The University of Luxembourg is hosting its third TEDx event and Paperjam Club is streaming the presentations and performances.
Adapted to a digital event to comply with the current situation, this TEDxUniversityofLuxembourg comprises online sessions throughout the week.
In light of the global “Countdown” initiative launched by TED and the Future Stewards coalition to address the environmental crisis, this year’s original talks and performances focus on climate change, offering compelling and innovative discussions.
Speakers at Tuesday evening’s session include Tara Mancini from LëtzBiofuels on “Thinking Fluidly to Solve Problems”.
Wednesday’s session includes presentations by structural engineer András Kozma discussing “how long could a building last?” and the university’s professor of biological physics Anupam Sengupta talking about “why microbes are crucial in tackling the climate crisis”.
On Thursday, food sociologist and anthropologist Rachel Reckinger will discuss “How to design a truly sustainable food system in the context of climate change” and winner of the event’s youth writing contest Samyukta Sivashankar will ask “What is your part?”.
Friday’s session sees University rector Stéphane Pallage (photo Gaël Lesure) in a dialogue about the sustainability strategy of the University of Luxembourg and independent director Jane Wilkinson talking about “financing the future we all wish to have”