Tracks

  • It’s true that the re:publica is a society conference – and, because of that, it engages with concepts, “analogue software” and politics a great deal. But we are just as interested in infrastructures and hardware.

  • How can we (digitally) relearn and keep learning? Research & Education presents intergenerational concepts, ideas and projects from the areas of education and science.

  • The crisis of the public sphere (and objectivity?), which has been evident for some time now, and the open hostility towards “fake news” will once again be part of our focus, as will the success stories from (investigative) journalism, great moments in international cooperation and collaborative

  • The “Leisure & Lifestyle” segment is a brand new addition to rp18. These topics have already featured in the courtyard and all over the site at past conferences – that’s why it’s time to bring it together under its own label.

  • Politics and society, in all their many facets, have rarely been as of crucial topics as they are now and re:publica 2018 will be looking at this thematic closer than ever.

  • Beyond the Industry 4.0, Internet of Things or Big Data buzzwords: these terms are standard in the discussion of how new technologies will change our daily life, particularly in the context of work.

  • We are living in the middle of the post-digital age. The Internet is omnipresent – particularly in the arts and in culture.

  • Mobility is entering new dimensions. When we talk of the future of mobility it is no longer just about autonomous cars or car sharing start-ups but of a full process of transforming all aspects of society.

  • The re:publica Track – The Best of the Rest. 

Topics

  • Diversity and inclusion are fundamental elements of our value set. We already achieved a lot, but there is still a lot to do. We ask female techmakers, tech pioneers and coders out there: Is it time for women in tech to change the status quo and enlarge the female digital footprint?

  • The internet began with the decentralisation of communication – we gained more power over the kind of information we had at our disposal and wanted to consume. Are we currently experiencing a new freedom through decentralised financial flows?

  • The Global Innovation Gathering (GIG), a topic developed by re:publica, brings together innovation hub managers, makers, hackers and entrepreneurs from across the world.

  • Publishing on the web can unfortunately mean stumbling onto thin ice, legally speaking. Copyright law, cease and desist, surreptitious advertising – those are just some of the keywords and stumbling blocks.

  • Music and the digital sphere are closely interconnected. But our #rp18 Music topic isn’t just about a national and international exchange, the promotion of new formats or the continued development of the scene at the intersection of sound and technology.

  • POP is our uber-motto this year.

  • Health in times of interconnectedness in a fascinatingly wide spectrum: “re:health” deals with the various aspects of how digitisation leaves its marks on the realms of (quantified) health and health services, and the opportunities and risks that these developments have for people and their bodie

  • Back to the blogs! Save the open education web! In 2018, the call for “digitised and digital education” is a widespread consensus in almost all professional areas.

  • Despite the rapid pace of digital and technological progress the world is still facing major challenges at the beginning of the 21th century.

  • “The working worlds of the future” is the topic for the Science Year 2018.