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Theme: Make it work yourself

This event occurred on
June 22, 2013
2:00pm - 10:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Kežmarok, PV

We want to create an event, to inspire people from Kezmarok to improve their surroundings. By giving them examples of idea makers, enterpreneurs, artists and inspiring persons mostly from local area.

Make it work yourself
Hradné námestie 42
Kežmarok, PV, 06001
Event type:
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Ivan Akimov

Let´s call him "Don Quijote de la Tatra". His work is dedicated to Gypsy children. He left to emigration in Paris when he was 12. Since then he worked there as a musician. After he returned back he created Kesai Tchave - a folklore gypsy dance group. He and his wife also run "Gypsy gymnasium"

Ľudmila Kolesárová

Manager and blogger. Works for charity organisation "Dobrý Anjel" (Good angel). Her bloggs are full of life energy and hope. She believes - world can be a better place.

Katarína Koščová

First Slovak "Superstar" will tell us how not to take short time victories. And how it is when you don´t flow in mainstream.

Maja Bulková

Project manager from Slovak Governance Institute. An NGO with a clear focus on good governance and public policy. This will be the topic of her speech.

Miroslava Kernová

independent journalist and blogger. Author of the most readed blog about media on SME (Slovak newspaper).

Marek Adamov

"Cultural manager" is a head of Stanica Žilina - Záriečie, former train station now used as cultural centre for contemporary art. He will tell us how to privide culture into small towns

Vojtech Rušín

Astronomer, he traveled around the planet to get closer to the sun. His speech will be full of popular facts, stories and beautiful photos. He is awarded by Slovak Academy of Science

Maťo Siska

He is doing what he loves. He is a skialpinist, biker, drum maker, spelologist, traveler and more. He thinks local people are not active enough and they can not find enough motivation to do what they love to do. He will change it, we hope.

Peter Petras

A real mountain man. Before he worked as a teacher. Later beside his job he started to carry goods to mountaign lodges. And he stayed there.

Organizing team


Kežmarok, Slovakia
  • Katarína Cermanová
    designer, speakers, event manager
  • Matúš Šviloch
    fundraising, speakers, story teller
  • Pavol Kulanga
    marketing, speakers, event manager
  • Boris Švirloch
    idea maker, speakers, media