Following our very first event outside of Germany last year, we won’t be missing a beat and are powering full speed ahead in 2017: the next re:publica Dublin will take place from 7 to 8 September 2017 at the Light House Cinema! Our upcoming event in Ireland is also made possible thanks to the support from the German Federal Foreign Office: this year, as part of re:connecting EUROPE, we want 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. 

And 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! Let's re:connect EUROPE! 

#rpDUB 2016

Our first international event went spectacularly. 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 33 speakers. It was very reminiscent of our first re:publica in Berlin. 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. For anyone who missed out, 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. Photos from our warmup party the evening before are compiled there, as well as images from the event itself. More on re:publica Dublin you can find here

  • We hope that you were able to gather all sorts of new insights, meet old friends and left with armfuls of inspiration! Our look back at the #rp17, including all the important facts, and forward to the next re:publicas.

  • We had a great time at re:publica Dublin on 20 October 2016, and lots of opportunities for lively exchange with the Irish start-up community! For all those who missed out, revisit our first event outside of Germany in pictures, word and sound.

  • Our first international event went spectacularly! On 20 October 2016, over 200 participants converged on re:publica Dublin in order to attend sessions on three stages. There's more! The next re:publica Belrin in May 2017 will take place under the motto “Love out Loud”.

  • We've only just celebrated our tenth anniversary at re:publica TEN, and now it continues – in Ireland! The very first re:publica outside of Germany is taking place today, October 20th, 2016. It's been a long journey for us, too: We started out out with a cozy gathering of just 700 bloggers in 2007 – back then we still addressed each other by our Twitter handles.

  • It's time! Tonight we are having our warmup party – and tomorrow it is already re:publica Dublin! To prevent you from getting lost in Dublin, this is what you need to know about the venues and the schedule of the event in one glimpse.

  • What would it be like if Twitter users owned the social platform themselves, or even managed it? The discussion panel on platform cooperatives on the net at re:publica Dublin this Thursday promises to be exciting.

  • In our three-part series, our media partner euro | topics examines some of the issues relevant to Ireland – and to Europe as a whole. The third and last part is about the question whether social media corporations should cooperate with security agencies in the fight against terrorism, and to which extent.

  • Another highlight at re:publica Dublin this Thursday, hosted in cooperation with our partner, Goethe-Institut Ireland, and the NGO Digital Rights Ireland: “Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Age” addresses the role of digital technologies in undermining human rights.

  • In our three-part series, our media partner euro | topics examines some of the issues relevant to Ireland – and to Europe as a whole. Part two focuses on the implications of Brexit for the digital economy in the UK and Europe.

  • Nearly time! Next week, we are organizing re:publica Dublin! Have a look at the venues, and check out our update on the schedule of the event here.

  • The vision of a decentralized web collides with the legal structures of today. But whose problem is that, and who is in charge of creating an interface between these forces? These questions are a pressing matter for #rpDUB speaker Shermin Voshmgir, and a central aspect of her upcoming talk.

  • What do we do when platforms for radicalization emerge on the Internet? #rpDUB speaker Peter Neumann is on alert. From terrorist recruitment in Europe to prison-based de-radicalization programs, Peter provides an analysis of these fatal processes and most importantly, shares ideas on how to counteract them.