Kazakhstan
Go Viral Festival
in Almaty
Kazakhstan

Go Viral festivals are:
Vivid regional events
Leading innovators from Central Asia and the United States
New knowledge
Sharing ideas with like-minded people
Networking
Platform for personal and professional development
JUNE 24 - 26
JUNE 24 - 26
JUNE 24 - 26
JUNE 24 - 26
JUNE 24 - 26
JUNE 24 - 26
BE A PART OF OUR huge COMMUNITY!

How to spend time usefully and emotionally during the Go Viral Festival

Hey! If you are reading this instruction, we’ll meet at the sixth Go Viral festival, which is great!

However, any festival is nothing without contributions of its participants, i.e. you. So, what to do to spend your time effectively there?

First, Go Viral is a unique platform for networking, to find like-minded people, mentors, opportunities for professional and personal development.

This platform will bring together the coolest representatives of media, technologies, business and culture. So you can easily find professionals who can help you make your projects the best in the region!
General info
The festival kicks off this Friday, June 24, at 13:00.

Venue: KIMEP University, entrance gates in front of the bus stop in Abai Street

Dress code: Business casual (since it is the festival of professional networking)

Important: Please do not wear high-heels if possible, as the KIMEP campus area is covered with grass and the heels may damage the lawn. Thank you!

Cleanliness and orderliness: Every participant of the festival should keep it clean and orderly, so please take care.

Food: There will be a food court at the festival where you can buy various snacks or drinks.

Extras: Please take care of your health and bring a throw with you as music sessions will take place outdoors and the weather might be cool.

This year’s festival is supported by Chevron, MOST business incubator, Batyrkhan Shukenov Foundation, WeProject, Baribar, Econetwork, 48 Hours Film Project, Obscura company, as well as the American Space & MakerSpace Almaty.
Registration
Register for the festival in advance.

But even if you didn’t have time to register, you are welcome anyway! You can register onsite at check-in counters available outdoors.

Keep in mind that offline registration closes on June 26 at 12:00, and the festival will be unavailable to all unregistered participants after 14:00.

Important: Take a name tag and write your name on it (be sure not to lose it for three days of the festival).

You can find a QR link for the detailed programme on the reverse side of the name tag. Now you have the name tag and wrote your name on it? Great! It’s time to read the navigation signs now. 
Navigation maps
There will be navigation maps with locations in the lobby. You can find them easily by names of the cities:

  • Almaty
  • Bishkek
  • Dushanbe
  • Ashgabat
  • Tashkent
  • Houston 
Depending on what you are concerned with, make sure to plan what session you want to attend or which speaker you want ask your question. You’d better review the programme in advance (see below).

It is important to remember that this year’s festival is aimed at strengthening the community so that all of our participants and guests can meet each other and make friends.
So once you have registered and explored the venue, feel free to enter some information on the networking wall. 
Networking wall
Networking wall is a board where you can leave your business cards and information about yourself. The board is divided into four parts:

  1. Go Work (leave your business card if you want to find a job or traineeship)
  2. Go Mentor (leave your business card if you are looking for a mentor)
  3. Go Сooperate  (leave your business card if you offer opportunities/work)
  4. Go Team  (if you have an idea! Looking for a team/people)

Choose what suits you best, and be sure to leave “your mark” as we call it. We also encourage you to be proactive, find and share business cards during the festival (what other opportunity will you have if not at this festival?).
Programme
The programme is available online. We remind you that you will also find a short outline of the programme on the back of the name tag.

The programme will consist of:

  • Panel discussions, where you can listen to panel speakers, ask your questions, and possibly find a solution to your problem or get motivated to take on new challenges.

  • Master classes, workshops, where you can boost your skills. For example, work with influencers (day 1), make films in a limited time period (day 2), learn the basics of blockchain (day 3).

  • Games and field quests on relevant topics

  • Ongoing activities from our partners throughout all festival days (time) in the campus, where you can have a lot of fun

  • Music sessions, DJ sets, art performances, and NFT exhibition of modern art, and TechLab, as well as demo games from Kazakhstan-based developers.  All these sessions will be interesting for both adults and children, so take your younger siblings, nephews, nieces, and kids with you. 

