The event was hosted on 7th March 2013 by Vittorio Prodi, President of the “Sky and Space Intergroup” of the European Parliament.
I had the pleasure of being invited to an exciting and unique event, where I could meet inspiring women leaders who are trying to encourage other young women to pursue careers in the space industry. They also stimulate people to rethink and plan a greater importance to gender issues at managerial level in particular and in science in general.
The debate was opened by Mae Jemison, a biochemical engineer with a background in medical practice, head of the “100 Year StarShip” and NASA astronaut. Continue reading →
The past year has been full of events and conferences and TEDx is now an established reality in Italy with TEDx events from Florence to Palermo, passing through Pisa, Como, Reggio Emilia, Lecce and of course the TEDx event in Bologna.
At the end of this year we wanted to provide a shortlist of 10 TEDx videos by Italian speakers
1) Lisa Bortolotti at TEDxBologna: A coin on a human scale
The recordwoman views of Italian is the president of the “Archipelago SCEC Emilia Romagna”. Her idea is to rethink the economy to address the gap that is opening up below us because of the growing public debt.
2) Trailer of TEDxBologna “Passion and Creativity” by Diego Perrone
Diego Perrone has chosen the eyes and the voice of the modern scribe to tell about audacity and volatility. Congratulations to Diego who win with Juros the award for best project of Interactive TV series – BAFTA TV-Lab Cross-platform Pitchup.
3) Lorenzo Cherubini at TEDxFirenze: Optimism as a form of struggle
What is the effect of “Bruce Lee”? According to Italy’s famous musician vitality and optimism give people the power to break the mold and pursue new and challenging goals.
4) Sergio Focardi at TEDxBologna – E-Cat and cold nuclear fusion with nickel and hydrogen
This Professor Emeritus, at the Department of Physics, University of Bologna, accompanies us on our journey towards the realization of the E-Cat, the first machine that produces electricity using “cold fusion”.
5) Clarbruno Verduccio at TEDxBologna – The technology of Star Trek made available to everyone
Verduccio is the person behind TRIMprob, the first bioscanner that detects tumors.In simple terms he explains how technology, originally developed for and used by the military, led to the electromagnetic probe, which provides immediate diagnostic information in people suspected of having solid cancers.
This rapid, non-invasive, inexpensive and widely validated technology is of course is no longer manufactured. “We are going ahead anyway.”
6) TEDxVenezia – Ferdinando Buscema – Magic and Management
7) Piergiorgio Odifreddi at TEDxPordenone – How beautiful can math be Math: what a beauty!
Why study math? According to Galileo nature is a great book written in mathematical language.,The scholar and journalist Piergiorgio Odifreddi tells three stories about how mathematics explains reality.
8 ) Sara Farnsworth at TEDxReggioEmilia – Everything you know about food is false
The nutritionist Farnsworth begins with a provocative title to dispel some of the deeply rooted misconceptions and legends on food and nutrition.
Example: If cellulitis increases drink so much of… or no! ??
9) Marco Pizzuti at TEDxBologna – Nicola Tesla and the transmission of wireless electricity
This passionate researcher convincingly presents the work of the most censored story of Nicola Tesla, a genius who produced more than 700 patents have been born from the genius mind of this visionary scientist, including the technology of wireless transmission of energy.
10) Fabio Volo at TEDxFirenze – Creating a future novel
Fabio Volo enhances human uniqueness “We need to educate children about the fundamental principle that each of us is really special, unique and unrepeatable.”
To find out what will be the Italian TEDx events next year, for those who do not want to miss anything, look here. Happy 2013!
Two Italian speakers at TEDGlobal 2012: Massimo Banzi and Maurizio Seracini
“Radical Openness” will be the main theme of TEDGlobal 2012, a theme that will be explored from different perspectives,
from “Critical Crossroads” to “The Upside of Transprency” with a sprinkle of “Misbehaving Beautifully”, among
others by 1 Italian relator, during 12 sessions that will be attended by 850 participants.
During TEDGlobal 2012, Massimo Banzi and Maurizio Seracini will be the spokesmen for Italian creativity and innovation.
For those who don’t already know him, Massimo Banzi is the inventor of the Arduino open-source electronic platform,
used in the creation of many interactive objects; he also recently began promoting the FABLab initiative.
As a TEdxBologna licensee, I’m twice delighted by his presence at Edinburgh. First, because knowing that a fellow countryman
is going to be a relator at TEDGlobal is like witnessing our National Soccer Team play in the World Cup Final.
Second, because it’s a great promotion for the second edition of TEDXBologna, which will take place during the next October.
Indeed I can anticipate you that a close collaborator of Massimo Banzi will be among the 18 confirmed attending relators and
will show us the many different ways in which Arduino can be used in our daily life.
Massimo Saraceni is well-known for his research on the “Battle of Anghiari”, one of Leonardo da Vinci’s finest paintings, displayed
in the “Salone dei Cinquecento” in “Palazzo Vecchio” (Florence), and for his work of diagnostic research on the “Adoration of the Magi”.