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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

2830

participants

486

speakers

2.5

days of lectures, discussions, and meetings with authors

11th

edition

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

Registration

(16:00 - 17:00)

Registration

(16:00 - 17:00)

17:00

Oksana Zabuzhko: The...

Author's meeting

(17:00 - 17:40)

Official opening of ...

(17:40 - 18:40)

18:00

Leszek Jażdżewski: T...

Lecture

(18:40 - 19:05)

19:00

Turning point for th...

Discussion panel

(19:05 - 20:00)

20:00

Mark Galeotti: Putin...

Lecture

(20:00 - 20:25)

Deirdre Nansen McClo...

Lecture

(20:25 - 20:50)

Michael Ignatieff: D...

Lecture

(20:50 - 21:15)

Tuning In

meeting: Meeting

(20:00 - 21:00)

21:00

Jonathan Littel: Ima...

Author's meeting

(21:15 - 21:45)

Misia Furtak: Concert

Concert

(21:45 - 22:30)

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Godzina
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Godzina MACHINE HALL
(ENG/PL)
PLANETARIUM
(ENG/PL)
SKY ROOM
(ENG/PL)
BASEMENT HALL BASEMENT RING GLASS ROOM OFF STAGE
9:00

Registration

(9:00 - 10:00)

Registration

(9:00 - 10:00)

Registration

(9:00 - 10:00)

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Registration

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Registration

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Registration

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Campus on Tour

Discussion panel

(10:00 - 11:00)

Back to basics: How ...

Discussion panel

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YES to invitro: how ...

Discussion panel

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Politicians on TikTo...

Discussion panel

(10:00 - 11:00)

The importance of pa...

Discussion panel

(10:00 - 11:00)

Turning point in the...

Discussion panel

(10:00 - 11:00)

The Tomorrow Society...

Discussion panel

(10:00 - 11:00)

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The war in Ukraine: ...

Discussion panel

(11:15 - 12:15)

Responsible business...

Discussion panel

(11:15 - 12:15)

Technology: strategi...

Discussion panel

(11:15 - 12:15)

Stefan Chwin: meet t...

Discussion panel

(11:15 - 12:15)

Does the structure o...

Discussion panel

(11:15 - 12:15)

When will the houses...

Discussion panel

(11:15 - 12:15)

Grzegorz Piątek: mee...

Author's meeting

(11:15 - 12:15)

12:00

Business Ethics and ...

Discussion panel

(12:30 - 13:30)

EU-China Relations: ...

Discussion panel

(12:30 - 13:30)

Techno-Politics and ...

Discussion panel

(12:30 - 13:30)

A new term in the Eu...

Discussion panel

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Refugee Persons and ...

(12:30 - 13:30)

Youth and democracy

Discussion panel

(12:30 - 14:00)

NGOs under the shoe

Discussion panel

(12:30 - 13:30)

13:00

Europe Unseen: New D...

Discussion panel

(13:45 - 14:45)

Zeitenwende: How war...

Discussion panel

(13:45 - 14:45)

Impact of digital ma...

Discussion panel

(13:45 - 14:45)

Democracy begins wit...

Discussion panel

(13:45 - 14:45)

Ethics of public life

Discussion panel

(13:45 - 14:45)

Paulina Siegień: mee...

Author's meeting

(13:45 - 14:45)

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15:00

Women’s rights...

Discussion panel

(15:30 - 16:30)

Consumers from Ukrai...

Discussion panel

(15:30 - 16:30)

Philanthropy and the...

Discussion panel

(15:30 - 16:30)

Summary of the econo...

Discussion panel

(15:30 - 16:30)

Welfare of farm animals

Discussion panel

(15:30 - 16:30)

Poland’s path ...

Discussion panel

(15:30 - 16:30)

Liberté! Raport: Val...

Discussion panel

(15:30 - 16:30)

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Facing information w...

Discussion panel

(16:45 - 17:45)

How did new technolo...

Discussion panel

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Turning point for th...

Discussion panel

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Populist society

Discussion panel

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Can music help save ...

Discussion panel

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Agriculture in the c...

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(16:45 - 17:45)

Economic benefits of...

Discussion panel

(16:45 - 17:45)

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Ukraine-Poland: mutu...

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 19:00)

Geopolitics and Euro...

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 19:00)

Smart cities: Time t...

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 19:00)

Debate on the aborti...

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 19:00)

Is a just green tran...

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 19:00)

Europe on the catwal...

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 19:30)

How to reform public...

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 19:00)

19:00

100 green days

Discussion panel

(19:15 - 20:15)

Research for democracy

Discussion panel

(19:15 - 20:15)

Inclusiveness and di...

Discussion panel

(19:15 - 20:15)

Gameplay

(19:15 - 20:30)

Anda Rottenberg: mee...

