Call for Participation: Join us for re:publica in Dublin!


Take your chance to shape re:publica!

Starting today, we would like to invite all those interested to create the program for the very first re:publica with us, taking place in Dublin on October 20, 2016. Our Call for Participation is divided into three deadline phases, the last of which ends on August 31, 2016.

What makes re:publica such a unique festival is the active participation of participants, speakers and activists like you. And the most important part of compiling the program is our annual Call for Participation. For the Irish edition of re:publica, everyone interested now has the opportunity to submit exciting debates, ideas, talks, projects, discussion panels, art performances or workshops, and actively participate in the making of the program for Dublin. Imagination knows no limits, after all, and the openness and diversity of topics is one of the hallmarks of re:publica! As before, our topics range from work and education, health and mobility, to media, politics, science and business – all aspects of social life have their place at re:publica.

What we'd like to see

The main focus of the conference, as always, is on net politics: Current political developments are illuminated, debated and scrutinized by experts from the digital sphere. Other areas of policy, be it European politics (Hashtag #Brexit), or urban development and sustainability (e.g. water and housing issues in Dublin), are also relevant for our Call for Participation. Furthermore re:publica comprises a lively display of various aspects of digital society, such as pop and hacker culture, inclusion, hate speech on the Internet, the Maker movement, or Social Media Marketing: every exciting, remarkable or surprising net topic is welcome here.

re:publica aims to present the opportunities and benefits of new technologies in various areas of society, while simultaneously taking a critical look behind the scenes. There is more to it than just a display of the latest technological developments, it's about evaluating them in the long term and making suggestions for the future.


The Call for Participation for re:publica Dublin has started as of now and is divided into three stages. That means the sooner you apply, the sooner you can expect feedback on your submission. Anyone proposing a topic until August 4, 2016, will be in the first round right away. The second deadline is on August 17, 2016, and the third and final deadline on August 31, 2016.

re:publica in Dublin

re:publica is expanding: We would like to internationalize our community even more, and make the concept known way beyond Berlin – in the end, net politics and digital rights issues concern all of us! We have already been working with different companies in Dublin for that purpose, and have an established network there. Berlin and Dublin have a lot in common! That's what we want to highlight, as a glimpse of where we might be heading in the future.

Of course, the first re:publica event abroad will be bit smaller than in Berlin. That's why there is a more condensed program of re:publica's core topics planned for the Dublin event on October 20, so that visitors in Ireland get an impression of what digital society means for us and the re:publica community.

re:publica is not just a conference – it's a network, and an attitude! That's why everyone interested is hereby invited to take part in our Call for Participation. Join in, and find out more here:

If it's your first time answering our Call for Participation you can register for an account. If you already participated in our Calls in the past, you already have a speaker account. Then you just need to "Log in" and register for the new event "re:publica Dublin 2016" within your User Dashboard on the top right. Good Luck!

Do you have any questions? Maybe our FAQ can help you – otherwise you can reach out to our programme team: programme (at) re-publica (dot) de. Let's go! 

Picture: Fabio Sola Penna (CC BY 2.0)


If you were registered for re:publica 2014, 2015 or 2016, you only need to update your account. Log in with your details. On the main page you see the note “re:publica Dublin: Please register first.” on the top right. Click on it, then click the green "Join" button below to confirm the process.

If you spoke at re:publica 2013 or earlier, please register for a new account.

On the day your session will take place. We'd appreciate getting your finished presentation 2 days before your talk though.

Only your short session description will be published online. We’d suggest making this short description informative and well formulated when submitting, in order to get us and the conference participants interested in your session. Also, make it short but sweet (hardly anyone reads more than half a page, so your session's description is limited to 2,000 caracters).

Of course, you can. We do not, however, accept product presentations or company marketing presentations. If your company is interested in cooperating or partnering with re:publica, please contact us: partner (at) re-publica (dot) de

  1. Go to the registration page. If you were a participant at re:publica Berlin in 2014, 2015 or 2016, you just need to update your profile.

  2. You can already start to fill out and complete your speaker profile or finish this at a later time. You'll need to already provide a picture in the required dimensions. Please note, your speaker profile must be fully completed for your session to be accepted.

  3. Choose your username. It will be visible to all website users. We recommend using a FirstnameLastname scheme.

  4. Enter a valid e-mail address.

  5. After completing registration you will be forwarded to the home page again and receive an activation link via your submitted e-mail address. Please note that this might take up to 15 minutes depending on your e-mail provider – and please also check your spam folder... Click the link and set a password.

  6. When you're logged in you will find a menu bar (black and grey bar on the top of the page) and your user dashboard:

    • User account: Here you'll find your dashboard with latest news, profile information, your submitted sessions.

    • To edit your profile click "edit" below the menu bar and find your user account were you can change your e-mail address and password, as well as your "Speaker profile" where you can edit & complete your speaker profile.

    • My events: Here you can switch between the events of the last years if you where already registered back then.

    • To submit a session go to "User account" (your dashboard) where you find the field "Create Session" and can click on "Add content > Session" to create a session proposal

    • My content: here you'll find your submitted proposal and may edit them as necessary.

  7. Now: Click "Add content > session" and simply fill out all fields related to your session proposal.

  8. Feel free to save and continue at a later date – but remember: your session proposal needs to be completed so we can review it.

  9. Add speakers to your sessions. If you are planning several speakers into your session, all of them need to register and create a profile. Once you know their username, please add the usernames to the "speakers" field in the form. Make sure to wait for the autocomplete that verifies the speaker name with our database. You can add the further speakers once we accepted you proposal.

  10. Once you saved your session and can access it from your dashboard, also the curation team can see it. That means it's submitted and you don't need to do anything else. 

  11. Celebrate, your session is fully filled out and submitted on time! Or go back to Step 7 and submit more session proposals.

All speaker profiles are public and visible to every website user. If your idea for a session has been rejected we can delete your profile. For that send an email to programme at


As long as you can access your session from the dashboard, it is saved and submitted correctly. You don't need to do anything else. 

Your session will be published once we accepted it for the conference programme. But no worries, we'll inform you via email before we'll publish it.

You will be able to change the session proposal at any time. Though if you change it after the Call for Papers deadline you should notify us. We will in turn notify you if we think your session proposal needs a rewrite before we can publish it.