re:publica, one of the world's largest conferences for digital culture returned to Dublin from 7 to 8 September and aftewards continued on for the first time to Thessaloniki from 11 to 13 September. Activists, scientists, hackers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, journalists, social media and marketing experts gathered to debate the future of the information society.

Andreas Gebhard, CEO and founder of re:publica, states that synergies within Europe are far from being exhausted. Many creatives don't currently work together or only in a limited way. In spite of their geographical and technical proximity they simply don't (yet) know of each other. „We want to uncover ideas on how we can work together to co-create the future of our digital society.“

This year' s re:publica in Berlin opened with the re:connecting EUROPE Space. Find out more about that here. For #rpDUB and #rpTHE, thanks to the support of the Federal Foreign Office, we met players from Dublin and Thessaloniki's creative industries to debate about encoding techniques, creative coding and the role of music in the digital area. We also spoke about the neccessity of events as platforms for discussions between as many different people as possible, as well as improving connections between European cities.

Dive deeper into re:connecting Europe and get informed about our individual events:

Our YouTube-Channel already features some recordings and more videos will be added in the coming days. You can find all sessions and speakers from #rpDUB and #rpTHE here.

Following soon on our website, in iTunes and via the podcast feed, you can find audio podcasts from our media partners Podigee. Links will follow!

Here you can also find more foto impressions on our flickr channel from both days:

#rpDUB Day 1 & #rpDUB Day 2

#rpTHE Day 1 & #rpTHE Day 2

The next re:publica takes place 2 to 4 May 2018 in Berlin with it's POP motto! Here you can find out more about re:publica goes... POP!

Still not enough? Read our guest contributions from WOMEX, how music is still changing the world today and what role it plays in the digital world. And by the magazine rabble the question: how Europe can move grow closer together again.

Here, our programme content and further publications:

#rpDUB – 7 to 8 September 2017 in Dublin

#rpTHE – 11 to 13 September 2017 in Thessaloniki

re:connecting EUROPE Space at #rp17 – 8 to 10 May 2017