TEDxChamonix spreads local ideas globally and brings global ideas home. Our event is organised by a group of volunteers who believe there are important and innovative ideas born in the extreme mountain environment of the Chamonix Valley. These ideas can benefit the world at large.
The organising committee is a team of volunteers who have come together to create the first TEDx in Chamonix. Our goal is to create a spark within each event participant, making them think and realise that we can all do more than our limits – we can all breakthrough!
Our theme is Breakthrough, because we can all breakthrough to the next level.
Chamonix has a diverse range of people – the valley draws together people with a myriad of interests and talents. We’ll be drawing speakers together to explore how they breakthrough to reach beyond their previous limits, and understanding how we can all follow in those footsteps. How can we all breakthrough?
TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. Follow TED on Twitter, or on Facebook.
About TEDx, x = independently organised event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organised events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organised TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organised. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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