Speakers

Our Speakers from 2018 - Imagine

Katie Whitehouse

Katie. Health Researcher. Reimagining approaches to humanitarian programmes and research.

Kelly Riis-Johannessen

Kelly. Scientist. Body work expert. Imagining new approaches to altitude medicine.

Jérôme Tanon

Jérôme. Self-taught photographer & filmmaker. Reimagining his craft, free from constraint.

Eleonora Delnevo

Lola. Alpinist, mountaineer, accessible sports pioneer. Reimagining the possibilities.

Dorota Bankowska

Dorota. Commercial diver. Imagining limitless underwater exploration.

Giovanni Rossi

Ice climber. Engineer. Imagining the convergence of his two passions.

Dr. Nick Carruthers

Brain trauma survivor. Imagining medicine’s role in healing the whole body.

Sven Kueenle

Skier and filmmaker. Imagining a way to turn traumatic experiences into renewed purpose.

Our Speakers from 2017 - Breakthrough

Heba Aly

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.

Ellen Brennan

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.

Anne Lassman-Trappier

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.

Alyoscia D’Onofrio

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.

Alexa Sadier

Alexa received her PhD from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and is currently conducting research in the Caribbean.

Jean-Charles Rollier

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.

Marion Poitevin

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.

Misha Gopaul

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 Swickard

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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