Boac, Marinduque – The Island Ambassador from Marinduque was able to improve during this year’s edition of Torrance Festival of Ideas from April 18 to 20. Dr. Randy Nobleza of Marinduque State College have started last year to participate in Festival of Ideas by asking or adding topic, suggesting meet-ups, posting questions in question and answers, recommending conferences, replying to posts, sharing articles and doing meet-ups or sharing rides.

During the first day, April 18 there was a welcome note from the festival director, Dr Ann Abraham. The island ambassador was able to engage in the online session  “There are no facts: AI and everyday life” and Backtracking apathy. The following day, April 19 Dr. Nobleza participated in the following sessions: fighting plastic waste and marine debris, Inside the meta verse and The imaginative powers of reading. Finally on the last day, April 20 he was able to take part of the sessions: daydream, imagine, play and  AI and digital games for fostering and assessing creativity.

Torrance Festival of Ideas is organized annually by the University of Georgia, it is a free, virtual, cultural event where a panel of creative and imaginative experts from around the world present their innovative ideas to the general public via Whova platform.  There is a total of 605 attendees from all over the world.