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,”
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