Europe’s largest conference on digital and social topics, re:publica is heading down to Accra this December. The event will happen on the 14th and 15th of December, 2018.
This conference, named “Next Level!” will take place at the Round Pavilion at Trade Fair, Accra. This is the first re:publica conference to happen on the African continent. The main partner for this conference is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
This is what the co-founder of re:publica, Andreas Gebhard, had to say.
“The re:publica is an event for digital society. It’s global and thus international! But I say that without wishing to ignore regional differences. How can we work together to shape and design the digital society when regional differences create very different framework conditions for it? Whether in Berlin, Los Angeles or Accra, re:publica creates space for dialogue and exchange between equals. I’m very pleased that we can now create these spaces on three continents.”
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Who are speaking at re:publica Accra conference?
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development will discuss how digital technologies can help overcome global challenges. The ministry will discuss these issues under the topic “Tech for Good”,
One of the keynote speakers for the event is Nanjala Nyabola, an author. She authored “Including Africa’s Media Image in the 21st Century”. Her topic for the conference is “What Technology Can’t Fix”. From her topic, Nyabola will talk about the limits of technology in her topic.
Mark Surman, Director of Mozilla Foundation will come through. He and a host of other high profiles will take up discusses on internet access.
Also, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, an architect and anthropologist will be present. Agbodjinou is the founder of WoeLab and initiator of the “L’Africaine d’architecture” platform. At the re:publica Accra conference, Agbodjinou will speak about “Future Cities”.
The evening programme will contain different aspects. Perspectives from the arts will meet with digital topics. Zimbabwe’s internationally renowned artist, Kudzanai Chiurai, will grace the programme with a presentation. Ghana’s own M.anifest will also do screening of We Live in Silence with a live soundtrack.
Note the programme is happening on 14th and 15 of December, 2018. Get your tickets for 33 cedis for the two days at eGotickets. Get more information on the event at re:publica Accra’s page.
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