re:publica Dublin 2016 re:cap
Our first international event went spectacularly in Ireland. On 20 October 2016, more than 200 participants from Ireland, Germany and other countries converged on re:publica Dublin. There they attended exciting sessions on three stages and discussed some of the most important topics concerning the digital society with our more than 30 speakers. It was very reminiscent of our first re:publica in Berlin in 2007. There was lots of room for discussion and a great exchange with the Irish digital community. We chose to host re:publica Dublin in three unique locations: the historic Smock Alley Theatre, the lively Generator Hostel, and the cozy Merchant’s Arch Pub. All locations provided numerous talks and discussion rounds on topics such as data protection, surveillance, hate speech, and FinTech.
Revisit our first event outside of Germany in pictures, word and sound: The sessions at Smock Alley Theatre were recorded, listen to the speakers on the re:publica channel at Voice Republic. Draw some visual inspiration from our one-day conference and browse through our Flickr channel. A re:view and more details on re:publica Dublin you can find here. Read all news about this event over here.
re:publica Dublin 2017
Following our very first event outside of Germany in 2016, we were powering full speed ahead in 2017: the next re:publica Dublin took place from 7 to 8 September 2017 at the Light House Cinema. Our second event in Ireland was also made possible thanks to the support from the German Federal Foreign Office. In 2017, as part of re:connecting EUROPE, we wanted to promote the European exchange further and tackle topics concerning the digital society from various perspectives. We want to network you, the community, with Ireland and the world, with local and international players and stakeholders, and projects from the cultural, societal and political sectors.
Another vital point: synergies within Europe are far from exhausted. Many creatives in Europe are currently not working together, or only to a limited degree. Despite their geographical and technical vicinity, they simply don’t know each other (yet). The re:publica Dublin is here to help with that: Dublin isn’t just the connection to northern Europe. Many of the big tech companies are based in Ireland, making it a gateway to the international creative and digital industry. So, here’s to another round!