4th Annual “Go Viral” Regional Festival Launches Online

September 9th – Registration for the 4th annual Go Viral regional festival opens today. This year’s event will take place online October 9-18. Each year Go Viral brings together experts, innovators, and creative minds from media, business, culture, and technology not only from Central Asia, but all over the world. Through presentations, workshops, and networking, Go Viral provides a space for meaningful engagement, with the goal of finding solutions to our shared challenges. Go Viral began in 2017 and is supported by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan. 

This year’s theme is “ReThink. ReDesign. ReConnect.” The festival will span ten days in real time across multiple online platforms, including Facebook Live, YouTube, and Zoom. Participants can connect to Go Viral’s online sessions, keynotes and workshops, watch art and documentary films, enjoy concerts and performances, participate in online pitching, and learn how the best minds drive changes from anywhere in the world. 

Registration is free this year and can be found at goviral.kz

“Given the challenges of the world today, it’s never been more important to connect and find shared solutions. As this year’s theme rightly notes, the pandemic has made all rethink how we work together, and what we can do shape our world for the next generation. Although the pandemic has changed our approach this year, the advantage is we can have more participation from across Central Asia and around the world thanks to the online format. I’m excited to engage with creative and motivated colleagues, as we try to find solutions to our shared challenges, both during the pandemic and beyond”, noted Anand Krishna, Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty.

The festival will shed light on questions like: 

  • What are Deepfakes and how to recognize them? 
  • What is meta content and how to use Instagram filters to help promote your brand? 
  • What can the media expect after the pandemic? 
  • If a virus could sing, what it would sound like? 
  • How is artificial intelligence used in job searches? 
  • How does a Smart Home work? 

And much more!

Information and updates about speakers, news, contests, and the project itself can be found on the goviral.kz website, as well as on social media. We look forward to ReThinking, ReDesigning, and ReConnecting together next month.

Go Viral Festival 2020 press office: 

Mob: + 7 701 222 28 50, Dalida Nakupova

Email: media@goviral.kz