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.
For our first event in 2017, Breakthrough, we took ourselves very seriously. Our speakers addressed fake news, dwindling resources, air pollution and improving services for refugees. An inspirational event rooted in scientific discovery and application with a few stories of inspiration mixed in.
For our second event, Imagine, we’re letting our hair down. We’re taking the leap from our Breakthrough event to a day where we Imagine the possibilities. They are endless.
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 imagine and breakthrough!
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 organization 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.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
About TEDx, x = independently organised event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)