The next re:publica in Berlin will take place from 2 to 4 May 2018. re:publica is one of the largest and most exciting conferences about digital culture in the world. Since its foundation in 2007, it has grown from a cozy blogger meeting with 700 participants into a wide-ranging “society conference”, with 9.000 visitors at the eleventh edition of re:publica 2017 in Berlin. Representatives of digital culture share their knowledge and decision-making tools, and discuss the future of the information society. Here they can mingle with artists, activists, scientists, hackers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, journalists, social media and marketing experts, and many others. This fosters innovation and creates synergies between net politics, online marketing, network technology, digital society, and (pop) culture. In addition, around 46 percent of re:publica 2017's speakers were female – far more than at many other similar events.