ITS Campus, ITS News – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) expressed worry about numerous concerns in Indonesia once more. This time, the TEDxITS event brought up various frequently discussed societal concerns, such as women’s issues, food waste, and others. This annual routine event is held offline at the ITS Research Center Building Auditorium, Sunday (19/6).
The Chief Executive of the TEDxITS Conceptor Section, Clara Lourdessa Oryza, said that TEDxITS was successfully initiated for the first time by ITS Vice Chancellor III Dr Eng Ir Ahmad Rusdiansyah MEng. He also said that currently the implementation of TEDxITS is under the auspices of the ITS Public Communication Unit (UKP). “We have a vision to escalate ITS towards the international arena,” she said.
Successfully held five times, this year’s TEDxITS raised three concepts: taboo issues, difficult to express, and issues that have been talked frequently but not further pursued. He added that the theme review from the previous year’s theme brought up the subject “Therefore, this year’s theme is “Elephant in the Room,” she said.
Not only social issues, the student who is familiarly called Ory added that this year’s TEDxITS had the opportunity to include political issues in Indonesia. The issue was raised on the grounds that there are still many Indonesian people who are still indifferent to the issue. “We consider that many Indonesians are still reluctant to discuss the politics around them,” she explained
Furthermore, the ITS Material and Metallurgical Engineering Department student explained, this year’s TEDxITS has a target to make people aware of the gravity of issues that are currently rife in Indonesia. He also admitted that he was very happy with the enthusiasm of students and the general public to attend TEDxITS. “We are grateful that there are still many people who care about issues that are currently rife in Indonesia,” she said happily.
With the implementation of TEDxITS, Ory hopes that students and the general public will be aware of the seriousness of the issues currently rife in Indonesia. “Not only aware, we want the general public and students to dare to take action on these issues,” she concluded hopefully. (ITS PR)
Reporter: Bima Surya Samudra
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