Various workshops 2017

Analyzing yerba mate

turn 1 / A7 / 25 people / level 1

Yerba is gaining more and more popularity. Come and discover what is so unusual about it. The aim of the workshop is to introduce you to various ways of using yerba mate. We will learn various methods of brewing and try a few kinds of yerba mate.

Jan Frącz – he deals with tea and yerba mate professionally: he brews, he is in charge of quality control, import and promotion of brews, he conducts workshops and trainings for shops and cafés.

Building a shelter for pollinating insects

turn 1 / G2 / 25 people / level 1

A shelter for insects can be made practically cost-free, as we use unwanted building materials and plant remains. Come, learn more and build with us!

Jarek Kasprzyk – a member of the Gaja Club.

Chemical vertigo

turn 1 / B4 / 12 people / level 1

In this workshop you will learn how to conduct interesting chemical experiments, using easily accessible substances. You will learn the composition of air, why dough rises and how many colors are in a marker pen.

Angelika Kosakowska – a history student at the University of Bialystok.

Artur Grycz – a chemistry student at the University of Bialystok. An enthusiast of sciences. Ambassadors of the PROJEKTOR program.


turn 3 / C1 / 6 people / level 1

A training how to wrap a shawl into a baby sling. We will learn the basic techniques of carrying a baby on the front, on the back or on the hip and the types of slings and carriers. We will discuss what should be taken into consideration when choosing the first shawl and what mistakes to avoid.

Aleksandra Górska – a certified consultant in carrying babies in a sling, doula, perinatal educator. She conducts workshops and trainings. A mother of three.

Four projects and a funeral (Pro Zone)

turn 3 / G6 / 30 people / level 1

The workshop is based on the analysis of four projects that were carried out by the instructor and they will serve as case studies. The participants will see the „backstage” of project work, learn how to avoid mistakes and have a chance to test some of the discussed methods.

Krzysztof Burzyński – an instructor, counselor, podcaster, blogger, author of self-help guidebooks and books about recruitment and human resources management.

Is time really money? (Pro Zone)

turn 1 / H1 / 30 people / level 1

We worry about, earn, invest and spend money – we feel that its amount is limited. And how do we spend our time? Maybe we could do it more wisely? We’ll discuss the ways to mindfully experience each single day.

Piotr Nabielec – Founder of Perpetual seeker of passion and potential, helping people and companies achieve their dreams.

Dendrology – get to know a tree

turn 1 / P5 / 20 people / level 1

We will distinguish species, we will see that bark doesn’t have to be brown and meet tree misfits that can be planted in our gardens and the ones best avoided. We’ll also have tree recipes, an interspecies game and studying trees with all our senses.

Zuzanna Petrusiewicz – a landscape architect who works for the ‘Generator of Ideas’ company. She used to be a member of the Polish Dendrology Society.

DO Get along!

turn 2 / Z3 / 30 people / level 1

The aim of the workshop is to help the participants communicate with dogs, to teach them the basics of clicker training, to discuss the problems of human-animal relationship and the means to avoid them, as well as to show exercises and activities that will increase the comfort of life with a dog. The participants can but don’t have to bring a dog with them.

Amelia Makówka – a high school student and participant of various trainings and seminars in Agility Dynamite Dogs club in Łódź. Has been working with dogs for 6 years.

Dreadlocks – alternative hairdressing

turn 1 / H2 / 30 people / level 1

The aim of the workshop is to increase the awareness and knowledge about dreadlocks – their maintenance, styling and making methods. The workshop will be conducted in a form of a lecture and followed by a discussion panel and a practical implementation.

Łukasz Winkler – a longtime dreadmaker who runs the ‘Wu Kwadrat’ company that specialises in making dreadlocks, producing equipment and accessories, and trainings on the alternative hairdressing.

Effective learning

turn 1 / P2 / 25 people / level 1

The human brain can remember almost everything. In the course of the workshop we will discover the capabilities of our own memory, learn various patterns of thinking and develop creative, unconventional thinking.

Kinga Kochaniewicz – a graduate of pedagogical studies, of a technical school of occupational therapy and of effective learning courses. She works in a democratic school and assists students in home education.

