The #rp19 Track Teams

The Call for Participation has ended - what happens to the submissions now? To maintain transparency in the programme curation, we'll shed some light on the selection process and introduce you to the Track Teams!

In addition to the re:publica programme team, since the rpTEN 2016 we have a programme committee that helps us evaluate the submitted sessions and ensures that diverse perspectives and voices are represented. The committee consists of experts, some of whom have been with us for several years and know the re:publica well.

The committee is important for a balanced curation of our stage programme. It is also a great opportunity to involve our community, loyal friends and recurring speakers in the programme. While re:publica is constantly growing, we don't want to forget our companions.

For each of the eight tracks, a Track Team of members of the programme committee is formed to review the respective submissions - always in close exchange with the programme team of #rp19. Since we don't want to keep the members of the track teams from submitting to the Call for Participation themselves, we’re careful about who we assign which sessions for evaluation to in order to prevent bias. The Track Team members then rate the sessions in their assigned track and post a comment.

For the first time this year, we got together in analogue and digital meetings! The Track Teams identified trends and focal points and discovered gaps. The assessments and recommendations of the track teams are taken into account and incorporated into the curation by the #rp19 programme team.

The new process is intended to create a more stringent programme in which beginner and expert sessions alternate, a balanced format mix can be offered for each track while maintaining a balance in terms of language and gender.

Many thanks to the members of this year's Track Teams for their great support!