Eight democracy festivals from the Nordic and Baltic regions, including the Conversation festival LAMPA, and a European-wide festival have joined their forces and established the International Democracy Festivals Association. Each of the festivals provides a platform for a d..
Until February 28, 2019, all are invited to apply to organise an event at the fifth Conversation Festival LAMPA, which will take place on June 28 and 29 in Cēsis, where it will light up Cēsis Castle Park with compelling conversations and exciting ideas. The theme of this yea..
The overarching theme of the Conversation Festival LAMPA 2019 is ‘daring’. Daring to be open, to listen to differing opinions, to go wherever a conversation leads you. Until January 9, all are invited to hop on board, join the journey, and become organisers of events at the..
For the fourth consecutive year, the conversation festival LAMPA offered sparkling conversations and exciting events, attracting a record high number of participants. 16 000 attended the two day festival, and 47 000 watched live feeds from the event. Preparat..
In precisely one month, on June 29 and 30, we will flip the on-switch for the 4th conversation festival LAMPA in the Cēsis castle park. This year the LAMPA programme will feature over 270 events, across a range of topics, taking place in Latvian, Russian and English. All are..
Less than two months are left until the fourth annual conversation festival LAMPA. A LAMPA warm-up event will take place on May 26th, in the courtyard of an apartment complex in Riga, Ziepniekkalns neighbourhood, at Ozolciema iela 22 k-2. We will warm up with conversat..
Eight democracy festivals from Akureyri (Iceland) to Cēsis (Latvia) are joining forces in the Democracy Festival Platform to help build stronger participatory democracies all over the world and to learn from the best practices of others. After two years of cross-analytic fie..
Sociological research (SKDS) shows that 52% of Latvia’s inhabitants find it impossible to trust most people, with only 5% having complete trust in people. Less than one-fifth of Latvia’s inhabitants trust in decision-makers. “Trust is a basic requirement of a strong, democra..
We invite everyone – from the individual enthusiast to companies or government institutions – to propose their two-day program of events for one of the highlights of 2018, the conversation festival LAMPA. Next year, marking Latvia’s 100-year anniversary, we will energize the..
Despite rainy weather, the third conversation festival LAMPA (June 30 – July 1, Cēsis Castle park) gathered over 10 000 participants. Two hundred festival events attracted a diverse audience – musicians, artists, doctors, ministers, politicians, academicians, journalists, en..
Cognitive experiments, practical workshops, performances, games, contests, discussions, theatre, and even confessions – the third Conversation festival LAMPA will have something for everyone, even the most demanding participant. This year there is more to love than eve..
Only two months to go until the LAMPA festival! The second, final warm-up event will be held in Riga, offering mayoral candidate debates, three exciting discussions and a brain-teasing program for kids. The all-day event will take place on May 20th, starting at noon in Purvc..
LAMPA invites everyone – groups of like minded individuals, companies or government institutions – to submit event proposals for the third Conversation festival LAMPA, taking place June 30 – July 1 in the Cēsis castle park. The conversation festival LAMPA i..
The 2016 LAMPA festival was attended by three times as many people as last year – almost 9000 festival goers proved that a culture of conversation, and social and political engagement is on the rise. We are pleased to announce that the LAMPA festival will take place ag..
This weekend, from Friday morning to Saturday night, the Conversation festival LAMPA will take place in the Cesis castle park – this is possibly the most substantive and intellectually engaging festival ever. Participants will gather to discuss important issues, streng..
The conversation festival LAMPA announces this year’s programme, one month before the event. The festival, taking place July 1 – 2 in the Cesis castle park, will host almost 150 events in an array of formats and covering dozens of topics, organized by over 80 org..
An exhibition of caricatures ‘’The truth is in the joke’’, specially curated for the LAMPA festival, opened on Thursday, June 2 in Riga. The exhibition is held in cooperation with the movement ‘’Free Riga’’, which strives..
Everyone is invited to submit their ideas for events, to be included in the programme of the 2nd conversation festival LAMPA, taking place July 1 – 2 in the Cesis castle park. The deadline for submissions is April 17, 2016. There are no limitations in the c..
The second conversation festival LAMPA will take place this summer, same place, same time: in the first days of July, in the magical Cesis castle park. For 2 days, July 1st and 2nd, the LAMPA festival will once again offer light-hearted and engaging opportunities..
The conversation festival ‘’LAMPA’’, held last weekend, attracted 3500 festival goers attending 60 different events, proving that a festival focused on discussion and debate is indeed viable. Festival organizers have announced that ‘&rsquo..