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This event occurred on
October 5, 2019
12:00pm - 10:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Zagreb, Grad Zagreb

Svakodnevica je postala vrtlog (twister) života. Tempo života svakodnevno mijenja smjer i brzinu. Prirodno je da se nastojimo prilagoditi, ali ipak sve ovisi o našoj neurološkoj spremnosti. Svakodnevno tražimo rješenja stvarajući uvjete za život u skladu s tehnološkim inovacijama, potrebama tržišta ili prilikama u obitelji. Novac postaje sve potrebniji nego ikad da osiguramo najosnovnije. Jesmo li kao vrsta uopće spremni na takve promjene? Što bi se dogodilo ako bismo usporili? Kako možemo premostiti tako turbulentne dnevne izazove? Hoće li budućnost donijeti negativne statistike glede duljine životnog vijeka ako nastavimo živjeti ovim tempom? Pronaći pravu mjeru kako bismo preživjeli ili nastaviti kao dosad bez obzira na ishode dilema je koja zauzima sve više komunikacijskog prostora.

Everyday life has become a twister of life. Life tempo changes direction and speed every day. It is natural that we try to adapt, but it all depends on our neurological readiness. Every day we seek solutions by creating living conditions in line with technological innovations, market needs or family situations. Money is becoming more and more necessary than ever to provide the most basic. Are we as a species ready at all to such changes? What would happen if we slow down? How can we overcome such turbulent day-to-day challenges? Will the future bring negative statistics over the life span if we continue to live at this pace? Finding the right measure to survive or continue as it is now regardless of the outcome is the dilemma that takes up more and more communication space.

Kulturni centar Travno
Ulica Bozidara Magovca 17
Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, 10000
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dance group
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Ashley Colburn

TV producer and host
Ashley Colburn is a two-time Emmy award winning travel producer and host. She has filmed documentaries in 60 countries and her television shows air in 500 million homes across the globe. From climbing the Matterhorn to swimming with great white sharks, she has found adventure along the way! Colburn’s newest TV series is called “Through Her Eyes” in which she lives with women her age across the globe. Her goal is to look beyond stereotypes and show that at the end of the day we are longing and searching for the same things in life, no matter where you are born or what you believe. Colburn has made Croatia her home base three years ago after falling in love with the country 10 years ago when she came here to film her first travel documentary.

Davor Runje

AI specialist
Davor is a seasoned software engineer, computer scientists and serial entrepreneur. Most recently, he co-founded ZASTI, an Artificial Intelligence startup building a proprietary platform solving problems in multiple domains. Prior to that, he co-founded DRAP in 2008, one of the most awarded digital agencies in Croatia, acquired in 2018 by Imago Ogilvy. Back in 1997, he co-founded PlayMedia Systems, the leading provider of AMP MP3 playback technology on the global market where he invented and lead development of several DRM based and DRM free systems for digital audio distribution based of AMP® MP3 decoding engine for clients including DMX Music, STMicroelectronics and Napster. He’s the author of 15 publications in theoretical computer science and one US patent. He received the SSCLI and Phoenix 2005 award by Microsoft Research as one of the best 16 research projects in international competition.

Jelena Holenko

tourist guide
Expirienced custom made tourist guide in mountain part of Croatia. For many years she is recognized as story teller and well informed chearful guide on which tours guest have the real expirience of nature and gastronomy.

Jonathan Ljungqvist

Professional adventurer who has: Biked from Sweden to Tanzania; Kayaked from Sweden to the black sea; Roller-skied across Australia. Adventurer has been in his blood for many years now but he makes his living as operative manager at and they work with coaching in external and internal communication. When he's not doing adventure or public speaking he loves to be at home at Lakehouse and just walk the dog, read a really good book or meditate!

Karla & Kasia

dog trainer
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Lu Jakelić

Lu Jakelić izvodi pjesme sa svog prvog albuma "Sve o čemu sam šutjela" u izdanju Croatia Recordsa.

Marin Vanjak

gastronomy expert
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Marinela Dropulić Ružić

human resource trainer
Coach, Researcher, Educator & Author. Her passion is your talents and development. Tourism lives both privately and business-wise. She owns Meraklis. Scientifically practical. He loves "philosophical" films and theater plays. She has visited 22 countries. Lived in 8 cities. Running the Ljubljana Half Marathon (21 km). Won 2 literary work awards. Her favorite number is 7. Her Labrador Diva is the absolute opposite of her name. It bothers her when the sea is called water, so she constantly corrects this injustice.

