeting point will be at 2 p.m., at the Main Hall Info Point, with the same friendly re:publica face there to greet you (meaning, Tori with her sign). After a quick tour of the event space we will give you an (equally quick) run-down of how re:publica "works" (where to find what, what's behind the different tracks, is there an app for that?, etc.).
Afterwards you'll ideally have met some new people, possible friends and interesting folks you can network (and possibly drink) with and hang on for the next 3 days. It'll be fun at re:publica!
It would be lovely if you let us know beforehand that you're coming. Just shoot and e-mail to tori at re-publica.de to let her know which meetup you would like to join.
We can't wait to meet you!
Photo Credit: re:publica/Gregor Fischer (CC BY 2.0)