Authors, scientists, and visionaries: Meltingpot international forum introduces big names from around the world Over 150 speakers from twenty-five countries from around the world at eight stages will be introduced at the third year of the Meltingpot international discussion forum. It will be held on 18-21 July 2018 alongside the festival Colours of Ostrava in the industrial area of Dolní Vítkovice (Lower Vítkovice Area). “Since 2016, Meltingpot has been stirring a large ‘opinion pot’ with ideas responding to issues of the modern world. Connecting the music festival with a discussion platform makes the event deeper, offering the festival audience unique meetings with significant personalities representing a wide range of opinions and attitudes,” says Zlata Holušová, curator and CEO of festival Colours of Ostrava. Previous years of Meltingpot introduced Robert Fulghum, Andrey Zubov, Timothy Snyder, Dan Shechtman, Mark Gungor, LP, Leonard Mlodinow, John Hawken and Dan Millman. “This year also features representatives of various philosophies from politics, culture, science, and education to travel, economics and personal development,” says Holušová. This year’s speakers include the Head of News at BBC World News and expert on fake news, Liz Corbin, expert on terrorism Tim Lister, humanitarian worker in North Korea Katharina Zellweger, British activist, and three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Scilla Elworthy, American author and expert on Shakespeare James S. Shapiro, one of the most
original dancers worldwide, BBoy Neguin, and one of the most respected sign language interpreters in the USA Amber Galloway Gallego. You can look forward to seeing American physics professor and comics-ologist James Kakalios, author of a best seller true picture of global politics John Perkins, theoretical quantum physicist and visionary Amit Goswami, doctor and promoter of holistic medicine Ruediger Dahlke, daughter of Sir Nicolas Winton, and alternative therapist Barbara Winton, and Thomas Archer Baťa. Meik Wiking will speak of his vision of happiness and quality life, and “futuristic monk” Bruno Marion will advise on how to apply Theory of Chaos in daily routine. “All year long we have been doing research to deliver the audiences of Colours of Ostrava and Meltingpot the most interesting performers and the most inspiring personalities. We believe that everybody will enjoy the festival and experience the best and get lots of food for thought,” Holušová concludes.
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