As in previous years, we would like to repeat our statement for re:publica in Dublin on 20 October 2016: our event, with all its different and colourful off-shoots, aims to reflect the diversity of an open society. #rpDUB is a peaceful event and an occasion for celebration of diversity. For us it goes without saying that no-one should be discriminated against on the basis of their age, gender, appearance, sexual orientation, physical or mental abilities, skin colour, origin or religion.
Support us and be active in ensuring that re:publica fully reflects this openness in all its variants. Treat others with respect and help create a good atmosphere for open conversation. This includes your comments and posts on blogs, websites, the Twittersphere and other social networks and of course at #rpDUB. We subscribe to a reflective, moderate demeanour and interaction with others and hope to be treated the same by you. Please act responsibly on all platforms and practice de-escalation before conflicts arise. Whether online or offline, we do not tolerate any form of hate, defamation, intimidation, threats, patronising comments or behaviour and will respond to any incidents accordingly.
Furthermore, during the re:publica event we will not tolerate verbal hostility, stalking, physical altercations of any kind or people who act out negatively and disrupt sessions and/or stage events. Aggressive photography and recording of participants without their permission is forbidden. The same applies to the carrying of weapons or fireworks. Contribute in making our first re:publica in a different country a great and memorable event. Help to make everyone feel safe and do not hesitate to approach us or others if you need help or support. Troublemakers will be reprimanded and we reserve the right to exclude them from events and, in extreme cases, the re:publica grounds. If someone feels unduly accused or unfairly treated, they should turn to us and we will try to mediate the matter with all involved parties. Further details, including whom to address in case and the info-telephone, will be provided closer to the start of the event.
First we wanted to organize the entire event in different pubs, as a kind of pub crawl. Unfortunately, we realized that there are almost no barrier-free pubs. Now we have only one pub stage – the other two venues are wheelchair-accessible.
Any questions? More on this and other information can be found through our FAQs. If you have any other issues to bring up, you can reach us via the contact form. Questions regarding tickets can be asked directly via ticket at re-publica.de.
Image credit: re:publica/Jan Michalko (CC BY 2.0)