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Hybrid Event: On-Site and Online Participation

Innocracy 2021 will take place as a hybrid event. The first day of Innocracy will be fully virtual. On day two, participants can choose to join us on-site in Berlin or continue participating online.

Please note that certain sessions, both digital and on-site, have limited capacity and/or are by invitation only. This structure is part of our efforts to create an equally valuable conference experience for both our remote and our on-site participants.

Information for On-Site Participants

Event Venue

Innocracy 2021 will take place at KINDL – Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst. The venue is easily accessible by Berlin public transport and is fully wheelchair-accessible. (Click here to find your way there.)

Click here for the map of the venue.

Covid-19 Safety Measures: 2G + Test Rule

We are committed to running a safe and responsible event in order to safeguard the health of our participants, team members and service providers. To join Innocracy on-site, you will have to comply with our Covid-19 Safety Measures:

  • 2G + Test Rule: Entry is only possible upon presentation of proof of vaccination or recovery* and additionally a negative corona test result (test on-site or PoC antigen test by an official testing station, max. 24h old; please bring an ID for verification).
  • We will provide free testing options on-site. Please note: On-site testing will take 15-20 min. and is conducted outside the venue.
  • Under the 2G + Test rule, distance and mask requirements do not apply inside the venue.
  • Please stay at home if you feel ill or have cold symptoms.

Please note that the above measures may change at short notice – depending on the pandemic situation. We therefore ask you to follow the instructions on-site. Read more about the reasons behind our Covid-19 Safety Measures in the FAQ below.

*If you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, you can still attend the event if you provide a medical certificate and a negative PCR test result (max. 24h old).

Contact Us

Questions or tech problems? We are happy to assist. Contact our Event Manager Tanya Shoshan via question@innocracy.eu or consult the frequently asked questions below.

FAQ

Do you have a question about Innocracy 2021? Consult the frequently asked questions below!

General

What does Innocracy mean and what is it?

“Innocracy” (a neologism that combines “innovation” & “democracy”) is one of the largest conferences on democratic innovation and transformation in Europe. Since its first edition in 2017, it takes place annually and is organised by Das Progressive Zentrum. Read more about it here.

Which organisation(s) stand behind Innocracy?

Innocracy is organised by Das Progressive Zentrum together with a range of partners. Discover this year’s partners. For more information on last years’ conferences and partners, head to the “About” section.

What time zone are the sessions in?

All sessions are listed in Central European Time (CEST; time zone of Berlin, Germany).

What types of sessions does the Innocracy offer?

Find out more about our session formats here.

Is there a fee to attend the event?

No. Admission to the conference is free of charge.

Registration

Do I need to register?

Yes, in order to participate in the conference, please register here.

 

I have registered but I have not yet received a confirmation email.

We are happy you want to join Innocracy 2021! Please note that our team may take up to 7 days to process your registration and send you a confirmation. Please do not register twice and remember to check your spam folder. If you have not received any confirmation within 7 days of registering, please let us know via question@innocracy.eu.

 

Is the number of participants limited for certain sessions?

On-site participation: Yes, every on-site session has limited capacity due to social distancing rules. To make sure that everyone can participate for the entire duration of the conference, we have planned several concurrent sessions for participants to distribute across.

Online participation: Yes, certain sessions are by invitation only.

Participation

I did not receive an invitation - can I still participate?

Yes, however, you need to register using our registration form here. If you have already registered and have not yet received a confirmation, please wait for a few days until you message our support team via question@innocracy.eu. Sometimes it takes a while to send out the personal invites. Thank you for your patience!

Will there be any recordings of the summit available?

Yes. Except for our Toolbox Classes and some of the Lightning Talks that exclusively take place on-site, we will record and publish the sessions of Innocracy 2021. You will find the recordings on this website.

Is the number of participants limited for certain sessions?

On-site participation: Yes, every on-site session has limited capacity due to social distancing rules. To make sure that everyone can participate for the entire duration of the conference, we have planned several concurrent sessions for participants to distribute across.

Online participation: Yes, certain sessions are by invitation only.

