11 December 2010 
Antonio Lotti Choir 2010 Christmas Concert
The Future Centre will host the Antonio Lotti Choir. This mixed choir was founded in Venice in 1975 and specializes in Venetian School compositions. Conducted by Maestro Paolo Cammozzo, the choir will perform music by Giovanni Croce, Baldassarre Galuppi, Ludovico Grossi da Viadana, Hans Leo Hassler, Antonio Lotti, Luca Marenzio, Claudio Monteverdi, Tomas Luis de Victoria and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

2 December 2010 
Book presentation "Il racconto di una notte di tregenda (14-15 giugno 1310)"
In the anniversary of the VII centenary of an important historical occurrence at Serenissima in 1310, namely the conspiracy by Baiamonte Tiepolo, which had its crucial start at San Salvador Cloisters, historian Nelli Elena Vanzan Marchini will present her new book on the event. We will relive this event in an novel and original way.
The text will be interpreted in Italian and Venetian by the author and by the actor Franco Vianello.

29-30 November 2010, 1 December 2010 
EURESCOM Meeting
Presso il Future Centre si terrà la seconda riunione del Progetto Strategico "Dynamic Service Discovery and Use in a Cloud Environment" gestito da Eurescom (www.eurescom.eu), l'ente internazionale la cui missione è quella di gestire progetti R&D realizzati in cooperazione tra operatori europei. Il progetto ha l'obiettivo di analizzare l'evoluzione delle soluzioni di "Cloud Computing" al fine di potere gestire scenari di rete ed applicativi caratterizzati da un'elevata dinamicità, in termini sia di esigenze d'utente sia di disponibilità di risorse. 
For any further informationwww.eurescom.eu

25 November 2010 
Venice celebrates Caterina Cornaro 
In the birthday anniversary of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, the Future Centre will host a meeting on this famous protagonist of the "Serenissima" history. Some of her descendants will participate in the meeting together with Roberto Papetti (Gazzettino di Venezia Editor), Francesca Zaccariotto (President of the Province of Venice), Tiziana Agostini (Venice Municipality Councillor), the writer Giuseppe Campolieti, the journalist Daniela Zamburlin and Giuseppe Gullino (President of the Caterina Cornaro Celebrations Committee). The meeting will be chaired by the historian Giovanni Distefano.

22, 23 and 24 November 2010 
NEFFICS Meeting 
The Future Centre will host a NEFFICS meeting. NEFFICS is an FP7 European funded project concerned with value creation through innovation by using cloud computing infrastructures. The Internet is already changing the way in which enterprises operate, cooperate and interoperate with other enterprises. NEFFICS is based on the hypothesis that Internet and Web based technologies can be leveraged not only to increase efficiency, but also to strengthen the value proposition of enterprises by adding incremental value (incremental innovation) as well as creating game-changing value (radical innovation).
For any further informationneffics.eu

19 November 2010 
Meeting on tourism in Venice 
The Future Centre will host a conference organized by the Venice Municipality Tourism Council on "150 years of Tourism in Venice". The meeting will be chaired by dott. Roberto Panciera, Municipal Tourism Councillor of Venice.

16 November 2010 
Green Energy 
The transformation of energy cannot go on forever, since at a certain point it energy will have been transformed into a type that can no longer be used. But before we come to that point we have to face other challenges, like the growing cost of energy transformation and the creation of some undesirable effect, like the greenhouse effect.
These are the challenges that we need to face now and the choices are many, with no silver bullet on sight.
Therefore we should also look at how we can use less energy, at least in the short term, like the next 30 years. After that period technology may have evolved to the point of solving, at least part of, the energy problem.

