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Architects of the World Lecture Series: Kamil Mrva

Kamil Mrva

The Distinguished Architects of the World Series lecture is presented annually with AIA Memphis to celebrate the outstanding architecture and design of the celebrated country. Join us as we explore the unique architectural, cultural, social and economic environment of this year’s celebrated country – the Czech Republic 

Award-winning Kamil Mrva, Ph.D., is one of the most prominent representatives of the younger generation of Czech architects, will present. 

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue - Memphis, TN, 38104
Wednesday, May 9
Free and open to the public
Reception starts at 6:00 pm, followed by 6:30 pm presentation
For more information, contact AIA Memphis at info [at] aiamemphis [dot] org


Q&A with Director Jan Hrebejk

Jan Hrebejk

In collaboration with Indie Memphis, films from the Czech Republic will be screened each week in May on Tuesday and/or Wednesday evenings.

Save the date - Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to hear from one of the Czech Republic’s most prolific filmmakers, Jan Hrebejk who has directed more than 15 films for theaters and TV since Divided We Fall became an international success in 2000.

Family Friend (2017) directed by Jan Hrebejk, TuesdayMay 8 at 7 PM

Featuring special Q&A with director Jan Hřebejk attending the screening

Love, friendship and loyalty leave deep imprints on the family lives of women brought together by destiny. Set in the early 40s during German occupation, this melodrama depicts three young women and two children as they await the return of their imprisoned husbands and fathers from Nazi concentration camps. The film tells a story of forbidden love that remains unfulfilled, friendship bigger than life, desire, departures and returns.

The film is the first part of director Jan Hřebejk’s trilogy Garden Store (Zahradnictví), also comprised of the films Deserter (Dezertér) and Suitor (Nápadník).

MALCO Ridgeway Four
5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy - Memphis, TN 38120
General Admission $10
For more information, contact Indie Memphis

Czech Academy of Sciences Research

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On May 10, two separate lectures will be presented at the University of Memphis’ FedEx Institute of Technology, room 225

  • 9:00 – 10:00
    1. Lecture by Hana Sychrová, President of the Council for International Affairs regarding the 54-research institute organizational structure of the Czech Academy of Sciences, as well as its research priorities and opportunities for collaborative work.
  • 10:00-11:00  
    1. Lecture by Prof. Vladimir Kral, head of the Biochemical, Cellular, and Molecular Biological research group within BIOCEV, the Czech Academy’s Biotechnology/Biomedical Research Institute. Dr. Krall will discuss the organizational structure, core facilities, and research capabilities and interests of BIOCEV.

These two public events will take place in the University of Memphis’ FedEx Institute of Technology, room 225. Parking (fee charged) is available across the street in the Innovation Drive parking garage. For more information, please contact Deborah Hernandez at 901-678-2648.

Doing Business With Czech Republic Luncheon


along with these business leaders from various industries:

Jan Prochazka, CEO HE3DA (
Michal Sterba, CEO GZ Media (
Milan Grohmann, CEO Instar ITS (
Pavel Najvar, CTO, Javlin Data Solutions (
Karel Volenec, Chairman Czech Medical Devices Association

Greater Memphis IT Council Luncheon


Join the Greater Memphis IT Council as we celebrate Memphis in May 2018 with a Salute to the Czech Republic.

Friday, May 11, 11:30 am - 1 pm
National Civil Rights Museum

Keynote Speaker: Pavel Najvar
Chief Technology Evangelist
Javlin Data Solutions
Prague, Czech Republic

Javlin is a provider of data integration software and solutions for mass data processing. The company has dedicated, experienced individuals focused on the business of managing these complex data solutions for small, medium to large organisations and enterprise departments. Javlin developed the leading software platform, CloverETL, which provides users the ability to manage data solutions such as integration, migration, cleansing, audit, synchronization, and consolidation.

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