The Megaron Plus events attract a lively, youthful audience, full of enthusiasm and curiosity.
Initiated in January 2005, the Megaron Plus events have been a breath of fresh air in the city’s cultural scene, attracting new and enthusiastic audiences from a broad social base with events that reflect the latest developments in ideas and the arts.
The annual Megaron Plus programmes are designed to cover a wide range of areas: contemporary criticism and political thought, science and the environment, the arts, prose and poetry. They also include special children’s programmes and workshops, as well as international collaborations and cooperation with the academic community.
Guest speakers have included Al Gore, the Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios, Dominique de Villepin, Felipe Gonzalez, Massimo d’Alema, Segolene Royal, Wangari Maathai, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Renzo Piano, Glenn Lowry, Irvin Yalom, Paolo Coelho, Yun Chan, Isabel Allende, Pavel Kohout, Robert Gallo, Luc Montagnier, Harold Varmus, Magdi Yacoub, Neil Turok and Dennis Getz. These, together with Greek speakers of comparable status, have fascinated Athenian audiences at Megaron Plus events.
The Megaron Plus events are staged with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.