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Addressing the Elephant in the room of our present days, this year’s event will explore the transformative scientific innovation that is impacting the world we live in and tackle the incertitude of humanity’s destiny as a species. Where are we going? Will we destroy ourselves? Will we create new selves?

The fifth edition of TEDxCERN will take place on 20 November from 14:00 to 18:30 CET in the heart of Geneva. Fourteen speakers and leaders from a wide range of disciplines will give thought-provoking insights into the most hot topics in science and technology.

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TEDXCERN 2018: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

20th November 2018 @Bâtiment des forces motrices in Geneva

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.

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