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.