FAQ

Economy Ticket: 195,- €; Early Bird Economy: 130,- €
Reduced Ticket: 99,- €; Early Bird Reduced: 65,- € *
Business Ticket: 640,- €; Early Bird Business: 490,- € **

Tickets grant access to all events and subconference at re:publica and MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin. All prices include VAT and handling costs.

You can order tickets online until 11:55 pm on 30 April 2016. Please note that you have to redeem the ticket voucher until that time too.

* Pupils, students, trainees, people on social welfare, retirees and people with disabilities can order a reduced ticket. Please present documents at the door. 

** Further information on Business Tickets can be found on the FAQ page regarding the Business Ticket.

Ticket cancellation is only possible for privately held tickets and must take place by April 28, 2016. Cancellation fees are €5.95, plus handling fees. Overall cancellation fees for Standard Tickets are a total of €13,84 and €9,96 for a Reduced Ticket.

For more information, please contact Xing Event Team at https://de.amiando.com/help/ticketbuyer

To save cancellation fees, it is also possible to sell a ticket you already purchased and have the name on the ticket changed accordingly. In that case, check the FAQ How do I transfer my ticket to another person?

It turns out that I can’t make it to re:publica after all and so I would like to transfer my ticket to someone else. How do I go about doing this?  

Not a problem. If you want to sell your ticket or gift it to someone then send an email to ticket@re-publica.de. It must include the name and email address of the original attendee, the name and email address of the new attendee, original purchase date of the ticket, ticket number and quantity. With this information we can transfer your ticket. Please note that transfers can only be done until April 30, 2016 and that ticket prices cannot be reimbursed. So, if the ticket to be transferred is not a gift then it is up to you and the new recipient to work out your own payment method.

Of course, you can still sell your ticket even if the April 30, 2016 deadline has passed. However, passed that date we won’t be able to change the original name on the ticket and nametag to that of the new attendee’s. There will be blank nametags available on location at the accreditation desk, which can be filled out by hand.     

Go to the Ticket Shop and select your desired ticket. Step two requires you to log in or enter an address for your order. At the very bottom of this page, you will see a check box, which you can use to donate €15 to the Refugees Emancipation project. If you would like to donate more, use the form further that page and enter the amount you would like to add to the €15. re:publica is then additionally donating by topping up the amount. In case the betterplace campaign's goal has been reached, the donations will go to a similar organisation with the same agenda.

Please note: re:publica will not be able to issue a donation receipt. If you need a donation receipt, please go directly to Refugees Emancipation's entry at the betterplace.org website. 

Once more our great partner Xing Events is supporting us by taking on the external convenience fees.

Discount tickets are offered for re:publica TEN and MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin. School and university students, apprentices/trainees, social security/benefits recipients, pensioners and disabled are eligible for these tickets. It is very important that you are able to provide corresponding documentation of eligibility on location. Else you have to pay the differing amount at the entrance.

We will set up a dedicated accreditation booth for discount tickets at the main entrance to the event. Here you will be asked to show your student ID or other form of documentation.

Yes. Your student ID must have been valid between November 2015 and May 2016. For example, a student ID from winter semester 2015/16 is all right, but one from summer 2015 cannot be accepted.

Up until now we have never had to reject anyone who has applied to be a re:publica helper. However, if more helpers apply this time than we need it may well be the case that we will have to reject a few applicants. If you do not want to run that risk, purchase a ticket now and sell it on later.

Access to the Business Lounge

Those who want to escape re:publica’s and MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin's festival hubbub can head to the centrally located VIP lounge and use its calm atmosphere to conduct business or just hang out with old friends and new acquaintances and enjoy the catering with the re:publica and MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin speakers.

  • Continuous catering during all three days

Four meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon cakes, snack in the evening) as well as soft drinks, coffee and tea are included in the Business Ticket and are available throughout the day in the VIP lounge. All warm meals are freshly prepared by the STATION BERLIN kitchens and, of course, vegetarian options are also available.

  • Transferability

Compared to regular tickets, Business Tickets are transferable. For companies this means that colleagues can alternate attendance by sharing the company ticket. This way everyone can take in the re:publica atmosphere and become inspired, conduct meetings on location or let staff members with specific skill sets attend corresponding thematic focal areas during the conference.

