“New Social Contract” Freedom Games 2021

September 10-12, 2021, EC1 Łódź

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Freedom Games

What Are
Freedom Games

A Meeting

of individuals who are curious about the world and open to new ideas

A Discussion

about the most important challenges the Western societies must face in the 21st century

An Idea

based on a premise of offering a creative space for representatives of culture, business, and public life

A Forum

which is the largest and most important event organized by the Liberté! Foundation

798

thousands attendees

213

speakers

2.5

days of lectures, discussions, and meetings with authors

8th

edition

Hala maszyn

Friday

Sunday

Sunday

SKY ROOM

Saturday

Sunday

Basement Ring

Saturday

Sunday

Planetarium

Program 2021

Godzina MACHINE HALL (ENG/PL) BASEMENT RING SKY ROOM (ENG/PL) PLANETARIUM
16:00

Registration

(16:00 - 17:00)

17:00
18:00

New Social Contract

Lecture

(18:30 - 19:15)

19:00

Jessica Bruder – a meeting...

meeting: Meeting

(19:45 - 20:30)

20:00
21:00
Godzina
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00
21:00
Godzina MACHINE HALL (ENG/PL) BASEMENT RING SKY ROOM (ENG/PL) PLANETARIUM
10:00

Registration

(10:00 - 11:00)

Registration

(10:00 - 11:00)

Registration

(10:00 - 11:00)

Registration

(10:00 - 11:00)

11:00

A New EU Strategy on China: Econo...

Discussion panel

(11:00 - 12:00)

Jakub Żulczyk – a meeting...

Author's meeting

(11:00 - 11:45)

Green Deal: Main Challenges...

Discussion panel

(11:00 - 11:45)

Cyber Work – How Will We Work in ...

Discussion panel

(11:00 - 11:45)

12:00

Creating Community, Building Soli...

Discussion panel

(12:15 - 13:00)

Ideas for the Future: Young Leade...

Discussion panel

(12:00 - 12:45)

New Export Models. How Can Digita...

Discussion panel

(12:00 - 13:00)

Supporting Women’s Digital Compet...

Discussion panel

(12:00 - 12:50)

13:00

Inspiring Girls – Aspirations of ...

Discussion panel

(13:00 - 13:45)

Where is Cuba going? Permanent ch...

Discussion panel

(13:15 - 14:00)

#CzarnekHasGotToGo – a debate on ...

Discussion panel

(13:00 - 13:45)

14:00

The Future of Digitalization: The...

Discussion panel

(14:15 - 15:15)

Free Market and Green Ideas – Can...

Discussion panel

(14:15 - 15:00)

Threats to Media Freedom and the ...

Discussion panel

(14:15 - 15:00)

Poland: Stagnation or Development...

Discussion panel

(14:15 - 15:00)

15:00
16:00

The Future of Hybrid Work

Discussion panel

(16:00 - 17:00)

Young Liberals – What Kind of Pol...

Discussion panel

(16:00 - 16:45)

How Business Can Support Diversit...

Discussion panel

(16:00 - 16:45)

Clash of Generations. How to Shap...

Discussion panel

(16:00 - 16:45)

17:00

Economic Recovery and Digitalisat...

Discussion panel

(17:15 - 18:00)

Migration to Poland – Not “If?” b...

Discussion panel

(17:00 - 17:45)

Principles for the EU after the C...

Discussion panel

(17:00 - 18:00)

On New Technologies and the Green...

Discussion panel

(17:00 - 17:45)

18:00

Piotr Augustyniak’s “Jesus Non-Ch...

Author's meeting

(18:00 - 18:45)

How to Rebrand Liberalism? – ELF ...

Round table

(18:15 - 19:45)

Łódź: a Successful Transformation...

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 18:45)

19:00

Marta Niedźwiecka: “Sex and Wise ...

meeting: Meeting

(19:00 - 19:45)

Media Ethics

meeting: Meeting

(19:00 - 19:45)

20:00

Free Poland, Enslaved Polish Woma...

meeting: Meeting

(20:15 - 21:00)

Dorota Kotas – a meeting...

Author's meeting

(20:00 - 20:45)

Shrinking Media Space in CEE: How...

Discussion panel

(20:00 - 20:45)

Virtues of the Feminine vs. Virtu...

Discussion panel

(20:00 - 21:00)

21:00
Godzina
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00
Godzina MACHINE HALL (ENG/PL) BASEMENT RING SKY ROOM (ENG/PL) PLANETARIUM
10:00

Registration

(10:00 - 11:00)

Registration

(10:00 - 11:00)

Registration

(10:00 - 11:00)

Registration

(10:00 - 11:00)

11:00

Do We Need a New Constitution Aft...

Discussion panel

(11:00 - 11:45)

Poland on the Green Track

Discussion panel

(11:00 - 11:45)

Academic Freedom

Discussion panel

(11:00 - 11:45)

[Alt:work] How Will New Forms of ...

