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Theme: Make it work yourself

Kežmarok, Slovakia
June 22nd, 2013

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About this event

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.

Confirmed Speakers

  • 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.

Venue and Details

Make it work yourself
Hradné námestie 42
Kežmarok, 06001
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Katarina Cermanova
Kežmarok, Slovakia

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

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