Last stop of Sequencer Tour: Portland

Sequencer Tour Portland

It has been #wunderbartogether: After one full year in the States re:publica will be wrapping up its SequencerTour in Portland, Oregon, from October 11 - 12, 2019 with one final bang.

In the possibly greenest city in the USA, re:publica Portland will explore ideas around “Access to Tomorrow.” Together we will discuss issues regarding sustainability, democracy, and future scenarios in the digital age. With speakers from both sides of the Atlantic, #rpPortland seeks answers to questions on AI and the environment, food sovereignty in times of advancing climate change, and grassroots movements as a reaction to global crises.

Program highlights
Program highlights on Friday, October 11, include a panel on the ecological influences of Tech and AI with – amongst others – data scientist and Olympic weightlifter Kulsoom Abdullah and programmer and tech activist Julia Kloiber, a discussion on transatlantic similarities and differences concerning internet based forms of community action, as well as a conversation with Chad Frischmann from Project Drawdown and Portland food activist Sarah Beaubien on necessary innovations in the food sector.

On October 12, Lisa Densem from the world-renowned Sasha Waltz-Company will open the second conference day with a dynamic mix of workshop and lecture performance. Architect and professor Dr. Pinar Yoldas holds a keynote on artificial intelligence. Through an interactive talk, Philipp Sälhoff of polisphere.eu and Ann Cathrin Riedel of LOAD e. V. will animate participants to further develop tools for (more) democracy in the digital age.

The carefully crafted program will run on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 from 2 - 6pm at Pioneer Courthouse Square. The event is free.

re:publica on Sequencer Tour
As one of the lighthouse projects of the Year of German-American friendship, re:publica has been on Sequencer Tour with Reeperbahn Festival and next media accelerator since October 2018 and has already taken place in Los Angeles, Austin, New York City and Detroit. re:publica Portland is the last stop of the Sequencer Tour and takes place as part of the WunderbarTogether PopUp Tour.

Sequencer Tour is funded by the Federal Foreign Office, realized by the Goethe-Institut and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).