General questions

Everyone between the ages of 13 and 25 can attend TINCON Berlin 2023 free of charge, but visitors must register in advance. TINCON participants are also granted free admission to re:publica on 7 June. In return the participants of rp23 have the opportunity to visit TINCON at Festsaal Kreuzberg (while tickets last).

Further Information about TINCON are available here.


The festival grounds of re:publica 2023 are mostly barrier-free. A large part of the festival site is entirely barrier-free accessible—the Hoppetosse and Escobar are unfortunately not barrier-free. For more information on accessibility, please see the site plan and re-publica.com/nachhaltigkeit.

The programme on Stage 1 will be simultaneously translated into German and English.

re:publica 2023 will take place from 5-7 June 2023 at Arena Berlin and Festsaal Kreuzberg.

Entrance Arena Berlin
Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin

Accreditation possibility for participants with standard, reduced and business tickets, partners, press, speakers and volunteers.

Entrance Festsaal Kreuzberg
Am Flutgraben 2, 12435 Berlin

Accreditation possibility for participants with standard, reduced and business tickets.


We recommend travelling within Berlin by bicycle or public transport!

  • U-Bahn (Metro): Take the U1 or U3 line to the Schlesisches Tor metro station. From there it is about a 12 min walk. From the metro station Warschauer Str. (U1, U3) it is approx. 19 min on foot.
  • Tram: Take tram line M10 to S+U Warschauer Str. The tram stop Warschauer Str. is 1105 metres away, approx. 15 min walk.
  • S-Bahn (urban train): Take lines S41/S42/S9/S8/S85 to Treptower Park S-Bahn station. From there it is approx. 800 metres to the location, approx. 11 min on foot. The S Warschauer Str. (S9/S3/S5/S7/S75) is 1683 metres away, 23 min walk.
  • Bus: Take bus lines 165, 265 and M43 to the Heckmannufer or Eichenstr./Puschkinallee bus stops. From the Heckmannufer stop it is a 3 min walk, Eichenstr./Puschkinallee is a 5 min walk.
  • Bike: We will provide bicycle parking spaces.
  • Car: Public car park or public parking lot (few parking spaces).
  • Train: Take the FEX, RE1, RE7 trains to Ostkreuz S-Bahn station. Take cross-regional trains to Ostbahnhof or Hauptbahnhof. From there, take the S-Bahn (S9/S3/S5/S7/S75) to Treptower Park S-Bahn station.

The full programme schedule can be found here as well as in our app.

pre:publica (Sun, 4 June)
Admission: 16:00h

Possibility to pick up the accreditation already the evening before and thus avoid possible waiting times on day 1.

Day 1 (Mon, 5 June)
Admission: 8:30h

Evening programme:    6:00h

Day 2 (Tue, 6 June)
Admission: 9:00h

Evening programme:   7:00h

Day 3 (Wed, 7 June)
Admission: 9:00h

Evening programme:   7:00h



Our press accreditation for re:publica Berlin 2023 opens on 15 March 2023. Accreditation will then be possible until 29 May 2023 via our online form

All press information and materials can be found in our press area.

For press and interview requests, please contact presse at re-publica.com.

For over 15 years, re:publica stands for diversity in an open society. Of course, this also applies to re:publica 2023—on site and online. Please find our detailed Code of Conduct here.


The pre:publica always takes place one day before the official festival. From 4pm onwards, you have the opportunity to pick up your accreditation the evening before and thus avoid any waiting times on day 1. You can also get into the re:publica mood with a drink and meet your re:publica friends!



There will be a wide range of culinary options on the festival grounds. Since 2022, the catering at re:publica is completely meat-free - both for participants and for the crew. 

yes, a team of sign language interpreters will be on duty on all days of the event. You can ask for them at the Infopoint.

For more information, please visit re-publica.com/en/nachhaltigkeit.


There will be an awareness team at our event. People who experience discrimination at #rp23 or feel uncomfortable or even threatened in any way will have a contact point to get help.

Please contact our awareness team via awareness at re-publica.com, at the information desk as well as at our Home Base (in the Arena hall) or via phone: 030/202371439

For more information, visit re-publica.com/sustainability.

The programme of Stage 1 will be streamed live on the website and YouTube.


