“How to CfP” - Taking Part in tl;dr

The Call for Participation for re:publica 2019 is closed. We thank you for your submissions!



The most important points in a nutshell for participating in the Call for Participation (CfP) for re:publica 2019 in Berlin. Please do read the Session Guidelines which are prerequisite for the participation. In the FAQs you can find detailed information and tipps. Please also read them carefully even though you took part before. A few things have changed.

  • The CfP starts on 15.10.2018.
  • The absolute deadline for submitting to the CfP is on 16.12.2018, 11:59 p.m. CET. Currently the CFP for the supporting programme is still running. Here you have time to participate until 28 February 2019, 23:59 (CET). No exceptions!
  • Register for a speaker profile using this page.
  • If you’ve previously been a re:publica participant from 2014 onward and already have a profile, then use your login data to log in here. You can then add a suggestion for a session in your account. You’ll receive notification from us as to whether we’ve accepted your submission starting around mid-February onwards. Please completely fill out your speaker profile before logging out for the first time.
  • The number of characters is limited.
    • Title: max. 100 characters 
    • Short thesis aka tl;dr: max. 350 characters
    • Session desciption: max. 2000 characters (longer texts will not be reviewed / only reviewed to a length of 2000 characters)
  • Be sure to pay attention to spelling, grammar, punctuation.
  • Make an effort to be intelligible and keep it short. => If your idea is accepted, the title, brief premise (tl;dr) and description will be published and inform visitors about what will be happening in your session.
  • If it appears in your description, please spell “re:publica” correctly.
  • You may submit your session in English or German.
  • Diversity and gender balance are a re:publica requirement for all sessions. 50 per cent of the speakers on stage should be female (moderators not included).
  • We cannot pay you any fees, or reimburse any of your travel or accommodation expenses.
  • But you will get a three-day ticket and delicious catering on the day of your session ... and of course you will have a lot of fun.
  • Are there other questions? You can get the FAQs here and to the Session Guidelines here.



How to CfP