Re:Publica 2009

Tomorrow morning, I’ll take a train to Berlin where I’ll attend this year’s Re:Publica 2009 conference. This year’s umbrella theme is “shift happens”, which isn’t too inappropriate, even for the conference itself: What was – in 2006 – started as a small gathering of a couple of Germany’s better known and activist bloggers, has grown into an international web conference with a specific focus on the political aspects of the social web.

From April 1-3 more than 100 speakers will give keynotes and hold workshops – among others Germany’s federal privacy commissioner Peter Schaar, Martin Schallbruch, director of IT at the German Interior Ministery, Stanford’s Lawrence Lessig, Cory Doctorow of boingboing.net, and Mary C. Joyce, the New Media Operations Manager of the Obama campaign. I’ll be blogging from the conference, but will probably do it on A Few Euros More, in order to not clutter the front page of afoe with smaller updates.

If anyone of you, gentle readers, will also be at the conference, and would be interested in a chat or coffee, please feel free to contact me via my fistful email tobias.schwarz _ fistfulofeuros.net. Hope to see you in Berlin.