With a big turnout of 5155 visitors—more than double last year’s number—the third edition of Brainwash Festival can be seen as a huge success. The two-day philosophical event, held in Amsterdam, accomplished to gather 79 of the world’s greatest and most original thinkers in one place. This year the mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, took it upon himself to open the festival in an inspiring, but also humorous way.
Dasym Is proud of being a partner of such a unique event with so many progressive and influential thinkers.
In the media
Dutch national broadcaster NPO 2 aired the opening of the festival, as well as a three-hour summary of the highlights. Previous to the event Dutch newspapers NRC, Trouw and Volkskrant published interviews with several speakers. During the day “Brainwash” was a trending topic on Twitter.
Debates on topics central to the festival are ongoing on the website www.brainwash.nl.
With unexpected insights, new ideas and a lot of food for thought brainwash aims to bring clarification in times of confusion. Brainwash is an initiative of humanist broadcaster Human and educational organization The School of Life.