Songs of the future, animal tracks from the past…

Not only can we all sing, says Zofia Borkowska, but we can also sing well. All it takes is determination and practice. Having worked in and around choirs for some 25 years, Zofia should know. A professional choir conductor and a graduate of the Frederic Chopin University of Music, she is the leader of an amateur choir which came together spontaneously in 2006 and has since gone on to win many prizes and perform nationwide and abroad, including concerts with the Warsaw Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the noted Italian singer Andrea Bocelli and at the mass for John Paul II’s beatification.

As a professor of leadership and senior advisor to government and the private sector, Cezary Wójcik has as much witnessed much of Poland’s transformation into a market economy as been an integral part of it. As the country continues to evolve, Cezary comments on the value of what has been achieved and what remains on the “to do” list. He pushes us to reflect on what is really possible and how we should change our thinking and a sense of responsibility for Poland’s future.

From his home well inside the woods of Białowieża, Europe’s last remaining lowland old-growth forest, Adam Wajrak has – since the early 1990’s – kept up a steady flow of newspaper articles, television programmes and books which focus on the urgent need to protect what little remains of our natural heritage. A noted specialist in the field and recipient of numerous accolades, both within Poland and worldwide, Adam casts his unflinching eye on the irreversible effects of man’s continuing encroachment on the natural habitat.

Full list of speakers is here.