Plan Your Agenda

    • humankind
    • mythburn

    COMPASS FOR THE COSMOS

    Will black holes consume our universe?

    Ethan Siegel

    Founder of Starts With A Bang
    • Intelligence
    • one-on-one

    AUTOPILOT ON

    Will we need aviators in the future?

    Jim Di Matteo

    Fighter pilot & TOPGUN instructor
    • happiness
    • the chosen one

    ALPHA MALES UNDER ATTACK

    Shall we say goodbye to manliness?

    Steve Fuller

    Professor at University of Warwick

    Katalin Novák

    Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs

    Jeffrey Tucker

    Anarcho-capitalist, VP of American Institute for Economic Research
    • mindblown

    Szabolcs Molnár

    Memory lesson by our mentalist showman

    • cities
    • turning point

    FITNESS FOR FUTURE

    How to prepare for the unexpected?

    Ahmed Elsayed

    Tech Director, Vodafone Hungary
    • geopolitics
    • battle of minds

    UNITY VS SOVEREIGNTY

    New age in the Old Continent?

    Kristina Lunz

    Co-Founder of Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy

    Judit Varga

    Minister of State for EU Relations
    • storytelling
    • turning point

    AUGMENT OUR FUTURE?

    Dangers and the creative art of augmented reality

    Ádám Somlai-Fischer

    Co-founder of Prezi
    • Intelligence
    • turning point

    ARMY OF SOPHIAS

    Would you live forever as a digital copy?

    Ben Goertzel

    CEO of SingularityNET, Chief scientist of Hanson Robotics, co-creator of Sophia
    • business
    • turning point

    BLOW UP YOUR BEST PRACTICES

    Why do corporations need a beginner's mind to survive?

    Geoff Tuff

    Bad habit blaster
    • food
    • one-on-one

    FERMENTATION FRENZY

    Can food preservation revolutionize the way we eat?

    David Zilber

    Director of Fermentation at Restaurant Noma
    • event

    BRAIN BAR BLASTOFF!

    Startup Contest where startuppers pitch their ideas, business goals and strategies to top VCs and representatives of the European tech sector, and compete with each other

    • geopolitics
    • turning point

    WORLD WAR III

    Is it possible to avoid the worst scenario?

    Kingsley Donaldson

    Author of '2020: World of War'
    • food
    • turning point

    VEGGIE LAB

    How to invent tomorrow's fruits and vegetables?

    Kevin Folta

    Biotechnologist and strawberry enthusiast
    • Intelligence
    • battle of minds

    ROBOT RIGHTS AND WRONGS

    Will AI rule the world?

    Ilona Budapesti

    Engineer, entrepreneur and Buddhist ex-nun

    Gary Smith

    Author of The AI Delusion
    • data
    • mythburn

    LIES IN YOUR EYES

    Can you become a pro in lie detection?

    Lajos Antal

    Master of cyber security
    • mindblown

    Balázs V. Kiss

    Magic and Comedy

    • business
    • turning point

    CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

    How to take on the biggest brands of the world?

    Bjørn Lonborg

    The Skeptical Environmentalist
    • earth
    • mythburn

    BYE-BYE, RIBEYE

    Should Old MacDonald retire?

    Jacy Reese

    Author, The End of Animal Farming
    • Intelligence
    • turning point

    LEARN, UNLEARN, RELEARN

    Will self-learning make us futureproof?

    Zoltán Dankó

    Knowledge expert at OTP Bank
    • business
    • turning point

    COMBAT EVERY DAY

    What can you learn from elite soldiers to make the right decision?

    Imre Porkoláb

    Corporate innovation expert
    • cities
    • turning point

    MEGAPOLIS MADNESS

    Will scarcity and crime define urban living?

    Joel Kotkin

    Blackbelt in global urbanism
    • business
    • roundtable

    WHY HUNGARY

    How to build a career and feel at home? /Moderated by Irisz Lippai-Nagy, CEO, AmCham Hungary/

    Ziya Tong

    Reality Bubble Burster

    David Eberhard

    The Rebel Child Psychiatrist

    Andrea Jones-Rooy

    Data Acrobat

    Radha Mistry

    The Future Architect
    • happiness
    • turning point

    BECOMING AMIGOS

    How to build a community that matters?

    Sára Fábián

    Social startupper, founder of Amigos for Children
    • event

    YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR STARTUP COMPETITTION

    Young entrepreneur startup competition presents you the bravest young entrepreneurs of the year! We - Invendor Innovation Academy for Young Entrepreneurs and United Way Hungary - line 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. The best teams got the opportunity to present on Brain Bar 2019 Stage. Come and see the result!

    • earth
    • one-on-one

    CEO AT FOURTEEN

    How to save the bees and build a trailblazing company?

    Mikaila Ulmer

    14-year-old CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade
    • happiness
    • one-on-one
    WITH REGISTRATION ONLY / NOW OVER In case of bad weather the talk will be held in the big hall

    12 RULES FOR LIFE

    How to overcome chaos within yourself?