 

No. Children up to and including 15 years of age have free admission.

Yes, for groups of pupils, students, trainees, people on social welfare, retirees and people with disabilities. Please present documents at the door.  Please send your inquiries for group tickets to ticket@re-publica.de.

Last year we received over 700 submissions and unfortunately had to reject quite a few (We also accepted many so don’t let that scare you off!).

Take part in our Call for Papers! From early November on you can submit your session idea. Please register at our website and submit a new session form for each idea. A detailed description can be found below. A little hint, the more precise and complete the information you submit, the easier for us to select your session.

No, you only need to update your account. Log in with your details. On the main page you see the note “re:publica 2016: Please register first.” on the top right. Click on it, then click the green "Join" button below to confirm the process.

We need information concerning your session idea including the topic, a brief description of the content and the format (lecture, discussion, workshop or action), all in German or English, as well as some information about you.

Selection criteria include the quality and completeness of your proposal and how well your proposed session fits in to the programme. We are looking for creative and innovative contributions, as well as interesting concepts and methodologies.

The Call for Papers ends on January 10, 2016. Proposals submitted after this date or which reach us through other channels cannot be accepted.

We will let you know by the end of February 2016, at the latest.

On the day your session will take place. We do not need your finished presentation but your short session description will be published online. We’d suggest making the short description informative and well formulated when submitting, in order to get readers interested in your session. Also, make it short but sweet (hardly anyone reads more than half a page, so your session's description is limited to 2,000 caracters).

Unfortunately, tickets are not refundable. But you can resell your ticket or gift it to someone. For that send an email to ticket at re-publica.de. 

No, unfortunately not.

No, unfortunately not. Due to the fact that we try to keep our entrance fees a low as possible and affordable for everyone, we have a really tight budget. We hope you understand that we therefore cannot compensate for travel and accommodation costs.

If you could not come to re:publica without travel reimbursement from our side, please state that in the comment section of the session and we'll try to find a solution. 

Of course, you can. We do not, however, accept product presentations or company marketing presentations. If your company is interested in cooperating or partnering with re:publica, please contact us.

We have 30 and 60 minute slots. You can let us know your preference in your proposal. If your session is “Action” orientated, and thus doesn’t need a specific stage or room, it can use up more time.

  1. Go to the registration page. If you were a participant at re:publica 2015, you just need to update your profile.

  2. You can already start to fill out and complete your speaker profile or finish this at a later time. You'll need to already provide a picture in the required dimensions. Please note, your speaker profile must be fully completed by the beginning of January for your session to be accepted.

  3. Choose your username. It will be visible to all website users. We recommend using a FirstnameLastname scheme.

  4. Enter a valid e-mail address.

  5. After completing registration you will be forwarded to the home page again and receive an activation link via your submitted e-mail address. Please note that this might take up to 15 minutes depending on your e-mail provider and please also check your spam folder... Click the link and set a password.

  6. When you're logged in you will find a menu bar (black and grey bar on the top of the page) and your user dashboard:

    • User account: Here you'll find your dashboard with latest news, profile information, your submitted sessions.

    • To edit your profile click "edit" below the menu bar and find your user account were you can change your e-mail address and password, as well as your "Speaker profile" where you can edit & complete your speaker profile.

    • My events: Here you can switch between the events of the last years if you where already registered back then.

    • To submit a session go to "User account" (your dashboard) where you find the field "Create Session" and can click on "Add content > Session" to create a session proposal

    • My content: here you'll find your submitted proposal and may edit them as necessary.

  7. Now: Click "Add content > session" and simply fill out all fields related to your session proposal.

  8. Feel free to save and continue at a later date – but remember: your session needs to be completely filled out by January 10, 2016.

  9. Add speakers to your sessions. If you are planning several speakers into your session, all of them need to register and create a profile. Once you know their username, please add the usernames to the "speakers" field in the form. Make sure to wait for the autocomplete that verifies the speaker name with our database. 

  10. Once you saved your session and can access it from your dashboard, also the curation team can see it. That means it's submitted and you don't need to do anything else. 

  11. Celebrate, your session is fully filled out and submitted on time! Or go back to Step 7 and submit more session proposals.

