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ICT Global Forum

April 22th-24th, 2009
Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna


Wednesday, April 22th

  • The digital challenge: no more physical barriers
  • ICT and Networks: driving the development of global economy
  • TooWay ™ satellite system applications
  • "VoIP for everyone". Networks convergence and services and applications integration for business development
  • Technologies that will change our life
Thursday, April 23th
  • ICT Security. Strategies to secure corporate networks and information
  • TLC: new business, new services and new corporate needs
  • Innovation in the Public Administration: the challenge of “dematerialization”
  • Internet governance in the future

Friday, April 24th 

  • Virtual ICT: real value. Theory, practice and impact on business of a technology that is changing the IT world 
  • Public Administration, Communication and new Technology
  • Telecom for the cultural heritage
  • Ubiquitous and connected: mobile & wireless, where are we now? From mobile phones to the new GPS generation, wimax and broadband wireless communication
  • Girl Geek Dinner Bologna
  • Is it changing? And how? Political communication through new media and digital technology

Speakers: Sergio Cofferati, Stefano Alvergna, Oddone Sangiorgi, Roberto Azzano, Gabriele Falciasecca, Guidalberto Guidi, Ennio Lucarelli, Gerardo Mombelli, Stefano Agnelli, Mario Rinaldi, Duccio Campagnoli, Riccardo Garosci, Sergio Antocicco, Dino Bortolotto, Biagio De Marchis, Sergio Rossi, Andrea Valboni, Giovanni Cancellieri, Paolo Dalla Chiara, Walter Munarini, Alessandro Abrami, Andrea Carassai, Michele Luglio, Giorgio Rosso Cicogna, Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli, Piergiorgio Menia, Roberto Casini, Kussai Shahin, Bernt Fanghol, Fabio Fonda, Gian Carlo Corazza, Felice Monaco, Alessandro Betti, Giuseppe Cason, Giuseppe Tetti, Roberto Vacca, Marco Delfino, Arne Bergby, Ozalp Babaoglu, Giorgio De Michelis, Roberto Siagri, Rodolfo Vignocchi, Marco Zamperini, Jean Paul Ballerini, Alfredo Di Gennaro, Mattia Trazzi, Maurizio Martinozzi, Maurizio Garavello, Roberto Branz, Domenico Dominoni, Guido Frabotti, Enrico Nasi, Paolo Salin, Massimo Carlotti, Antonio Baldassarra, Claudio De Falco, Dario Amata, Giuseppe Bonacina, Claudio Chiarenza, Gianluca Cristoni, Gianluca Ferré, Elio Iadevaia, Gianfranco Laganà, Stefano Pileri, Enrico Postacchini, Carlo Mochi Sismondi, Michele Amoruso, Massimiliano Bottaro, Cristiano Cafferata, Paolo Carminati, Pierangelo Felici, Andrea Valboni, Fabrizio Fujani, Gaudenzio Garavini, Maria Pia Giovannini, Manfredi Palmeri, Stefano Trumpy, Antonella G. Pizzaleo, Domenico Laforenza, Joy Marino, Rita Forsi, Vittorio Bertola, Roberto Sortino, Maurizio Lenzi, Nicola Galante, Pietro Felisi, Lorenza De Vincenzis, Massimo Galbiati, Alessandro Gencarelli, Lella Mazzoli, Michele Ficara Manganelli, Michele Morciano, Giorgio Pacifici, Giuseppe Paruolo, Filippo Renga, Massimiliano Cariola, Roberto Giacchi, Massimiliano Parini, Mauro Felicori, Angelo Guglielmi, Francesco Braschi, Francesca Alonzo, Antonella Guidazzoli, Alfredo Ronchi, Antonia Pasqua Recchia, Nadia Scardeoni, Sergio Bonora, Stefano Festa, Franco Giovani, Vincenzo Lecchi, Gianluca Mazzini

Exhibition on new technologies 

"Innovazione 2009" (Innovation 2009) Prize Award to Lepida spa e to the Farnesina web site.



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A Nobel Teacher: Vincenzo Rosa

March 28th-April 13th, 2009
Candelo (Biella)

In the year of Marconi Nobel Prize centenary, the town of Candelo (Biella) in cooperation with the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation, the Biella Radio Amateurs Association and the Florence Italradio Committee has paid tribute to its famous citizen through a exhibition and a roundtable conference dedicated to Professor Vincenzo Rosa, Guglielmo Marconi’s first teacher. 

Vincenzo Rosa was born in Turin on June 11th 1848. In 1884 he married Aurelia Pozzo, from Candelo, and died at Candelo in 1908.
It was Mr Rosa who gave Marconi his first private classes, the only person that Marconi named very often and on public occasions as his teacher of electric subjects. Rosa is one of the key figures in the education of the future Nobel prize winner. 
Mr Rosa was not only a good teacher, he was also a skilled researcher and equipments builder, he used to build complex and automatic instruments. 
Professor Rosa’s Villa is still in Candelo, it is the last mansion where he lived and where Marconi went many times when he was his student. They used to talk, study and above all make experiments. 
Marconi also visited Oropa, where he enhanced his inspiration.
Today a street, close to Via Guglielmo Marconi, has been named after the famous Candelo’s citizen. 

