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April 30th, 2011

Marconi Day, traditionally celebrated on April 25th (the scientist's birthday), was held this year on Saturday April 30th, both to avoid overlapping with the Easter festivities and to link the remembrance of Marconi to the prestigious awarding of the double milestone IEEE (April 29th).

Welcoming address

Gabriele Falciasecca, President of the Marconi Foundation
Marco Pondrelli, Councillor of Heritage, Education, Information Science and Sport of the Province of Bologna
Stefano Mazzetti, Mayor of Sasso Marconi
Emilio Ferrari, Pro-Rector University of Bologna


  • Gabriele Falciasecca: "Le nuove sfide" (“The new challenges”)
  • Mario Frullone, Director of Research at the Ugo Bordoni Foundation: "Le vite degli altri 2.0" (“The lives of others 2.0”)
  • Virginio Cantoni, University of Pavia: Presentation of the book Storia delle Telecomunicazioni (History of Telecommunications) edited by the Dean's Conference of the Department of Engineering

Presentation of the award “Marconist of the XXIst Century”

Presentation of the International Prize for Painting, Sculpture and Electronic Art “Guglielmo Marconi”

in the presence of Elettra Marconi Giovanelli

















David Sarnoffsarnoff

Marconi was the creator of the present day civilization of the radio. All of those who, with spirit of initiative and perseverance, have brought us to the present stage of development have built on the foundations laid by Marconi. Everyone considered him the tutelary genius of their work.


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