You can't find the ticket email (anymore)? Click here to request the ticket link again.
The email will be sent our by our ticket service provider with the sender address support AT pretix.eu.

Early Bird Tickets from 12 October 2022 (while stocks last)
Standard: € 199.00
Business: € 799.00 *
Reduced: € 49.00 **

Regular (until 15 April 2023)
Standard: € 279.00
Business: € 899.00 *
Reduced: € 75.00 **

Regular (from 15 April 2023)
Standard: € 299.00
Business: € 999.00 *
Reduced: € 99.00 **

Each ticket includes entry to re:publica 2023. All prices include 19% VAT and fees. Our partner, Pretix, will issue invoices for each order, which are automatically sent out along with the tickets.

Tickets can be ordered online until 4 June 2023, 23:55. Please note: If you have a ticket code, you must also redeem it by this time. From 5 June 2023, tickets will "only" be available at the more expensive box office price, subject to availability. Daily updates are available on our Twitter channel.

* Includes catering on all three days and other exclusive benefits.
** Reduced tickets are available for pupils, students, trainees, volunteers, ALG II recipients (not ALG I), pensioners (and people aged 65 or over) and people with disabilities. Proof of eligibility must be presented for accreditation.

With a business ticket you get access to several extras, including:

  • Fastlane at the entrance
    No more waiting in long queues: We offer special accreditation counters for business ticket holders (fastlane access may not be guaranteed at certain times).
  • Access to Business and Speaker Lounge
    If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the re:publica festival for a while, the centrally located Business and Speaker Lounge is the place to go for relaxed talks in a quiet atmosphere and maybe even the chance to meet re:publica Berlin speakers.
  • Contact person from re:publica at the Business Lounge
    A member of the re:publica team will be available to answer questions in the Business and Speaker Lounge.
  • Catering on all three event days
    Catering at the Business Lounge is included in the Business Ticket. Vegetarian and vegan options are of course also available.
  • Soft drinks, coffee and tea flat rates.
    Drinks are included at the Business and Speaker Lounge.
  • Guided Tours
    New to the re:publica? Looking for programme highlights, the most popular meeting places and real insider tips? Don't miss out! We will be offering Business Ticket holders daily guided tours in small groups on the festival grounds.

It's simple: You should have an official document that was valid at the time of the ticket purchase that you show us before validating the ticket. The name on the document should match the name on the ticket. Contact us via ticket at re-publica.com if this is not the case.

  • Pupils need a valid school ID with a photo (or an school ID plus photo ID if the school ID does not have a photo).
  • University students of any age need a valid student ID with photo or a current enrollment certificate and photo ID.
  • Apprentices, corporate volunteers ("Volontär*innen") and trainees need an informal written confirmation from the employer or a confirmation from the vocational school or the training center.
  • Recipients of Bürgergeld (previously: "ALG II") can show their Berlinpass or a written confirmation (e.g. official notice of eligibility).
  • FSJers and BFDers need a FSJ/BFD volunteer card or an informal written confirmation from the employer.
  • Pensioners (as well as all people aged 65 or older) must show a pension certificate or a photo ID with the corresponding date of birth.
  • People with disabilities need a disability card (degree of disability is not important to us) or a separate confirmation from re:publica (via ticket at re-publica.com). Info on accompanying persons for people with disabilities can be found here.

Please note: The documents must be (have been) valid at the time of ticket purchase. The country of origin is not relevant. Your official documents should be in German or English or clearly and easily understandable.

Yes! For groups of 10 or more school students there is the possibility to get tickets at the price of € 49,- per person (including teaching staff). Please note: The entrance for everyone under the age of 16 is free. For groups with many people under 16, please contact us via ticket (at) re-publica.com.

You need pay by invoice? Select "Prepayment" in the order process. After the successful order you will automatically receive an invoice.

Is the data of the participants at hand?

For confirmed groups with known participants, we recommend purchasing through this link:
To the ticket store for EDU groups

If not all of the attendee data is available, we recommend purchasing ticket codes that can then be sent out to individual participants.
To the ticket code store for EDU groups

Yes! For groups of five students or more and when ordering through a recognised university (or a comparable recognized educational institution) tickets are available at a reduced rate of only € 49,- per person (accompanying staff included).