Discussion panel

(11:00 - 11:45)

12:00

Igor Tuleya: “An Able and Autonom...

meeting: Meeting

(12:00 - 12:45)

How to Fight Manipulation and Mis...

Discussion panel

(12:00 - 12:45)

Economic Freedoms and an Open Soc...

Round table

(12:00 - 13:30)

[Alt:work] How Will New Forms of ...

Discussion panel

(12:00 - 12:45)

13:00

People of the Rainbow – LGBT+ and...

Discussion panel

(13:00 - 13:45)

Health and Environment – What Did...

Discussion panel

(13:00 - 13:45)

Are Technologies Driving Us Into ...

Discussion panel

(13:45 - 14:30)

[Alt:work] What Challenges Does t...

Discussion panel

(13:00 - 13:45)

14:00

Manuela Gretkowska: “From a Polis...

Author's meeting

(14:00 - 14:45)

Liberal Education – Things They D...

Discussion panel

(14:00 - 15:00)

The Situation of Women in Afghani...

meeting: Meeting

(14:45 - 15:30)

Strajk Kobiet: “How Can We Give W...

Discussion panel

(14:00 - 14:45)

15:00

The Post-epidemic Society of Fear...

Discussion panel

(15:45 - 16:30)

16:00

Difficult Polish-Jewish Relations...

Discussion panel

(16:45 - 17:45)

Katarzyna Wężyk’s “Abortion Exist...

Author's meeting

(16:00 - 16:45)

Freedom of Speech on the Internet...

Discussion panel

(16:00 - 16:45)

Radosław Rak – a meeting...

Author's meeting

(16:00 - 16:45)

17:00

How to Provide Personnel in Polis...

Discussion panel

(17:00 - 17:45)

Accessibility as Fundamental Huma...

Discussion panel

(17:00 - 17:45)

Jarosław Makowski’s “Church in th...

Author's meeting

(17:00 - 17:45)

18:00

Poland’s Foreign Policy and Trans...

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 19:15)

Magdalena M. Baran’s “Once Upon a...

Author's meeting

(18:00 - 18:45)

Decarbonisation, Nuclear Energy a...

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 18:45)

Economic Policy Strategies for th...

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 18:45)

19:00

Andrzej Stasiuk – a meeting...

Author's meeting

(19:30 - 20:15)

Anna Ciarkowska’s “Devotions” – a...

Author's meeting

(19:00 - 19:45)

Social Dimensions of Climate Neut...

Discussion panel

(19:00 - 19:45)

Anna Gacek – a meeting

meeting: Meeting

(19:00 - 19:45)

20:00
21:00
22:00
Godzina
10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00

Media about us

Freedom Games 2019 are now over. One of the  final speeches in the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland, belonged to Lech Walesa, a former president of Poland. When he entered the stage wearing a t-shirt with Constitution written on it, the audience stood up. People were applauding. 

Freedom Games are a meeting of people open to dialogue, new ideas, and fun!

(…) the sixth edition of Freedom Games is about to start.startuje szósta edycja Igrzysk Wolności. WThis unique event gathers intellectuals, scientists, and artists – people of ideas who by engaging in a constructive conversation help better understand the reality.

– The PiS party wishes to hide away Freedom Games by organizing its own party convention. One of their members called Freedom Games “games of hate”. It is nothing of the sort. We intend to flood them with love and freedomstated Leszek Jazdzewski on Twitter.

What hovers over the entire conference (…) is a spirit of optimistic and creative freedom, of searching for solutions, as if no authoritarian government existed in Poland.

Radio program by Karolina Lewicka pt. “Jak umierają demokracje?” – which is the leading theme of Freedom Games 2019

A grassroots forum created by an NGO, which brings together people who share such values as liberal democracy, open society, and the rule of law.

A meeting of representatives of the sectors of culture, business, and social lifespotkanie ludzi kultury, biznesu i życia społecznego z publicznością, who believe in the ideas of liberal democracy and open society has just began. Freedom Games are held in Lodz for the sixth time.

For the sixth time, the city of Lodz decided to co-organize a leading intellectual and cultural forum of ideas in Poland – a meeting of renowned scholars, representatives of culture, science, and activists, as well as entrepreneurs and politicians – stated Hanna Zdanowska, the Mayor of the City. – We intend to create the best forum of ideas in the country.

Freedom Games are an extraordinary agora where thoughts and ideas can clash without an artificial divide between that which is political, social, or artistic.

Can we feel good in a country where the winners of the election refuse to respect the rights of the losing side? It is a crucial matter also for the supporters of the current government – because at one point the winners might become the losers. An interview with Leszek Jazdzewski and Blazej Lenkowski, the organizers of Freedom Games.

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