15 November 2010 
Guided tour to San Salvador cloisters
Given the success of previous editions, the Telecom Italia Future Centre extended the monthly visit to the complex including also parts usually inaccessible to visitors.
During the tour (which lasts about an hour) was given the opportunity of admiring, in addition to the Church with Titian's masterpieces, the Sansovinian Cloisters, the Renaissance stuccos and frescos of the Sala del Refettorio, the Cavana, the Sala del Capitolo, De' Barbari corridor, the NGN2 Room.
The initiative is organized in cooperation with Venice Tourist Guides Association.
For any further informationwww.telecomfuturecentre.it

9 November 2010 
Venice Sessions
The Future Centre will host the next instalment of the Venice Sessions an event organized in cooperation with Nova and Il Sole 24 Ore This event will be introduced by Telecom Italia CEO, Franco Bernabè. The instalment theme will be "Love in the Digital Age - How the Net transforms human relations friendship, networking, feelings and business. How we changed, how we will change".
For any further informationvenicesessions.it

26 October 2010 
The use of energy today and tomorrow's challenges 
How much energy is being used today to make our Society tick, our homes comfortable?
What is the situation in other parts of the world?
We will look at various aspects of our life and discover how much and what type of energy is being used.

19 October 2010 
Guided tour to San Salvador cloisters
Given the success of previous editions, the Telecom Italia Future Centre extended the monthly visit to the complex including also parts usually inaccessible to visitors.
During the tour (which lasts about an hour) was given the opportunity of admiring, in addition to the Church with Titian's masterpieces, the Sansovinian Cloisters, the Renaissance stuccos and frescos of the Sala del Refettorio, the Cavana, the Sala del Capitolo, De' Barbari corridor, the NGN2 Room.
The initiative is organized in cooperation with Venice Tourist Guides Association.
For further information:www.telecomfuturecentre.com

14 October 2010 
The Future Centre meets the school
The Future Centre will illustrate its didactical proposals to headmasters and teachers from high schools in Venice and its province. Those proposals will be carried out through cycles of meetings specially crafted for high school students.

12 October 2010 
BELTEL Conference on "Technology for Public Administration and Urban Management"
This conference organized by Beltel and Telecom Italia, the third of 2010, brings together managers and ICT specialists.
This conference will address the theme of transformation in the utilities service centers, linking the issue of the infrastructural works needed for the realization of a broadband based ecosystem with the issues related to the development of cloud computing applications and the need for certified communications between institutions and citizens.
Speakers are important members of the public administration and representatives of companies with technology offerings.
The coordinator and moderator is Mario Citelli, managing editor of Beltel.
For any further information:www.beltelonline.com

20 September 2010 
Guided tour to San Salvador cloisters
Given the success of previous editions, the Telecom Italia Future Centre extended the monthly visit to the complex including also parts usually inaccessible to visitors.
During the tour (which lasts about an hour) was given the opportunity of admiring, in addition to the Church with Titian's masterpieces, the Sansovinian Cloisters, the Renaissance stuccos and frescos of the Sala del Refettorio, the Cavana, the Sala del Capitolo, De' Barbari corridor, the NGN2 Room.
The initiative is organized in cooperation with Venice Tourist Guides Association.
For further information:www.telecomfuturecentre.com

16 September 2010 
Meeting on future business strategies
The day long meeting focused on future Telecommunication business scenarios. The meeting, was attended, amongst others, by Gabriele Galateri di Genola, Chairman of Telecom Italia, Franco Bernabè, Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Italia, and Cesar Alierta, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Telefónica S.A. 
Discussion centered on foreseen evolution in the telecommunication field, on challenges and opportunities lying ahead, on the evolution of domestic and international regulations and on the way novel applications of telecommunications could change our everyday life.
The meeting has been an occasion for experiencing some amongst the most innovative services developed in Telecom Italia research laboratories: mobile HD video communications transmitted through ultra broadband LTE, mobile payment and fidelization scenarios, remote monitoring and optimization of energy consumption, the new ways of interacting and consuming television contents enabled by the use of CuboVision. The day has also been an occasion for visiting the historical telephone switch sited on our San Salvador premises.