You need pay by invoice? Select "Prepayment" in the order process. After the successful order you will automatically receive an invoice.

Is the data of the participants at hand?

For confirmed groups with known participants, we recommend purchasing through this link:
To the ticket store for EDU groups

If not all of the attendee data is available, we recommend purchasing ticket codes that can then be sent out to individual participants.
To the ticket code store for EDU groups

Yes! We offer discounts for small NGOs and non-profit organisations!

Number of tickets Discount
1 - 9 10%*
10 - 49 10%
50 - 99 20%
100 - 499 30%
500 - 999 40%
1000+ 50%

*For NGOs and non-profit organisations only.

Checklist for claiming the discount:

  • Your NGO or non-profit organization has less than 20 full-time employees? ✓
  • You are a full-time or full-time employee of the NGO or nonprofit organization? ✓
  • You want to buy less than 10 tickets? ✓

  Yes, all three of these points apply!

If you are a part-time or volunteer employee of an NGO or nonprofit organization, or if your NGO/NPO has more than 20 full-time employees, please ask by email whether you are eligible to take the offer.

Note: Not all NGOs and non-profit organisations are eligible for this offer. We reserve the right to review ticket orders.


Yes, we offer special conditions for groups of 10 or more. Group discounts cannot be combined with other promotions and only apply to standard tickets.

Number of tickets


10 - 49

10% (Discount is automatically deducted in the shopping cart)

50 - 99


100 - 500


*For orders of 50 or more tickets, please contact ticket (at) re-publica.com directly.

You need pay by invoice? Select "Prepayment" in the order process. After the successful order you will automatically receive an invoice.

Is the data of the participants at hand?

For confirmed groups with known participants we recommend the purchase via this link:
To the ticket shop for groups (standard tickets)

We recommend the purchase of ticket codes, which can then be sent out to the individual participants.
To the ticket code shop for groups (standard tickets

Share: Tickets are personalised and cannot be split between several people.

Transfer: Tickets can be transferred to another name once until 4 June 2023 via the link in your order confirmation email.

You can't make it to rp23 after all and would like to have your ticket transferred to someone else? You want to give away or sell your ticket?

No problem. You can easily change the details of your ticket yourself. You will find a link for this in your order confirmation or in your ticket email, that you received after your purchase from Pretix. Click here to request it again.

Please note that this can only be done until 4 June 2023 and there will be no rebooking or refund. So if you don't want the ticket to be a gift, you would need to clarify this with the person receiving it beforehand.

If you have any questions or problems, just send us a quick email to ticket at re-publica.com.

Unfortunately, this year for the first time, re:publica is not recognised as educational leave. We cannot comply with the new regulations.


You have two options to join us for free:

  • Become a volunteer
    Before, during and after re:publica we depend on the support of volunteers. As a volunteer, you will receive a three-day ticket in exchange for an 8-hour volunteer shift, including meals during your time of service. Volunteer accreditation is expected to start in March 2023.
  • Become a speaker
    Our "Call for Participation" (CfP), offering you to submit your own talk, workshop, discussion panel or other activities, starts soon.

Furthermore, low-priced tickets are often sold on Twitter or Facebook [1][2]. Keep an eye on those channels or make yourself heard with a post!

(re:publica and republica GmbH are not responsible for privately resold tickets and/or the resale process).

Cancellation of tickets for re:publica 2023 is not possible.

In case re:publica 2023 cannot take place as planned, we will inform you about the possibilities of a refund in due time.

It is possible to transfer your #rp23 ticket. You can find information in our FAQ: How do I transfer my ticket to another person?

Our ticketing partner Pretix offers an easy way to get the link ticket, order confirmation or invoice sent again via email.
To request a link, click here and enter the e-mail address used when ordering.

If you do not receive an e-mail, please check your SPAM folder for e-mails from support at pretix.eu or ticket at re-publica.com, or try a different e-mail address.
ou can of course ask us for help directly via ticket at re-publica.com.

In some rare cases our ticketing partner's communication with payment services is faulty.
Please check your emails to see if you have received an order confirmation from support at pretix.eu or ticket at re-publica.com.

If yes, there's an email, you can use the link in that email to check whether your payment was successful or even change the payment method and try again.

