BedTalks Florence

June 7th 2018
3pm – 9pm

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A taste of our program

The Student Hotel Florence will host the 6th edition of BedTalks on Thursday June 7. Drop by, connect and get inspired to help us to achieve that ultimate goal: World Peace, via a bed. BedTalks is a free event and open to all, make sure to RSVP.

100+ speakers

Listen in and engage with leading minds.

25+ workshops

Participate, learn and play.

Art, film, music & more

Listen, watch and dance.

Commitments

Commit to a better world.

A selection of our game-changing speakers

ANGELO NENNA PINTOR

MAKE UP ARTIST

After going to art school, Angelo Nenna started to work as a Make Up Artist for brands like

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EDOARDO ZUCCHETTI

NEW GENERATION FESTIVAL

Florentine Edoardo Zucchetti took his first steps in the entertainment world during his university years. In fact, in

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RICCARDO ZAMMARCHI

FLORENCE FOLKS FESTIVAL & BUH & LA SCENA MUTA

Cultural operator, loves contemporary popular music, local foods and the city of Florence. He mixes them in the

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SELVAGGIA VELO

DIRECTOR RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL

Selvaggia Velo is the creator and artistic director of the River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, a

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LORENZA SOLDANI

SOCIOLAB

Lorenza Soldani is a Florentine community engagement expert, facilitator and trainer with a certificate in social and family

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MASSIMO SESTINI

PHOTOGRAPHER

Massimo Sestini, 55 years old and born in Florence, is one of the world's best-known photojournalists. He started

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VANNI SANTONI

WRITER

He made his debut in 2007 with the experimental book "Precarious Characters" and achieved notoriety with the novel

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SHEILA SALVATO

FOUNDER OF PRESSME & CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF HOOPYGANG

Sheila Salvato is the founder of Pressme, a creative agency based in Florence that's specialized in Social Media

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ALBERTO SALVADORI

MIART, MASTERS AND DECADES CURATOR

Historian and art critic, currently engaged as Established Masters and Decades Curator for the Milan MIART, director of

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GIACOMO SALIZZONI

ARCHITECT AND GERRILLA GARDENER

A man who has built his life and his profession on the love of greenery. A passionate architect

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TOMMASO SACCHI

CHIEF OF THE CULTURAL CABINET

Tommaso Sacchi, 35 years old, is a curator, lecturer and consultant in the field of creativity and artistic

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NATALIE RUCELLAI

CO-FOUNDER ASSOCIATION CORRI LA VITA ONLUS

Natalie Rucellai has been the director of PRCO, a global communications group that offers integrated solutions for the

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DANIELE ROSSI

RESTORER

Daniele Rossi began his professional career in 1979 with the CBC, formed by former students of the Central

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MARTINA ROJAS CHAIGNEAU

PRODUCER & LOCATION MANAGER TOSCANA FILM COMMISION

After studying cinema and production, the young Martina Rojas Chaigneau flies to the United States, where she graduates

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MARIA ANTONIA RINALDI

CONTEMPORARY ART EXPERT

Expert in Contemporary Art and Museology — after graduating in Florence, getting a scholarship from the European Community

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ALESSANDRO RICCIO

ACTOR AND FOUNDER OF THE TEDAVI PRODUCTION HOUSE

Student of Bob Marchese and Fiorenza Brogi of "IL GRUPPO DELLA ROCCA", Alessandro Riccio is a Florentine actor

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ALESSANDRO RAVEGGI

WRITER AND THE FLR EDITOR IN CHIEF

Alessandro Raveggi is a well-known Florentine writer. After publishing texts in numerous magazines and anthologies, in 2012 he

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OMAR RASHID

ART DIRECTOR AND DESIGNER

I finished my studies at Polimoda in Florence in 2002, after some experiences as a clothing designer between

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ALESSANDRO PENKO

ARTISAN

Heir to a dynasty of goldsmiths masters, Alessandro learned his art in the heart of Florence, a few