Social economy (Social Initiatives Zone)

turn 1 / H5 / 30 people / level 1

Drawing inspiration form examples of community activists, we will show you how doing good is a 100% pleasure and that the third sector is a perfect place to thrive both in private and professional sphere. The knowledge that will be shared during the meetings is intended not only for people related to the third sector.

Gosia Jankowska – a SIS coordinator and her guests: Maciej Myśliwiec, Mirosława Hamera, Ewa Załupska

Suffragettes? Women who built the Church

turn 1 / E10 / 25 people / level 1

Side-by-side with men, they built the first Church. Wives, widows, virgins, martyrs, whose names often remain unknown; women without whom Christianity wouldn’t be the same. Who were Junia, Priscilla, Thecla, Melania, Paula and many more? Were they maybe the first suffragettes?

Zuzanna Radzik – a publicist for the Catholic weekly “Tygodnik Powszechny”, she works on a Christian-Jewish dialogue and catholic feminism; an author of “Kościół kobiet” („women church”).

Esperanto mma – the confrontation of mixed linguistic arts

turn 3 / P3 / 30 people / level 1

The principal theme of the course refers to the similarity between eclectic language and Mixed Martial Arts. In the course of the workshop the emphasis will be put on team work and also individual discovery of linguistic rules through the logical structure of Esperanto.

Anna Koniecpolska-Lachowska – psychology and Polish studies graduate; she completed and conducts Esperanto courses. She also gives lectures at the Esperanto University.

Art projects fundraising (Pro Zone)

turn 3 / E4 / 20 people / level 1

Young artists frequently struggle with obtaining financial support for their projects. The aim of the workshop is to present various methods and practice the skills of conveying one’s own ideas when meeting potential sponsors.

Anna Soin – HR consultant, graduate of Intergenerational Fundraising School, active in many associations concerned with e-learning, education, knowledge management and others.

#GIRLPOWER by MamyGłos

turn 2 / P5 / 20 people / level 1

Can you name three female heads of state? We will discuss what it really means to be a woman, we will talk about stereotypes, gender-based violence, privilege and its deficit. We will discover what the gender issue looks like in different cultures and design a low-budget social campaign.

Sylwia Wodzińska – an acitivist, feminist, a PhD student, sociologist, linguist, co-founder of MamyGłos (WeHaveAVoice), girlpower initiative for girls.

How to make money from your passion? (Pro Zone)

turn 1 / G6 / 30 people / level 1

The aim of this workshop is to give you knowledge that will help you reach beyond the conventional perception of working, increase your chances to use your interests to achieve better results in professional life or simply create a business based on your passion.

Piotr Lusina – a coach, business consultant, manager; he works and gives advice in the field of teambuilding and strategies.

An even better parent

turn 2 / C1 / 15 people / level 1

It is never too late or too early to broaden your parenting knowledge. We invite everyone, who wants to take a closer look at creating secure family relationships based on mutual respect.

Alicja Niemierko ?– a psychologist and family therapist. She conducts workshops for parents that are based on respect and clear principles within the parent-child relationship. Founder of the „Lepszy Rodzic” („Better Parent”) foundation.

Cocoa – from seed to bar

turn 2 / A7 / 20 people / level 1

This may be your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a cocoa tree and pick a cocoa bean out of it. We will learn about the entire cultivation and production processes, and about their social, economic and cultural context. We will present you the cocoa farmers in Peru and Ghana.

Agnieszka Bińkowska – she co-runs the Szczypta Świata company (A Pinch of the World); she is the founder of the first Polish brand of eco and Fair Trade products Pizca del Mundo; she is also an ecological educator.

Creative thinking (Pro Zone)

turn 2 / H5 / 35 people / level 1

The aim of the workshop is to increase the potential of creative, design, alternative, hypothetical and innovative thinking among the participants by means of introducing them to the basic mechanisms of thinking and showing them the most frequent mistakes that impede creativity.

Monika Dołębska – she has been involved with creative industry in Poland for 18 years. She is the head of Strategy and Innovation department in Leo Burnett, McCann Worldgroup, G7 advertising agencies.


turn 3 / B4 / 12 people / level 1

We will introduce you to a mysterious world of plots and riddles whose solution is a challenge for many detectives. You will get to know the fields of criminology and banknotes security measures; you will also help to find suspicious items and solve a case.

