General information

Who are the Advisers?

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.

How is the programme created?

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.

When and where will the Sequencer-Events take place?

The sequencer tour starts on 5th of November in Los Angeles. Further stations will be Austin, New York, Portland and Detroit in 2019.

Why “Sequencer”?

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.
Find more information here.

Call for Participation

In which languages can I submit my proposal?

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.

How many proposals can I submit during the CfP?

We're asking you to submit just one session. Thank you :)

Do I need to have a re:publica account to be able to submit a proposal for the CfP?

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:

Do you cover travelling expenses?

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.

Why does the Call for Participation (CfP) ends 2 months before the event? How will you be able to include the most current politics and trends?

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.

Step-by-step: How does registration work?
  1. Go to the registration page. If you were a participant at a re:publica event since 2014, 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 by the end of the CfP deadline to be accepted.

  3. If you want to create a new speaker profile then follow these steps:

    • In the first part of the form please fill in your personal information (first and last name, e-mail address)

    • After clicking the “Create Account” choose your username.

    • Tip: Select a user name that is a combination of your first and last name. It'll be easier for us to find you in our system, in case we have to contact you. Enter a valid e-mail address, since we are going to contact you during the evaluation process.

  4. After completing registration you will 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.

  5. When you're logged in you will find a menu bar. Click the cog wheel to open the a black bar on the left side of the page. You will find the items "Home", "My Dashboard" and "Add content".

  6. Go to "My Dashboard: Here you'll find your dashboard with latest news, profile information, your submitted sessions.

    • "My Profile": To edit your profile click "edit" below 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.

    • Go back to "My Dashoboard"

    • "Add Session": This button directs the the CfP form. Fill in the form and to create a session proposal

    • "My Content": here you'll find your submitted proposal and may edit it as necessary.

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

  7. Feel free to save and continue at a later date – but remember: Your sessions should be completed prior to the deadline!

  8. 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. Click "Add item" to creat a new speaker box and fill in the user name of one co-speaker. 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.

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

  10. Celebrate, your session is fully filled out and submitted on time!

  11. Please read the FAQs and especially the "Session Guidelines" (our Terms of Condition).


Session Guidelines

There’s the possibility of uploading videos in the Call for Participation (CfP) form. Why should I do that?

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.

How many co-speakers can I add to my session?

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


How do I get a ticket?

More information regarding this question will follow shortly.