Friday 21 October 2016 - 08:30 to Saturday 22 October 2016 - 18:00
Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny (NinA) – Warszawa

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka' but 'That’s funny...  said Isaac Asimov.

The starting point of the Laughter conference was the open lecture by Christoph Niemann organized by Goethe Institute and Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies on 25th November 2015.

The Laughter consists of interdisciplinary presentations and workshops related to communication, interactivity, services, social-, graphic-, object- and interior design as well as psychology, philosophy, history and performing arts, including short videos and films.


The number of participants is limited to 120, registration details and programme are available here.

dates: 21–22 October 2016

Organizers and partners

The conference is organized by The European National Institutes for Culture in Warsaw (EUNIC), which the British Council is a member of,  in cooperation with the National Audiovisual Institute (NInA), Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies (PJAIT) and partners: Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw and Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Katowice. The conference is curated by Ewa Satalecka based on research conducted by Agata Szydłowska.

 about EUNIC

European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) is an association of national institutes for culture from the EU countries. It is based on collaborative work of cultural institutions, but also on exchange of experiences and skills and working with local partners (including non-profit and cultural organisations), and with the European Commission.

The EUNIC’s mission is to promote European values, support cultural diversity, both within and outside the EU. The association actively works in various sectors, such as art, education, multilingualism, and intercultural dialogue.

In Poland, the local EUNIC offices are EUNIC Warsaw and EUNIC Cracow, which facilitate the collaboration of the local cultural institutions and Polish partners.