All speaker profiles are public and visible to every website user. If your idea for a session has been rejected we can delete your profile. For that send an email to programme at re-publica.de.

 

As long as you can access your session from the dashboard, it is saved and submitted correctly. You don't need to do anything else. 

Your session will be published once we accepted it for the conference programme. But no worries, we'll inform you via email before we'll publish it.

You will be able to change the session proposal at any time. Though if you change it after the Call for Papers deadline on January 10, 2016 you should notify us. We will in turn notify you if we think your session proposal needs a rewrite before we can publish it.

An Ignite Talk is a short presentation on a specific topic. You will have 5 minutes to pitch a certain idea, a project you started or anything else you deeply care about. Afterwards, you will have up to 20 minutes to connect with your audience and get feedback from them.

Normally it would be used to call for action, to search for people to join the project or to just get the word out. You can organize a recording of the pitch yourself. 

If you hold a 5-minute Ignite Talk at re:publica you will be featured on our website. However you won't get a free ticket for the conference.

If you are 18 or above and are keen to support re:publica TEN then you can register on our sign-up portal and sign up for a shift. Registration opens on 15 March 2016 at 15:00.

We would love to have you to work with us as a helper and to welcome you at re:publica TEN. Please register on our sign-up portal and sign up for the 'Tandem Project'.

How does registration work?

  1. Fill out your helper profile. Make sure to fill out all required fields.
  2. Choose a username. Please note: this username will be visible to all registered users. Choose a pseudonym (ex. Anonym42) if you prefer not to use your real name. All other data (age, name, etc.) can only be viewed by our helper management team.
  3. Enter a valid e-mail address.
  4. After submitting, you'll be redirected back to our home page and receive an activation link via e-mail. This could take up to 15 minutes. Remember to check your spam filter. Follow the link and create a password.
  5. Go to “User Account” in the menu (black bar at the top of the page): here you can view your information, make changes or change your password.
     

How do I sign up ?

In your event dashboard and in the menu you'll find “My Events” under re:publica 2016 featuring the following:

  • “Shifts”: sign up for 'Tandem Project' here.
  • “Work Areas”: here you'll find descriptions of all the different work areas at re:publica 2016.
     

We will get in touch with you to discuss further details after you have signed up.

You can use your existing user account to log in on our website. You can also request a new password if you've forgotten your old one. Click on “New Password” and enter your e-mail address. Please note: depending on your email provider, this process could take a few minutes. Also remember to check your spam filter. We've added several new fields to the user profiles to account for the new Tandem Project. Please double check your user profile and update it.

IMPORTANT: You must register for re:publica 2016! Go to your user dashboard and select “Please register here” and follow the instructions.

In your event dashboard and in the menu you'll find “My Events” under re:publica 2016 featuring the following:

  • “Work Areas”: here you'll find descriptions of all the different work areas at re:publica 2016.
  • “Shifts”: sign up for your shift here. (Please sign up for one shift only!)


In your user dashboard you'll see:

  • “My Shift”: here you can see what shift you have signed up for (in case you signed up for more than one shift, you can use this area remove yourself from those shifts you won't be able to do)
  • If you have further questions: go to “Contact” in order to reach us.

If you do not already have a user account:

  1. Helper registration will be available starting 15 March at 15:00.
  2. Now you can start filling out your helper profile. Make sure to fill out all required fields.
  3. Choose a username. Please note: this username will be visible to all registered users. Choose a pseudonym (ex. Anonym42) if you prefer not to use your real name. All other data (age, name, etc.) can only be viewed by our helper management team.
  4. Enter a valid e-mail address.
  5. After submitting you'll be redirected back to our home page and receive an activation link via e-mail. This could take up to 15 minutes. Remember to check your spam filter. Follow the link and create a password.
  6. Go to “User Account” in the menu (black bar at the top of the page): here you can view your information, make changes or change your password.
  7. In your event dashboard and in the menu you'll find “My Events” under re:publica 2016 featuring the following:
  • “Shifts”: sign up for your shift here. (Please sign up for one shift only!)
  • “Work Areas”: here you'll find descriptions of all the different work areas at re:publica 2016.
  1. In your user dashboard you'll see:
  • “My Shift”: here you can see what shift you have signed up for (in case you signed up for more than one shift, you can use this area remove yourself from those you won't be able to do)
  • If you have further questions: go to “Contact” in order to reach us

 

After logging in, use the event dashboard or go to re:publica 2016 under “My Events” to find “Work Areas” and “Shifts”.
Please consider carefully when you can be available for your helper shift and thoroughly read through the description for each work area. Found an area you'd like to help in? Know the exact day and time that you'd be available? Please only sign up for one shift!
We have defined the shifts based on their work area, day and time. Simply select the one that's right for you and sign up.

