Plans for the 2019 re:publica are well under way and next year they're back with the motto, "tl;dr - Too Long, Didn't Read". And they want you to join them! Here's how:

re:publica 19 is dedicated to the long read, the small print, the footnotes; to the power of research, the power of controversy and the urgency not to simplify the issues that divide or unite us.

When abbreviation results in simplification, in slogans exploited to polarise society and destroy political systems, the antidotes can only come in the form of knowledge, information, empathy, dialogue and solidarity.

Once again re:publica will bring together a diverse group of people from all over the world: the digital society. We will talk, we will debate, we may argue; but more than ever, we will go IN DEPTH. Because things are complicated. Things are complex. Things need to be thought through, discussed and looked at from different angles.

re:publica will be your “long read”. We’ll be working together – with our team, the speakers and attendees – in order to find our way in a complex world, to inform and strengthen each other.

tl;dr: Join re:publica 19

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 2019 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, submit it from October 15, 2018 to the Call for Participation and help shape the re:publica 2019 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. That’s why we search for the right platform and audience for every great contribution that reaches us – regardless of age, gender, nationality, profession or experience speaking in front of groups. Go for it!

More inspiration?

re:publica manifests 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 & Society”, “Art & Culture”, Science & Technology”, Lifestyle & Leisure”, “Mobility & City” and more.

We’d be particularly pleased if you find yourself inspired by the re:publica 2019 motto: tl;dr (too long; didn’t read). The festival is hereby dedicated to the fine print. The footnotes. The power of research, knowledge and the controversial.

The individual focus areas, or topics, will first be established over the coming months. They’re determined from both your submissions and also from current discussions in society. Whether it’s going to be the “Next Generation Europe”, “My City/Your City/Our City”, “Digital Culture Club”, “Cancel the Apocalypse, NOW”, “Sustainable Paradise”, “Creative AI”, “Shared Mobility”, “Taboo Technologies” or ideas for MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin – re:publica is thematically open and diverse. Check out the programme and videos from #rp18 for more inspiration.

And... action!

Even offstage and backstage, re:publica lives through you. You can send in anything and everything that knocks people out of their seats. Actions, pop ups, flash mobs, field research, walking acts, games or photography – surprise us.

For the ultimate skeptics

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 individual contribution, help make re:publica the most exciting conference for digital society in Europe.

We’re already really looking forward to an exciting and brilliant re:publica 2019.

You can find everything you need to know on the Call for Particpation-Page, with the FAQs and our Session Guidelines.

The deadline for your submissions is 16 December 2018, 11:59 pm (CET).