"re:publica is one of the most important digital events in Europe. There is no way round it if you want to find out which individuals, technologies, and issues will affect the internet now and in the future. re:publica is an annual must-attend event for us googlers."
Google Deutschland GmbH
"re:publica is always a chance for us to engage in dialogue with digital society’s pioneers and visionaries and to obtain feedback. And of course it is important to us that participants realize how many and which innovative solutions IBM has to offer."
IBM Deutschland GmbH
"As Microsoft Deutschland, we asked ourselves where the digital economic miracle and the future of work begin. The answer is: In the minds. We partnered with re:publica to 'enter uncharted territory and to tackle the digital transformation' together with the leading figures of the industry."
Micrososft Deutschland GmbH
"re:publica is an excellent environment for us to talk to young specialists and executives in a relaxed atmosphere, and to call attention to Baden-Württemberg’s advantages. At re:publica, our team further educates itself and we meet a lot of interesting people."
“Through their selection of topics, the re:publica organisers have shown that their days of introverted hacker meetups are over. They have transformed the event into a serious actor in Europe's discussion about freedom of expression. Already last year, they showed political finesse with sensitive issues in their focus on the Edward Snowden revelations.
Der Tagesspiegel, 05.05.2015
“When it first started, re:publica was an event for nerds to come together and discuss niche digital topics. Today, it has become one of the most important international conferences for digital activists, bloggers, managers and politicians.”
“re:publica is the Rock am Ring festival of technology conferences.”
“While sending strong political signals, the atmosphere throughout the conference is deliberately relaxed – although it's not about showing off the latest fashionable tote bag, either. The conference is about the connective and creative attitudes shared by bloggers, journalists and business people in confronting the challenges of the digital future. Networking, too, remains a key aspect.”
Berliner Morgenpost, 06.05.2015
“The scene's best and brightest meet at re:publica, but the conference does not bill itself as the sole platform for discussions about digital changes. One of its big successes is that many of its topics have been carried over to other forums.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 07.05.2015
"For music tech and for innovation in general, Berlin is the capital of the world. And re:publica is a fabulous conference, an amazing junction of different ideas. To me this is incredibly important, as I have made it my business to bridge art and science, academia and industry and join everybody in one space to create new things and a buzzing atmosphere, similar to what we are experiencing here, at re:publica."
Michela Magas, founder Music Tech Fest and member of the Advisory Board of the European Commission's Horizon2020 programme
"Very few forums manage to attract activists and policy makers; hackers and technologists; digital media enthusiasts and skeptics; and ends up leaving impacting all of them positively. Re:publica is one of those"
Fadi Salem, School of Government , Dubai
"Possibly the most stimulating and enjoyable festivals of ideas and creativity and thinking that I've ever participated in."
Mark Graham, Director of Research | Oxford Internet Institute
"re:publica is a truly global event, with a diverse range of speakers who are unafraid to speak truth to power."
Jillian C. York, EFF, Director for International Freedom of Expression
The time of conferences, where so called experts get on the stage, say something to their passive audience and go home, is over. Once you experience re:publica, you will hate the idea of coming back to that conservative format.
re:publica is not just a conference – it is a meeting and discussion space for people coming from different backgrounds, with various levels of expertise and experiences but sharing the same openness and curiosity. Friendly warning: these encounters may turn out to be addictive!
Katarzyna Szymielewicz, PANOPTYKON FOUNDATION
"For us as Communicators of the European Space Agency, since quite some time re:publica is a favourite event of the year - it is in fact the one where we can directly connect with our audiences and stakeholders - and receive honest and valuable feedback on our work. It's like social media, but in real life."
Marco Trovatello, ESA – European Space Agency