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World’s Top Thinkers To Gather In Budapest For Three-Day “Brain Bar” Festival

Ferenc Sullivan 2015.05.21.

World-famous scientists and thinkers will gather in Budapest to discuss the impacts of technological innovation at the first-ever Brain Bar Budapest Festival on June 4-6.

The event aims to explore fascinating questions about the future, with themes such as the future of cities, companies, education, health and innovation. Topics include why there is no Silicon Valley in Europe, what an ideal school will look like in 2025, whether people will trust applications more than doctors and the role of the state following the new industrial revolution.

The list of speakers is topped by Niall Ferguson, history professor at Harvard, who will appear as a holographic projection, urban studies theorist Richard Florida, Unreasonable Institute founder Daniel Epstein, Sugata Mitra, professor of educational technology and Stanford University psychology professor Philip Zimbardo.

The inspirationary festival is organised in cooperation between Hungary’s creative industries hub Design Terminál, the We Love Budapest online travel guide and Akvárium Klub, a popular concert and events venue on Erzsébet tér in the heart of the city with the aim of establishing an economic forum also extending to cultural activities. The festival’s main sponsor is Telekom Hungary.

The three-day event will be held at eight different locations with top experts and enterprises from twenty countries, eighty world-standard lecturers and 2000 participants.

via hungarymatters.hu and valasz.hu
photo: euroastra.com