"In the Mean Time": Our Programme

Three days packed with programme on multiple channels — that's what the participants of re:publica 2021 can expect. We'll be streaming live from Berlin all day from 20-22 May on our online event platform. Joining us will be numerous exciting speakers, a few old acquaintances, new faces and we’ll discuss current, important, inspiring, entertaining topics which are currently relevant to us — but above all, you can expect many new formats for the programme to take place in. 

We will explore how activism works in pandemic times, take a look at EU platform regulation and discuss "new fundamental rights for Europe". We will address "European diaspora" and "Afropean identity", the responsibility of science communication, romance before and after the pandemic and compare international approaches to schooling.

Instead of tiles and speakers in front of bookshelves, we want to surprise you with our formats: From very personal video messages by our community and in-depth talks on key topics with experts to online concerts. We accompany our speakers to unusual (conference) locations, conduct interviews, get inspired and discuss live.

Speakers include the Vice-President of the EU Executive and Commissioner for Digital Affairs, Margrethe Vestager, the journalist, author and podcaster Alice Hasters, the former owner of the legendary Tanzhalle St. Pauli and initiator of "Viva la VUCA! Terry Krug, the author and performance artist Marcus John Henry Brown, the author and speaker Sascha Lobo, the Head of International Freedom of Expression at the EFF and author of "Silicon Values" Jillian C. York, the researcher of right-wing extremism and Director of the Institute for Democracy and Civil Society (IDZ) in Jena Matthias Quent, the columnist and book author of "Radical Tenderness – Why Love is Political" Şeyda Kurt, the founder of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) Berlin and book author of "Why We Matter – The End of Oppression" Emilia Roig, the lawyer at Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte e.V. and author Bijan Moini, the political correspondent and author of "Method AfD" Katja Bauer, the columnist and editorial director of the formats Browserballet and Aurel at funk (ARD/ZDF) Anna Dushime ...and many more.

Our hosts, the digital transformation consultant and founder of Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) Geraldine de Bastion and open data expert and founder of Superrr Lab Julia Kloiber will lead through the programme on 21 and 22 May.

As the main partner of #rp21, MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin will kick off on 20 May 2021 with eight sessions examining trends in the media world, discussing developments and backgrounds in film, TV and streaming business as well as political and social developments in the media industry.
Speakers include Katja Bäuerle, Creative Responsibility Manager at UFA, Hendrike Bake, Managing Director of INDIEKINO Berlin and operator of the streaming platform INDIEKINO CLUB, Philip Pratt, Head of German Originals at Amazon Studios, Daniel Rosemann, Head of Broadcasting at ProSieben and ProSieben MAXX, Raquel Kishori Dukpa, street and community caster, author (e.g. "Druck") & part of the JÜNGLINGE collective and many more. The hosts Louis Klamroth and Sven Oswald will lead through the programme on 20 May.

On 21 and 22 May, we are looking forward to an exciting programme by the conference for digital youth culture TINCON, which will take place together with re:publica again this year. Confirmed speakers include: Aminata Touré, Member of the State Parliament of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and Vice President of Schleswig-Holstein, Meteorologist, Climate Researcher and upcoming astronaut Insa Thiele-Eich, who has been preparing to become the first German woman to fly into space since 2017, actress Roxana Samadi, YouTuber and Grimme Online Award winner Fynn Kröger and Twitter legend EL HOTZO.

Off Stage
With the Off Stage programme of #rp21, we are expanding our programme to all the places on the net where our community would like to take place. This is the "decentralised programme part" of #rp21. 
Find exciting documentaries, a "Let's Play" on investigative journalism and discussion rounds on topics such as remote learning and new solidarity in our cities. Look forward to a colourful, freely accessible programme apart from our live stream.

The complete re:publica 2021 programme including all speakers will be published on this website shortly.