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Sofia, Bulgaria
March 24th, 2012

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About this event

This year we will ask the most important question - WHY? We will try to find answers on that question and will see the answers of professors, alumni or students of New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria. We will share ideas and many answers of WHY to inspire our guests to start asking themselves WHY ....

Confirmed Speakers

  • Orlin Todorov
    Orlin Todorov is a lecturer at NBU, psychotherapist and researcher. Author of books, articles and collections that are supporting the dissemination of psychoanalytic ideas, co-founder and partner in various treatment programs and clinical centers, which have supported the application of psychoanalytic views, and a man who had the incredible good fortune to lead psychoanalytic dialogue with many people who have sought to understand and change.
  • Dessislava Boshnakova
    She is a lecturer at NBU, PR practitioner and publisher. She believe in the power of ideas and creativity.
  • Yana Dvoretska
    Sofia-based slow fashion label, YOD, is her passion. She is a lecturer at NBU and at the same time she crafts a new fashion alchemy that defies seasonal trends and the borders of the past.
  • Evgenii Dainov
    Evgenii Dainov is one of the leading thinkers in Bulgaria’s rich civil society community. He is also a rock musician. Holding degrees in modern history and Russian from Oxford University, he has published many books and articles, in particular about civil society, politics and reform. Dainov leads the Centre for Social Practices.
  • Ivelin Mollov
    Ivelin Mollov is a technology enthusiast with entrepreneurial spirit and innovative mind. His passion is Walk2Help - a social application that rewards users for saving the environment.
  • Borislav Kandov
    Borislav Kandov is a graduate from NBU. He works as a reporter and editor in the field of advertising and PR. Now he is on the other side - advertising agency.
  • Victor Benev
    Viktor Benev has gratuated the National Music School "Lubomir Pipkov" in Sofia, Bulgaria in the class of Maria Palieva, daughter of Dobri Paliev, founder of the percussion class in Bulgaria. After studying one year at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg with Emmanuel Sejourne, Stephan Fougeroux and Denis Riedinger, currently he's studying percussion with prof. Tatiana Karparova and composition with Velislav Zaimov in the National Academy of Music "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" - Sofia.
  • Encho Naydenov
    For more than 15 years he is in the fashion, advertising and commercial photography. He has been working for the best Bulgarian magazines and clients, has been engaged by international clients, has seen his picture on the cover of PHOTO magazine after having won their global annual contest.
  • George Yanakiev
    He is working as Digital Project Manager in an advertising agency, dealing with social networks and digital technologies. He is also the founder of the popular site for indie/electronic music - Nite Versions, thanks to which conducts daily communication with their favorite names in the genre.
  • Jordan Eftimov
    Jordan Eftimov was born in 1971 in Razgrad. He graduated in Bulgarian Philology at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" in 1995. He is an editor in the weekly "Literaturen Vestnik" and teaches Theory of literature at New Bulgarian University. Eftimov is an author of several books of poetry: "Metaphysics of metaphysics" (1993), "11 Indian tales" (1997), "Africa / Numbers" (1998), "Opera nigra" (2001) and "My wife always says" (2005).
  • Georgi Kamov
    Georgi Kamov has a 7-year experience in applying new ideas in government institutions and non-profit organizations. He worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the Bulgarian School of Politics. He loves extreme skiing and photography, reads a lot and writes when inspiration comes and the weather is bad enough. Very recently, he got happily married.
  • Raznomishlenici
    A group of young people who want to share ideas about why and how we can influence the Bulgarian society for better future.
  • Reni & friends
    Tribute to the Beatles made by Raina Gateva and her friends: Ivan Gatev from the bands Saltriver, Milestones, Locmaruhu; Stefan Vesselinov from Groove Department, Saltriver; Peter Ivanov from Saltriver, Milestones, Locmaruhu; Dimitar Manev from Locmaruhu; and Raina Gateva - Nickname.

Venue and Details

New Bulgarian University Theater
21 Montevideo
21 Montevideo
Sofia, 1618

Event Type (what is this?) University

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Dessislava Boshnakova
Sofia/bulgaria, Bulgaria

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