ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
re:publica GmbH’s re:publica Berlin is Europe’s largest internet and digital society conference and regularly activates its comprehensive network of partners and speakers to host new and innovative events formats about digital society.
More than 19 500 participants from 80 countries came together to discuss current issues of digital society at the three-day festival re:publica 18. re:publica participants represent a cross-section of (digital) society, which include professionals from economics, politics, business, hacker culture, NGOs, media, and marketing, as well as bloggers, activists, artists, and social media experts. Roughly 50 percent of re:publica 18 speakers were women, ranking the event as one of the most inclusive of its kind.
Active visitor participation makes re:publica a unique event. Anyone can propose topics, ideas, or projects for the program, which creates a diverse set of subjects and exceptional networking opportunities.
Music has always been a central component of transatlantic cultural exchange. And, increasingly, a growing number of German artists are succeeding in gaining a firm foothold in the US market. As Europe’s largest international music platform, Reeperbahn Festival has, from the very start, seen itself as an intermediary between Europe and the US, and will be in Los Angeles to present itself as part of the Sequencer Tour. With an emphasis on three key areas – live music, the music business, and art – this miniature edition of Reeperbahn Festival in L.A. will focus on forging greater cooperation between Germany and the United States. By promoting the export of German music and working to enhance awareness of German artists abroad, by furthering active networking between the German and American music industries, and by embracing the universal language of art – Reeperbahn Festival is an embodiment of the immense importance of music and art as a bridge between Europe and America.
next media accelerator is an independent accelerator funded by over 30 media outlets in Germany and Austria. NMA invests in early stage media tech startups from Europe, Israel and USA providing innovative solutions to disrupt the media.
NMA was initiated by the German Press Agency (dpa) and founded in 2015 in Hamburg by several independent partners in order to offer media related startups a place to succeed.
Since its foundation, NMA has successfully built an alumni network of over 40 companies. During the past years a strong international community. With several partners on board in USA, Europe and Israel, we aim to expand and strengthen the hub for media innovation in Europe.