2017-02-02

The Call for Participation closes with a new record!

The Call for Participation for the eleventh edition of the re:publica came to a successful close on Tuesday. We had a total of 1050 submissions reach us from Germany and all around the world between November 1st, 2016 and January 31st, 2017. We’d like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who took the time to help shape Europe’s biggest conference on digital society through the submission of their exciting ideas, projects, panel discussions, meet-ups, workshops or activities. The re:publica program team is now very busy giving the entries a final once-over and assessing them together with the program committee. 

This much we can say already: Mark Surman, Ingrid Brodnig, Friedemann Karig, Christiane Mudra, Ruth Daniel and Leonhard Dobusch will feature as speakers at #rp17. Relevant topics for the areas of Politics & Society are dark web communities, machine learning, the ethics of artificial intelligence, but also the discussions surrounding fake news, data security or Facebook algorithms. We’re making sure to check your proposals with the utmost attention and care, and at 1050 submissions that means that we’re going to have to ask for a little patience, as this will take longer than usual.

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