Lidia Śmigiel – a student of logistics, accounting and finances. She is a volunteer and ambassador of the PROJEKTOR program.

Sara Lizoń – a student of psychology and volunteer of the PROJEKTOR program.

Small steps, big changes

turn 2 / E6 / 25 people / level 1

In spite of who you are, what you do and how old you are – a change concerns you. How to cope with a change? What helps and what inhibits introducing it? Do you have control over your emotions? Do dreams help bring about a change? We intend to answer these and other questions by means of various exercises, individual and team work.

Magdalena Lipiak – a psychologist, psychotherapist, career counselor, coach, and member of PTPP (the Polish Association of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy) and SPCh (the Association of Christian psychologists).

Between the lines (Literary stage)

turn 3 / D7 / 15 people / level 1

A workshop of reading poems and reading between the (poem) lines. The workshop is for everyone, but especially for those who write.

Krzysztof Czyżewski – a practitioner of ideas, writer, one of the founders of the Borderland Foundation in Sejny and the International Centre for Dialogue (MCD) in Krasnogruda.

Wojciech Bonowicz – a poet, biographer, publicist, columnist, editor. He cooperates with the Catholic weekly “Tygodnik Powszechny”, the monthly “Znak” and an anthropological talking magazine “The Talking Dog”.

Thinking in projects!

turn 1 / E4 / 12 people / level 1

The workshops on reforging ideas into plans and plans into actions. You have an idea but you don’t know how to „sink your teeth” in it? Take part in the workshop that will each day introduce you to a different aspect of project work.

Wojciech Michalski – cultural manager in the Cultural Centre in Solec Kujawski, head of the „Inicjator Kulturalny Para Buch!” youth association. For years involved in work in the field of non-formal education

Find your way – orienteering

turn 2 / A9 / 40 people / level 1

The participants will receive maps with marked places to be found. They will learn how to read and orientate a map, recalling the basics of geography and mathematics. Two types of routes – outside the festival area and within it!

Borys Bińkowski – an educator, coach, Ph.D. at Department of Geography at the University of Wrocław, the winner of numerous orienteering contests.

Taming the Leviathan

turn 2 / P2 / 30 people / level 1

The state is a principal form of social structure. It is up to us to decide to what extent we will understand the mechanisms that govern the state and learn how to use them in order to fulfill valuable objectives. We will take a look at the powers – executive, legislature and judiciary – and try to determine their responsibilities with regard to solving specific social problems.

Dominik Zając – Ph.D. in law (Jagiellonian University), advocate trainee; he is experienced in working with people with no experience.

Reusable nappies

turn 1 / C1 / 10 people / level 1

The workshop will introduce the participants to the subject of reusable diapers. Participants will learn about various types of diapers, ways of diapering an infant and toddler, and they will get to know the principles of Natural Infant Hygiene.

Zosia Socha – a teacher of foreign languages, translator, mother of two children brought up on reusable cloth diapers.

Give a second life

turn 1 / E3 / 25 people / level 1

A training in the field of basic first aid. Would you know how to help in the event of an imminent threat to your relative’s health and life? As the first person at the scene of an accident, you are the most important link of the emergency chain.

Grzegorz Piotrowski – a certified Emergency Medical Technician, a member of the ADIUTARE association for Emergency Medical Service, a student of Emergency Medical Service at the Medical University of Gdańsk.

Let’s sign together

turn 2 / E9 / 50 people / level 1

We will learn to sign with the Callan method – we will learn the basic signs and ways of sentence building. All of it in an atmosphere of fun and reacting to the Slottish reality, that will inspire us to use the language we learn.

Marta Bilczewska – she completed the fourth level of a sign language course for teachers; she works in the Center for Citizenship Education and in a junior high school in Garwolin; she cooperates with the Polish-American Freedom Foundation.

Portuguese and the Lusophone culture

turn 2 / P3 / 20 people / level 1

Although Portuguese seems to be a niche language, it has a huge potential. We will not only learn the basics of the language and familiarize ourselves with its sound, but also discover the diversity of the Portuguese world, its cultural and social problems, interesting linguistic and historical facts. We will focus on Portugal and Brazil

Magdalena Łazarek – a student of Portuguese Philology at the Jagiellonian University; an enthusiast of foreign languages and travelling.