Author's meeting

(19:15 - 20:15)

State of cultural me...

Discussion panel

(19:15 - 20:15)

20:00

We cancel the refere...

(20:20 - 20:40)

Future of media in Poland

Discussion panel

(20:50 - 21:50)

Lessons of the Past ...

Discussion panel

(20:50 - 21:50)

Turning point in AI

Discussion panel

(20:50 - 21:50)

Mad System: Reformin...

Discussion panel

(20:45 - 21:45)

Energy Security

Discussion panel

(20:50 - 21:50)

Proposals for Poland...

Discussion panel

(20:50 - 21:50)

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22:00
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Godzina
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Godzina MACHINE HALL
(ENG/PL)
PLANETARIUM
(ENG/PL)
SKY ROOM
(ENG/PL)
BASEMENT HALL BASEMENT RING GLASS ROOM OFF STAGE
9:00

Registration

(9:00 - 10:00)

Registration

(9:00 - 10:00)

Registration

(9:00 - 10:00)

Registration

(9:00 - 10:00)

Registration

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Registration

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Registration

(9:00 - 10:00)

10:00

Voting: A right, a p...

Discussion panel

(10:00 - 11:00)

How to teach economi...

Discussion panel

(10:00 - 11:00)

Resilient democracy....

Discussion panel

(10:00 - 11:00)

Mikołaj Grynberg: me...

Author's meeting

(10:00 - 11:00)

Apostasy. Should I s...

Discussion panel

(10:00 - 11:00)

How to regulate the ...

Round table

(10:00 - 11:00)

11:00

Human rights at turn...

Discussion panel

(11:15 - 12:15)

Rule of law, not gre...

Discussion panel

(11:15 - 12:15)

New European Liberalism

Discussion panel

(11:15 - 12:15)

Turning Point for th...

meeting: Meeting

(11:15 - 12:15)

Deep ecology: Preser...

Discussion panel

(11:15 - 12:15)

How to fix the newsf...

Discussion panel

(11:15 - 12:15)

Volkswagen housing

Discussion panel

(11:15 - 12:15)

12:00

Enlargement: A chanc...

Discussion panel

(12:30 - 13:30)

Generation bridge: c...

Discussion panel

(12:30 - 13:30)

Climate leadership

Discussion panel

(12:30 - 13:30)

Michał Koterski: mee...

Author's meeting

(12:30 - 13:30)

Jarosław Kurski: mee...

Author's meeting

(12:30 - 13:30)

Secular Poland. How ...

Discussion panel

(12:30 - 13:30)

Depoliticization of ...

Discussion panel

(12:30 - 13:30)

13:00

Depoliticization of ...

Discussion panel

(13:45 - 14:45)

Media education and ...

Discussion panel

(13:45 - 14:45)

Critical Art

Discussion panel

(13:45 - 14:45)

#Tabubabki: Marta Fr...

meeting: Meeting

(13:45 - 14:45)

The Myth of Lodz of ...

Discussion panel

(13:45 - 14:45)

Liberté! Report: Ret...

Discussion panel

(13:45 - 15:15)

Marcin Kącki: meet t...

Author's meeting

(13:45 - 14:45)

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15:00

Leszek Balcerowicz: ...

Lecture

(15:30 - 15:50)

Sources of Ukraine&#...

Discussion panel

(15:30 - 16:30)

Coup in cultural ins...

Discussion panel

(15:30 - 16:30)

Who is responsible f...

Discussion panel

(15:30 - 16:30)

Turning point for pa...

meeting: Meeting

(15:30 - 16:30)

The Rule of Law – Li...

Discussion panel

(15:30 - 17:00)

Who is afraid of wom...

Discussion panel

(15:30 - 16:30)

16:00

Rebecca Makkai: meet...

Author's meeting

(16:45 - 17:45)

Do we want to work l...

Discussion panel

(16:45 - 17:45)

How free should be l...

Discussion panel

(16:45 - 17:45)

Polish Schools after...

Discussion panel

(16:45 - 17:45)

Girls and leadership...

Discussion panel

(16:45 - 17:45)

Anna J. Dudek: meet ...

Author's meeting

(16:45 - 17:45)

17:00

Challenges for the d...

Discussion panel

(17:15 - 18:45)

18:00

Don’t be afrai...

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 19:00)

Political education

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 19:00)

Shall we agree on Poland?

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 19:00)

Inga Iwasiów: meet t...

Author's meeting

(18:00 - 19:00)

Anticlimatic populism

Discussion panel

(18:00 - 19:00)

19:00

Agata Buzek x Helena...

Author's meeting

(19:10 - 19:35)

Freedom Games Finale...

Discussion panel

(19:45 - 20:45)

Jarosław Hrycak: mee...

Author's meeting

(19:15 - 20:15)

Dream voivodeships

Discussion panel

(19:15 - 20:15)

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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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