About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

About TEDx
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TEDxCaFoscariU
Fifteen minutes – that’s all it takes to change the world. Fifteen minutes to create, share, disseminate ideas. Ideas are the passport for the future. Dissemination is the way to make them happen.
TEDxCaFoscariU lands in Venice to carry projects, passion and innovations of inspired artists and vanguard thinkers. An amazing trip toward the future for the most adventurous and passionate audience.


  • Carlo Barbante, Paleoclimatologist
  • Giuseppe Barbieri, Accidental Art Historian
  • Andrea Bellati and Davide Gorla, Scientific Poet and Performer
  • Mario Brunello, Violoncellist
  • Carlo Carraro, President of the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, TEDxCaFoscariU Curator
  • Roberta Cocco, Social Responsability
  • Lella Costa, Story teller
  • Gianni Gaggiani, Grower
  • Frederic Kaplan, Time Traveller
  • Daniel Nocera, Renewable energy scientist
  • Massimo Tavoni, Climate Economist
  • Fabio Zaffagnini, Startupper
  • Nicola Zanardi, Innovation consultant


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