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How it all started

The first EMAG was in 2008, in Cologne, Germany, and for some days Cologne was declared by the media as "the most intelligent city in Europe".

The goal in creating EMAG was to implement a conference where people with a high IQ can enthusiastically learn at their own speed. For many intelligent people learning is fun, but regular conferences may not deliver the information fast enough. Therefore, EMAG offers lectures and workshops on diverse topics at a pace more suited to their quick minds.

Outdoor and evening activities can be chosen as well.

The story continues

This now yearly multiday event takes place at the end of July or in early August.

Many other countries successfully hosted an EMAG. After Cologne in 2008 came Utrecht, Prague, Paris, Stockholm, Bratislava, Z├╝rich, Berlin, Krakow and Barcelona. Belgrade was the 11th EMAG conference city in 2018.

The future of EMAG

The next EMAGs are already in the planing stages. The 12th EMAG will take place in the beautiful city of Ghent, Belgium, in 2019. 2020 will see an EMAG in Brno, Czech Republic, and 2021 EMAG will move to Aarhus in Denmark.

If you are interested in hosting an EMAG in your country, please contact the EMAG panel