Game designing

turn 1 / G1 / 30 people / level 1

To create a game you need certain technical skills but without the idea and design phase there won’t do anyone any good. During the workshop we will try creating the game’s project and also try our hand at making prototypes from paper and other materials.

Konrad Gadzina ?– Information sciences at JU graduate, specializing in Videogames Production. He is a software developer, a team-leader and mentor at Codecool, where he teaches people how to code.

Stop being scared and start acting!

turn 1 / A1 / 40 people / level 1

Discover a plan for your life and move from a place of fear and anticipation to a place where you act, sharing your passion. Look at yourself, at your potential and vision for life from God’s perspective and start changing the world courageously.

Agata Strzyżewska – a speaker, streetworker, world-changer, president of the “Wszystko Jest Możliwe” (Everything Is Possible) Foundation, founder of the Street Church in Gdańsk and of the Passion and Vision School (“Szkoła Pasji i Wizji”).

Psychology of change (Pro Zone)

turn 3 / E3 / 20 people / level 1

The aim of the workshop is to reveal things that inhibit a change and elements which make the change successful and lasting. The workshop will leave every participant with a viable plan for a change.

Angelika Chimkowska – she worked for Henkel, Lyreco, L’Oreal Nokia and others. She is an expert in adapting business organizations and individuals to changes. An author of the book „Psychologia zmiany w życiu i biznesie” (Psychology of change in life and business).


turn 2 / A1 / 12 people / level 1

The workshops aim is to take a closer look at the construction, mechanics of the bike and to learn diagnose the basic malfunctions and how to repair them. We’ll have grease, we’ll have soil and lots of anecdotes from the bike mechanics.

Paweł Jadczak – enthusiast and practitioner of the bike. He led many workshops including at the Homeless Art Festival, Alternative Days in Krzeszowice and at Slot.

Secrets of a full moneybag of a Slot participant (Strefa Pro)

turn 3 / H5 / 30 people / level 1

The workshop is dedicated to budget planning. The participants will prepare their own budgets for the next few days, make their own decisions and financial choices with the help of discussed strategies. Finally, they will establish goals for the time period until the next festival in order to come back with an optimal budget in a year’s time.

Małgorzata Nowicka – the co-author of the book ”Uzdrowienie Finansów” („healing your finances”); she runs on-line courses ”Z wiarą o finansach” („with faith on finances”).

Ferment! – basics of pickling and fermenting

turn 3 / G7 / 30 people / level 1

In the course of the workshop the participants will learn about the nature of fermentation process and what has to be done for the process to go correctly. They will learn a recipe for a natural antibiotic – apple cider vinegar – and will prepare their own jars of pickled vegetables and fruits.

Szymon Odyjas – a website designer, co-author of the (naturallynatural) blog; he has been conducting workshops about the basics of fermentation for a few months.

Effective Writing (Pro Zone)

turn 2 / G6 / 15 people / level 2

You want to intrigue or convince someone, advertise something. Come to the workshop about the art of writing. You will learn how to write simply and clearly, how to meet your objectives without falling into the communication traps.

Anna Łagowska – a coach, freelancer, editor, career counselor, author. She works in the Development Centre in Lubań as a promotion, information and training department team-leader.


turn 2 / G1 / 30 people / level 1

A fictionalized psychological game in Slot reality, based on the popular mafia game. Become a volunteer, mushroom-stuffed rolls vendor or even the Slotman and use your unique skills. You will need to talk and think a lot This year: new identity cards + expansions.

Wojciech Szczurek – a product manager at Interia, activist in an Crossborder Volunteering Center (Transgraniczne Centrum Wolontariatu) association, enthusiast of the mafia game.

Sokrates Cafe

turn 2 / D6 / 15 people / level 1

The aim of the workshop is to help the participants get out of a worldview „bubble” and look at a problem from various perspectives and listen to different opinions. The participants will be able to see how diverse are our views on topics that seem to be obvious and how even the simplest notions are difficult to define.

