First international Meltingpot forum took place 12.–17. 7. 2016 before and during Colours of Ostrava, taking full advantage of the synergy with the country’s largest multi-genre event.

The forum consists of nine smaller and one large stage located within the festival area of Dolní Vítkovice, National Heritage Site.

The forum offered more than 200 programme points and 148 speakers, including one Nobel Prize laureate, 2 Pulitzer price laureates, 2 Forbes 30 under 30 representatives, 18 professors.