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Gorely Nikolay Evgenievich

Founder and head of the largest Festival of modern technology, science and art Geek Picnic.
Date of Birth: 03 January 1989
Age: 33

Was born in Leningrad.


Graduated from Saint Petersburg State University in 2011. Department of Economic Theory and Economic Policy.

After graduation, he founded and headed the exhibition company EXPONENTA. The company is currently holding the GREEK PICNIC festival, the largest festival of modern technology, science and art in Eastern Europe.

Professional activity

In 2009, he founded a network of training centers for the preparation of schoolchildren for the Unified State Exam and GIA "Formula of Education".

Since 2009 he has held a job fair FIND IT.

Since 2012, he began to hold the Franchise Festival (St. Petersburg and Kazan), as well as the International Franchise Festival in Moscow. About the GREEK PICNIC Festival of Contemporary Technologies, Science and Art. The largest popular science festival and open air festival in Eastern Europe, dedicated to modern technology, science and creativity. Since 2011, it has been held annually in St. Petersburg. The first Geek Picnic festival was held on August 6, 2011 on New Holland Island in the center of St. Petersburg. Outdoors, there were modern game consoles, 3-D printers, robots, unicycles and jumpers, a play area and sports fields.

On August 3, 2012, the second Geek Picnic took place at the New Holland site. This year the festival had a rich program of popular science events. The territory was divided into two parts: an exhibition of robotics, lectures and master classes from specialists from Russian IT companies, an informal job fair for programmers, as well as a Windarium lecture hall from Windows were presented in the education and career zone; the rest of the space includes an open library, a play area, a sports ground and a picnic area. In addition, for the first time there were lectures in the TEDx format, organized jointly with TEDx

Neva River, in which Gaidar Magdanurov, Hrachik Adzhamyan, Alexey Voinov, Philip Katz, Kirill Shikhanov and Yuri Lifshits spoke. The event was attended by about 7000 people.

Since 2014 the Festival has been held in Moscow. In 2015, Geek Picnic took place on June 20-21, St. Petersburg hosted the Festival on July 20-21 on Elagin Island. The Moscow event was attended by 50,000 people.