If no, there's no email, but you are sure that you have ordered and/or you have a confirmation email from your payment service, you can request a new email from us (via Pretix) here. Please also check your SPAM folder for emails from support at pretix.eu or ticket at re-publica.com.

If you have not received an email from us or Pretix even after a manual request, your order has not gone through. In this case you can try again. You might want to try it with a different browser or another payment method.

If you have problems with a payment made in davance by bank transfer, please look here.

Payments made in advance ("Banküberweisung") may take up to a week for our system to process. In some cases even longer.

Not sure if your payment has been received in full and/or already processed? You can check via the link in the order confirmation.
If you can't find the link or email, click here.

Tickets for individual days are not offered in the general online pre-sale for re:publica 2023. Only regular 3-day tickets will be available at the on-site box office. Evening or day passes are not offered.

  • Animals, dogs in particular
    For the well-being of animals and for safety reasons, animals are generally not allowed on the premises.
    Exceptions apply for therapy dogs (especially guide dogs). Please contact us as early as possible via ticket at re-publica.com!
  • Bag checks
    A bag check will be carried out by our security service at the entrance.
    Large bags and suitcases cannot be taken onto the grounds and must be deposited at the free suitcase cloakroom. Small bags and rucksacks are no problem, but our security service will take a look inside.
  • Bottles and other containers
    Returnable bottles up to 1 liter may be taken onto the premises.
  • Kickscooters and scooters
    Scooters with and without electric drive as well as e-boards and skate boards cannot be taken onto the premises and must be handed in at the suitcase cloakroom.
  • Bicycles
    Please leave bicycles at the designated bicycle parking spaces. Folding bikes can also be left at the suitcase cloakroom.
  • Dangerous objects
    Weapons, ammunition and pyrotechnic goods are not allowed on the premises. Please note: These items cannot be stored in our suitcase cloakroom either.

Children up to and including 15 years of age are admitted free of charge. From the age of 16, a ticket is required. 

We recommend that younger children are always accompanied and supervised by an adult. See also "Can I bring an accompanying person to re:publica?"

For each completed order, our ticket service provider creates an invoice. Of course, there can always be incorrect or incomplete data.

Incorrect or incomplete billing address? Typing error? Customer reference or VAT ID missing? No problem, use the link from the ticket order confirmation to easily correct the invoice data and issue a new invoice.

Note: This will create a new invoice number and at the same time create a cancellation invoice for the original one. The order number and content remains the same.

Of course you can! The easiest way is to buy a regular ticket for your companion. But there are other options as well:

  • Accompaniment for people with disabilities
    The re:publica wants to be as accessible as possible for people with disabilities. We design the festival grounds to be as accessible as possible for people with disabilities and provide a variety of help and support. Unfortunately, however, not all barriers can be removed. People with disabilities can invite one accompanying person to re:publica free of charge. In exceptional cases, they can bring more than one person or different accompanying persons on different days. The famous "B" (accompanying person/"Begleitperson") in your ID card is not mandatory. Please contact us in advance via ticket at re-publica.com with your ticket number and a short explanation or a simple comment about your wish to have an "accompanying person". Make sure to contact us as soon as possible!
  • "Nanny" persons
    If you are coming to re:publica with your child, it is possible to get access for a nanny (e.g. grandparent, parent, close friend) via ticket at re-publica.com. Deadline for registration: 22 May 2023.
  • Other accompanying persons
    We want all participants to feel comfortable and safe at re:publica. If you need an accompanying person or animal, please contact us via ticket (at) re-publica.com. We kindly ask you to contact us as soon as possible!

As always, admission for accompanying persons can only be granted with a corresponding written confirmation from us. Please contact us well in advance so that there will be no problems at the entrance. Thank you!

To receive and view your ticket(s), follow the link in the order confirmation or payment receipt that you both received by email. After following the link, you can easily download or display your ticket as a PDF file.

Didn't receive any emails with a link? Please check your SPAM folder. Nothing there either? You are however sure that made a payment? Then please contact us with the proof of payment via e-mail ticket (at) re-publica.com.

Depending on the payment method selected, tickets are displayed directly or after the payment has been processed. With "Paypal" or credit card payment, this processing may be faster than prepayment.

