The Dante Alighieri Society of British Columbia

 For the promotion of Italian language and culture

 Upcoming Events

 The Dante Alighieri Society of BC

in collaboration with ARPICO and the Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto
invites you to the event

"From Leonardo to the Microchip:

Italian Creativity and Innovation 

in the Economy of the Future" 

A talk by Roberto Bonzio (in English)

Join us for a lively multimedia performance celebrating the power of unconventional thinking as a driver of innovation at the crossroads between counterculture and hi-tech through portraits of inspiring figures, some with Italian names: from Lawrence Ferlinghetti, patriarch of the Beat Generation, to Adriano Olivetti, visionary entrepreneur from Ivrea, and Federico Faggin from Vicenza, who created the first microchip and invented the touch technology.

Free-thinker Roberto Bonzio left the newsroom and a full-time job at the international news agency Reuters in Milan to found “Italiani di Frontiera” (Frontier Italians), an innovative project investigating the secrets of talent conceived as a one-man-band journalistic adventure. With a strong presence on online and offline media, more than 250 live storytelling events hosted by top companies and institutions in Italy and abroad, a book published in 2015 and inspirational tours across the Silicon Valley for professionals of any industry, Roberto Bonzio has been nominated Alumnus of the Year by Venice University Ca’ Foscari for his original work.

Tuesday January 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Museum of Vancouver (Joyce Walley Hall)

1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9

Free Admission (donations welcome)
Registration required. Please RSVP at

​If you need further information, please contact our Board Member Arianna Dagnino

(in charge of cultural events):

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