4 September 2010 
Press Conference of the Literary Campiello Prize
The meeting is traditionally devoted to the presentation of the finalist authors, and their novels, in the most prestigious Italian literary prize. At the Telecom Italia Future Centre of Campo San Salvador the writers were received by Giuseppe Tornatore, as the president of the Technical Jury, by Andrea Tomat, president of Confindustria Veneto and Campiello Foundation, and by Alessandra Pivato, president of the Managing Committee. 
The five writers competing for the final award met the journalists a few hours before the announcement of the winner of the XLVIII Edition. It has been a final step among forecasts and unconfirmed news, hopes and suspense, in a city legitimating its nomination of capital of culture. 
For further information:www.premiocampiello.org

24- 27 August 2010 
3GPP Meeting 
The representatives of the 3GTT - CT6 Standards Group met at Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice for four days. 3GPP is the standardization group for GSM and UMTS, the universal systems used by more than 4 billion people. 
This group has additionally become responsible for the standardization of IMS control aspects for NGN as well as NGN2, the optical fibre network of new generation, addressing the focus of its activities also towards fixed and converging networks. 
In particular, CT6 Group's duty is to define technical specifications of USIM, the smart card allowing the authentication for UMTS and LTE mobile systems, and technical specifications of the ISIM, the smart card for the authentication of IMS systems (IP Multimedia Subsystem). 
ETSI (European Institute for Standards in Telecommunications) whose task is the definition and issue of standards within Europe, is a founding member of 3GPP, together with their respective North-American, Chinese, Korean and Japanese standardization organizations.

23 August 2010 
Guided visit to San Salvador cloisters 
The Telecom Italia Future Centre organised a guided visit to discover the San Salvador Church and Convent. During the visit, it was possible to admire the Sansovian cloisters, the ceiling and the frescos of Refettorio, the ancient Cavana, and also De Barbari corridor.

19 July 2010 
Guided visit to San Salvador cloisters
The Telecom Italia Future Centre organised a guided visit to discover the San Salvador Church and Convent. During the visit, it was possible to admire the Sansovian cloisters, the ceiling and the frescos of Refettorio, the ancient Cavana, and also De Barbari corridor.

8 July 2010 
Bioderma Event
Cultural gala performance on the occasion of the BIODERMA meeting, which was held from July 6 to 9 in Venice, to present the new product Matricium, a result of a 14-year laboratory research. 
At the event there werw present, as honour guests, the top management of the Company, general managers of subsidiaries e partner companies of their worldwide distribution. A meeting of International appeal and extraordinary beauty in an exceptional historical and artistic ambiance.

4 July 2010 
Evening Event Baiamonte Tiepolo 
Meeting event concerning the celebration of the VII centenary of an important historical occurrence at Serenissima in 1310, namely the conspiracy by Baiamonte Tiepolo, which had its crucial start at San Salvador Cloisters, aimed at the storm to Palazzo Ducale, and was unsuccessful. 
The reconstruction has been worked out by the historian Nelli Elena Vanzan Marchini.

2 July 2010 
Venice Sessions - "Design the Future" 
In cooperation with Nova and Sole24 Ore a Venice Sessions meeting was organized at the Future Centre, CEO Franco Bernabè being present. 
The theme of the event was "Design the Future". 
Participants were representatives from different areas of design, applied in various contexts, and representatives of leader companies on the market.

1 July 2010 
The colour of the sound suddenly 
In the Future Centre Cloisters a performance of music, colour and dance. Following up the first one of May, this was the second meeting in which instrumentalists, educated at the Conservatorio B. Marcello in Venice, executed pieces from a contemporary folk repertoire in cooperation with students of the historical improvisation class under Davide Omodio's guidance. 
The concert was accompanied by stage scenarios carried out extemporarily by Maurizio Favaretto and Edoardo Amodio from Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice, and by dancers of the Scuola di Elaborazione Danza, Venice, conducted by Laura Sgaragli.

29 June 2010 
The Future of Learning - "To learn in the future"
The Internet by connecting people and people to information is slowly changing the education scenario. The learning, however, is changing much faster and there is a growing gap between learning and education. How can this gap be bridged? What will education be like in the future? Let's try to imagine how a student will learn in 2020, or in 2050.

