Category: Talks

Valdis Zatlers: Death Can Positively Impact Your Life

Death can positively impact your life

You would expect the former President of a country to speak about politics, right? But in his TEDxRiga talk, Valdis Zatlers brings up a different topic: one that many consider a taboo — death. Moreover, Mr. Zatlers is sure that...

/ June 11, 2015
Iveta Vaivode

Photography and remembrance

Is there some connection between the place you are coming from and your personality? Can you discover something new about yourself knowing the place both of your parents are coming from? Iveta Vaivode tries to find the answers — via...

/ June 11, 2015
Healthcare -- from pixels to picture: Leo Seļāvo

Healthcare — from pixels to picture

Do you know the whole picture of your health? Do you think you doctor does? Probably not. Leo Seļāvo looks into how technology could connect the dots and pixels of the information we have and contribute to digital healthcare, while...

/ June 12, 2014
Latvia — worthy of Lacplesis
Dabas koncertzāle

Science in concert with nature

What happens when musicians playing ambience music break out of the traditional concert venues and the scientists bring their fascinating knowledge to the public? The beneficiaries of this idea are the audience who are privileged to experience a form of...

/ June 12, 2014
What giant robots teach us about life

What giant robots teach us about life

Toms Kreicbergs a.k.a. Tom Crosshill is a writer whose fiction has been nominated for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Nebula Awards and the Latvian Literature Award. Toms has won the Writers of the Future contest, and his...

/ June 12, 2014
Aldis Kalniņš: Maybe

Maybe

For more than five years, Aldis Kalniņš has been working in a new field of interest, devoting much of his time to studying the questions and problems related to the education and learning efficiency of children and youth. Publishing a...

/ June 13, 2013
Jānis Skutelis: Where is the Joke?

Where’s the joke?

Janis is considered by many to be the pioneer of stand-up comedy movement in Latvia. Six years ago, he founded the Royal Improvisation Theatre, of which he is still in charge. Janis has staged 4 solo performances during the last...

/ June 13, 2013
Surrendering Forbidden
Andris Ambainis: Quantum computing, the story of a wild idea