The exhibition


opened on Saturday, March 28th and closed on April 13th.

Still on March 28th, after celebrating the new Via Rosa (Rosa Street, named after Vincenzo Rosa) with the local Candelo S. Giacomo Band and after visiting Villa Rosa, where a plaque was set, the roundtable conference "Vincenzo Rosa, Marconi’s teacher, 100 years after the Nobel Prize to the 'father' of Wireless" was held with the participation of Elettra Marconi Giovanelli, Professor Gabriele Falciasecca, speakers from the Italradio Committee (Luigi Cobisi, Saverio Meloni, Paolo Morandotti), members of the Sella Foundation and of Professor Rosa’s family.



The Swedish Royal Family visits the Marconi Museum

March 27th, 2009
Villa Griffone, Pontecchio M. (Bologna)


In December 1909 Guglielmo Marconi was awarded the famous Nobel Prize for physics by King Gustav V of Sweden, in recognition of his studies and experiments in radio communications.

On Friday March 27th the Swedish Crown Prince Carl XVI Gustaf - great-grandson of King Gustav V - and his wife Queen Silvia visited the Marconi Museum at Villa Griffone to commemorate the great Italian inventor.

They visited the first laboratory of the young Guglielmo, the silkworms room, and then attended a brief science conference in the Great Hall of the Villa.
Speakers at the conference were Mrs Marilena Fabbri, Mayor of Sasso Marconi, Mr Gabriele Falciasecca, President of the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation, Mrs Barbara Valotti, Director of the Marconi Museum and Mr Cesare Avenia, Managing Director of Ericsson Italia, whose participation proved the scientific cooperation between Italy and Sweden.

The Swedish Royal Family tribute to the city of Bologna and to one of its most famous citizens, on the occasion of the Family official visit to Italy, has held great significance for the centenary opening.



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Radio Man

March 26th-29th, 2009

Duse Theatre, Bologna

Marconi, a story of the man who changed the world

Script and Direction: Giorgio Comaschi
Actors: Giorgio Comaschi and Alessandro Pilloni

Set Designer: Matteo Soltanto
Lights Manager: Matteo Nanni
History and Science Consultants: Maurizio Bigazzi e Barbara Valotti

Produced by Procope Studio
Supported by the Monte di Bologna e Ravenna Foundation and the Emilia-Romagna regional authority

After his lucky debut in Australia and before moving to Canada for a new tour, Comaschi has presented in Italy his play-monologue which goes through the main steps of Marconi’s life and scientific career, using images and films of Marconi’s time.

The play tries to understand some of the human aspects of the scientist’s extraordinary adventure, and reflects in particular on Marconi’s relationship with his mother, Annie Jameson, and on his cultural and geographical background, Bologna’s province, which was the birthplace of the great radio telegraphy discovery.


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The Scienza in Piazza Events

March 12th-22th, 2009
Piazza Maggiore - Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna

The Scienza in Piazza events are a Marino Golinelli Foundation’s project whose goal is «involvement, dialogue and participation: watching, touching and loving science». The events, now reaching their 4th year, propose together with Bologna City Council a series of meetings and activities including the exhibition


The exhibition describes in 13 panels the scientist life and the main steps of his career of discoveries and brings into life Marconi’s pioneering spirit of tireless researcher for which he became one of the key figures of the 20th century.

The exhibition has been organized by the Marconi Foundation.




The Joy of Research

March 18th, 2009 - Liceo Scientifico Elisabetta Renzi, Bologna

The Liceo Renzi hosted a lecture-lesson with Francesco Paresce

within a series of interdisciplinary events entitled “Guglielmo Marconi, Nobel Prize for physics 1909-2009. A century of creativity from wireless telegraphy to wireless communications”, promoted by the students and teachers of the Liceo Renzi of the Scuole Maestre Pie (High School Renzi of the Maestre Pie Schools) to remember the great Bolognese scientist’s passion and genius.

Mr Paresce, worldwide famous physicist and astronomer, and Marconi’s grandson (son of Marconi’s daughter Degna), met the students from the Liceo Renzi of Bologna and from the Liceo Haganässkolan of Älmhult, who came on a study trip from Sweden.

Topic of the lecture was


Paresce spoke about the sky observation and the rapid progress of the astronomy tools (from Galileo’s spyglass to the Hubble telescope) in order to introduce the students to some of the key topics of the scientific research, which for too many years in Italy have been disregarded or even looked with suspicion. With quiet words and light humour Paresce described the condition of the researcher who alone faces the vast Universe, and urged the students to practice science without hesitation because it can bring great joy and satisfaction.


