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
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.
12:00 - 13:30 - Welcome coffee and check-in (allow enough time to get badge)
13:30 - Auditorium doors open
14:00 - 15:45 - Session 01 - Will we destroy ourselves?
- Sinan Aral
- Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck
- Shermin Voshmgir
- Maja Pantic
- Joanna Bryson
15:45 - 16:30 - Coffee break
16:30 - 18:30 - Session 02 - Will we create new selves?
- (CANCELLED) Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
- Janice Chen
- Sanushka Naidoo
- Elena Bennett
- Dawn Gelino
- Juan Enriquez
18:30 - 20:30 - Aperitif