If tickets are not displayed even though you have proof of payment, please email ticket (at) re-publica.com with the proof of payment.

Please note: Prepayments may take a few days to process.


From 30 March 2023 you can apply on our volunteer page and indicate your availability. You will also find more information there.

For example, we are looking for stagehands and support in the areas of accreditation, cloakroom, info point, technology and network. You can find a detailed explanation of all requirements and task profiles of the individual areas here and during the application process.

For the period from 2 to 10 June 2023 we are looking for volunteers to support us for the re:publica Berlin 2023. One shift lasts approx. 8 hours or approx. 2 x 4 hours (on 2 days).

On the day of your shift, you will have access to our  “Volunteer Lounge”, where drinks and snacks will be provided. You will also receive a hot meal.

We try to assign all volunteers to their preferred areas, but we cannot promise this. It is best to indicate several areas in which you would feel comfortable. If there is something you absolutely do not want to do, you can also indicate this in the form.


We will provide all the important information about re:publica 2023 in good time by email. You will receive a detailed briefing on your area of assignment at the volunteer meeting or before the start of your shift, which is why it is very important that you are there on time! You can also find out more about the areas of assignment on the volunteer page.

The “Volunteer Lounge” is the first point of contact for all volunteers. Here, someone from our team will always be available to answer your questions. In addition, we will give you the number of our volunteer telephone before your shift so that you can reach us at any time.

As a volunteer, you are not insured by republica GmbH during the entire event, but by your own health insurance.
In the event of property damage during set-up or dismantling of the event, republica GmbH's liability insurance will come into effect.


In this case, please contact us immediately so that we can reschedule. It's always better to cancel than say nothing and then not show up!

Send us an e-mail: volunteers (at) re-publica.com, or browse the FAQ on our website!


No, unfortunately, tickets are not cancelable. However, you can transfer your ticket to another person and resell it or give it away. Information about this can be found in our ticket FAQ or contact tickets@re-publica.com.


If there are any problems or questions, we are happy to help you with advice. Contact us via: programme@re-publica.com or give us a ring via: +49-30-202 371 430


If you have been a speaker at a re:publica before, please use your existing profile.

Just log in to re-publica.com with your old credentials and update your profile. If you have already created an account since 2014, please use it. Click here to log in: https://re-publica.com/en/user/login

Forgot your password? No problem. You can reset it via this link: https://re-publica.com/en/user/password

If you have questions about your profile or the login, please contact us via programme@re-publica.com.

Setting up a profile is free and only takes a few minutes. Here's the registration link: https://re-publica.com/en/user/register

Then please proceed as follows:

  • Provide a working email address. This is the only way we can send you important information, such as feedback and/or questions about your submission. Note: Your email address will not be published. You can have your profile deleted at any time.
  • Choose a profile name (TIP: If you choose a combination of your first and last name, we can find you better in case of queries).
  • Click on the button "Create new account". A welcome message with further instructions will be sent directly to your email address.
  • The link is active for a limited time. (Depending on your email provider it can take up to 15 minutes until you receive the link (Attention: valid only once!). Please also check your spam folder if necessary). Once you have received the link, click on it to activate it and then click on the "Sign up" button. Then you will be on the page where you can set your password and fill in your profile details.

We recommend that you have the information requested in the mandatory fields ready, such as the photo in the correct size (max. 800 KB). Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

  • Enter your first name ("Name") and last name ("Last name/Alias/Collective/Group). If you are more than one contributor of a group/collective, you can also leave the "Name" field blank and enter the name of your group or collective) 
  • Upload a photo of yourself. Please take into account the specified dimensions for your photo
    • 800 KB Limit → → We can recommend you this tool for image compression: https://compressjpeg.com/
    • Format: png, gif, jpg, jpeg
    • The image must be larger than 480x480 pixels. All images larger than 1024x1024 pixels will be resized.
  • Enter a photo credit or specify "Private
  • Fill in the short biography (maximum 2,000 characters)
  • Under "Work", please enter the link to your or your organization's website ("URL")
  • Enter the name of your organization ("Link Text")
  • Optionally, you can also enter your position/function within the organization (e.g. job title: software engineer)
  • Your Twitter, Instagram, TikTok handle or other related links that introduce you and your work can optionally be added
  • A balanced, diverse event is very important to us. By filling out the statistical information on origin, gender, and year of birth, you are making it measurable for us to see if we are succeeding.
  • Please tick the box "Consent to be contacted". This will allow us to contact you as part of the CfP process and in preparation in advance of your session.
  • Please enter a working mobile number - of yourself or of a person we can contact you in urgent cases, e.g. on festival days.  
  • Do you want to receive our newsletter? - Then check the box "Please send me the re:publica newsletter".
  • Finally, you can select the language setting (German or English) and your time zone, so that dates and times of the website are displayed for your selected time zone.
  • Save everything and voilà - done.