28 May 2010 
Conference on "Religious orders in Venice" 
Prof. Marco Zanetto resumed his conferences on precious and accurate pictures, describing historical moments and habits of Venice in the XIII Century. 
This time the focus concerned the religious orders and their role within the social environment. 
In Venice the state and community structure was always characterised by a well-defined secular attitude. However, notwithstanding the absolute correctness of such an assumption, the social role accomplished by religious orders in the laguna was always at a high level. 
This was due to two factors: first, the typical religious laicity of ruling classes as well as medium and lower classes; second, the difficulties involved in a life within the laguna ecosystem.

22 June 2010 
Campiello Literary Prize - Meeting with the finalist authors of the XLVIII Edition
The authors of the five finalist novels of the XLVIII edition of the Campiello Literary Award, chosen by a jury of literate experts, chaired by Giuseppe Tornatore, one of the most important representatives of the world of movies arts and culture, were presented in Venice, at Telecom Italia Future Centre, guests of Andrea Tomat, President of Campiello Foundation and Confindustria Veneto, as well of Alessandra Pivato, President of the Managing Committee. 
As in previous years, the audience was given the opportunity of meeting the writers taking part in Italy's most important literary prize, and of hearing directly from them a description of the five finalist novels, which will be then subjected to the choice of the jury of judges formed by 300 readers.
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21 June 2010 
Guided visit to San Salvador cloisters
Given the success of previous editions, the Telecom Italia Future Centre extended the monthly visit to the complex including also parts usually inaccessible to visitors. 
During the tour (which lasts about an hour) was given the opportunity of admiring, in addition to the Church with Titian's masterpieces, the Sansovinian Cloisters, the Renaissance stuccos and frescos of the Sala del Refettorio, the Cavana, the Sala del Capitolo, De' Barbari corridor, the NGN2 Room. 
The initiative was organized in cooperation with Venice Tourist Guides Association.

17 June 2010 
Think Tank on "Large scale organized distribution and changes"
In cooperation with Telecom Italia and Beltel Observatory, the meeting was focussed on the subject "Large scale organized distribution and changes: supermarket and sales points from a standpoint of a virtual and actual integration". The virtual side is based in the involvement and appeal aspects, whereas the actual side covers the management of sales operations and logistics, with the aim of searching efficiency and effectiveness. 
The speakers are experts with significant experiences in LOD, as well creatives and project managers involved in the definition of a new point of sales. Mario Citelli, Beltel director, acted as the coordinator.

15 June 2010 
The Future of Learning - "Educational systems"
Learning can be facilitated by a structured approach. This was recognised long time ago and gave rise to education systems. At the same time it created the issue that an education systems has goals and objectives and these are defined by those who control the education system. 
"Ipse dixit" can freeze the mind of students. What is being taught in different parts of the world? What is the result of different education systems? Why are Eastern European, Chinese, Indians better in Math?
can we live in a world where every one has got a PhD?

10 June 2010 
Padua University Workshop 
Students of the Master course in Techniques, Economics and Management of Communications and Media (MEDIACOM) of Padua University visited the San Salvador Complex, where the first telephone exchange of Italy's North East was set up, accompanied by Giuseppe Gerarduzzi, Cesare Baldon, and Renato Sferrazza, from Telecom Italia.

1 June 2010 
Future of Learning - "Learning Technologies" 
From sand to bark, papyrus to books we have been using technologies to ease our learning process. This is what set the humans apart from any other form of life: learning by using tools.
Today newspapers, books for dummies, television, CDs, interactive courses on Internet, social networks are providing new tools to learn.
And new ones are coming up. E-Book reader, haptic interfaces, simulation programs, AI assisted learning. Will there be a chip to implant on our brain to add learning module in our future?
We took a look at this evolution, setting the stage for new ways of learning.

27 May 2010 
Concert of Conservatorio B. Marcello 
Musical Event, organised in cooperation with the Conservatory Benedetto Marcello in Venice, established in 1876. Scheduled music of Arnold Schoenberg, Louis Spohr, Ludwig van Beethoven and Joseph Green. The music was performed by quartets Ida Gustavsson and Emelie Molander violins, Karin Petersdotter viola, Richard Pes cello, Giovanni Di Giorgio and Elena Nicoletti, violins, Zeno Scattolin purple, Amarmein Davaakkuu cello, coordinated by professor David Amodio, Professor of quartet.

