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Ideas Festival 2021 in Odessa


On August 21-23, Odessa will host the fifth Ideas Festival, a recurring event organised by The Aspen Institute Kyiv and Impact Hub Odessa with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation. The focus of this festival is “Ukraine that succeeds”


The visitors will have three days of intense discussions and informal communication with leaders and experts in various fields.

The main areas of discussion:

  • Society and the state
  • Culture and creativity
  • Science and technology
  • Security
  • Economics and entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Media

Ukraine worldwide discussion series:

  • Successes of the new Ukrainian diplomacy
  • Ukrainian scientists in world science
  • Global expansion of Ukrainian IT
  • Big business with global ambitions

Ukraine worldwide: successes of the new Ukrainian diplomacy

The daily work of diplomats is not often in the news. However, its significance is difficult to overestimate. The discussion focuses on Ukraine’s international relations, the main challenges and achievements in this area. Together with the speakers everybody will try to look behind the scenes of international politics.

21 august 2021

16:00 – 17:00

Impact Hub | Amsterdam Hall

Alexander Tkachenko
Andriy Kulakov
Gennadiy Chizhykov
Oleksiy Makeyev

Ukraine worldwide: Ukrainian scientists in world science

Ukrainian scientists are increasingly involved in international research projects, teaching at universities in other countries. The discussion about the experience of working in international laboratories, what to consider and what to prepare for if you plan to join the world scientific community.

21 august 2021

17:00 – 18:00

America House Odessa

Anton Senenko
Kateryna Terletska
Denis Poltavets

Ukraine worldwide: global expansion of Ukrainian IT

Information technology is one of the powerful drivers of the world economy. Ukrainian companies are increasingly integrating into the global digital world. The discussion will focus on the participation of IT businesses from Ukraine in international projects and their work in the global market.

22 August 2021

16:00 – 17:00

Impact Hub | Amsterdam Hall

Kira Rudik
Pavlo Kartashov
Vadim Rogovsky
Denis Zhadanov

Ukraine worldwide: big business with global ambitions

The focus of the panel discussion is the development of big business in Ukraine and abroad. Let’s talk about the experience of Ukrainian entrepreneurs and businessmen who implement business projects in other countries, cooperate with multinational corporations. What does success in international business depend on? What do you need to know and why learn to work in the markets of other countries?

22 August 2021

17:00 – 18:00

Impact Hub | Amsterdam Hall

Igor Liski
Volodymyr Lempert
Vitaly Bulda
Julia Tychkivska

Ideas Fest 2019
Photo: Ideas Fest Facebook page

The focus of this year’s festival – “Ukraine that succeeds” – was chosen for the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence. Through successful examples in business, public administration, culture, science, technology and other fields, the speakers and visitors will try to understand the present and the shapes of the future.