You have already been a speaker at a re:publica and have an account? Then you can log in here with your profile name (username) or your registered email address and update your profile.


Please check your login details (profile name and password) again. If you still can't solve your problem after several attempts, our team will help you: programme@re-publica.com


No, unfortunately we can no longer accept proposals for reasons of fairness.

The Call for Participation for Conference and Hands On is closed since February 14, 2023, for Off Stage since March 12, 2023.

However, in justified exceptions and at the discretion of the programme team, later submissions on daily developments may still be considered or may also be requested by the programme team.


We can only pay speaker fees in selected cases and up to a certain amount. These are agreed and negotiated individually. Basically, we differentiate as follows:

  • Speakers on our main stage who we invite for a keynote will receive a negotiated fee.
  • Speakers invited for panels and interviews curated by us will receive an expense allowance.
  • Speakers from the Call for Participation will not receive an honorarium, but will have access to the event on all three days of the festival (including catering).

Thanks to our partners and collaborations with other festivals, we also have the opportunity to receive funding for travel expenses and/or honorarium for individual speakers. Programme sessions that have been (financially) supported by sponsors and/or partners will be transparently marked in the programme.

All speakers involved in a session receive a 3-day ticket and catering on the day of their session / performance. Only for Meetups the rule is a bit different. Their performers receive a ticket for the day the Meetup takes place (without catering) and the option to purchase a reduced ticket for the other two days. Unfortunately, we cannot cover costs for travel, accommodation, honorarium of the contributors or for the moderation.

No. We do not cover travel and accommodation costs. All contributors will receive a re:publica ticket from us and thus access to #rp23 on all three festival days as well as catering on the day of the session. Here is a special feature for Meetups: Contributors to a Meetup receive a 1-day ticket without catering and the option to purchase a reduced ticket for the other two days.

Since #rp22, the programme is divided into four festival sections, where you can submit in Conference, Hands On and Off Stage. One submission is possible per section:


The re:publica conference programme includes everything that takes place on our stages: from panel discussions and talks, to interviews and fireside chats, to readings, lecture performances and much more.


Whether it's a hardware or normal workshop, free tinkering, tinkering, gardening with robots, live biohacking or a TikTok dance tutorial: all sessions related to making and learning will find their place in the "Hands On" program. The contributions can be 60 minutes, 90 minutes or 120 minutes long (in exceptional cases even longer).


Flashmob, field test, installation, exhibition, concert, pop-up happening, science talk & walk, thematic guided tours, small or large artwork, augmented reality applications, games, water ballet and whatever else you can think of to occupy the #rp23 site and help shape our Off Stage program - artistic, activist, scientific, technological, informative.

NIGHTLIFE (will not be advertised separately to the CfP).

What would a festival be without music, dancing and partying? We turn the night into day! We are looking forward to musicians*, Dj-sets, karaoke organizers*, wrestlers*, musical producers* and everyone who wants to celebrate #rp23 with our participants* and their contributions.

CONFERENCE Session Formats

  • Lightning Talk: One speaker, 15-minute talk plus 15-minute Q&A.
  • Lecture: One or two speakers, 30 minutes or 1 hour including Q&A.
  • In Conversation With: two speakers without moderation, 45-minute talk plus 15-minute Q&A
  • Panel Discussion: maximum of three speakers plus moderator, 45-minute conversation plus 15-minute Q&A
  • Live Podcast: live production at the event, no time limit
  • Meet Up: Free format for casual exchange on an area of interest, light moderation by meet up organizers if necessary, 60 min

HANDS ON Session Formats

  • Workshop: intensive practical session with 1-2 workshop leaders.
  • Tutorial: intensive learning program with 1-2 workshop leaders
  • Dialogue format: e.g. fishbowl discussion, world café, speed geeking with moderation
  • Games: develop, try out or play a game together with others at the re:publica.

