TEDxSaintLouisUniversityMadrid invited the SLU-Madrid community to participate in the 5th annual TEDx event: “The Unexpected” hosted at SLU-Madrid on March 23, 2023, 4-8 p.m.

Event will be streamed online.

In the last few years, we have learned to expect the unexpected. But are we humans prepared to cope with it?

In this edition of TEDxSaintLouisUniversityMadrid, we intend to reflect on how we deal, both as a group and as individuals, with all sorts of unexpected situations.

We will explore the human reaction to the unexpected and look back to past unexpected events in order to see how they have shaped our present lives and society. We also want to learn how the unexpected is used as a resource in the fine arts to channel and enhance the public’s experience.


Presentations – Auditorium of San Ignacio Hall (SIH) building.



If you have an “unexpected” idea worth sharing and want to be on our stage, record a brief (3-5 minutes) video explaining your idea and complete this form.

Si tienes una idea “inesperada” que vale la pena difundir y te gustaría estar en nuestro escenario, graba un video breve (3-5 minutos) explicándonos tu idea y completa este formulario.

Link to the form


Organizing Team

Belén López Martí, Ph.D: Organizer

Department of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology

Javier Gamo: Co-Organizer

Adjunct Professor in the Division of Science & Engineering

Taieb Gasmi: Team Member

Associate Dean; Program Director

Department of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology

Francisco Prieto: Team Member


About Us

TEDxSaintLouisUniversityMadrid is organized by Faculty and Staff from the Madrid Campus of Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution, dedicated to student learning, research, service, and healthcare.

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Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus
Calle Amapolas 3
Madrid, 28003

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