The #rpTHE highlights


Museum of Cinematography in Thessaloniki

re:publica is one of the world’s largest conferences on digital culture and it’s coming to Thessaloniki from 11 to 13 September. re:publica CEO Andreas Gebhard has set a clear goal: “We want to explore and highlight ideas on how we can better work together so as to shape a common future for our digital society.”

Look forward to three very exciting days in Thessaloniki. Here are just a few of our highlights. You can find the full programme here.


A Greek-German welcome

We are very happy to be able to welcome the Mayor of Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris, and the State Secretary for Media and Communication, Lefteris Kretsos, at the #rpTHE opening on 11 September at 5:30 pm. We’ll also have the German Consul Walter Stechel and politician Klaus Lederer on stage to help officially launch the conference. Check out all the speakers for the opening ceremony here.

Boat trip

Klaus Lederer is Berlin’s Deputy Mayor and Senator for Culture and Europe. He has been a member of the German ‘The Left’ party executive since 2012. On 11 September at 2:00 pm, he’ll be taking part in a roundtable discussion with Andreas Gebhard on our re:boat. During a little port tour they’ll be discussing how creative projects can obtain funding in the EU. Here you find more details about the Roundtable on a boat – How to fund creative projects within the EU.


On 11 September at 3 pm, we have our workshop with Andrei Dan Stangaciu for journalists who deal with sensitive content and information: “Digital security tips for journalists and protecting your sources and yourself”. Stangaciu is a software developer and will be showing you the skills needed to protect yourself and your sources with encryption.


Photo credit: Marc Nicoleit