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Theme: Crossing the Line

This event occurred on
March 22, 2013
9:00am - 7:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Budapest, BU

• We live in a world characterized by opportunities and connection, by an abundance of choices and stimuli, by great wealth and freedom… But we also live in a world defined and constrained by lines we don’t cross: the lines of the impossible, the lines of differences, the lines of fear and the lines of poverty, the lines of mistrust and intolerance, the lines of ignorance, doubt and indifference… Lines that seemingly and rarely protect, but more often imprison us.

This time it is about crossing the line where there should be no lines… It is about facing real and profoundly important issues in a meaningful way with an open and solution focused mind… It is about learning from mistakes… It is about opening our eyes and seeing our world in new ways… But it is also about creativity and new ideas… New ways of combining what we already have, about finding new harmony and new ways of solving old problems… It is about breaking our well accustomed, comfortable, but ultimately toxic old patterns that don’t work for us any more, and finding new ones that actually do… It is about genuinely accepting and facing our challenges and about finding better ways forward…

Urania Movie Theatre
Rákóczi út 21.
Budapest, BU, 1088
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Blaise Zerega

Blaise Zerega was CEO of FORA.tv, the web’s leading destination for videos on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. FORA.tv has been featured on the top website lists of TIME and the U.K.’s Telegraph. Prior to joining FORA.tv, Zerega served as deputy editor of Condé Nast Portfolio, where he played a critical role in the launch of both Portfolio.com and the magazine. Zerega was also the managing editor of WIRED, helping the magazine earn numerous prizes. Additionally, he was the editor of Red Herring magazine and the news editor of Forbes ASAP. Zerega makes frequent media appearances and has been on such programs as Today and The View as well as on NPR and CNN. He graduated from New York University and received his graduate degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Budapest, Hungary


Budapest, Hungary