Jakub Kocikowski – an IT engineer, organizer of the Debate Tournament; he organizes meetings in Kraków in the form of Socrates Cafe.

Sales not for salesmen (Pro Zone)

turn 2 / E4 / 20 people / level 1

Psychology of sales, the topic of the workshop, is something extremely valuable not only for salesmen but also for leaders of various types of projects, people working in teams or those who simply present their ideas to other people; in a word – it is for everybody.

Grzegorz Kawałek – a commercial director at All.Bizz; he directs the sales team and conducts numerous trainings.

A well in South Sudan

turn 1 / F1 / 15 people / level 1

We will play a game that tells a story of everyday life of people living in a village in South Sudan. The game will be an opportunity to think about broader, global correlations that contribute to the fact that in some places on the Earth there is limited access to clean water. What is the reason for this? What can we do about it?

Paula Langerowicz – a coordinator of educational projects at PAH (Polish Humanitarian Organization) and sociologist involved with civic and global education.

Six Colours of Tea

turn 1 & 3 / A5 / 20 people / level 1

A workshop about the basic types of Chinese tea. A narrative of history, the ways of tea production and cultivation and the properties of each of the tea types. The workshop will also include tea tasting.

Rafał Przybylok – a tea blogger; he runs the Youtube channel and owns a tea shop in Zabrze.

The art of rhyming

turn 2 / D4 / 15 people / level 1

The workshop in creating beautiful, original rhymes, poems, songs and advertising texts. We will be dealing with various types and forms of rhymes, we will analyze interesting examples of freestyle, rap, disco polo and we will write our own texts.

Ścibor Szpak – a Polish philologist; a PhD graduate; a head of creation at FARMONA Ltd., solo comedian, copywriter, university lecturer.

Speed reeding in practice

turn 3 / H1 / 30 people / level 1

Life is short and the number of books – limitless. If you want to break through thick volumes of Proust like Flash and absorb texts at the speed of F16 jet fighter, then this workshop is for you. Every day you will learn a new technique accelerating reading.

Piotr Starzyński – a sociologist; he runs a Pięć Plus (A +) company that conducts trainings in effective learning and achieving objectives.

Dad-o-sphere – a workshop reserved for fathers

turn 1 / E6 / 40 people / level 1

The aim of the workshop is to analyze one’s own fatherhood (to learn its strengths and weaknesses), to learn ”the good practices” in a father-child relation and to exchange experiences with other fathers. Everything be based on the workshops methodology of the Tato.Net initiative.

Michał Wroński – a psychologist, business and NGO coach; he constantly cooperates with the initiative Tato.Net. Privately, a dad of Jan and Zuza.


turn 3 / A8 / 16 people / level 1

The participants will learn crucial phrases and gestures, grammatical rules and linguistic tidbits. The language will serve as a magnifying glass to take a closer look at the Turkish culture. We will think about the relationship between kebap, döner and dürüm; we’ll also have examples from Turkish cinematography and real life stories.

Patrycjusz Miazgowski – an English language teacher in a Turkish primary school; he lives in southern Turkey.

Awareness – awaking your senses

turn 1 / A3 / 40 people / level 1

Is our hearing sensitive to rustle or whisper? Can our sight pick up things happening in a blink of an eye or drawn into infinity? Can we smell the faintest aromas? We will learn to be „here and now”, discover the world in an unusual way, fading some of our sense out to sharpen the others.

Łukasz Mizeracki – a psychologist, trainer, author of the awareness workshops for people in depression, nature and travelling lover.


turn 2 / A8 / 20 people / level 1

Have you ever wondered whether a Pole and Hungarian are indeed two good friends? Would you like to learn the basics of Hungarian, which is considered one of the most difficult languages in the world? Perhaps you want to find out what is the longest word that you could possibly build? If so – I invite you to my workshop.

Maciej Czerwiec – a graduate of Hungarian Philology; he lived and worked in Budapest for one year.

Meaningful talks – how coaching can increase the quality of conversations

turn 3 / E6 / 30 people / level 1

The aim of the workshop is to present the essence and principles of coaching and key tools that a coach uses in the process of supporting and coachig others. The participants will hear, see and practice the coaching skills.