OFF STAGE Session Formats

  • Intervention: temporary action, partly interaction with participants, to draw attention to a topic.
  • Performance: temporary artistic presentation
  • Installation: permanently installed object for all three festival days
  • Contest: Competition of any form
  • Screening: short or long, we have the screen for your film
  • Theater & Musical: acting project of any form
  • Special format: here is the place for surprising ideas

"Tracks" are general topic areas or guiding themes to which you can assign your submission. All "tracks" (categories) are defined at the beginning of the Call for Participation (CfP). 

All "Tracks" (categories) are fixed at the beginning of the Call for Participation (CfP). This year there are the following tracks:

  • Technology and Science
  • Learning and Knowledge
  • Politics and Society
  • Net for Good
  • Spheres of Work
  • This is FUN.
  • Arts & Culture
  • Media
  • Urban spaces, rural spheres
  • Economy and Responsibility

For more information click here.

In order to curate the re:publica program in a balanced way, we put together a "track team" of external consultants for each track, who deal with the CfP submissions in the track and evaluate them. The track teams consist of 3-6 members, including representatives of the digital society, loyal friends of re:publica and experts in their field, as well as recurring speakers.

Here you can find our #rp23 Track Teams.

Of course! We welcome your volunteerism and interest! Write to the program team: programme@re-publica.com

At re:publica, we distinguish between stage hosts and moderators.

Stage hosts are hosting a stage for one day (the technical support is provided by our stage managers). They lead through the day,  programme points on and off and moderate the Q&A at the end of a session. They also announce changes in the schedule or point out highlights on the festival grounds.

If you would like to be a stage host at re:publica, please send us an email to: programme@re-publica.com.

Moderators conduct interviews, fire side chats or lead a discussion panel. This means that they are, just like the speakers, an elementary part of a session. We have a pool of moderators who have moderated at re:publica in the past.

If you would like to moderate a session with us, please send us an email (programme@re-publica.com) with some information about your previous moderation experience and the topics you are interested in. Depending on the size of the stage and the content, we have full professionals as well as talented amateurs.


That depends.

The re:publica programme consists of submissions from our Call for Participation (CfP), content from our partners, and programme content compiled and curated by our programme team.

  • CfP submissions should be complete by the submission deadline, i.e., in the case of discussion panels, interviews, and so on, please already include a moderator. If this is not the case, we recommend someone from our moderator pool (= the list of moderators from past re:publicas). As with all CfP submissions, we do not cover fees for moderation here.
  • Our partners can book programme slots. In consultation with our programme team, the content, speakers and moderators are jointly determined. The organization of the session is usually taken over by the respective partner, and thus also the costs for any fees or other expenses of the speakers and/or presenters involved. If necessary, we recommend moderators and establish contact. The commissioning and remuneration lies with the respective partner.
  • The re:publica programme team plans, curates and organizes the sessions on our main stage, important talks, interviews and panels on our thematic focal points, as well as programme content that we design together with co-curators from our community. We specifically request moderators for these cases. They usually come from our community and receive a small allowance based on the size of the stage and the complexity of the topic.

All our moderators receive access to all three days of the event as well as catering in the day of their moderation activity.

Each stage at re:publica will be hosted by a stage host. This means they announce the sessions, conduct the Q&As at the end and facilitate the transition over to the next contributors. In addition, our stage hosts inform the audience about important changes in the programme. They sand in an ongoing exchange with the programme team during re:publica. 

Moderators lead the discussion or conversation in a session. This requires thorough preparation. We will put moderators in contact with the speakers - if not already done by the session leader - so that a preliminary discussion can take place.

Yes, their profiles will be linked to the respective sessions. We also accredit presenters and stage hosts as speakers at the entrance. Please note that a presenter will only be added to a session after prior consultation and confirmed availability.

The stage hosts come from our community and receive a small allowance based on the size of the stage. The exception is our main stage. For our biggest stage we hire and book our hosts and negotiate a reasonable fee.


Check out our CfP Guidelines for session content guidelines and speaker profiles. This way.