Join us for BedTalks Florence

The Student Hotel Florence will host our 6th BedTalks on Thursday June 7. Drop by, connect and get inspired to help us to achieve that ultimate goal: World Peace, via a bed.


PROGRAM INFO

We will announce the first speakers, workshops and pop-up program in the coming weeks. Check back on the BedTalks site regularly for updates!

Previous Speakers

  • Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan
    Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
    Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan
  • Bibian Mentel
    Paralympic World Champion
    Bibian Mentel
  • Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan

    Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan

    Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

    Adan was born to parents who were from two warring tribes in Marsabit, Northern Kenya. After her training as a lawyer, she returned to her hometown in order to promote peace between the conflicting Borana Oromo, Gabra and Rendille peoples. In 2003, she founded Horn of Africa Development Initiative, a non-governmental organization she uses to foster peace and advocate for education in Kenya.

    Through the Horn of Africa Development Initiative, Adan launched a programme called “Shoot to score, not to Kill”, that uses soccer to engage Kenyan youths in advocacy for peace.

    In January 2011, Adan received the Stuttgart Peace Prize for “combining soccer and emancipation”. In 2013 she was invited to talk about her work with the Horn of Africa Development Initiative at the Geneva Peace Talks on 20 September 2013. The talks were organised by the United Nations and other groups for the International Day of Peace.

    Bibian Mentel

    Bibian Mentel

    Paralympic World Champion

    Bibian Mentel is the reigning World Champion Paralympic Snowboarder and Netherland’s Sportswoman of the year. Bibian has battled cancer 4 times and was forced to amputate her leg as a result. Despite losing her limb due to cancer she was back on the slopes within just 7 months. Today this World Champion is fighting for kids with physical disabilities to be able to play extreme sports through her Mentelity Foundation.

Commitments

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? At the Florence BedTalks, we will livestream the event for the first time. Ideas will flow, commitments will be revealed in real time not only to those attending but anyone viewing from around the planet.

#34: Refugee Camps On Lesvos

Made a commitment to fly to Lesvos Greece alongside Adil Izemrane (Co-founder, Movement on the Ground foundation) to photograph the reality of the refugee camps on the island. More about the results: Learn More

Sebastian Gil Miranda
Sony World Photographer of the Year

#74: Bike Ride Across Asia

Charlie MacGregor supported Jaehoon Cho, a previous student at The Student Hotel, bike ride across Asia to meet inspired individuals and drive awareness to the Stella Foundation, an organization devoted to fighting against depression in South Korea. Watch Video

Charlie MacGregor
Founder The Student Hotel

 

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