Re:publica 21

Re:publica 21

20 - 22 May 2021 - digital edition

Re:publica is one of the world's largest conferences on digital culture. Media professionals, entrepreneurs and academics from around the globe share their knowledge and discuss the future of the information society.

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    Visitors to the internet conference re:publica sit on the grounds of "The Station" in front of an event logo.
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    Conference participants at the Re:publica on 8 May 2017 in Berlin.
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    Whistleblower Edward Snowden talks in a live broadcast to the audience at the tenth Re:publica on 2 May 2016 in Berlin.
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    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings holds a speech at the Internet conference Re:publica in 2015.
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    Participants at the Internet conference Re:publica in Berlin.

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Starting as a cosy blogger meeting in 2007, Re:publica has since become a worldwide leading forum on the state and future of the digital culture. Hundreds of speakers from over 50 countries gather in the Station Berlin, the conference's venue near Potsdamer Platz, to share their knowledge with the audience. These representatives of the digital culture include activists, scientists, NGOs, journalists, social media and marketing experts, amongst others.

Topics and speakers at the Re:publica

The conference covers a broad variety of issues related to the digital society - from net politics and technological innovations, music, culture and media, to health and education. Over 7000 visitors attend the Re:publica's speeches, events and workshops every year. Current debates of the conference include issues affecting Internet policy, wearables, privacy in the digital age, and the interleaving of fashion and technology. Previous editions of Re:publica welcomed many internationally renowned speakers such as Reed Hastings (Netflix CEO), Jeff Jarvis (journalist and author), Saskia Sassen (sociologist), Dieter Zetsche (Daimler AG executive board), Lawrence Lessig (Creative Commons), and Richard Sennett (sociologist).

Sister event Media Convention

Media Convention is an international conference gathering professionals from the media industry. Considered one of the largest of its kind in Europe, the conference takes place at the same time as the Re:publica and under the same roof, the Station Berlin. Local and international TV and film experts, academics and policymakers meet representatives of the digital culture to share and discuss current media and Internet issues, market trends and the latest developments in digital media.

Station Berlin on the map:

Luckenwalder Straße 4-6
10963 Berlin
Admission Fee
Tickets are available on the Re:publica website
Official Re:publica website (in English)

Public transportation


Photo Galleries (in German)

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    Re:publica 2018
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    re:publica 2017
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    re:publica 2016

Last edited: 4. February 2021