This hour-long session features the most compelling and viral topics in the area of Media, Business,
Culture and Technology and presents the most creative and innovative thinkers from the United States,
Central Asia and Eastern Europe. This diverse trendsetters covers a wide range of aspects of topical
themes to inspire, create and share with global audience. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
Workshops offer hands-on, in-depth, advanced level of practical information that helps people to learn
or improve their skills in a particular area of interest. They last anywhere from one to two hours,
depending on the particular session. Advance sign-up sometimes will be required depending on the
workshop and space limitations. Consecutive interpretation will be provided.
This format enables attendees to review the topical issue from different angles and hear different
perspectives on the same subject. Usually there is a moderator and up to 3-4 industry experts, who
represent different opinions or experience depending on geographical, cultural, and other aspects.
Overall, this session lasts for 1-1,5hours. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
This session allows participants to have a chance to showcase their project, product, or service in front
of a panel of judges and compete for a prize. This session is popular in Business and Technology sections
of the festival and it is necessary to sign up in advance to pass the selection process and be invited for
the event at the festival. Depending on the number of people who passed the preliminary selection, the
session lasts for 1-1.5hours. Simultaneous or consecutive interpretation will be provided.
These one-to-one coaching sessions will give participants a chance to schedule a time slot with
professionals from various industries covering the four main sections of the festival: Media, Business,
Culture and Technology. The participants will have an opportunity to sign up for one of four one-to-one
meetings, lasting 15 minutes each within a 1-hour timeframe. A facilitator, who will play the role of
timekeeper, will coordinate this session. Advanced sign-up is required. Consecutive interpretation may
be provided. This format is also envisioned to be used not just during the festival, but also throughout
the year for Go Viral Network activities.
This format will help people to mingle with various speakers from different industries in a more relaxed
way and have an opportunity to meet other participants and exchange business cards and ideas, as well
as get inspiration and find collaboration opportunities. This session will last for 1h.
This networking session will help to accelerate business contacts among participants. The format is very
much like Speed Dating. During 6 minutes (3 minutes for each) participants will have a chance to tell
about themselves, which project they have, and their goals, as well as exchange contacts, and then
switch the table. In total, it will be one hour and a half-long session, which will be moderated by a
facilitator to keep time and coordinate the session. After the active speed meeting part, it is also
envisioned to have informal coffee break time for contacts to continue their acquaintance.
Screening the documentaries, short films and some unseen featured films is a part of the Cultural
section of the festival. Followed by discussions with film directors, actors or authors, films within a
festival raise different social, environmental, educational and other important themes and issues. Apart
from the screening time, the discussion and Q&A last for about 30 minutes.
This area of Technology section of the festival allows participants to interact and try out new gadgets,
see high-tech developments, and learn more about what is on the market. It is also an opportunity for
companies to showcase their developments and software programs. Expo Zone will be open to the
public for all three days of the festival.
This is the most fun session of the Cultural section of the festival that gathers people who like music,
dancing, theatre plays, and art performances. This is the language that is common to anyone despite
their age, background, country, and their interests. This format envisions concerts, theatre and art
performances, cultural collaborations across countries showcasing different styles and genres of music,
dance, and art that can embrace all the participants to informally interact with each other and discover
new groups, performers, and cultural crowd. Concerts and other musical performances last from 1-2
hours depending on their scheduling time.
This session allows participants to present their idea/project within 15 minutes time and leave their
contacts on a Note Board. The format is very informal and organized as part of networking event with
occasional small presentations of the participants on a voluntarily base. It helps participants to present
their idea in public and get visibility, as well as find and meet like-minded people. This format is more
feasible not during the festival, but perhaps throughout the year as part of gathering/networking