Everything changes, including the Science Festival

Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017

The watchword is change. Starting from the name of the event supported by Enel: ‘National Geographic Science Festival’ instead of just ‘Science Festival’. Four days of debates, workshops, seminars and shows that will liven, from May 11 to 14, the twelfth edition of Rome’s major public event dedicated to science. That this year has an international reference partner like National Geographic, since always involved in Earth conservation research and scientific dissemination.

Changing Future, Global Change, Next Tech, Our Evolution are the key themes of this edition, held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.

On the opening day, May 11th, Enel's Head of environmental policies Luca Meini, will participate in the debate on ‘Climate Change: the role and responsibilities of businesses’, together with Paolo Matteucci from Nissan, Enel's electric mobility partner. The major companies will explain the steps they have taken to adopt strategies that combine sustainability, technological innovation and new business models. As for Enel, many projects in fields such as renewable energy and circular economy as well as the commitment to biodiversity engage us in new technologies and sciences, with an open and cross-cutting approach in line with the festival.

Researchers, scientists, managers, philosophers, psychologists, linguists and artists, with various world previews. Among them, a new work mixing jazz and artificial intelligence created by Danilo Rea/Alex Braga: “Cracking Danilo Rea.”

There are great expectations for the speech by physicist Geoffrey West on the future of big cities, as well as for the idea of ​​a possible new world conceived by anthropologist Marc Augé, creator of the popular ‘non-places’ cathegory. Important musicians such as Patti Smith, since long engaged in social and environmental matters will participate, together with philosopher David Weinberger and the Italian video makers The Jackal, who will dialogue with the presidents of the Italian Space Agency and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics. Two agencies that, together with National Geographic, are reference partners of the festival, produced by the Fondazione Musica per Roma.

Everything changes, including the Science Festival. The countdown for May 11 has started.