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The first TEDxEMLYON conference

On Thursday November 14, EMLYON Business School invited seven speakers to share their views on the subject “New Perspectives” during the first TEDxEMLYON conference.

This unique opportunity allowed 100 guests to listen to seven speakers selected for their unique expertise in a particular field.

The speakers included:

  • Philippe Laurent, Founder of Project Coaching Associés,
  • Jean-Philippe Lachaux, Neurobiologist and Research Director,
  • Pablo Martin De Holan, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurial Management at EMLYON Business School,
  • Catherine Destivelle, a mountaineer who has climbed the major peaks of the Alps and the Himalayas,
  • Pascal Picq, Anthropologist at the Collège de France,
  • Audrey Cattoz, Founder of KLS Lunettes,

Each expert was given a maximum of eighteen minutes and covered a wide range of insightful topics on environmental, societal, psychological and business issues affecting our lives and the generations to come. At the end of the evening, the 100 guests and 7 speakers had a chance to chat and exchange ideas during a cocktail party.

This unique TED conference, organised by EMLYON Business School and its students, is a perfect illustration of the institution's mission to educate entrepreneurs for the world through programmes meant to inspire students to develop their entrepreneurial mindset and create new opporunities.

About TED

TED (“Technology”, “Entertainment” and “Design”) is a non-profit created to advocate "Ideas Worth Spreading". The first "TED" conference dates back to 1984: it brought together people from its three target communities - Technology, Entertainment and Design. TED annual conferences attract the world’s most fascinating thinkers and movers and shakers. To give its aim of spreading ideas greater reach, TED set up TEDx, “x” standing for “independent TED event”. A TEDx is a local, independently-organized event intended to bring together people interested in enjoying a TED experience.

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