    Jordan Peterson

    Life-changing professor of psychology
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  • 09:30
  • 10:00
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  • Big Hall
  • COMPASS FOR THE COSMOS

    Will black holes consume our universe?

    Ethan Siegel

    AUTOPILOT ON

    Will we need aviators in the future?

    Jim Di Matteo

  • ALPHA MALES UNDER ATTACK

    Shall we say goodbye to manliness?

    Steve Fuller

    Katalin Novák

    Jeffrey Tucker

  • Szabolcs Molnár

    Memory lesson by our mentalist showman

  • FITNESS FOR FUTURE

    How to prepare for the unexpected?

    Ahmed Elsayed

  • UNITY VS SOVEREIGNTY

    New age in the Old Continent?

    Kristina Lunz

    Judit Varga

  • AUGMENT OUR FUTURE?

    Dangers and the creative art of augmented reality

    Ádám Somlai-Fischer

  • ARMY OF SOPHIAS

    Would you live forever as a digital copy?

    Ben Goertzel

  • BLOW UP YOUR BEST PRACTICES

    Why do corporations need a beginner's mind to survive?

    Geoff Tuff

  • FERMENTATION FRENZY

    Can food preservation revolutionize the way we eat?

    David Zilber

  • BRAIN BAR BLASTOFF!

    Startup Contest where startuppers pitch their ideas, business goals and strategies to top VCs and representatives of the European tech sector, and compete with each other

  • Secret Garden
  • WORLD WAR III

    Is it possible to avoid the worst scenario?

    Kingsley Donaldson

  • VEGGIE LAB

    How to invent tomorrow's fruits and vegetables?

    Kevin Folta

  • ROBOT RIGHTS AND WRONGS

    Will AI rule the world?

    Ilona Budapesti

    Gary Smith

  • LIES IN YOUR EYES

    Can you become a pro in lie detection?

    Lajos Antal

  • Balázs V. Kiss

    Magic and Comedy

  • CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

    How to take on the biggest brands of the world?

    Bjørn Lonborg

  • BYE-BYE, RIBEYE

    Should Old MacDonald retire?

    Jacy Reese

  • LEARN, UNLEARN, RELEARN

    Will self-learning make us futureproof?

    Zoltán Dankó

  • COMBAT EVERY DAY

    What can you learn from elite soldiers to make the right decision?

    Imre Porkoláb

  • MEGAPOLIS MADNESS

    Will scarcity and crime define urban living?

    Joel Kotkin

  • WHY HUNGARY

    How to build a career and feel at home? /Moderated by Irisz Lippai-Nagy, CEO, AmCham Hungary/

    Ziya Tong

    David Eberhard

    Andrea Jones-Rooy

    Radha Mistry

  • BECOMING AMIGOS

    How to build a community that matters?

    Sára Fábián

  • YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR STARTUP COMPETITTION

    Young entrepreneur startup competition presents you the bravest young entrepreneurs of the year! We - Invendor Innovation Academy for Young Entrepreneurs and United Way Hungary - line 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. The best teams got the opportunity to present on Brain Bar 2019 Stage. Come and see the result!

  • Open Air
  • CEO AT FOURTEEN

    How to save the bees and build a trailblazing company?

    Mikaila Ulmer

  • St. Stephen's Square
  • 12 RULES FOR LIFE

    How to overcome chaos within yourself?

    Jordan Peterson

    • storytelling
    • turning point

    MONEY AND THE FUTURE OF WELL-BEING

    How does a renowned marketing guru see our future?

    Frank Cooper III

    Chief Marketing Officer for BlackRock
    • Intelligence
    • the chosen one

    PIMP MY RIDE

    Will cars survive the next revolution in tech?

    Alexander Kotouc

    Head of Product Management at BMW i

    Ryan Hickman

    10-year-old CEO of Ryan's Recycling Company
    • data
    • turning point

    THE SECRETS OF MOONSHOT THINKING

    Can you make the world a better place with tech?

    Lital Shemesh

    Former combat soldier, Israeli journalist
    • business
    • one-on-one

    DRIVEN BY MISSION

    How to save the slums of Mumbai?

    Suhani Jalota

    Public health activist, co-founder of the Myna Mahila Foundation
    • mindblown

    Sebastian Berger

    Professor of object manipulation

    • mindblown

    BEST GAME EVER

    Shortfilm by Kristóf Deák

    • storytelling
    • one-on-one

    FACEBOOK DEPRESSION

    Are you addicted to your smartphone?

    Tiffany Shlain

    Filmmaker, author and founder of The Webby Awards
    • business
    • the chosen one

    BANKING 2.0

    How to remain personal in the digital age?

    Ilona Budapesti

    Engineer, entrepreneur and Buddhist ex-nun

    András Fischer

    Head of OTP LAB

    Ákos Deliága

    Co-founder, Talk-A-Bot
    • data
    • turning point

    AI IN ACTION

    How do we judge deciding machines?