Oscar Garcia is our special guest. He’s the founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Aspira Consulting, a Silicon Valley company. At the festival, Oscar will tell about how start-ups can develop without investments. Together with Kazakhstani business angels, he will take part in the start-up expo, where start-up founders will be pitching their projects and get feedback from experts.

Write down insights from the speakers, ask your questions to the speakers between sessions, or post them all to your social media to make sure you don’t lose anything.

Contests and social media

Make your unique photo zone at the festival! Make as many photos and videos as possible – be creative on the spot!

Post your stories, post your notes, tag @goviral.ca and be sure to tag #GoViralFestival2022 #SearchInventSolve #GoViralAlmaty

Be active in the contest and win: 
  • 1st place – smart watch + merch 
  • 2nd place - tripod + merch
  • 3rd place – wireless charger + merch

Feedback!

Please rate us here. Who else but you can tell us how it all was?

We need your feedback and comments every day, after every session. It will help us improve our work, project and further events.
Agenda
Day 1
June 24
13.00 - 20.00
Registration all day
13.00 - 13.30
Music
Batyr Lab residents
DJ Kokonja
13.30 - 14.30
Opening
14.30 - 15.30
Hall: Bishkek
Panel Discussion
Language: Russian
The problem of digital inequality in Kazakhstan, methods of overcoming it from the perspective of education, business and the civil sector

Speakers:
Zahira Begaliyeva
Almas Ordabaev
Yelzhan Kabyshev

Moderator:
Gulnaz Korzhakova
14.30 - 15.30
Hall: Ashgabat
Panel Discussion
Language: Russian
Cancel culture in Kazakhstan

Speakers:
Gulmira Kusainova
Ulpan Ramazanova
Daniyar Kosnazarov

Moderator:
Marina Sharipova
14.30 - 15.30
Hall: Dushanbe
Panel Discussion
Language: Russian
Green economy, sustainable productions. Yesterday is late

Speakers:
Evgeny Mukhametzhanov
Aset Musaev
Pakizat Saylaubekova

Moderator:
Daniyar Bakimov
14.30 - 15.30
Hall: Tashkent
Panel Discussion
Language: Russian
The role of art spaces in building communities and activism

Speakers:
Anel Moldakhmetova
Anara Shardarbek-Makhmetova
Dauren Tyuleev
Dauren Shotanov

Moderator:
Aigerim Kapar
14.30 - 15.30
Workshop
Hall: Almaty
Bootstrapping for Startups
Speaker:
Oscar Garcia
Language: English with a translation into Russian
15.30 - 16.00
Networking
16.00 - 16.30
Music
Batyr Lab residents
nasiafromasia
16.30 - 18.30
Hall: Bishkek
Master class
Language: Russian
Introduction to the Power Bi tool + demonstration of artificial intelligence services

Speaker:
Sanzhar Myrzagalym
16.30 - 18.30
Hall: Almaty
Master class
Language: Russian
How to make viral videos

Speaker:
D Billons
Cholponay Kenjekulova
Ernest Umetaliev
16.30 - 18.30
Hall: Dushanbe
Master class
Language: Russian
Venture investments. Who should invest and in what?

Speaker:
Alim Hamitov
16.30 - 18.30
Hall: Tashkent
Lecture | Workshop
Language: Russian
How do we find our memory?

Speakers:
Kamila Narysheva
Nargiz Shukenova
Aysulu Toyshibekova
Ruslan Yakupov
Elmira Kakabaeva
Gaukhar Kozhasheva
16.30 - 18.30
Digital workshop
Hall: Ashgabat
Speakers:
JKS Entertainment
Language: Russian
17.30 - 18.30
Online meetup
Hall: Houston
Women's Entrepreneurial Activist & Brand Strategist
Speaker:
Meagan Ward
Language: English with a translation into Russian
18.30 - 20.00
Outside Concert
Networking
Batyr Lab residents
DAMU
Tori Park
Soul Note
Day 2
June 25
10.00-21.00
Registration all day
10.00-11.00
Music
Nurboogie
Nurbek Maksotov
11.00-12.30
Hall: Almaty
Workshop
Language: Russian
GameDev: "On the verge of creativity and business"

Trainer:
Sergey Lopatin
11.00-12.30
Hall: Dushanbe
Workshop
Language: Russian
Investigative journalism

Trainer:
Vyacheslav Abramov
11.00-12.30
Hall: Tashkent
Workshop
Language: Russian
Corporate social responsibility: who needs it and why, and how to build it effectively?

