This first edition of TEDxFiesole takes place at a time of great turmoil in human history.
But the future beckons with extraordinary possibilities in sustainability, clean energy, social entrepreneurship, climate and sustainable finance, new technologies, new mindsets
TEDxFiesole will be the stage for discussing how we can realize our future’s potential by putting people at the center of concern in all these areas
We will look at the above issues and potential solutions with an attitude of RENEWED HUMANISM, mindful of our need to live in solidarity with one another and in harmony with nature on our planet.
The theme of TEDxFiesole is a ‘Renewed Humanism’, a humanism that looks towards a sustainable, equitable, and harmonious future for all planetary life.
‘Humanism’, born roughly half a millennia ago, refers to a set of social, artistic, and philosophical perspectives broadly based upon the egalitarian aims of widespread learning, intellectual freedom, and individual expression.
The ‘Renewed Humanism’ of TEDxFiesole investigates and extends those thought processes to the current context of the Anthropocene – a new geophysical epoch where all human, biological and terrestrial systems are defined by deep states of stress and fragility catalyzed primarily by human activity.
As viewed through the ‘Fiesole lens’, the way forward is via the routes described by of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (the ‘Global Goals’) and UN 2030 Agenda – which include empowering women and disadvantaged peoples; eliminating war and poverty, creating universal access to food, water and energy; and reversing climate change and ecosystem destruction.
TEDxFiesole is a forum for creation and revitalization—an ecosystem designed as an organic, creative, and collaborative organism to sustain the integrated flourishing of all life.
For one full day, the city of Fiesole will become the stage for performing arts, music, full access to the museum, guided tours, food, fun, many surprises and much more. TEDxFiesole matchmaking platform will allow to organize bilateral meetings with attendees, speakers, VIPs, guests.