Re:publica is one of the world's largest conferences on digital culture. Media professionals, entrepreneurs and academics from around the globe share their knowledge and discuss the future of the information society.
Starting as a cosy blogger meeting in 2007, Re:publica has since become a worldwide leading forum on the state and future of the digital culture. Hundreds of speakers from over 50 countries gather in the Station Berlin, the conference's venue near Potsdamer Platz, to share their knowledge with the audience. These representatives of the digital culture include activists, scientists, NGOs, journalists, social media and marketing experts, amongst others.
Re:publica 19: 6-8 May 2018
Topics and speakers at the Re:publica
The conference covers a broad variety of issues related to the digital society - from net politics and technological innovations, music, culture and media, to health and education. Over 7000 visitors attend the Re:publica's speeches, events and workshops every year. Current debates of the conference include issues affecting Internet policy, wearables, privacy in the digital age, and the interleaving of fashion and technology. Previous editions of Re:publica welcomed many internationally renowned speakers such as Reed Hastings (Netflix CEO), Jeff Jarvis (journalist and author), Saskia Sassen (sociologist), Dieter Zetsche (Daimler AG executive board), Lawrence Lessig (Creative Commons), and Richard Sennett (sociologist).
Re:publica 2018 motto
The motto of the Re:publica 2018 was "Pop". More than ever before, the Internet conference wanted to face up to the public and discuss popular media phenomena as well as make digital parallel cultures visible.
Sister event Media Convention
Media Convention is an international conference gathering professionals from the media industry. Considered one of the largest of its kind in Europe, the conference takes place at the same time as the Re:publica and under the same roof, the Station Berlin. Local and international TV and film experts, academics and policymakers meet representatives of the digital culture to share and discuss current media and Internet issues, market trends and the latest developments in digital media.