Following our very first event outside of Germany last year, we won’t be missing a beat and are powering full speed ahead in 2017: the next re:publica Dublin will take place from 7 to 8 September 2017 at the Light House Cinema! Our upcoming event in Ireland is also made possible thanks to the support from the German Federal Foreign Office: this year, as part of re:connecting EUROPE, we want to promote the European exchange further and tackle topics concerning the digital society from various perspectives. We want to network you, the community, with Ireland and the world, with local and international players and stakeholders, and projects from the cultural, societal and political sectors.
And another vital point: synergies within Europe are far from exhausted. Many creatives in Europe are currently not working together, or only to a limited degree. Despite their geographical and technical vicinity, they simply don’t know each other (yet). The re:publica Dublin is here to help with that: Dublin isn’t just the connection to northern Europe. Many of the big tech companies are based in Ireland, making it a gateway to the international creative and digital industry. So, here’s to another round! Let's re:connect EUROPE!
Our first international event went spectacularly. On 20 October 2016, more than 200 participants from Ireland, Germany and other countries converged on re:publica Dublin. There they attended exciting sessions on three stages and discussed some of the most important topics concerning the digital society with our 33 speakers. It was very reminiscent of our first re:publica in Berlin. There was lots of room for discussion and a great exchange with the Irish digital community. We chose to host re:publica Dublin in three unique locations: the historic Smock Alley Theatre, the lively Generator Hostel, and the cozy Merchant’s Arch Pub. All locations provided numerous talks and discussion rounds on topics such as data protection, surveillance, hate speech, and FinTech. For anyone who missed out, revisit our first event outside of Germany in pictures, word and sound: The sessions at Smock Alley Theatre were recorded, listen to the speakers on the re:publica channel at Voice Republic. Draw some visual inspiration from our one-day conference and browse through our Flickr channel. Photos from our warmup party the evening before are compiled there, as well as images from the event itself. More on re:publica Dublin you can find here.
Image credit: re:publica/Justin Farrelly (CC BY 2.0)