Once again and IRL we will bring together a diverse group of people from all over the world: the digital society. We will talk, we will debate, we may argue; but more than ever, we will go IN DEPTH. Because things are complicated. Things are complex. Things need to be thought through, discussed and looked at from different angles. This is why we are dedicating the next re:publica to the long read, the small print, the footnotes; to the power of research, the power of controversy and the urgency not to simplify the issues that divide (or unite!) us. The hashtag is #rp19 and the motto is tl;dr which is Internet slang and stands for too long; didn’t read.