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PLAN YOUR AGENDA

We mean business on Day 0, literally. Whether you’re looking for a future-proof job or want to make your company or innovation future-proof, we’ve got what it takes to take you to the next level at our special events: Future Jobs and Mastermind Sessions.

Day 1 and 2 are fully dedicated to meeting and debating ideas shaping your future with the brightest thinkers of today.

    • job fair
    Free Admission

    Future Jobs

    Brain Bar’s new generation job fair offers you specially selected communication, marketing, technology, analytics and operations jobs that shape today and define the future. We guarantee to fill all 50 jobs on the spot.

    • workshop
    Separate ticket required

    Skyrocket Your Business Through Sci-fi

    Workshop with Ari Popper

    Ari Popper

    Founder and CEO of SciFutures

    • workshop
    Separate ticket required

    Lessons from Blockchain: how to become a thought leader in the Digital Age

    Workshop with Jeffrey Tucker

    Jeffrey Tucker

    Anarcho-capitalist, founder of Liberty.me

    • workshop
    Separate ticket required

    How to remove bullsh*t from business and create value: ancient philosophy in modern practice

    Workshop with Andrew Taggart

    Andrew Taggart

    The Practical Philosopher

    • workshop
    Separate ticket required

    How to innovate genuinely? Corporate lessons from the mastermind of startups

    Workshop with Patrick Vlaskovits

    Patrick Vlaskovits

    Entrepreneur & Customer Development Master

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    DJ BRONK

    • money
    • turning point

    Blockchain Reaction

    Should you mine cryptocurrency?

    Jeffrey Tucker

    Anarcho-capitalist, founder of Liberty.me

    • AI
    • turning point

    The Robot Job Robber

    Can you future-proof your job?

    Shamus Rae

    Head of Digital Disruption at KPMG UK

    • earth
    • mythburn

    Noah's Ark, Reloaded

    How can nature thrive in an age of extinction?

    Chris D. Thomas

    Bestselling author of 'Inheritors of the Earth'

    • business
    • one-on-one

    Nonprofit Innovators

    Tech in service of social good

    Jacquelline Fuller

    Vice President of Google

    • earth
    • turning point

    Smart Moves

    What does future urban mobility look like?

    Tony Douglas

    Head of Brand, Marketing and Communications at BMW Group

    • storytelling
    • one-on-one

    Gotham in the Garage

    What’s the future of Hollywood filmmaking?

    Nathan Crowley

    Production designer of Interstellar

    • humankind
    • turning point

    E-Power Switch

    Can data change our energy and save the Earth?

    Juan Bernabé-Moreno

    Head of Global Advanced Analytics at E.ON

    • business
    • turning point

    F*ck You, Startup World

    Why is everybody an entrepreneur now?

    Shem Magnezi

    Author of "Fuck You Startup World"

    • event

    Blastoff

    Blastoff is your arena where you can pitch your ideas, business goals and strategies to top VCs and representatives of the European tech sector and compete with the best startups from the CEE region.

    • happiness
    • turning point

    Flexible Futures

    Can yoga help you envision what's to come?

    Kino MacGregor

    America's favorite yoga teacher

    • humankind
    • mythburn

    Bye-Bye, Blue Planet

    Will we ever have to abandon Earth?

    Alex Berezow

    Author of 'The Little Black Book of Junk Science'

    • storytelling
    • the chosen one

    Swords and Words

    Can you fight for freedom with books?

    Azar Nafisi

    Bestselling Author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

    Zsolna Ugron

    Author, champion of female empowerment

    Bonnie Christian

    Senior editor at Wired

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    David Magic Magician

    • travel
    • turning point

    The Future of Flying

    What's next for air travel?

    Stephen Jones

    Deputy CEO and EVP of Wizz Air

    • geopolitics
    • battle of minds

    Dead or Alive

    Can millennials upgrade socialism?

    Jeffrey Tucker

    Anarcho-capitalist, founder of Liberty.me

    Steve Fuller

    Philosopher, sociologist of science and technology at University of Warwick

    • happiness
    • the chosen one

    The Productivity Trap

    Can philosophy save business?

    Andrew Taggart

    The Practical Philosopher

    Christopher Mattheisen

    CEO of Magyar Telekom

    Melanie Seymour

    Head of BlackRock Budapest

    • business
    • mythburn
    Admission is prohibited under the age of 18.

    Smoke-Free Future

    Can you imagine a world without cigarette?

    Marc Firestone

    President External Affairs & General Counsel of Philip Morris International

    • AI
    • the chosen one

    Disrupt or be Disrupted

    Should we brace ourselves for AI dystopia?

    Jody Kochansky

    Chief Engineer of BlackRock

    Slomó Köves

    Leading rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation

    Dávid Bisztrai

    Director of Engineering, LogMeIn

    • humankind
    • mythburn

    Design Your Baby

    Are superhumans the bright future or the end of mankind?

    Ernö Duda

    Biotech pioneer

    • event

    USchool

    USchool final event lines up the bravest young startuppers of the generation Z. A master league of startups, corporations, venture capital and the civil sector supported high-school students to turn their ideas into game-changing innovation projects. 5 teams got the opportunity to present their startups on stage. Come and see the result!

