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Theme: The Four elements - Air, Fire, Water, Earth

This event occurred on
June 13, 2013
9:00am - 6:00pm EEST
(UTC +3hrs)
Riga, Rīga

It is common belief that all matter is based on four elements – Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. All together or one at a time, they perform vital tasks in nature and in our very own bodies and minds. And we seek for their help whenever we want to bring about our ideas and reach big goals, choosing our closest and most powerful elements.

In the beginning, there is an idea – what if...? A thought which comes to life the instant it is released, breathing and growing on its own. There is no progress without an idea, same way as there is no life without air. Give in to the flight of thought!

The flames of fire are always heading upwards just like the zeal that drives us towards the fulfilment of our boldest dreams. When our faith is blazing and all doubts have vanished, there is no mountain too high for us. Burn for the idea!

Fast and determined is the flow of the brook towards the river. Calm and steady are the currents that carry the river into the eternal waters of the ocean. Only through movement one can evolve, and only in persistence there is true success. Stop at nothing!

„You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.” Our traditions along with the code of existence encrypted in our every cell wil be the essential stepping stones in our way towards a new goal . Gather strength from your roots!

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Organizing team


Riga, Latvia


Riga, Latvia
  • Dāvis Plotnieks
    Chief program director
  • Inga Ulmane
    Program director
  • Juris Ulmanis
    Program director
  • Andris Rubīns
    Creative director
  • Evija Ansonska
    Communication director
  • Mārtiņš Ķibers
    Event producer
  • Oļegs Ņikitins
    Event technical director
  • Aleksandrs Borovenskis
    Web and social media director
  • Dmitrijs Pavlovs (Zagga)
  • Toms Norde
  • Laima Melkina
  • Pēteris Krilovs
    Speech and story consultant
  • Denise Wirth
    English and presentation consultant
  • Sandra Slokenberga
    English and presentation consultant
  • Vanda Daukste
    English and presentation consultant