Trainer:
Alexandra Akkirman
11.00-12.30
Hall: Bishkek
Presentation
Language: Kazakh
Kazakh poetry in nowadays society

Speaker:
Ruslan Jubanysh
12.30 - 13.30
Hall: Almaty
Workshop
Language: Russian
Cybersecurity Today

Trainer:
Medet Turin
12.30 - 13.30
Hall: Dushanbe
Workshop
Language: Russian
Receptions of journalists, necessary for everyone who talks about himself / about his project

Trainer:
Gulnar Nauryzbai
12.30 - 13.30
Hall: Tashkent
Workshop
Language: Russian
Sincerity as a new currency for image building

Trainer:
Aydana Toktarkyzy
12.30 - 13.30
Hall: Bishkek
Panel discussion
Language: Russian
The present and future of the architectural image of Almaty

Speakers:
Batyrkhan Suleimenov
Anel Moldakhmetova
Zhanat Aitleu
Zhanna Snuper

Moderator:
Adil Nurmakov
13.30 - 14.30
Music | Networking
Nurboogie
Nurbek Maksotov
14.30 - 15.30
Hall: Almaty
Workshop
Language: Russian
How to expand your startup and bring it to the US market?

Speaker:
Zhaina Sultanova
Meruyert Kenessova
14.30 - 15.30
Hall: Dushanbe
Workshop
Language: Kazakh
Project in Telegram: difficulties, methods and benefits

Trainer:
Nazgul Kozhabek
14.30 - 15.30
Hall: Tashkent
Master class
Language: Russian
How to be resilient and successful in a world of constant change

Trainer:
Ainura Koshoeva
14.30 - 15.30
Hall: Bishkek
Master class
Language: English with a translation into Russian
Intellectual property. How to secure your project

Trainer:
Donald Townsend
15.30 - 16.30
Hall: Almaty
Master class
Language: Russian
NFT for Visual Content Creators: A New Way to Preserve Legacy and Earn Money

Trainers:
Maxat Bekes
Gleb Abdullin
15.30 - 17.30
Hall: Dushanbe
Presentation
Language: Kazakh
How to build a loyal community?

Speaker:
Bibarys Seitak
15.30 - 16.30
Hall: Tashkent
Presentation
Language: Kazakh
TEZTAP: from a board game to a fun intellectual quiz

Speaker:
Dana Kamzabek
15.30 - 17.30
Hall: Bishkek
Master class
Language: Russian
48 hours film race

Speaker:
Andrey Manuylov
Alan Talkenov
Karim Kadyrbayev
16:00 - 17:00
STARTUP EXPO WITH MOST BUSINESS INCUBATOR
Main stage
16:30 - 17:30
Master class
Hall: Almaty
Lockpick Village
Speaker:
Medet Turin
Language: Russian
16:30 - 17:30
Presentation
Hall: Tashkent
Guide for publishers "How can I become a publisher"
Speaker:
Raisa Sairan-Kader
Language: Kazakh
17.30 - 18.30
Stand-up "Otval" concert
Performers:
Nurmukhamed Ibraev
Mukhtar Erlan
Baskozhaev Nuraskhan
Ruslan Mavlyudinov
Anton Dubinin

Main stage
18.30 - 20.00
Screening and discussion of the film
TOP films for 6 years “48HFR”

Speakers:
Andrey Manuilov
Karim Kadyrbaev
Alan Talkenov
20.00 - 21.00
Music
DJ Rustam Ospanoff

Main stage
Community Room
Film and animation room
June 25

Hall: Ashgabat
Language: Russian
Speakers
Maria Abadieva
Ekaterina Andronova
Day 3
June 26
11.00 - 12.00
Registration
11.00 - 11.30
Music
11.30 - 12.30
Hall: Almaty
Workshop
Language: Russian
Digital transformation: effective management

Trainer:
Rustem Bigari
11.30 - 12.30
Hall: Dushanbe
Game
Language: Kazakh
Factchecking game

