is gearing up under the motto INTO THE WILD
During its nearly eight year history, re:publica has developed into Europe’s largest social media conference, with 5 000 participantsin the last year, and has had the privilege of welcoming many of the digital society’s most important leading minds to its stages. Since its inception, the digital society has faced continuous changes – but never have these changes been so palpable as since whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s revelations during the summer of 2013.
re:publica 2014’s motto INTO THE WILD intends to highlight the various starting points at creating solutions for the internet of the near future. When algorithms turn us transparent and controllable through predictability, perhaps we have to become more unpredictable; dissolving old structures, veering from the well-trodden beaten path in favour of chaos, irrationality, heading INTO THE WILD could be the source of some of these solutions. Yet this begs the questions: how will we navigate and find one another? How can one whisper into the global net and, in particular, with whom? Will those calling for a free and unrestricted internet not have to face being ever more vigilant and controlling of those who may partake and those who must stay out?
While the omni-surveilled net may have become draughty it will continue to protect its vital interests, learn to sidestep and manoeuvre and continue to develop. During the build-up to re:publica 2014, we will descend INTO THE WILD in search of unexpected technical solutions, surprising impulses stemming from business and politics and look forward to new, unbridled internet culture.
We are happy to announce the most exciting re:publica to date, happening from 6 – 8 May at STATION BERLIN.
Not despite, but distinctly because nothing is as it once seemed.
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Since its founding in 2007, re:publica has developed from a bloggers meet-up into one of the world’s most important festivals for the digital society. During its eighth instalment in 2014 more than 5 000 guest are expected to attend.
It is the heterogeneous mix of participants which creates the unique atmosphere and environment at every re:publica and is so crucial to a technology inspired conference. In 2013, 450 speakers from over 30 countries took to the stage at re:publica, where activists, coders, artists, business people and representatives and many others from different walks of life and creative backgrounds come together. Furthermore, nearly half of re:publica’s guests are female – few other events within this area of interest can show-off a similarly balanced guest participation.
So in 2014 we will once again be discussing and celebrating, throughout three days and in over 250 hours of event programme, with internet pioneers and mavericks out of the fields of politics, economics, science, culture and society. We are really looking forward to it already!
Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Where #rp14 goes to stay
May we introduce: Hotel Berlin, Berlin
As the first official re:publica hotel, Hotel Berlin, Berlin will be accommodating our rp14 speakers and will be offering a most comfortable stay to our other guests at a special rate.
With its capacity of over 700 rooms, Hotel Berlin could have slept the whole of the very first re:publica. As a guest here you can look forward to delicious communal breakfast or a last drink at the bar with re:publica greenhorns and veterans alike.
The superior, four star hotel offers, along with many other extras, free Wi-Fi in all rooms and, thanks to its good public transport connection, is located only one U-Bahn station away from the STATION BERLIN.
The re:publica special rates are not limited but make sure you book soon – first come, first serve is the name of the game! So Check in soon!