General information about the Call for Participation

The Call for Participation (CfP) for re:publica 2020 is closed. The CfP for re:publica 2021 will open in autumn 2020.

We provide a forum for your ideas—the topics, projects, visions that you really care about. Because re:publica is you and you’re re:publica! Both participant and speaker in equal measure!

Give a talk about digital humanism at the re:publica 2020 and debate internet policies. Speak about smart cities and technology utopias. Explore the relationship between digitisation and the intersectional points of sustainability and culture. Take a look into outer space and into the future. Open minds to topics that nobody is yet aware of. Lead with your commitment on social issues.

Whatever it is that moves you, every year we invite you to submit your ideas to the Call for Participation (CfP) and to help shape the re:publica 2020 with your suggestions.

Still uncertain?
Diversity in all of its facets is important to us. That’s why we curate a good third of the considerable re:publica programme from your submissions. We make sure to choose the right platform and audience for every great contribution that reaches us—regardless of age, gender, nationality, profession or level of experience speaking in front of groups. Go for it!

More inspiration?
re:publica reflects the commitment, responsibilities and emancipation of digital society. You can submit your contribution for all sorts of "Tracks" and "Topics". The overarching tracks include: "Politics", "Culture“, "Technology“, "Lifestyles“, "City“, "Work", "Education" and "Journalism/Media".

Individual focus areas, or topics, will be determined from both your submissions and also from current discussions in society. Whether it’s going to be "re:learn", "Digital Culture Club", "EmanziTech", "Bottom Up", "On the Move", "The Golden Age", "Music: <UN\FOLLOW Protocol", "Virtually Fashionable" or ideas for "MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin"—re:publica is thematically open and diverse. And while we're happy if your submission matches one of the topics, this is not mandatory. We will actually develop further topics from your submissions. Check out the programme and videos from #rp19 for more inspiration.

And... Action
Even offstage and backstage, re:publica lives through you. Feel free to send in anything and everything that will have people on the edge of their seats. Actions, pop ups, flash mobs, field research, walking acts, games or photography—surprise us!

For the ultimate sceptics:
German and English are the spoken languages. That’s the extent of what’s required of you. What awaits you is a ton of fun, the world’s best audience, exciting discussions and a legendary closing party. Come be a part of the bigger picture and, with your very own contribution, help make re:publica the most exciting conference for the digital society in Europe.

We're already really looking forward to an exciting and brilliant re:publica 2020!

Taking part ASAP?

Please read our Session Guidelines and FAQ first. Click here for the How To Call for Participation. Here you go for the How To Call for Participiation.

The Call for Participation (CfP) for re:publica 2020 is closed.

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