    Cesar A. Hidalgo

    Mastermind of collective learning
    • earth
    • turning point

    DINO ENGINEERS

    Can we reverse 65 million years of extinction?

    Jack Horner

    Legend of paleontology
    • humankind
    • one-on-one

    A DISCUSSION WITH MAYE MUSK

    Maye Musk

    Supermom, supermodel & dietitian
    • geopolitics
    • battle of minds

    POLITICS OF IDENTITY

    Who is fuelling the rise of populism?

    Steve Fuller

    Professor at University of Warwick

    Adam LeBor

    Journalist, writing coach, novelist
    • business
    • turning point

    How the European way of innovation looks like?

    Things to consider for Europe to drive innovation

    Nicolai Andersen

    Chief Innovation Officer, Deloitte
    • humankind
    • mythburn

    MIDDLE AGES MYTHS

    How dark were the dark ages?

    James Hannam

    Mythbuster of history
    • earth
    • battle of minds

    GROWTH VS ECOLOGY

    Will the Green New Deal kill the economy?

    Jeffrey Tucker

    Anarcho-capitalist, VP of American Institute for Economic Research

    Vincent Liegey

    Degrowth Activist
    • business
    • turning point

    NEXT GEAR

    How can Central Europe fuel innovation?

    Tim Maughan

    Journalist and sci-fi writer
    • mindblown

    Tamás Breiner

    Telepathy on stage

    • Intelligence
    • turning point

    MACHINE BOOST

    Fantastic robots and how to tame them

    Ken Goldberg

    Robotics artist, writer and inventor
    • earth
    • turning point

    BYE-BYE, PACKAGING

    Is eradicating plastic bottles enough to save our oceans?

    Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez

    Entrepreneur, inventor of the Edible Water Bottle
    • business
    • roundtable

    EARNING A SPOT ON THE WORLD MAP OF FINANCE

    Why is Hungary so attractive for big companies?

    • happiness
    • turning point

    THE FUTURE OF SEX

    Will robotic lovers & virtual fantasies make us happy?

    Bryony Cole

    CEO of Future of Sex
    • turning point

    ELECTRIC FUTURE

    What are the challenges to transform our energy system?

    László Varró

    Chief Economist of IEA
    • humankind
    • one-on-one

    BEHIND THE BURKA

    Are women the future of Islam?

    Sherin Khankan

    First female imam in Scandinavia
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  • 09:30
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  • 13:30
  • 14:00
  • 14:30
  • 15:00
  • 15:30
  • 16:00
  • 16:30
  • 17:00
  • 17:30
  • 18:00
  • 18:30
  • Big Hall
  • MONEY AND THE FUTURE OF WELL-BEING

    How does a renowned marketing guru see our future?

    Frank Cooper III

  • PIMP MY RIDE

    Will cars survive the next revolution in tech?

    Alexander Kotouc

    Ryan Hickman

  • THE SECRETS OF MOONSHOT THINKING

    Can you make the world a better place with tech?

    Lital Shemesh

  • DRIVEN BY MISSION

    How to save the slums of Mumbai?

    Suhani Jalota

  • Sebastian Berger

    Professor of object manipulation

  • BEST GAME EVER

    Shortfilm by Kristóf Deák

    FACEBOOK DEPRESSION

    Are you addicted to your smartphone?

    Tiffany Shlain

  • BANKING 2.0

    How to remain personal in the digital age?

    Ilona Budapesti

    András Fischer

    Ákos Deliága

  • AI IN ACTION

    How do we judge deciding machines?

    Cesar A. Hidalgo

  • DINO ENGINEERS

    Can we reverse 65 million years of extinction?

    Jack Horner

  • A DISCUSSION WITH MAYE MUSK

    Maye Musk

  • Secret Garden
  • POLITICS OF IDENTITY

    Who is fuelling the rise of populism?

    Steve Fuller

    Adam LeBor

  • How the European way of innovation looks like?

    Things to consider for Europe to drive innovation

    Nicolai Andersen

  • MIDDLE AGES MYTHS

    How dark were the dark ages?

    James Hannam

  • GROWTH VS ECOLOGY

    Will the Green New Deal kill the economy?

    Jeffrey Tucker

    Vincent Liegey

  • NEXT GEAR

    How can Central Europe fuel innovation?

    Tim Maughan

  • Tamás Breiner

    Telepathy on stage

  • MACHINE BOOST

    Fantastic robots and how to tame them

    Ken Goldberg

  • BYE-BYE, PACKAGING

    Is eradicating plastic bottles enough to save our oceans?

    Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez

  • EARNING A SPOT ON THE WORLD MAP OF FINANCE

    Why is Hungary so attractive for big companies?

  • THE FUTURE OF SEX

    Will robotic lovers & virtual fantasies make us happy?

    Bryony Cole

  • ELECTRIC FUTURE

    What are the challenges to transform our energy system?

    László Varró

  • Open Air
  • BEHIND THE BURKA

    Are women the future of Islam?

    Sherin Khankan

Organizers reserve the right to make changes to the program