re:publica

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Re:publica
Re publica 13 - Eröffnung.jpg
Opening of re:publica 13. (l.r.r. Johnny Haeusler (de), Tanja Haeusler, Markus Beckedahl (de) and Andreas Gebhard (de)
Genre Conferences
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Berlin
Country Germany
Inaugurated 11 to 13 April 2007
Participants 450
Attendance 7000


Sascha Lobos talk, stage 1, 2012
A child looks curiously to what a tablet is revealing at the re:publica 2015

re:publica is a conference in Europe that deals with the Web 2.0, especially blogs, social media and information society. It annually takes place in Berlin. During three days talks and workshops about various topics are held, ranging from media and culture over politics and technology to entertainment. All talks and discussions are streamed directly to the internet.

The conference is organized by the operators of the German blogs Spreeblick[1] and netzpolitik.org[2] and is funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. Re:publica stems from res publica which translates to "public matter".

The first re:publica with the slogan "Leben im Netz" - Life in the internet - took place from 11 to 13 April 2007 and attracted about 700 visitors. Over the years the event grew continually, with 5,000 international visitors and about 350 speakers in 2013.[3] Each year, different main focusses were set, for example data protection in 2008 and intellectual property rights and political aspects of internet usage in 2009.

In 2011, Daniel Domscheit-Berg introduced the project OpenLeaks as a planned politically neutral alternative to WikiLeaks durcing the conference.[4][5]

A highlight in 2012 was a talk with the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes who demanded to stop ACTA and SOPA.[6]

The eighth re:publica, titled INTO THE WILD, took place in May 2014.[7] The conference had 350 sessions on 18 stages, 500 volunteers and 6,000 people overall, breaking its attendance record.[8]

The ninth re:publica took place from May 5, 2015 to May 7, 2015 with over 7000 people attending[9] and 450 speakers,[10] was the biggest re:publica ever.

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  1. ^ "Spreeblick". Spreeblick Verlag KG. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "netzpolitik.org". netzpolitik.org e. V. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Johannes Boie. "Lasst unser Internet in Ruhe, oder wir nehmen euch die Faxgeräte weg". Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "n-tv am 14. April 2011: Das bessere Wikileaks? Openleaks in den Startlöchern". Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Insa Moog. "Openleaks: "Babyklappe für Informationen". Gespräch mit Daniel Domscheit-Berg während der Republica". WDR.de. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Stefan Krempl. "EU-Kommissarin: "Macht euch keine Sorgen mehr wegen ACTA"". Heise online. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Here we go! 6th–8th May, re:publica 2014". republica GmbH. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Bye bye INTO THE WILD - That's it!". re:publica. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Detlef Borchers (8 May 2015). "re:publica 15: Pandas in Europa". heise online. 
  10. ^ "Facts and Figures". re:publica. 

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