    • business
    • turning point

    Taming the Titans

    How can we fight tech monopolies?

    Margrethe Vestager

    EU Commissioner for Competition

    • mindblown

    DJ Future

    • mindblown

    DJ Nara

    • happiness
    • turning point

    Resisting Reptilians

    Why is real science sexier than pseudoscience?

    James Beacham

    Experimental particle physicist at CERN

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    BULP

    Brought to Brain Bar by V4 Connects - Hungarian Presidency 2017/2018 of the Visegrad Group.

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    Sena & Redred

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    Freak Fusion & Healium

    • earth
    • the chosen one

    Circular Economy

    Are you ready to live waste-free?

    Chad Freidrichs

    Director of The Experimental City

    Ernesto Hartikainen

    Circular economy specialist

    Miranda Wang

    Co-founder and CEO of BioCellection

    • geopolitics
    • battle of minds

    Hungarian Model

    Is there a future for nation states?

    Rana Dasgupta

    Novelist and essayist

    László György

    Economist

    • business
    • one-on-one

    Innovative Inheritance

    How is a Hungarian multinational company born?

    Jörg Bauer

    President & CEO at Tungsram Group

    • data
    • the chosen one

    Identity for Sale

    Is Big Data stealing your life?

    Vess Popov

    Business Development Director of Cambridge Psychometrics

    Ari Popper

    Founder and CEO of SciFutures

    • storytelling
    • the chosen one

    Savvy Simulators

    Do games have moral conscience?

    David OReilly

    Virtuoso of 3D animation

    Francis Tseng

    Chief skeptic of Silicon Valley

    Ryan Sumo

    Founder of Squeaky Wheel

    • AI
    • turning point

    The Bot Generation

    Are millennials excited or threatened by AI?

    Kim Larsen

    Chief Technology and IT Officer of Magyar Telekom

    • mindblown

    Esteban de la Torre / EJTECH

    • humankind
    • turning point

    Doomsday Scenarios

    Are you prepared for the final day?

    Antonio García Martínez

    Bestselling author of 'Chaos Monkeys'

    • Brain Bar exclusive
    With registration only

    A Discussion with Peter Thiel

    Hosted by Professor Steve Fuller

    Registration is now closed.

    • AI
    • one-on-one

    Roborelations

    Will androids become your friends or foes?

    Sophia

    The world's first android citizen

    • mindblown

    Budapest Show Choir

    • AI
    • turning point

    Brain Power Move

    Can your mind control machines?

    Joel Murphy

    Guru of human-robot interaction

    • money
    • the chosen one

    Debt Busters

    Can frugality lead you to a more meaningful life?

    Anna Newell Jones

    Guru of debt-free living

    Paola Diana

    Glass ceiling cracker

    Troy Evans

    Founder of CommonSpace

    Ildikó Taksz

    Head of banking and finance at KPMG Hungary

    • happiness
    • turning point

    Home Detox

    Is tidying up a life-changing magic?

    Eliette & Marieke Staub

    Founders of Clarity

    • travel
    • the chosen one

    Place Invaders

    Is it time to control mass tourism?

    Anita Roth

    Head of Policy Research at Airbnb

    Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky

    Deputy Mayor of Budapest

    Dávid Farkas

    Deputy CEO of Accomodations, Hungarian Tourism Agency

    • food
    • battle of minds

    Celery Munchers Vs Steak Stokers

    Would morality change your diet?

    Gittemary Johansen

    Sustainability Lecturer

    Rozina Wossala

    Chef and Hedonist

    • humankind
    • the chosen one

    Hunger Games

    Once your city runs out of food, water and electricity how can you stay alive?

    Claudia Pavarini

    Energy Modeller at IEA

    Brian Lainoff

    Consultant at Crop Trust

    David Johnson

    Director of the Center for Advanced Defense Studies

    • business
    • turning point

    Brands of the Future

    Are business mythologies our new fairy tales?

    Brian Bannister

    Global Head of Communications at KPMG

    • mindblown

    Soma Hajnóczy magician

    • geopolitics
    • turning point

    The Necessity of Nationalism

    What if we get right-wing politics all wrong?

    George Friedman

    Founder of Geopolitical Futures

    • food
    • one-on-one

    Soul Food

    Are star chefs the new heroes?

    Massimo Bottura

    Superchef with a mission

    • mindblown

    Galactic Jackson

    • mindblown

    Mr. DIE

    • AI
    • one-on-one

    Here Comes the Boogeyman

    What does Silicon Valley get wrong about AI?

    Ted Chiang

    Rockstar of new millennium sci-fi

    • mindblown

    Parno Graszt

    Brought to Brain Bar by V4 Connects - Hungarian Presidency 2017/2018 of the Visegrad Group.

    Due to the rain, the concert will be held at Brody Studios (Vörösmarty u. 38. 1064). Free admission with any of the Brain Bar wristbands.


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    The Szalonna Band

    Brought to Brain Bar by V4 Connects - Hungarian Presidency 2017/2018 of the Visegrad Group.

    Due to the rain, the concert will be held at Brody Studios (Vörösmarty u. 38. 1064). Free admission with any of the Brain Bar wristbands.

Organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program