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The conference

Why should I attend the re:publica?
Because you are going to love it here! Everyone who is part of the digital society and is interacting with it meets at re:publica. Here you will find bloggers, social media addicts, designers, and managers, as well as entrepreneurs – all of them being open-minded and creative people.

So what’s happening during the re:publica?
Tons of awesome stuff! If the first speakers for our conference are fixed, we will let you know through our website. Furthermore you meet sweet people, expand your network offline while having a great time together and discussing every aspect of living in a digital society and all the changes that it entails.

When will the re:publica take place?
The conference will take place from May 2nd to 4th 2012 and lasts full 3 days.

And where will the re:publica take place?
The re:publica is hosted in the STATION-Berlin in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Here you can find a complete site plan.

What if I wanted to present my own talk at the re:publica?
The Call for Paper has ended for this year. You can find our schedule here and for tickets clickhere.

The tickets

Yay, I want to come! Where do I get my ticket for the conference?
You can order yours at Amiando.

Will you sell day passes as well?
No, we won’t sell day passes but you can get a 3-day ticket at the following “Walk-In Rates”:

*on Wednesday 2 May 08:30 – 18:00 = €210 incl. VAT
*on Wednesday 2 May 18:00 – Thursday 3 May 18:00 = €170 incl. VAT
and
*on Thursday 3 May 18:00 – Friday 4 May 16:00 = €130 incl. VAT

I bought a blogger ticket for a special price, so how do I prove that I am actually one of those bloggers?
In case you purchased one of the blogger tickets all we ask you to do is to promote the re:publica on your blog. You can find our fancy banners here.

Do I have to print out the ticket which I bought online?
Absolutely! This is required in order to ensure a trouble-free accreditation.

Okay, now that I got my ticket what does this give me access to?
When you arrive and show your ticket at the entrance of the STATION-Berlin you will get a wristband and a pass with your name on it. This gives you access to every single event at the re:publica 2012 during all 3 days of the event. For smaller events such as talks and workshops we recommend showing up early to ensure a seat. Due to safety reasons we are not allowed to surpass a certain number of attendees in these rooms which means that there will be no entrance if we have reached that number.

I want to return my ticket, what should I do now?
You can find all the information for returning your ticket over here.

Darn! I can’t make it and now I would like to transfer my ticket to someone else. What do I have to do?
No problem. If you want to sell your ticket or even give it away to another person you just have to send us a short e-mail to ticket@re-publica.de that contains the name of the original attendee and their e-mail address as well as the name of the new attendee plus their e-mail address, the reference number of the ticket and the number of tickets purchased. Then we will take care of the rest.
Please note that this has only been possible until April 11th 2012 and that we don’t transfer any money. So in case your ticket is not supposed to be a gift please sort this out with the person that you are giving the ticket to.
If you are giving your ticket away after April 11th 2012, we cannot help with the name change anymore. Hence you will of course be allowed to sell it to someone else but the ticket as well as the badge will still be on your name instead of theirs. For the accreditation they will get blank badges from us though and can write their names on them by hand.

The event location

Which would be the best way to get to you by public transport?
The STATION-Berlin is centrally located in Berlin-Kreuzberg at the subway station (U-Bahn) Gleisdreick with the subways U1 and U2. To find out how to get there from your accommodation, please visit the website of the local public transportation.

From S+U-Bahnhof Hauptbahnhof take the city train S-Bahn to S+U Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten and change to the underground line U2 (northbound towards Pankow) to U-Bahnhof Gleisdreieck. From Alexanderplatz, take the U2 (southbound towards Ruhleben) to U-Bahnhof Gleisdreieck. Due to construction works, the U2 line is interrupted between U-Bahnhof Mohrenstraβe and S+U-Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz – bus replacement services are in effect. The U1 underground line is also available with following interruptions: use the U2 line between U-Bahnhof Gleisdreieck and U-Bahnhof Wittenbergplatz and the bus replacement services between U-Bahnhof Gleisdreick and U-Bahnhof Möckernbrücke. Alternatively, it is only a short walking distance from U-Bahnhof Möckernbrücke to STATION-Berlin.

S-Bahnhof Anhalter Bahnhof is also within walking distance (approx. 8 mins) from STATION. Buses such as the M41 stop there as well.

What are the opening hours at the re:publica 2012?
The location will be opened wednesday from 8:30 am until 22:00 pm, thursday and friday from 9:00 am until 22:00 pm.

In case I drive my car to the venue where do I park it?
Right next to the STATION-Berlin there is a parking deck which requires a fee. Apart from that, parking spaces are pretty rare in Berlin-Kreuzberg and therefore we generally recommend using the public transport anyway.

Is the venue handicap-accessible?
Yes, it is. In order to make your stay as unproblematic as possible please send a short e-mail to after you have bought your ticket, to let us know that you are attending the conference.

The general questions

Where can I get a press accreditation?
Please use this contact form.

What do I need to do in order to become a partner or sponsor?
Please us this contact form.

Are there volunteer opportunities to help at the re:publica?
Yes, we always welcome volunteers to help out! Please contact us via helfer@re-publica.de if you like to support us.

Will you provide WiFi at the venues?
Believe it or not: Yes, of course!

Wi-Fi network names (ESSIDs)
5 Ghz = re:ACT!ON
2.4 Ghz = ACT!ON

We recommend the use, if supported, of the 5 Ghz “re:ACT!ON” network. The 2.4 Ghz Wi-Fi network is primarily reserved for the use with smart phones. You will automatically receive your IP address. Please avoid the use of bandwidth intensive applications such as Skype, filesharing or large downloads. If you experience problems, first try turning your Wi-Fi off and on again. If your IP address begins with 169.254., please turn to our help desk (Hall 3 at the entrance to Stage 1).

For your own safety:
Please be aware that you will be sharing the network with many other users. Therefore it is important to send log-ins and passwords via encrypted connections. Via => “https”

Please charge all your devices before hand for there is only limited number of sockets.

I have to stay at home but is there any chance that I can follow re:publica via live stream?
Yes, there is! You will find the live stream on our website just in time before the conference. Additionally we will record all the other events. So eventually after re:publica is over you will be able to watch all recorded sessions online in our archive.

Does my attendance at the re:publica count as professional development?
Read on here.

What’s the weather like in Berlin in early May?
So far re:publica attendees have often been lucky and experienced the first nice days of spring. However, keep an eye on the weather report since we can’t take care of everything.

How can I get in touch with you if my questions have been still left unanswered here?
In that case you can always use our contact form. We are certainly trying to respond to every inquiry as quickly as possible. But bear with us if it takes a bit longer than expected.