The re:publica is one of the largest and most exciting conferences about digital culture in the world. Since its foundation in 2007, it has grown from a cozy blogger meeting with 700 participants into a wide-ranging “society conference”, with 8000 visitors in 2016. Representatives of digital culture share their knowledge and decision-making tools, and discuss the future of the information society. Here they can mingle with activists, scientists, hackers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, journalists, social media and marketing experts, and many others. This fosters innovation and creates synergies between net politics, online marketing, network technology, digital society, and (pop) culture. What is more, around 46 percent of re:publica participants are female – far more than at many other similar events.
re:publica will celbreate its 11th edition in 2017. Once a cosy meeting point for bloggers, re:publica has become one of the world’s leading festivals for digital society themes.
“Love Out Loud!” is the motto of re:publica 2017, which aims to focus attention on those people, organisations, and projects which stand up to hate, violence and injustice and bring light to the dark corners of our society. They deserve our attention more than ever.
We will be dedicating our stages particularly to those who courageously defend and support human rights throughout the world. “Love Out Loud!” is our invitation and encouragement to raise your voice – and raise it loud!
We are well aware that without the many guests of different origins with varying ambitions and interests, re:publica would not be the exciting, inspiring, and motivating festival full of heterogeneity that it is today. It is these uniquely diverse guests that make re:publica a reflection of digital society.
In the eleventh year of its existence, re:publica will remain true to its perspective on digital objects, which have been influencing the world of carbon for a long time now, and will continue to make sure fun and entertainment are not missing. However, we will not forget to look ahead as we know: Tomorrow is made today, from the Crowd, from the Cloud and most of all, from each and every one.
Welcome to re:publica 2017. Come along all of you, we’re going to throw a party!