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TESSA MORODER

CO-FOUNDER LOTTOZERO

Tessa Moroder (1981), together with her sister Arianna, is founder of Lottozero / textile laboratories, center for art,

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IL SDICENTE MORADI

ARTIST

Sedicente il Moradi is a Florentine street artist who has turned the city into a little jungle by

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MONIQUE MIZRAHI

MUSICIAN AND ACTIVIST

Multi-instrumentalist (charango, guitar, bass, vocals), singer-songwriter, and LGBT activist. Born and raised in Los Angeles she found her

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MARCO MAZZONI

DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER AND VISUAL ARTIST

Choreographer, performer and visual artist, he is one of the founding members of Kinkaleri, a collective of artists

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MARCO MASSAROTTO

DIGITAL ENTREPRENEUR AND WSET® INSTRUCTOR FOR SAKE

Marco Massarotto is a succesful Italian digital communications entrepreneur, founder and leading one of the largest Italian digital

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LAURA MASI

BLOGGER AND CONTENT CREATOR

Laura Masi, madly in love with Italy and especially with Florence, her city, is a girl with many

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RICARDO LUCIANI

DIRECTOR IMPACT HUB FIRENZE

Born and raised in Florence, Riccardo Luciani, shifted his interest toward communications while studying Development Economicsn, which later

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MATTHEW LICHT

WRITER

The writer Matthew Licht, Florentine by adoption, has moved from the editorial staff of the New York Times

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LEA LANDUCCI

DIRECTOR, IMPROV TRAINER & BUSINESS COACH

Graduated in computer engineering, after her doctorate in computer science and multimedia Lea Landucci worked for 10 years

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ALEXANDRA KOREY

BLOGGER AT ARTTRAV

With a background in art history and a very digital present, Canadian-born Alexandra Korey combines her three great

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GEORGETTE JUPE

GIRL IN FLORENCE

Florence has been her home for 11 years and Georgette Jupe is a freelance social media consultant and

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JACOPO JENNA

CHOREOGRAPHER & PERFORMER

Choreographer, performer and filmmaker. After graduating in Sociology Jacopo Jenna perfected the study of contemporary dance at Codarts

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CECILIE HOLLBERG

DIRECTOR OF GALLERIA DELL'ACCADEMIA

Born in Germany in Lower Saxony, she studied History, Literature, Political Science, Italian and German Literature at the

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HOLLY HEUSER

ARTIST

By mixing the ritualistic handmade with the liquid digital, Holly Heuser creates loud psychedelic artworks across a wide

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GIUESEPPE GREVI

PRESIDENT CONSORZIO "Il CAPPELLO DI FIRENZE"

The origins of the hat factory Grevi are lost in the nineteenth century but Giuseppe, currently at the

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SERENA GALLORINI

PHOTOGRAFER

Serena lives and works in Florence. After graduating in Medieval Archeology at the University of Florence, she took

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HELEN FARRELL

EDITOR IN CHIEF AT THE FLORENTINE

Born in the United Kingdom and Florentine by adoption, Helen Farrel is a journalist and novel writer. She

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EVA EDILI

RADIO HOST AT LADY RADIO/RDF

Eva Edili has radio in her DNA and is one of the radio speakers of RDF 102.7, the

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VIRGINIA DI GIORGIO

ARTIST & INFLUENCER

Virginia Di Giorgio, 32, lives in Florence, draws passionately, makes graphics for fun, writes a blog and tells

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DAVIDE DILEO

BOOSTA

Musician, composer, author and producer, co-founder of Subsonica, writer and pilot of airplanes. Davide Boosta Dileo has collected

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ANDREA D’AMORE

ARTIST

As an artist in the places among the people, the starting point of Andrea D'Amore's work is everyday

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PAOLO D’AGOSTINO

DIRECTOR BARGELLO MUSEUM

Born in Naples, she is an art historian with a degree and doctorate at the University Federico II

