The programme is made up of the Call for Participation (CfP) and curated programme parts. The CfP is open, accessible to everyone and is evaluated by our Programme Team in cooperation with our Advisers. The remaining programme is curated by our Programme Team.
The sequencer tour starts on 5th of November in Los Angeles. Further stations will be Austin, New York, Portland and Detroit in 2019.
As part of the "Deutschlandjahr USA" of the german foreign ministry, re:publica will appear together with its project partners Reeperbahn Festival and Next Media Accelerator under the name "Sequencer". All three project partners are organizing various events in the USA in close cooperation. The content of the particular events is close together, but depending on the project partner, they are given a certain focus.
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The Advisers are experts, community leaders and speakers who have accompanied the re:publica for many years now and know its guiding principle well. They gain insights into the programme, so as to evaluate the submitted sessions and help ensure that diverse perspectives and voices are well represented.
This is done by giving the Advisers sessions to evaluate which fit their respective thematic focus. Your sessions are submitted to them anonymously, to make sure that the focus remains on the content of your proposal. The Advisers can then issue an assessment on a scale of 1 to 5 of the session and leave a written comment. The programme team subsequently take these evaluations and comments into account when compiling your talks, workshops, discussions and diverse activities.
We don’t want to keep Advisers from submitting their own proposals during the Call for Participation. We therefore closely monitor exactly who we submit which session to for evaluation, so as to prevent bias in the assessment.
Programme decisions are not made by individuals, but by a team! Our programme team is made up of people who work with the utmost care and integrity and we stand behind them.
Possible video material from a conference or event you have already spoken helps us a great deal in our assessment. If you don't have such material, we would be very happy to receive a short video from you in which you introduce us to your topic. A maximum of 5 minutes works totally fine.
It allows us to understand, evaluate and categorize your submission, while also giving us an impression of your public speaking skills and your ability to communicate your topic. Don't worry, these videos are not made public. You should, however, own the rights to their use.
Each format has a maximum number of possible speakers. Please keep GENDER BALANCE in mind - each session should have a 50% female line-up (the presenter does not count as a speaker
- Talk 1-2 speakers (same goes for readings or fireside chats)
- Panel discussions 3-4 speakers (including presenter/moderator)
- Workshop 1-2 speakers
Because we are hosting the event in the USA, we ask you to prepare and submit your session in English. Unfortunately there will be no live translation.
We're asking you to submit just one session. Thank you :)
Yes! The account allows you to register yourself as a speaker and submit a proposal for the CfP over your profile. You can edit your proposal at any time - even after submission - and manage your information. Account registration and setup is free and only takes a few minutes. Just head this way: https://la18.re-publica.com/de/speaker/registration
No, unfortunately we won't be able to cover your travel expenses. If your submission is accepted, but too high travel costs would prevent your participation, don't hesitate to contact us.
The program feeds of creativity and a wealth of ideas. The big societal, political and technological challenges don't change their face overnight. But don't worry: we will leave a few slots open, so that we are able to include current events in the programme.
That means that the sooner we select the sessions, the better we can bundle them together into threads, consult, fine-tune - and, last but not least, allow for visitors to start planning early.