What does “invitation only” mean?

Certain sessions have limited capacity and are by invitation only. This means that you cannot register for these sessions via the normal registration form on this website. Prospective participants will be invited via email. Creating the invitation-only sessions is part of our efforts to ensure that both the remote and on-site participants can take part in a variety of formats.

What is the working language of Innocracy 2021?

The working language of the Innocracy conference is English.

Tech Details

If I have a technical issue, who can I write?

Please contact our support team via question@innocracy.eu. A team member will do their best to assist you as soon as possible.

Which platform or software will be used during the virtual part of the Innocracy?

Innocracy 2021 is a hybrid event. The online part is held on Zoom. Registered participants will receive their access details right before the first conference day.

What equipment do I need to participate?

To participate, you will need a computer, tablet or smartphone with internet access and speakers.

Covid-19 Safety Measures

Which safety measures are taken at the conference venue in light of the Covid-19 pandemic?

We are committed to running a safe and responsible event in order to safeguard the health of our participants, team members and service providers. To join Innocracy on-site, you will have to comply with our Covid-19 Safety Measures:

  • 2G + Test Rule: Entry is only possible upon presentation of proof of vaccination or recovery* and additionally a negative corona test result (test on-site or PoC antigen test by an official testing station, max. 24h old; please bring an ID for verification).
  • We will provide free testing options on-site. Please note: On-site testing will take 15-20 min. and is conducted outside the venue.
  • Under the 2G + Test rule, distance and mask requirements do not apply inside the venue.
  • Please stay at home if you feel ill or have cold symptoms.

Please note that the above measures may change at short notice – depending on the pandemic situation. We therefore ask you to follow the instructions on-site. Read more about the reasons behind our Covid-19 Safety Measures in the FAQ below.

*If you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, you can still attend the event if you provide a medical certificate and a negative PCR test result (max. 24h old).

Will I need to provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative Covid test result?

Yes, entry is only possible upon presentation of proof of vaccination or recovery* and additionally a negative corona test result (test on-site or PoC antigen test by an official testing station, max. 24h old; please bring an ID for verification). We will provide free testing options on-site. Please note: On-site testing will take 15-20 min. and is conducted outside the venue.

*If you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, you can still attend the event if you provide a medical certificate and a negative PCR test result (max. 24h old).

Why have the Innocracy organisers opted for the 2G + Test Rule?
Reasons behind our Covid 2G + Test Policy:

For our Innocracy 2021 conference, we are facing the challenge of organizing a hybrid conference in times of uncertainty and at the same time ensuring the best possible protection of the health of all those present. We have received a high number of registrations in response to our invitation and we hope to create an event that offers space for personal conversations and exchange.

 

We are hoping for the event to be a place where the Innocracy community can come together while feeling safe. Creating an atmosphere that fosters constructive debates and space for conversations is challenging while upholding distance and mask mandates. In addition, it can be noted that Corona rapid tests are unfortunately more often false-negative, vaccinated people are less likely to become infected and thus less likely to pass on the virus, and they are less likely to become seriously ill if infected.

 

In view of the above-mentioned imponderables, we, as responsible organisers, have therefore decided in favour of the 2G + test model (exceptions apply to children under 12 years of age) in order to be able to guarantee the most important goal: the health of the participants. We hope that there will soon be other (officially supported) options that ensure similar safety, such as the inclusion of PCR testing. 

 

We are aware that the 2G + Antigen test option excludes certain people, especially since tests will no longer be free of charge for citizens (we are currently working on offering Antigen tests on site). It is therefore important for us to mention that we are re-evaluating the trade-off for each of our upcoming events individually. At Innocracy 2021, we are happy to welcome everyone who can not attend on-site digitally instead.

 

As the circumstances are changing rapidly amidst a pandemic, we will keep our registered participants up-to-date by email. If you are neither vaccinated nor recovered and had planned on participating on-site in Berlin, please send us an e-mail. We will happily assist in planning your virtual participation instead, for example by offering you a spot in one of our exclusive online Toolbox Classes.