20 May 2010 
Book presentation "Misticanze - Parole gusto, linguaggi del cibo" 
A journey between words and taste. The event was organized by Banco San Marco and Luca Pacioli Committee, an extension of Ca'Foscari of Venice.
The food is nomenclature, represents cultural identity and is always source of inventions and fantasies.

18 May 2010 
The Future of Learning - The monkey that learns and teaches
Learning is something that we do, everyday of our life. But it is not just "us". Every living thing "learns" one way or another. Most creatures learn over generation but as brains got more complex single creatures started to learn from themselves. Then they started to teach.
What is it that makes learning possible? Philosophers have addressed this question for thousands of years. It is only in these last decades that we have started to understand what is the physical underpinning of learning.

17 May 2010 
Guided visit to San Salvador cloisters
The Telecom Italia Future Centre organised a guided visit to discover the San Salvador Church and Convent. During the visit, it has been possible to admire the Sansovian cloisters, the ceiling and the frescos of Refettorio, the ancient Cavana, and also De Barbari corridor.

11 May 2010 
2020: Let'so go on a shopping spree!
Let's go on a shopping spree in a sunny day of 2020. What will be different, are we going to like it or will we be longing for the good old days?

10-14 May 2010 
3GPP Meeting
3GPP SA1 representatives met in Venice at Telecom Italia Future Centre.

The 3GPP is the standardisation body of GSM and UMTS, universal systems used by more than 4 billion people. The 3GPP has also acquired the responsibility to standardize the control aspects for IMS and Next Generation Network (NGN2), focussing its activities also to fixed networks.
In particular, the group SA1 is responsible for defining the specific requirements of service and system and is considered extremely important for international Operators, representing the key point for defining the functionalities of third-and fourth generation systems. ETSI, the European Institute for Telecommunications Standards, is a founding member of the 3GPP together with the corresponding bodies North American, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

6 May 2010 
Guided tour of the Popular University, Venice
Their members visited the San Salvador complex, accompanied by Prof.ssa Paola Rossi Gavagnin. 
The meeting was part of the events, scheduled in May of the Association, which had its headquarters in Piazza San Marco. Particular attention was paid to cultural tours of the historic centre of the lagoon.

4 May 2010 
Guided visit of Schio CFP
Students of the Salesian Don Bosco Centre of Schio (Vicenza) classes visited the Future Centre, accompanied by Prof. M. Rose Cecchelero. 
The visit, which fits in schools initiatives of Veneto, focused not only on historical and artistic aspects, but especially on the future of retail. The meeting will be held by Ottone Maurizio Grasso, Project Manager, and by the Director of Future Centre, Roberto Saracco.

2 May 2010 
Concert "Omaggio alla Dea del Mare"
Music concert inspired by purification and re-birth Brazilian rites to pay homage to the Godness of Sea and Love. The concert was presented by three percussionist women, Alessandra Belloni, voice, frame drums, tambourines,bodhran, ocean drum; Annunziata Dellisanti, marimba, drum, darabukka, riqq, and Serena Davini, drums and congas. 
The initiative was presented by Roberta Reeder, art director of the Musica Venezia Cultural Association, and Annunziata Kiki Dellisanti, president of the Centro Veneto Donne in Musica.

21 April 2010 
Products, tools and solutions of a next Future
In collaboration between Telecom Italia and Beltel Observatory, the meeting was focussed on "Products, tools and solutions of a next Future". Innovation is regarded not as an ideological abstraction, but as a real implementation of "things" that will soon support our life and professional activities. 
Projects of the most important technological laboratories being transformed into reality. 
Mario Citelli, Beltel editorial director, was the coordinator.