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MASSIMO COTTO

RADIO HOST AT VIRGIN RADIO

Massimo Cotto is an Italian journalist, writer and DJ. When he was only 16, Massimo began a collaboration

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TOMMASO CORSINI

CO-FOUNDER CORSINI EVENTS

Raised close to Florence in the breathtaking Villa Corsini di Mezzomonte, Tommaso with his brother Lorenzo founded Corsini

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ANNA PAOLA CONCIA

FLORENCE'S COUNCILLOR FOR TOURISM AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Anna Paola Concia is an Italian politician — as the Tourism and International relations Councillor for the Florence

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ALESSANDRO COLOMBO

DIRECTOR OF IED FIRENZE

After a BA in Economy and a MA in Arts Management, Alessandro Colombo began his career in the

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MICHELE CHIOCCIOLINI

FASHION DESIGNER

Michele Chiocciolini was born in Florence on February 27th 1982. The love for beauty and the search for

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CECCO E CIPO

MUSICIANS

Simone Ceccanti and Fabio Cipollini shyly face the world of performances with a first song "La canzone di

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MARCELLA CANGIOLI

DIRECTOR OF ASSIOCIAZIONE CITTÀ NASCOSTAC

Art historian, Marcella Cangioli is the president of “Associazione Città Nascosta” (Hidden City Association), founded in 1994 to

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ANDREA CALZOLARI

ECONOMIST

Andrea Calzolari, 46 years, is a finance and micro-finance expert. Since 2008 he has been involved in international

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FAUSTO CALDERAI

PRESICENT OF ASSOCIATION FRIENDS OF DAVID

Internationally known art expert, Fausto Calderai has created - together with Cecilie Hollberg - the newly formed "Friends

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ELISA BASILISSI

GRAPHIC DESIGNER AT CALIMAIA

Calimaia is an artistic collective dedicated to young professionals working in the field of visual communication. The collective

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LUCA ANDREOZZI

Born in 2000, Luca Andreozzi is a young Florentine and lover of culture and beauty. In 2017 he

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FILIPPO BARTOLOTTA

SOMMELIER

The Florentine Filippo Bartolotta began to cultivate his passion for wine from an early age, when thanks to

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SYLVIE BARBIER

CO-FOUNDER OF ART/EARTH/TECH AND ARTIST

Born in Taipei in 1988, Sylvie Barbier is an artist of both French and Taiwanese nationalities. Since the

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ANTONIO BAGNI

ND CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND COPULA MUNDI PROMOTER

Antonio Bagni is the young director of N_D Creative, a project born from the experience gained within the

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FRANCESCA ARENA

PRODUCER

She traveled the world, lived in New York, Rome and Milan, but she has always been linked to

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SARA AMRHEIN

CO-FOUNDER OF CREATIVE PEOPLE IN FLORENCE

Sara Amrhein is an American artist and designer based in Florence. She is the co-founder of the cultural

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GABRIELE AMETRANO

PROMOTER OF FESTIVAL LA CITTÀ DEI LETTORI

Born in Rome, Gabriele Ametrano chose Florence as his place of election. Agent of the State Police, he

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NUR AL HABASH

SPOKESPERSON FOR ITALIA MUSIC EXPERT

After an initial career in diplomacy and international organizations, during which she devoted her spare time to music

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GIORGIO VAN STRATEN

WRITER

Writer and rranslator Giorgio Van Straten grew up in a mixed family, where his father was a Jewish

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DANIELE TASSONE

SPEEDWEB DEVELOPER

Daniele Tassone deals with innovation in information technology and new technologies, working for Findomestic, Unicredit, Boeing Airplanes, Beretta

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JACOPO STORNI

JOURNALIST AT CORRIERE FIORENTINO & REDATTORE SOCIALE

Born and raised in Florence, Jacopo Storni is a writer and a journalist. Jacopo writes for Corriere della

