• It’s true that the re:publica is a society conference – and, because of that, it engages with concepts, “analogue software” and politics a great deal. But we are just as interested in infrastructures and hardware.

  • How can we (digitally) relearn and keep learning? Research & Education presents intergenerational concepts, ideas and projects from the areas of education and science.

  • The crisis of the public sphere (and objectivity?), which has been evident for some time now, and the open hostility towards “fake news” will once again be part of our focus, as will the success stories from (investigative) journalism, great moments in international cooperation and collaborative

  • The “Leisure & Lifestyle” segment is a brand new addition to rp18. These topics have already featured in the courtyard and all over the site at past conferences – that’s why it’s time to bring it together under its own label.

  • Politics and society, in all their many facets, have rarely been as of crucial topics as they are now and re:publica 2018 will be looking at this thematic closer than ever.

  • Beyond the Industry 4.0, Internet of Things or Big Data buzzwords: these terms are standard in the discussion of how new technologies will change our daily life, particularly in the context of work.

  • We are living in the middle of the post-digital age. The Internet is omnipresent – particularly in the arts and in culture.

  • Mobility is entering new dimensions. When we talk of the future of mobility it is no longer just about autonomous cars or car sharing start-ups but of a full process of transforming all aspects of society.

  • The re:publica Track – The Best of the Rest.