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Perception
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TEDxChamonix 2021 is postponed. The team is looking forward to welcoming you to our next event, Perception, when the COVID19 situation permits.

Isn’t it strange how two people can experience the same thing and interpret it differently? We take in what our senses detect, but then we add something that is internal to us – our personal filter. Facts, interpretations and even a desire to belong can play a part. We will explore this phenomenon with the theme:  Perception.

Our 2018 Speakers
Imagine the possibilities. They are endless!
Skier and filmmaker. Imagining a way to turn traumatic experiences into renewed purpose.
Brain trauma survivor. Imagining medicine’s role in healing the whole body.
Ice climber. Engineer. Imagining the convergence of his two passions.
Dorota. Commercial diver. Imagining limitless underwater exploration.
Lola. Alpinist, mountaineer, accessible sports pioneer. Reimagining the possibilities.
Jérôme. Self-taught photographer & filmmaker. Reimagining his craft, free from constraint.
Kelly. Scientist. Body work expert. Imagining new approaches to altitude medicine.
Katie. Health Researcher. Reimagining approaches to humanitarian programmes and research.
Our 2017 Speakers
Alexa received her PhD from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and is currently conducting research in the Caribbean.
Alyoscia D'Onofrio is the Senior Director of the International Rescue Committee’s Governance Technical Unit, where he oversees a team of technical advisors supporting IRC and partner programs in conflict-affected and fragile settings around the world.
Anne Lassman-Trappier is a Chamonix-born environmentalist. She launched Inspire, a local non-profit whose aim is to achieve better air quality in the Mont-Blanc area by making the issue visible and by working with decision-makers to offer solutions.
Ellen Brennan follows her passion of Wingsuit BASE-jumping to explore the boundaries of what we think is possible. Her dedication to the sport has led her to become one of the top female athletes in her field.
One of our speakers inspires breakthroughs in journalism. Heba Aly is the director of IRIN, one of world’s leading sources of original, field-based journalism about humanitarian crises.
Dr. Rollier works closely with various sports clubs in the Haute Savoie. His goal is for injured athletes to regain their sporting level as quickly as possible and for anyone with prosthesis to pursue the physical activities they love.
All of us can have our perspectives changed by a breakthrough moment of comprehension, a moment when we are captivated by an idea. I had one such moment and it propelled me into what became a lifelong obsession.
Marion was the first female to join the 8 athletes of the elite French Army Mountaineering Team. As a high mountain guide, she was the first female instructor for the mountain division of the French army and the first female to join the French police mountain rescue team.
A few years ago, a chance meeting with adventurer and mapping expert David Cowell sparked the beginning of Mischa's most ambitious project to date, combining his passion for mountains and technology – to build FATMAP, the world’s leading adventure platform and the most precise and detailed 3D map of the outdoors.
Naomi is an original tree-hugger, whose efforts focus on the agriculture and forestry sectors- seeking to reduce deforestation and drive positive change in the land-use sector.
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What is TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxChamonix, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxChamonix event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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