Trainer:
Zhanserik Tleukhan
11.30 - 12.30
Hall: Tashkent
Panel Discussion
Language: Russian
Blockchain + Metauniverse

Speakers:
Rustem Nurbaev
Didar Smagulov
Bakht Niyazov
Temerlan Kairzhanov
Konstantin Kudryashov

Moderator:
Andrey Kokov
11.30 - 12.30
Hall: Bishkek
Presentation
Language: Kazakh
Career path for women in IT

Speaker:
Aygerim Kataeva
12.30 - 13.00
Music brake | Dance Performance
13.00 - 15.00
Hall: Almaty
Master class
Language: Russian
NFT in art and its impact on ecology, prospects and prognosis. Making your first NFT

Trainer:
Konstantin Kudryashov
13.00 - 15.00
Hall: Tashkent
Master class
Language: Russian
Introduction to Kaizen philosophy for SME. Tips on improving business processes to increase profit

Trainer:
Kanat Mustafin
13.00 - 15.00
Excursion
Language: Russian
Urbanism in Almaty. How to save historical landscape of the city

Outdoor Quest

13.00 - 14.00
Hall: Bishkek
Master class
Language: Russian
The value of Blockchain and Investments in Crypto Projects

Trainer
Rustem Nurbayev
14.00 - 15.00
Hall: Bishkek
Master class
Language: Russian
How to start a blockchain startup?

Trainer:
Azat Bekmagambetov
14.00 - 15.00
Hall: Dushanbe
Master class
Language: Russian
How to build an end-to-end advertising report in Excel yourself

Trainer: Esimkhan Zhalelov
15.00 - 15.30
Closing ceremony
15.30 - 16.30
Live concert
Jordan
Majors
Ninety One
Community Room
Podcasters' room
June 26

Hall: Ashgabat
Language: Kazakh
Podcasters
Aynel Amirkhan
Azamat Makhambet
Zangar Omar
Go Viral Startup Expo Schedule
June 25
16:00-16:10
16:00-16:10
Opening ceremony
Introduction to guests, startups and angel investors
16:10-16:50
16:10-16:50
Startup pitch session
16:50-17:00
16:50-17:00
Closing ceremony
Each of the eight announced startups has 5 minutes for presentation: 3 minutes - pitching, 2 minutes - Q&A with angel investors
Angel investors
Bakht Niyazov
Founder of Falconry VC



Asel Abdrakhmanova
Associate UMAY Angels Club



Oksana Raim
CEO ICLUB
Aigerim Abdenbaeva
Managing Partner of JAS Ventures


Mirat Akhmetsadykov
Managing Partner of MOST VENTURES
Participants (startups)

Squares

Location rental service

Easy-Travel

A business trip organization platform that gives access to all hotels in Kazakhstan through a single contract with online booking and online provision of closing documents



EdTech

A high-tech multilingual educational blockchain platform for providing online learning opportunities

iDos Games

Ecosystem of mobile games running on the Play2learn model

BitBots.AI

Esports platform for AI competitions on Solan. GameFI is a project with a unique gameplay

MUNARAX

An old and beloved service by all gamers, digitally redesigned with the GameFi economy




Continuous sessions throughout all three days

Activities from American Space & Maker Space Almaty
3D printer - visitors will be able to see the process of 3D printing.

DIY Sewing LEDs - everyone will practice sewing LEDs and Resistors. We will sew hardware that has metal lead sequins to fabric using conductive threads. 

DIY Mini learn to solder kits - MS Almaty will provide soldering stations to practice soldering mini LED kits.

Lego robots - playing with sumo lego robots. 

Button Making - everyone will have a chance to do button pins themselves.
Dance activities from FUNKY DANCE
June 24 - dance show

June 25 - dance workshop from Funky Dance choreographers.

June 26 - art performance that combines painting and dance

The result of the performance will be digitized and published as NFT product.
Scientific experiments
Bes Saiman Group will demonstrate interesting science and engineering experiments such as light bulbs with Tesla coil, demonstrations with liquid nitrogen, some experiments related to electricity and magnetism, a show of basic mechanics. In addition to the above demos, we want to show prototyping with SLA 3D Printer, plastic recycling with a manual desktop injection molding machine. We will teach young participants of the event how to use simple machine shop tools.
Speakers

Partners

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