20 April 2010 
The Future of shopping - "Shopping in a world of atoms and bits"
How are shops organized? Where is Zara different form Benetton and from Prada? Why is Nokia producing ever new cell phones and Samsung new television whilst Montblank is offering a new fountain pen model once a year?
How are we attracted by a shop, what bring us to roam the aisles?
How is shopping on Internet, is it better? Can it be dangerous? 
If people shops on Internet more and more, is it the death knell for the brick and mortar shops?

19 April 2010 
Guided visit to San Salvador cloisters
The Telecom Italia Future Centre organised a guided visit to discover the San Salvador Church and Convent. During the visit, it was possible to admire the Sansovian cloisters, the ceiling and the frescos of Refettorio, the ancient Cavana, and also De Barbari corridor.

14-15 April 2010 
GSMA Executive Management Committee meeting
From April 14 to 15, Telecom Italia Future Centre hosted the meeting of the Executive 
Management Committee (EMC) of the GSM Association (GSMA).
GSMA represents the interests of the world's mobile communications industry. It covers 219 countries, with about 800 world's mobile operators, and involves more than 200 companies within the world's mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, internet companies, media and entertainment organizations. 
GSMA is managed by a Board and an Executive Committee (EMC), formed by representatives of the 25 main global operators. Its focus areas are innovation, incubation, and creation of new business opportunities GSMA is managed by a Board and an Executive Committee (EMC), formed by representatives of the 25 main global operators. Its focus areas are innovation, incubation, and creation of new business opportunities 
for its members; the final aim being to guide the growth of mobile communications industry.
EMC was established in 2003. Its task is to provide guidelines to GSMA Board concerning strategy and vision, and to steer GSMA operational activities in both the technological field, as well as the services and products areas. EMC is chaired by Mr Reinhard Kreft, Head of Industry Initiatives & Standardization of Vodafone Group, whereas Telecom Italia representative has been, for five years now, Lucy Lombardi, Head of International Group and Standards.

12 April 2010 
Guided visit to the complex of San Salvador by the Renaissance Society of America
The visitors came from all over the world on the occasion of their 56th annual international meeting, from April 8 to 10.

8 April 2010 
Round Table with the Venice Tourist Guide Association
During the meeting organised with the official guide association established in 1978, the Future Centre activities open to the public were presented with a view to a future collaboration. 
All attendees were members of the Regional Tourist Guide Association of Veneto and the National Association, adhering to their European and World Associations.

7 April 2010 
Conference on "Nefarious Crimes, Contested Justiced. Illicit Sex and Infanticide in the Republic of Venice, 1557- 1789" 
Conference on "Nefarious Crimes, Contested Justiced Illicit Sex and Infanticide in the Republic of Venice, 1557- 1789" by Prof. Joanne M. Ferraro, History Dept of San Diego State University. 
The essay by Joanne Ferraro, a study on illicit sex intercourse and infanticide in the Republic of Venice, uncovers a rather hidden side of the past. 
This work allowed us to understand how researchers find out and explain the secret world of sexuality investigating archives, literature and visual representations. 
Together with the author, a discussion followed involving Edith Beenkov (French Literature Dept.San Diego State University), Sara Matthews-Grieco (History Dept, Syracure University), Guido Ruggiero (History Dept. University of Miami), and Michele Dal Borgo (archivist, State Archives, Venice).

30 March 2010 
The future of shopping - "The shopping technologies"
There are many ways, and they go by many ways...The shop business has evolved significantly in part because of different spending patterns and in part because new technologies became available.
In this part we considered how technology evolution impacted the business and we took a look at new technology that may change the way we look at shopping today.

25 March 2010 
Guided visit to San Salvador cloisters - Newstead Wood School
One day of visit to the enchanting Centre of San Salvador for the Newstead Wood School.
The visitors had the opportunity to admire the wealth and beauty of the ancient complex, the Refectory and its vault with rich decorations of stuccos and frescos, and the two famous Sansovinian cloisters.

17 March 2010 
The future of shopping - "Why do we buy?"
Long gone are the times when people bought very little, and basically most of it was raw material that could be used to do (build) the things one needed. This building activity nowadays is classified as "hobby".
We are not just buying finished products that we need, we are also buying products that we "like" and sometimes we buy because we "like" buying!
The reasons why we buy are at the core of the marketing strategies and this is reflected by the way "they" sell.

