Katowice Poland Events
The world's leading international film festival, the Krakow International Film Festival, offers the opportunity to see dozens of films you may never have seen anywhere else. The capacity depends on the type of event, but it is free and open to the public and free of charge.
As the 2018 UN climate talks begin in Katowice, Poland, we will follow MIT's participation in the COP24 side events, hear from conference participants, and hear about the latest research from MIT in support of the Paris Agreement's goals. In the Polish context, there is no doubt that the threat of catastrophic events related to climate change, such as floods and droughts, is back in the news. As councils continue to rely on the Katowice model to integrate sports venues into their own economies, it is a reminder that more cities need to strike that balance.
If you are at COP24, we invite you to join us at the following events and side events. To follow events remotely, you can also follow the official events via live stream, and we will share other events as we learn. If you have events related to MIT, please send us an email to [email protected] or @ MIT _ COP24.
Opened in 1971, it has become one of the most famous icons of Katowice's cultural history, and for 30 years it has been the home of the annual Rawa Blues Festival and has hosted the festival for 34 years. It is often referred to as a flying saucer or cloud scraper, but its real name is Drapacz Chmur and it is this that earned it the nickname "Polish Chicago" in Katowitz. One of my diaries is about the history of this building and its role in the history and culture of the city.
Today it hosts the opening ceremony for an international congress, a trade fair and exhibition combined with a conference and the annual Rawa Blues Festival, one of the largest music festivals in the world.
Orange Warsaw, also located in the Polish capital, is the polar opposite in scope and sound. Thanks to its location, the festival has quickly established itself on the European scene, and there is no shortage of film and theatre festivals. Direct are just two examples, but there are many others, such as the International Film and Theatre Festival in Krakow and the Direct Film Festival in Warsaw.
It should not be forgotten that ten years ago, when Katowice decided to support IEM, the sports industry was not yet recognizable as such. According to Krupa, "the Katowiks, many of whom are part of the population who regularly attend sporting events, have learned to accept the ovation of the city for the players. With its miniature Comic-Con feel, it feels like the perfect place for a big, pastime-wasting event, even if it's just a small one.
In the first year of 2013 Katowice was only one stop for IEM games, but a year later the World Cup finals were moved from Germany to Poland. Last year Intel hosted the first European Championship tournament in Chicago and Shanghai, and the World Cup was still reserved for KatOWice. Previous events have therefore been used as a major trade fair event for spectators, and we are already seeing some symptoms of this. There are so many events in the city that the outcome is hard to predict.
What started as a small one-day event in 2002 has grown into one of the largest in the country and is now the beating heart of a UNESCO-recognised city of music, bursting with green spaces. Open has swapped Warsaw for Gdynia, but there has only been one open air music festival in Poland, the Warsaw Open Music Festival.
In addition, the MCK carries out many projects aimed at the inhabitants of Katowice, including plays, concerts and activities for children. In addition to music and sports events, shows are also organized by the city's cultural institutions, such as the Cracow Art and Culture Museum and the National Museum. It is also a place where we celebrate the cultural heritage of our city, its history and culture, and its diversity.
The MCK offers a wide range of exhibitions, which are organized for several thousand people, from conferences and exhibitions to congresses, which require different types of rooms. Above all, attending a Polish conference or exhibition is a great opportunity to observe and develop links with local market players and to serve as an important part of Katowice's cultural heritage and life. The event takes place in the largest market square in the city and there are crafts from the Renaissance culture.
Polish and international theatre companies come to the Baltic Sea coast to present traditional and experimental versions of Shakespeare's plays. The SEMAFOR Conference is one of the most important events in the context of international cooperation in the fields of science, technology, technology and mathematics (STEM). The event, held at the Stalin-era Palace of Culture and Science, brings together more than 1,000 scientists, engineers, scientists, artists, musicians, writers, journalists and artists from around the world.