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On Marconi's Tracks

March 8th, 2009
Porretta Terme-Castelluccio (Bologna)

Organised by Porretta Terme Town Hall with the Upper Rhine C.A.I. (Italian Alpine Club) Station and the Upper Rhine Valley Research Group, the guided hike from Porretta Terme to Castelluccio has opened the hiking season with a walk along the C.A.I. path nr 107, which is known as the “Marconian Path” since it goes through the places where Marconi’s family came from.

Headed by Giulio Mucci, the hike started from Porretta and stopped at Cà di Janni, Le Croci, Casa Marsili, Gaggiano, Castelluccio.

A short break at Le Croci, birth-place of Giuseppe Marconi, Guglielmo’s father, where the Capugnano Pro Loco (Local Organisation) served some refreshments.

Lunch at the Pro Loco “Il Faggio” premises in Castelluccio, where Barbara Valotti gave a conference on Marconi and the places where his family came from.


















Weathering the Process

March 4th, 2009
Residenza Studi Superiori, Bologna

ISA Topic 2009
Wireless technologies, meteorological mediations and endothermic embodiment

edited by Kim Sawchuk, Visiting Professor from Canada, within the "Marconi Galaxy" project.

"Weathering the process" explores the role of space, place, and meteorological mediations on wireless networks and the mobile experience. It does so by reflecting on the influence of seasonal climatic changes on two Canadian artists projects: The Haunting, a prototype for an interactive outdoor game using GPS enabled mobile telephones and Bluetooth sensors, and Tracklines, a mobile experience created for a wilderness trail in Banff National Park.

According to Sawchuk, the proliferation of wireless communication technologies in the past ten years has instigated academic interest in the study of "mobility". As new generations of mobile phone users move seamlessly between screens and scenes, un-tethered by cables and line, theorists of mobility, networking, ubiquitous computing and wireless worlds are reconsidering our relationship to space, place and time. Within these ruminations there is at least one missing element: the weather.

Weather systems, historically, have played a central role in wireless communication from the installation of the first transmission towers by Marconi on the shores of North America and Europe. Yet the influential role of climate as a part of the environment on telecommunications is rarely acknowledged or analysed. In an extreme climate, like that of Canada, temperatures may range from minus 40 to plus 30 degrees Celsius: the impact of variations of heat, cold, humidity, or barometric pressure on the movements of endothermic embodied users and their experience of mobile technology in public spaces and outdoor environments is tangible.














From Telegraph to Satellite

February 11th-18th, 2009
National Museum of Musical Instruments, Rome


Images, exhibits, forums and sounds at the National Museum of Musical Instruments.

This exhibition, sponsored by the Town Hall of Rome Historic Centre and set up by the Marconi Foundation offered a series of information panels, photographs and exhibits which charted the development of scientific research from the first radio broadcasts to the most recent technologies.
The inauguration of the exhibition hosted illustrious guest speakers such as Elettra Marconi Giovanelli, On. Orlando Corsetti (Member of the Chamber of Deputies), Franco Zennaro, Barbara Valotti and Francesco Cremona. There followed a “Concert for saxophone Quartet” played by the Italian Navy Band with music by J.S Bach, G. Rossini/G. Di Bacco, A. Romero, G. Gershwin, B. Martino/ P. Destriere and N. Rota.
The exhibition closed with a forum dedicated to the figure of Marconi as entrepreneur, participants included: Gabriele Falciasecca, President of the Marconi Foundation, Roberto Reali of the National Counsel of Research, On. Claudio Mancini, in charge of Economic Development, Research, Innovation and Tourism.
At the end of the congress the trio Le Monde Ensemble played “Trio in Mi bemolle Magg. for pianoforte, violin and cello Op 1 n° 1” by Ludwig van Beethoven.



Wireless Communications and the Marconi Galaxy

December 15th, 2008
Oratorio San Filippo Neri, Bologna 

The following international research project was presented to the public


An Italo-Canadian collaboration which, over the course of the Marconi Nobel Prize centenary, has developed a series of studies and meetings to focus on the complexities of wireless connections. The aim was to trace a profile of global interconnections, or rather the “Marconi Galaxy” as Marshall McLuhan defined it.

After the welcome speeches of all the participants and an amusing video sent by a research group in Toronto, Elena Lamberti (Alfredo Rizzardi Centre of Canadian Studies, University of Bologna) illustrated the project very thoroughly. Gabriele Falciasecca (Marconi Foundation) gave new examples to underline the peculiar internationality of Guglielmo Marconi. Barbara Valotti (Marconi Museum) read extracts from Marshall McLuhan and Guglielmo Marconi.

In conclusion Tania Bellanca Giusti reminded of her musical dedicated to Marconi, while Giorgio Comaschi briefly related how the Bolognese inventor inspired his radio show “Quello della radio”.











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