16 and 17 March 2010 
All-Hands Meeting - FreeMove Alliance
FreeMove is the international alliance established in 2003 among the mobile operators Telecom Italia, Orange, T-Mobile and Telia Sonera with the aim of ensuring the commercial common base for multinational customers and developing an international offer for mobile telecommunications services. 
As a member and coordinator of the event, Telecom Italia hosted at the Future Centre the periodic international meeting, in which the representatives of the main work groups of the alliance took part as well as representatives of the Management Board and the Sales Steering Committee.
The meeting's objective was to share the main international issues and future developments of the alliance, as well as the opportunity of team building among the representatives of the four operators.

15 March 2010 
Guided visit to San Salvador cloisters
The Telecom Italia Future Centre organised a guided visit to discover the San Salvador Church and Convent. During the visit, it was possible to admire the Sansovian cloisters, the ceiling and the frescos of Refettorio, the ancient Cavana, and also De Barbari corridor.

9, 10, 11 March 2010 
Visit by the Third Age University of Treviso
Three days of visits to the enchanting Centre of San Salvador for the students of Unitre Treviso, accompanied by Prof. Giorgio Nicolini, historian of Treviso and funding member of the "Società Iconografica Trevigiana". 
In groups of 25/30, the visitors had the opportunity to admire the wealth and beauty of the ancient complex, the Refectory and its vault with rich decorations of stuccos and frescos, and the two famous Sansovinian cloisters.

5 March 2010 
Conference on "Paolo Caliari, called Veronese, in Venice"
The conference offered a description of the activities of Paolo Veronese, one of the main representatives of the sixteenth century painting, focussing in particular on his production in Venice, where he settled down in 1555 and lived until his death in his house at San Samuele. 
After a summary of his education at Verona, and of his works as a young artist, in which one already becomes aware of his specific character in contrast to the Venetian tradition, the speaker provided an analysis of his public cycles. 
Here Veronese definitely comes into the limelight of local painting. 
The "cycles" cover the Allegories for Palazzo Ducale and Libreria Marciana, commissioned by the upper classes, and the fine decoration of the new San Sebastiano.
They also include the series of large-size paintings which seem to resume the tradition of Venetian drapers, with the famous supper-feasts, and the paintings of mythologic content, particularly appreciated by arts collectors - where the artist gets into rivalry with Titian and his poetry. 
The speaker, Professor Stefania Mason Rinaldi, is a teacher of modern art history at Udine University, and an author of studies on Venetian art between Renaissance and Baroque. 
She is also head of the project "Arts collections in Venice from its origin to the eighteenth century", and has edited three volumes which account for the results of such researches.

2 March 2010 
The Communication Future - Communication within 5 years
The technological evolution along side with the evolution of the way of life in a world in which local and global are interpenetrating, shall bring about new possibilities of communication. 
During this meeting you got familiar with the evolutions of both the telecommunications infrastructures and the evolution of terminals and the way of communication. For this purpose we tried to make a telephone call in the year 2015 and we had the opportunity to visit the Next Generation Network expo, present at the Future Centre.

22 February 2010 
Guided visit to San Salvador cloisters
The Telecom Italia Future Centre organised a guided visit to discover the San Salvador Church and Convent. During the visit, it was possible to admire the Sansovian cloisters, the ceiling and the frescos of Refettorio, the ancient Cavana, and also De Barbari corridor.

18 February 2010 
Opening conference of I-SPEED European Project
Fostered by Venice Municipality, the project I-SPEED aimed at exchanging experiences at European level on the use of new technologies, in order to improve the promotion policies of economic activities involved by tourism. The idea derives from the experience of Venice Connected and the project Digital Citizenship on web 2.0. Increasing the consciousness on potentialities offered by new technologies will result in an increased competitiveness in a sector like tourism which is definitely profit-making for the European Union.