Dawid Wawrzyniak – coach, trainer, consultant, lecturer and conference speaker. Head of the PROCA Foundation. He is a mentor of young entrepreneurs, invents and leads original development programmes.

Find an idea for yourself (Pro Zone)

turn 2 / H1 / 45 people / level 1

Each one of us has a particular thing to do on this earth. In order to fulfill the plan, you need to do only two things: discover your own legend and find enough courage to live it. We will work on these two things in the course of the workshop.

Arkadiusz Nepelski – a coach, instructor, career counselor. He works i.a. with young people, over 2500 people have taken part in his workshops.

Living Latin and Greek

turn 1 / P3 / 30 people / level 1

Learning Latin and Greek is usually associated with a dreaded teacher who forces students to mug grammar rules up. We want to overturn this unfortunate stereotype and show that you can read Plato, Cicero and the Bible with a smile on your face and without the help of a dictionary.

Jan Sądecki – South Asian studies, law and classic philology graduate. For several years has been running linguistic workshops at SLOT. This year together with his teacher, Marcin Loch.

Wetland workshop village

Workshop program of ”Kraina Łęgów Odrzańskich” (The Land of Odra River Wetlands) Local Action Group

Everyday we invite you to join a large-format game, in which one of the team members is a counter. Siwosz, the spirit of the Odra River, will check your knowledge about the region where you currently are – The Land of Odra River Wetlands. To play we need teams of several people..

Ewa Smutyło and Marysia Smutyło – cultural managersi and founders of the KŁO Local Action Group.

Wednesday, 5 July

Wild bees walk

turn 1 / P6 / 15 people / level 1

An educational journey in search of a house for a wild bee, of solitary bees and potential places for their development.

Rafał Plezia – an entomologist and a beekeeper.

Ewa Smutyło – an educator in the fields of ecology and nature, she is in charge of the EduSilesia Foundation.

Building shelters for insects

turn 2 / P6 / 15 people / level 2

We will build insect shelters from materials collected during an excursion. The participants will be able to take the shelters with them.

Aleksander Sokołowski – a forester who is passionate about wood, a carpenter, a craftsman, a beekeeper, a founder of the Kraina Łęgów Odrzańskich.

Thursday, 6 July

Apple – a fruit of many names

turn 1 / P6 / 15 people / level 1

What is the work like in family orchards, where fruits are tended with love every day and where passion is work? We will prepare kissel (a viscous fruit dessert) and jelly made of real fruit juice.

Anna Szlączka – a co-owner of an orchard; she continues family traditions.

Processed products and co.

turn 2 / P6 / 20 people / level 1

Do you sometimes wonder how processed products are made and where the raw materials come from? Why should you pay attention to the labels? What is the difference between small and large processing plants?

Marta Postoł i Teofil Szelwika – co-owners of the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Plant in Ścinawa; they continue the pre-war tradition of local processing industry.

A hole in the house wall

turn 3 / P6 / 20 people / level 1

A meeting with a beekeeper and enthusiast of bees who will talk about the origins of beekeeping in his family. The lecture will involve honey tasting.

Henryk Kamaszuk – he is in charge of the Beekeeping Trail Ecomusem in Godzięcin.

Friday, 7 July

Odra sound design – river as a recording studio

turn 1 & 2 / P6 / 15 people for every turn / level 1

What is the sound of the reality around us? How to record the sounds of nature, city, space, building and create music out of them?

Michał Zygmunt – he collects single sounds of rivers, nature, cities and employs them in music creation in addition to the sounds of guitars and other instruments.

Countryside handiwork

turn 3 / P6 / 15 people / level 1

The workshop focuses on handcrafting of hats and fashion accessories for everyday wear. An innovative use of various types of knitting wool.

Kasia Paczkowska – she creates unusual things in vintage and folk style.

Saturday, 8 July

The Quest will reveal the truth

turn 1 & 2 / P6 / 15 people for every turn / level 1

You are in Lubiąż, so you should get to know the most important facts about the Cistercian monastery whilst learning the rules and aim of questing – creative discovering and presentation of local heritage.

Justyna Tracichleb – she is involved in KŁO group and in the Edusilesia Foundation. She deals with ecology and nature education and regional education.

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