We want to welcome refugees to take part in re:publica TEN as helpers.

If you enjoy meeting new people and speak English, French, Farsi, Arabic, Kurdish languages or others, then come and join our Tandem Project. We'll pair you with a refugee when you begin your shift and you'll share the workload with him/her. You'll support each other working and spend the day together.

If you'd like to take part, simply tick “I would like to take part in the re:publica TEN Tandem Project” during registration. Use the “Languages” field to select the languages that you speak.

The waiting list is for all of those whose preferred work area is already fully booked or for those who registered too late. It can always happen that another registered helper drops out of their shift and we have to re-plan and reschedule. So, our question for you: are you spontaneous and flexible enough that we contact you on short notice to take on a helper shift? We'll send out an e-mail with available shifts by the end of April. We might also get in touch with you by phone a few days before to re:publica to discuss last minute shift openings.

The registration process remains the same. Check the FAQs on how to set up a user account.

During the registration process you'll see “Waiting List” in the work area and shift selection. Signing up to the waiting list is the same as if you were to sign up for a shift – the only difference is that you cannot add day/time/work area.

Please note: you will still receive the obligatory confirmation e-mail stating that you have been signed up successfully for a shift. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO SIGN UPS TO THE WAITING LIST. We will contact you personally in the event of a free shift.

Welcome to the #rpTEN team! We now have your information, including preferred shift and work area. Starting mid-April, we will get in touch with you with more information. We will be working with a large number of helpers so please be patient if we can't respond to you as quickly as we'd like to.

We will supply all important information for re:publica 2016 by the end of April via e-mail. You'll get a detailed briefing on your work area during the big pre-re:publica Helper Briefing or before your shift, so it's important that you're on time on the day!

The Helper Briefing will take place on 30 April 2016 at the STATION Berlin. You'll be issued your helper shirt, you can be one of the first to check out the location and you'll get to know our team. You'll also receive exact information on meeting points and work areas.

It's rare that helpers aren't assigned to the working areas of their choice. On the off-chance that the needs for a working area change unexpectedly, we will contact you to discuss any changes to your shift.

For your commitment to the helper team you'll receive free entry to all of #rpTEN outside of your shift, a re:publica team t-shirt and free catering on the day of your shift.

So far, we have not rejected anyone who has registered as a helper and signed up for a shift. Of course things can always change during the organisation process, such as having to reschedule shifts to fit the event programme or having to scratch a shift completely. However, this happens very infrequently and we strive to find a fitting solution in these rare cases. By April we will make the helper waiting list available for anyone who hasn't found a suitable shift or who was too late in registering.

After registering you have until the 17 April 2016 to change your shift. Please don't forget to delete your previous shift entry from your user account. Take some time in advance to think about what shifts you are realistically ready to take on.

Unexpected things can always happen – we get it. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can re-plan and reschedule. Also, please don't forget: Delete your shift entry from your user account!

Helpers are expected to support re:publica for an 8 hour shift. In general: please only register for one shift.
If you really want to take on multiple shifts, you can sign up for more – you'll be scheduled-in and expected to be there.

No, you'll receive free catering on the day of your shift.

There will be a helper desk available for all registered helpers during re:publica. A person from our team will be there to answer your questions. You'll also have the number of our Helper/Volunteer Telephone so you can reach us on the go.


At STATION Berlin (Luckenwalder Straße 4-6, 10963 Berlin). If you're arriving using the BVG, the nearest station is Gleisdreieck via lines U1 and U2.

Event helpers are not insured via re:publica GmbH. You are covered by your own health insurance. Any property damages incurred during set-up, tear-down or during the event itself are covered by re:publica GmbH's liability insurance.

Contact us at help at re-publica.de.