For the eighth time, over two days, nearly 10,000 people turned up at Brain Bar, Europe’s biggest festival about the future. The invited presenters and panelists were some of the greatest intellectual minds of our time.
With HF’s support, at Brain Bar 2022 some well-known names of our days from more than 20 countries and inspiring artistic performances took turns on the stage. For the first time, the Hungarian audience heard Malcolm Gladwell, the six-time New York Times bestselling author, who spoke about the challenges of the next decades and how Generation Z can only tackle them by building a society of team players.
The organizers put the focus on the world’s burning issues, including divisive topics. And the popular former British Ambassador, Iain Lindsay asked Balázs Orbán, the Prime Minister’s Political Director, about the leaders, needed to fight the battles of the future. Further names included Laura Toodu, the Estonian government’s defense policy adviser, Joanna Williams, author of the scandalous book “Women VS Feminism”, Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former “rock star” finance minister, blockchain developer Viktor Tábori, ZingTjseng, Editor-in-Chief of VICE UK, and JakubOlek, Director of Government Relations at TikTok, and many more.
HF Alumnus, Dr. Balázs Tárnok had a public discussion in front of the BrainBar audience with Márkó Linczényi. Balázs gave great insights into the topic of national identity, the situation of national minorities, and the questions they pose for the future.
Check out the official aftermovie of the festival here: