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Theme: Innovation & Tradition

June 21st, 2014

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About this event

Because it is Clermont, Because it is in Auvergne…
We chose for this first edition to reunite 7 speakers and 1 musician around the theme Innovation & Tradition. This theme was evident to us primarily because we are attached to our roots and to our long history, here and elsewhere, but also because we want to play a role in this changing world, and to pass anything that could make it a better one.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Franck RAMUS
    Franck is doctor in cognitive sciences and research director at CNRS in the cognitive science department of École Normale Supérieure de Paris. His research focuses on children's language learning abilities and the associated problems (dyslexia, autism…).
  • Fabien MARRET
    Fabien is designer and entrepreneur. He founded his company in Clermont-Ferrand.
    The crafts with engines have always passionated Pierre. Plane pilot on T6 during his military service, Pierre dedicated a large part of his career to motor sports. He has visited for 40 years all the racetracks, rubbed shoulders with all the great names of motor racing and holds an amazing record of achievements. Today he manages a local hockey team and flies a small CH-7 helicopter. Pierre wrote «40 years of passion in motor sports» (Textuel editions).
  • Sandrine MUSEL
    Sandrine is choir master and consultant. She is a specialist in neurocommunication and neuromanagement. She lives between Lyon and Montpellier in France.
  • Kariappa BHEEMAIAH
    Engineer and prospectivist, Kariappa is a specialist of the new forms of money and their impact of banking. He is from India and lives in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
    Cathy is illustrator. She lives in Blois and participates every year to the Biennale des Carnets de Voyages in Clermont-Ferrand.
  • Thierry COURTADON
    Thierry was born in the lava of a volcano. Sculptor since the age of 8, Thierry work the lava of the Auvergne volcanos. With a team of 8 passionated craftmen, he designed sculptures that goes to different parts of the world. Thierry likes to share his passion for sculpture and to explain how the lava sculpts his personality as much as he sculpts it. He tells how a work can change a life and transform a 'little' sculptor into a globe-trotter. He also shows how technology can serve the arts, allowing him to realise his dreams.
  • Philippe GUIDAT
    Philippe is a guitar player and a composer of classical and world music. He received the Bronze Medal of composition from the Académie Internationale de Lutèce (Paris) and was finalist in 2007 of the European Guitar Award in Germany under the direction of Ralph Towner. In 2004, he worked in New York in the studio of the minimal US composer Philip Glass and then was slected in 2007 for an international residence for music artists in this same city. He realised and participated in the recording of more than 10 albums.

Venue and Details

Espace Municipal Georges Conchon
3 rue Léo-Lagrange

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