Come to the pre:publica on 7 May!

The pre:publica is here for everyone who doesn’t want to settle for just the three days of re:publica, or anyone who prefers a more relaxed accreditation with drinks and snacks. On Sunday, 7 May, you can visit the courtyard at the STATION-Berlin from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and pick up your #rp17 admission wristbands and badges before the big rush starts on Monday.  

Day 0 of the re:publica will already feature an event or two. This year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a #rp17 partner and will be showing you the results of the DAAD-funded “eHealth Africa” and “Innovative Approaches to Global Public Challenges” seminars, beginning at 5 p.m. in Room T. Following the presentations, there will be a discussion on the topic of “Connected Learning in Higher Education - Do's and don'ts in a global classroom”. You want to study or research abroad? Then check out the DAAD stand at the #rp17 from May 8 to 10, and see what your options are.

Anyone new to the re:publica should head to the newbies meetup at 4.30 p.m. @Infopoint at the main entrance! Keep an eye out for Helene from re:publica holding a “Meet Up @ re:publica” sign! There will be a first little get-together with a relaxed storytelling game to help us get to know each other. From around 5.30 p.m. onwards, you can have a walk around and explore the STATION, maybe have a beer or a mate and get talking about blogs, 3D printers, encrypting emails or whatever happens to be on your mind.

Going hungry will be as little of an issue at the pre:publica as it will at the re:publica itself (Link Food post). A lot of the food stands will already be open in the outside area on Sunday, with frozen yoghurt, “nice fries”, bratwurst, steak, pizza and “proschetta” on offer.

The pre:publica is part of the excellent supporting programme at the #rp17. Besides the discussions, talks, meetups and workshops, the re:publica also offers photo exhibitions, a relaxed tea tasting, GnuPG key certification and contact improvisation sessions. Check out our blog post for the complete rundown on the supporting programme.

So let’s summarise: a relaxed pick-up of your #rp17 admission wristbands and badges, exciting seminar results from the DAAD, newbies meetup, as well as food and drink. Well, if that isn’t reason enough for heading over, as well as inviting other re:publica participants, to the pre:publica Facebook event!

Photo credit: re:publica/Gregor Fischer (CC BY 2.0)