Brain Bar is an annual event held in Budapest, Hungary, referred to as “a sort of South By Southwest on the Danube” owing to its fusion of tech conference and music festival. 2018 edition will bring in Peter Thiel, Jacquelline Fuller, VP of Google, Sophia, the world’s first Android citizen, and many more. The festival is taking place from May 31st to June 2nd at Corvinus Campus in Budapest.
Brain Bar has premiered in 2015 hosting several big names in every area of our lives. Among the alumni speakers, you can find “the most interesting man in the world”, the legend of futurism and Wired founder Kevin Kelly or Philip Zimbardo, an American psychologist, a professor emeritus at Stanford University and “the man behind Stanford prison experiment”. This year, Brain Bar will host more than 60 rockstars of tech, politics, through anarcho-capitalism and food up to philosophy and design.
In the region of Central and Eastern Europe, you do not often get a chance to listen live to Peter Thiel, one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, co-founder of PayPal, investor in Facebook, LinkedIn and SpaceX. Here’s the chance at your hand.
Neither you get to know Sophia, the most advanced creation of Hanson Robotics. “The computer driven media darling has given numerous interviews, sung in a concert, starred in talk shows, and even graced the cover of Elle magazine. And as Saudi citizen she has more rights than average flesh and blood Saudi women,” says the website.
Among other fascinating guests, you can find Nathan Crowley, a production designer of Interstellar, Massimo Bottura, a superchef with a mission, Ted Chiang, a rockstar of new millennium sci-fi, Francis Tseng, a chief skeptic of Silicon Valley, Jody Kochansky, a chief engineer of Blackrock, and a legion of other great and insightful speakers.
The speakers agenda is accompanied by engaging workshops. “We present the first-ever Mastermind Sessions, a unique opportunity to work together with Brain Bar masterminds along a syllabus exclusively prepared for the seminar participants (max 25 people). During the sessions we will discuss, question and ideate around future trends driving society, culture and business.”
Are you interested in sky-rocketing your business through sci-fi? Attend a workshop by Ari Popper. Do you prefer blockchain and digitalization? Get to know how to become a thought leader in the digital age with Jeffery Tucker. See the full workshop agenda here.
The organizers took a unique perspective on the future of jobs. On May 31st, a job fair will take place, and they promise to fill 50 positions by the end of the day. “At Future Jobs, you can find positions in the field of communication, marketing, technology, analytics and operations that shape today and define the future. We guarantee to fill 50 positions by the end of the day.” To get involved, you can apply here.
The regular ticket to the full event is app. EUR 135 (HUF 43,000), a one-day ticket is EUR 78 (HUF 25,000). If you take a bundle ticket of at least four passes, you get a 25% off. To book your ticket, visit the website here.
“Brain Bar believes in inclusivity. Inspiration should not be the privilege of those who can afford festival tickets. Every year, we enable a number of outstanding students and teachers to attend the festival free of charge.” Therefore, if you are a student or a teacher, fill in the form to register, and get your free ticket.
If the speakers and workshops seem appealing enough to you, check out the full agenda, plan your schedule, and let’s meet in Budapest on May 31st.
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