Warsaw, June 25-26, 2015



Res Publica Festival is our first attempt at connecting everything we find exciting – the city, ideas and innovation. We debate, argue and operate on a daily basis by publishing three thought-provoking magazines. This past year we have intensified our efforts and achieved even better results. Through our projects – New Europe 100 and the Coalition for Polish Innovations – we analyze and promote the direction of the development of the region; City DNA helps create more informed cultural policies. Because we understand that ideas have practical consequences.

June 25, 2015

15.30-16.00 Registration & coffee

16:00-16.10 Welcome

16.15-16.45 Let’s be radical aka keynote speech by Marcin Król

16:45-18:15 Adaptation and mimicry aka the panel on the change Central Europe needs

18:15-18:30 Coffee break

18:30-20:00 Made-up generation aka the obligatory all male panel on angry youth

20:00 Party

June 26, 2015

9:00-10:30 Radical breakfast with Justin McGuirk

Introductory remarks: Bogna Świątkowska, Bęc Zmiana

Moderators: Agata Pyzik & Artur Celiński, Magazyn Miasta

10:30-12:00 Raising innovators aka the panel where we discuss why education is actually important

12:00-12:15 Coffee break

12:15-13:00 Chief Technology Officers for Polish cities

Michał Olszewski (Deputy Mayor of Warsaw), Piotr Grzelak (Deputy Mayor of Gdańsk), Piotr Danielewicz (Startup Poznań coordinator, City of Poznań), Paweł Harajda (Startup Poland co-founder), Eliza Kruczkowska (Startup Poland)

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00 Smart cities or wise cities aka the workshop 1

Introductory remarks: Adam Greenfield, Justin McGuirk, Artur Celiński, Karol Piekarski, Milota Sidorova

Moderator: Marta Żakowska, Magazyn Miasta

14:00-16:00 Do we really need startups aka the workshop 2

Introductory remarks: Jakub Dymek (Political Critique), Marcin Kozłowski (Entrepreneurial Poland), Przemysław Lahuta (Polish Institute of Research and Development), Michał Olszacki (Polish Institute of Research and Development), Maciej Ryś (przedszkolowo.pl, Early Logic), Olga Yanusik (Startup Hub Poland), Nicholas Zylberglajt (European Youth Innovation Forum)

Moderator: Aleksandra Przegalińska, Koźmiński University

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-18:00 Central European Amazingness aka the launch of European Youth Innovation Week

18:00-18:30 Another city is possible aka keynote speech by Adam Greenfield



International Visegrad Fund

Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Warsaw City Hall

Warsaw Innovation Days