Update, 20 May 2012
Video of our session now online:
Update, 1 May 2012, 15:21
Here we go! Storyboard ready, slideshow ready, moderation ready, checked-in for my flight. Can’t wait to see you all at #RP12: My colleagues and session guests (see below), Andreas Schepers & many other friends, mates & colleagues such as FC Stoffel, Mo. Sauer, Sim Sullen, Katti and lots of other people I’ve been communicating frequently with over social networks in past years, but whom I actually haven’t met yet in person … hope two days will be enough & see you soon!
Via the re:publica call for papers I initiated a panel discussion titled ‘Tweeting from space for the digital public’. It will feature ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Paolo Nespoli, as well as my dear colleagues Jocelyne Landeau-Constantin, Head of ESA-ESOC Communication Office and Bob Jacobs, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator of Communications, and myself.
During the 60 Minute session, we will discuss why space agencies and their astronauts blog and tweet (sometimes even from Space), how it all works and why the intense use of social media has become an important part of the respective communication strategies.
What started off as a ‘class reunion’ of bloggers, researchers and internet activists, now regularly attracts over 3000 participants: As a result of last year’s full house at ‘Friedrichstadtpalast’, this year’s re:publica will bring participants together at Station Berlin. Even so, the conference has preserved an open and familiar atmosphere. “A quality conference with a festival feel”, in the words of the organisers.
This year, as well as in 2011, re:publica features a great variety of interesting speakers, such as Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital agenda, Steffen Seibert, the German government’s spokesperson, renowned podcaster Tim Pritlove, blogger, author and consultant Sascha Lobo, Mercedes Bunz, Mario Sixtus and many, many more.
Further information on panel and speakers can be found at http://re-publica.de/12/en/
This is a cross-post with the DLR Communications Blog.
P.S.: I forget to mention that our session will take place in the evening of 2 May 2012, 19.00 to 20.00 CEST.
and that, according to re:publica, these late events can be accessed by the general public for a fee of just a few euros. Currently, re:publica organisers are checking whether these late events can be made accessible for the general public at small fee. Full conference tickets (3 days, over 200 hours of programme) are available here for 130 Euro.