I watched a very interesting video lately; an interview of Andreas Gebhard, Co-founder of the re:publica conference in Berlin by the Cultural Entrepreneurship Institute Berlin. What caught most my attention is the part of the interview at 25:00 about idea generation and at 30:00 about politicians vs entrepreneurship.
re:publica is a yearly conference held in Berlin and tapping into digital world themes.
“Since its founding in 2007, re:publica has developed from a bloggers meet-up into one of the world’s most important festivals for the digital society.
[…] It is the heterogeneous mix of participants which creates the unique atmosphere and environment at every re:publica and is so crucial to a technology inspired conference. In 2013, 450 speakers from over 30 countries took to the stage at re:publica, where activists, coders, artists, business people and representatives and many others from different walks of life and creative backgrounds come together. Furthermore, nearly half of re:publica’s guests are female – few other events within this area of interest can show-off a similarly balanced guest participation.”
Link to the video here (duration 34:10).