17 February 2010 
Conference on "Human and arts crisis of Venice and his renaissance"
We started again the meetings with Prof Marco Zanetto, devoted to an in-depth description of crucial, historical and artistic periods of Venice in the 16th Century. 
The conference was focussed on the human and arts crisis of the Serenissima in years characterised by bloody wars against the Turks and terrific plagues which strongly affect the laguna environment and territories under its control.
Notwithstanding that the reaction of Venice from the arts and human viewpoint takes place timely, once again, in an admiring way, and through the wise use of its resources and competences, ranging from politics and juridical procedures to economics, and from architecture to painting.

11 February 2010 
Telecom Italia meeting with the Association of Consumer Triveneto
The annual meeting with the representatives of the Consumers' Association Triveneto was set up for Thursday, February 11th at the Telecom Italia Future Centre.
During the meeting we discussed issues of common interest and drew up a budget on activities related to an "Agreement". Telecom Italia was represented by the head of the Functional Equivalence and Regulatory Affairs area, the head of Fixed Consumer Customer Operations and Fixed Consumer North East Area, as well as the head of Customer Business Operations.

9 February 2010 
The Future Communication - The communication infrastructures
Communication has become a simple experience and that has been made possible through a complex network of telecommunication. This is however only one among the various and complex infrastructures of communication. This meeting was devoted to an overview of the different communication infrastructures, with a focus in particular on the telecommunications infrastructure, that is at present or is going to become an infrastructure through which all the others are supported. 
We understood how they are made and operate. It has been an opportunity to have a look closely at a switching exchange, the one present at the Future Centre, which for this occasion was open to visitors.

5-16 February 2010 
At the Future Centre the Press Office for Venice Carnival 2010
A very nice Carnival, apparently even more attractive than in past editions, thanks to a stronger cooperation among the various cultural institutions of the city.
"Sensation 2010" presented in the six sestieri a tour of performances and initiatives based on the six senses, which has already proved very successful with 150,000 visitors during the first week end. 
This year, among the official sponsors, there was also Telecom Italia, and the Future Centre was the location of the Carnival Press office.

2 February 2010 
The Future Communication - Technologies to communicate
Nowadays communication has become such an integral part of our daily behaviour that we rather scarcely think of the technologies involved. 
In many cases such technologies are totally unknown, being become common use. It is (so to say) that we all eat bread, although not all of us know how bread is made. 
In this second meeting we became acquainted with technologies on the basis of modern (tele)communications and their seven levels defined by the International Standard Organization for the basis of communications, a mechanism which allows us to communicate in an easy way even if we ignore the "functioning" of communication. 
We talked about the electric and optical communication systems, the way communication takes place within a chip, in a complex system such a television set or a computer, and will in the end analyse also the distance communication, at the frontiers of physics and almost in the domain of science fiction (i.e. the tele-transportation)

19 January 2010 
E-health in the Digital Era 
Fourth and last meeting of the cycle "Four events to talk about a near future", organised in cooperation between Telecom Italia and Beltel Observatory.
The theme was focused on e-health. Goal of the event was to stimulate a discussion among the most important experts in this field. 
The congress was moderated by Mario Citelli, Direttore Editoriale of BELTEL.

18 January 2010 
Guided visit to San Salvador cloisters 
The Telecom Italia Future Centre organised a guided visit to discover the San Salvador Church and Convent. During the visit, it was possible to admire the Sansovian cloisters, the ceiling and the frescos of Refettorio, the ancient Cavana, and also De Barbari corridor.

12 January 2010 
The Communication Future - "Nature Communication"
All living organisms need communication on their inside. The individual cells have fundamental communication systems for their functioning. 
Similarly, the functioning of the individual, being a complex organism, needs communication among his parts. 
Also the reproduction of superior organisms requires a form of communication which becomes more and more sophisticated as the behaviour flexibility of the individual increases. 
During the first meeting we will examine the mechanisms of communication developed in 4 billion years of Nature evolution. 
We will observe them in particular through the eyes of a technician, and not through a sociologist's eyes, since in this way a comparison is possible with the communication based on the technologies developed by mankind.