Matej Lončarić

multimedia expert
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Michela Magas

innovation catalyst
Innovation catalyst who bridges the worlds of science and art, design and technology, and academic research and industry, with a track record of over 25 years of innovation. She is innovation advisor to the European Commission and the G7 leaders, and the creator of the Industry Commons. In 2017 she was awarded European Woman Innovator of the Year and in 2016 she was presented with an Innovation Luminary Award for Creative Innovation. She is the founder of Music Tech Fest, a global community platform of over 7000 creative innovators and scientific researchers. The platform provides a test case for innovation in areas as diverse as neuroscience, forestry and microcomputing.

Mirela Rončević

open library innovator
Mirela Roncevic is a writer, editor, journalist and innovator with over 20 years of experience in global publishing, born in Croatia but with a long-standing address in New York. She is the director of an international portal, No Shelf Required, which monitors the development of digital books and digital libraries, as well as the author of several publications on the future of books and libraries. Mirela is also a consultant to various organizations and companies worldwide that are transforming the approach to book and knowledge in innovative ways and pushing publishers, librarians and educational institutions forward. He is currently passionate about the Library of Croatia project.

Paula Marshall

international business owner
As Chief Executive Officer at Bama Companies she provides strategic leadership and direction to the entire organization. The company’s core product lines are hand-held pies, biscuits, buns, pie shells, and pizza crusts and it develops and maintain long-term partnerships with customers that include: the #1 hamburger chain in the world; the #1 pizza chain in the world; the #1 Mexican food chain in America; the #1 retailer in the world; the #1 fried chicken chain in the world. Paula is the author of four books, the most recent was co-authored with New York Times bestselling author Jim Stovall. The Executive Entrepreneur is an important conversation starter about how all business people must embrace both entrepreneurship and management to succeed.

Siniša Mareković

Being creative nowadays is not an easy job, especially if you are asked to fit into some framework that limits you and does not allow you to do your best, put your brain in gear 5 and simply - create. I agree with that, which is why I decided not to look for a place to fit in, but to make it myself - designing finisher medals and daily production of satirical photomontages can hardly be called titles that you will enter in your workbook, but to me this job is honest it cheers me up and allows me creative freedom that I would hardly, if ever, find in a corporate environment. Yes, you could say I'm very happy with what I'm doing.

Slaven Vincetić

project manager
As a kid, I had a burning desire to fix TVs when I was growing up. Over the years, this fervent desire for technology, observing the interplay of technology and people, has developed into a love of exploring ways and paths to faster development. I'm basically a big adventurer, as evidenced by the fact that in the last 5 years I've traveled over 4000km by bike exploring Croatia. I want to learn how to ride all the boards, so I mastered the skateboard, snowboard, flyboard, wakeboard, and the next one is a surboard.

Srećko Vukov

nature lover
I was born and live in Zagreb. I am a lover of active stay in nature and the natural beauty of Croatia. Through the association I founded, I have led about 260 cycling, kayaking and hiking trips, and through outdoor photography I actively promote the natural beauty of Croatia and the benefits of an active stay in nature. Rowing I met a dozen Croatian rivers, hiked all the Croatian mountains, and cycled twice to the sea in 1999, from Zagreb through Gorski Kotar to the islands of Krk, Cres and Lošinj to Zadar, to Šibenik, and in 2000 from Zagreb to Dubrovnik and more to Šibenik.

Svilarice The Silkworms

aerial acrobatics group
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Trevor Gibson

sound engineer
Former UN negotiator and lawyer, Trevor is now an entrepreneur with a number of investments, mainly in the music industry. He recorded “I Am Malala” which received a Grammy in 2015 and appeared in the movie ‘Scream For Me Sarajevo’ which released globally in 2018. He is chief sound engineer in Circle Studios in Birmingham.

Organizing team


Zagreb, Croatia


  • Dino Mandic
  • Grga Jovanovski
  • Mislav Mesek
  • Ratko Mavar
  • Vanna Vandekar
  • Željka Bračun