Spring is already here, but Germany’s national social web spring will be kicked again traditionally by the main convention re:publica in Berlin. From May 2 to 4, 2012, the big, fat web summit aka #rp12 initially occupies a new venue. After more than 3,000 bloggers, geeks, nerds, webgrrls and their friends and families, in 2011, the fresh re:publica enterprise which was recently founded, decided to go the step ahead and will enter the breathtaking location STATION-Berlin with its historical halls of the former „Postbahnhof“ at Berlin Gleisdreieck S-Bahn station –
[It] will provide the setting for Europe’s most exciting, inspiring and enjoyable conference about social media, blogs and digital society […] [with] an agenda reflecting the freshest minds, stories, and subjects from all over the world. […] After five prosperous years, re:publica will reinvent itself once more.
As the the organisation committee has already dropped some details, the upcoming event will be probably more exciting than ever!
- 10,000 square meter location venue with open space area
- Main speakers announced have been so far:
Amber Case – Geoloqi.com
Helen Darbishire – founder Access Info Europe
Seda Gürses – Univ. of Leuven, EU’s Trusted Architecture for Securely Shared Services, Global Identity Networking of Individuals (GINI-SA project)
Isaac Mao – blogger, advisor GlobalVoices.org, co-founder CNBlog.org
Britta Riley – founder Windowfarms.org
Mark Rock – founder Audioboo.fm; prior PlayJam
- Three sub-conferences –
On Thursday, 3 May 2012 (Day 2)
– rE:Unite The European Public on the Net – Closing keynote by Neelie Kroes – European Commission, Digital Agenda.
On Friday, 4 May 2012 (Day 3)
– 2nd co:funding conference (click for updates, as well on Facebook and Twitter)
Some regular tickets are still available starting at EUR 130 for a three-day pass. Additionally the exclusive business tickets including lounge access, delicious slow food, and high speed registration (i.e. joining #rp12 straight ahead) are offered for EUR 500 fee each.