On Friday, May 22, LUISS will host the first edition of TEDxLUISS: an event, part of TEDx program, organized by a group of students of the University that involves professors, scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and athletes to propose ideas worth spreading.
In the spirit of TED's mission, TEDx supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community.
Like TEDx Harvard College, TEDxMIT and TEDxCambridgeUniversity, LUISS will have its own TED, whose first edition will focus on Way Into The Future. During the event, guest speakers will talk to the LUISS audience in the Aula Magna of the Viale Pola campus to share and expand their visions for the future and the ways to realize them.
As TED's official license demands, only 100 people will have the chance to be part of the audience. These will be selected by a committee among the most motivated students that will fill the form on TEDxLUISS official site.
The conference will be also broadcast during a special event, open to all LUISS students, where they will have the chance to use innovative devices and discuss the main ideas drawn by the talks of the speakers. A multimedia experience will start from an urban living room with tropical plants built with sustainable materials: everyone will be able to experiment innovative technological devices, from 3D printers to augmented reality, and discover new startups and makers projects, thanks to Maker Faire Rome and LUISS EnLabs.
LUISS students had also the chance to candidate themselves to bring theirs ideas for the future on stage. From 14 to 24 April,a contest was held to select one of the first official speaker TEDxLUISS: the selected winner is Economics and Management student Alessandro Abbate.