TEDxCERN 2018 | The Elephant in the Room

20th November 2018 \ Webcast @Impact Hub Torino


The 5th edition of TEDxCERN will take place on 20 November 2018 at Bâtiment de Forces Motrices in Geneva from 14:00 to 18:30 CET. However, the event’s webcast will reach a much larger audience, involving many partners worldwide hosting a webcast and engaging and connecting local communities around the TEDxCERN theme. And Impact Hub Torino is one of TEDxCERN partners!


This year’s theme is the Elephant in the Room, a concept defined as an obvious problem that is being ignored. It will explore the kind of transformative scientific innovation that is impacting the world we live in across a wide range of disciplines. Addressing the Elephant in the room of our present days, the event will tackle the incertitude of humanity’s destiny as a species. Where are we going? Will we destroy ourselves? Will we create new selves?


Speakers will address the contradictions in subjects such as biotechnologies, AI and social media amongst others. The disconnect between our science-dependent society and the science on which it is built is a major concern nowadays. With many elephants in many rooms across the world, we want to discuss and explore ways to understand, engage and find solutions.



13:30 – 14:00 | Doors open & Check-in

14:00 – 15:45 | Session 01 – Will we destroy ourselves?

15:45 – 16:30 | Break & Networking

16:30 – 18:30 | Session 02 – Will we create new selves?

18:30 | Check-out



Find out more about all Speakers HERE.

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Date & Time

20 Novembre 2018 | 14:00 to 18:30


Impact Hub Torino


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free

Cost for Non Members: Free

Updated on 07 Novembre 2018