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EIKE SCHMIDT

DIRECTOR OF UFFIZI GALLERY

German art historian Eike Schmidt graduated in medieval and modern art history in Heidelberg, where he also received

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RUFUS POLLOCK

ECONOMIST AND OPEN KNOWLEDGE FOUNDER

Rufus Pollock holds a diploma in Mathematics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He's

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PAOLO PETROCELLI

CULTURAL ENTREPRENEUR

Paolo Petrocelli is a cultural entrepreneur driven by the belief that the arts and arts education are a

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SARA MEUCCI

IMAGE CONSULTANT

Sara Meucci, aka Miss Swirl, is an eclectic Florentine artist. Born in a family of Tuscan artisans, she

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LAURA LENZI

AGRONOMIST AT FICO WINE

Laura Lenzi is a renowned agronomist and also the "campaign leader" of the FICO Wine project, willed into

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ARTURO GALANSINO

DIRECTOR OF PALAZZO STROZZI FOUNDATION

Arturo Galansino graduated in Modern Literature at the University of Milan and received a Ph.D. in History and

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MARCO FARAONE

DJ AND PRODUCER

One of the few Italian DJs to be booked by legendary London club Fabric, this deck master combines

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MAXIMILIAN FANE

NEW GENERATION FESTIVAL

A young and enterprising musician, Maximilian Fane was trained at The Royal Conservatory of Scotland in Glasgow and

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MARTINO DI NAPOLI RAMPOLLA

GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND FOUNDER OF NUMEROVENTI

Martino Di Napoli Rampolla, graduated in Fashion Marketing and Communication at the Polimoda Fashion Institute, is a talented

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DARIO DI LORENZO

DEVELOPER OF HUMAN POTENTIAL

Born in Arezzo, after living for a few years in Florence he currently lives and works in Milan.

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ELENA FORTUNA DI BELLA MANCA

COMMUNICATION MANAGER AT WAXMORE

Graduated in Political Science, Communication and Journalism, the 27-year-old Elena Fortuna Di Bella Manca is originally from Massico

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GIORGIANA CORSINI

PROMOTER AT ARTIGIANATO E PALAZZO

A modern patron, Princess Giorgiana Corsini, among her various social and civic activities, is also the promoter of

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SIMONE CIPRIANI

CHEF AT ESSENZIALE

Essenziale is a project started in September 2016, and has its foundations in a strong team spirit. one

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DANIELE CAVALLI

ARTIST AND DESIGNER

Daniele Cavalli is the son of fashion stylist Roberto and his Austrian second wife Eva. Raised in the

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CONSUELO BLOCKER

INFLUENCER

Born, raised and married in a family rooted in fashion (Weaving Santaconstancia e Magliaria BP Studio). Consuelo writes

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HAMDAN AL-ZEQRI

CULTURAL MEDIATOR

Hamdan Al-Zeqri is a 34 Yemeni, arrived in Italy 13 years ago to be operated because of a

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Commitments for change

At the end of the pillow talk, we invite the speakers to commit to something, anything that will help out the other out: a contact number, advice, or how about they kick off a new project together? During BedTalks Florence we will reward the best commitments with a 365 Award, the commitment accelerator for the most ground-breaking ideas.

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Create a trashathon with Eveline before the end of June

Alexej Jordanov, Maastricht, 2018

commitment 34

Fly to Lesvos Greece alongside Adil Izemrane to photograph the reality of the refugee camps on the island.

Sebastian Gil Miranda, Amsterdam 2016

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This could be you, Florence 2018

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Contact FashionClash when the material is ready for use in design…

Mark Post, Maastricht 2018

World peace – via a bed

Why do we believe getting in bed will create World Peace? Let us explain. Inspired by the positive spirit of John Lennon’s peaceful bed-in in Amsterdam in 1969, we had this insane idea that a bed was the answer, so we kicked off our mission towards changing the world with an event called BedTalks.

The BedTalks story


 

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