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Theme: Renewal

This event occurred on
April 29, 2022
Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj

The word "renewal" resonates these days. We renew the landscape, habits, relationships. We find out what it's like to shake hands again, hug, laugh with someone in a bar, meet at a concert... But will it ever be the same as before?
However, the word "crisis" is not only used in connection with the coronavirus, but also in connection with the war in Ukraine, the climate crisis, the energy crisis. When is it better to renew and when is it better to radically change and rebuild? Will we use this renewal to change human toxic habits? Will the "new standard" be more sustainable than before 2020? Come with us to listen to the stories of those who restore values and create new ones.

UniK Mlyny
Staré Grunty 36
Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj, 84104
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Gabriel Tóth

CEO at Katedra Komunikácie
Gabriel is a graduate of political science at the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava. He also holds a PhD in political communication with a specialization in online and social networks. He still teaches at the faculty and is an external member of the Department of Political Science. He worked for 10 years in the communications departments of major corporations and has completed several international internships and courses, for example at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Since 2020, he has been the CEO of the PR and digital agency Katedra Komunikácie.

Ivan Pätoprstý

KC Dunaj Co-founder
In 2011 he co-founded and built KC Dunaj and under his leadership the space gained the status of a cult venue in the centre of Bratislava. Since 2015, he has been the co-owner and creator of the concept of the family craft brewery Shenk and Výčap u Ernóho, which brews and sells beer in Bratislava's Stará Tržnica (Old Market Hall). Ivan is an active member of the Bratislava gastro scene, co-founder of the Old Town Gastro Guild, through which he tries to promote the professionalisation of this sector and at the same time represents the interests of entrepreneurs in gastronomy at both local and national level.

Juraj Tekel

Theoretical Physicist
Juraj is a lecturer at the Department of Theoretical Physics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University Bratislava. In his professional work he deals with the properties of theories defined in spaces with a structure at short distances, which we expect in connection with quantum mechanics and the theory of gravity. He is the head of the Quantum structure of spacetime grant from VEGA. In addition, he actively popularizes science as a speaker, author and organizer - especially in the initiative of his home faculty MatFyzJeIn and in the association Vedátor and participates in working with talented youth. In his free time, he is mainly engaged in sports, especially running in the last two years.

Lucia Mokrá

Dean at Comenius University
Lucia Mokrá is a Doctor of Law and Doctor of Philosophy, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University. In her professional activity she leads many research scientific projects, among the most famous of them are Jean Monnet Chair, APVV or Horizon. Professionally, she is interested in human rights issues in the legal framework of international and European law, as well as the EU institutional system. In addition to lecturing at Comenius University, she also lectures at several prestigious universities around the world, for example in the UK, Slovenia, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Italy. She studied at the University of Cambridge, where she obtained a Diploma in an Introduction to English and European Union Law. She also serves as an expert for UNESCO's MOST programme and is Chair of the international research think-tank TEPSA.

Michal Hajdúk

Associate professor at Comenius University
Associate professor Hajdúk works at the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University and the Psychiatric Clinic of the Faculty of Medicine of UK and UNB. His research focuses on social cognition and its disorders in people with schizophrenia, neuropsychology and mental health of young people. He is a Fulbright Scholar and has completed several research fellowships at major international research institutes.

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