Theme: Going beyond
Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius
January 31st, 2013
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About this event
TEDxPlainesWilhems seeks to bring hope and freshness of ideas in the intellectual community in Mauritius. It's a platform for inspiration and action. An event which celebrates diversity, thinkers and doers. Where individuals from varied disciplines, age and gender come together to share their one idea worth spreading. And its as much about the attendees as its about the speakers.
TEDxPlainesWilhems welcomes all of you to join us in this amazing journey to help Mauritius 'Go Beyond'.
Saxophonist and Educator. Founder Mo'Zar A'telier de Musique. José Thérèse has a diploma in performing arts from the Danske Musikkonservatorium, Denmark. For the past 17 years he has trained youngsters from underprivileged neighbourhoods to play jazz music and become professional musicians and jazz performers at his school.
South African National Swimming Coach. Graham Hill is the current national coach of South Africa. He has coached for 26 years and mentored the likes of Roland Schoeman and Ryk Neethling Olympic gold medallists with the SA relay team Athens 2004, Cameron Van der Burgh Olympic Gold Medallist Breastroke London 2012 and Chad Le Clos Gold Medallist Butterfly London 2012.
Technologist. Marc Israel is a high tech guru passionate about technology and its applications in our everyday lives. An engineer by profession specialising in robotics, Marc moved to Mauritius 13 years ago after a career as an entrepreneur in France. He is an author of several books on database management, programming and presentation software.
Advertiser, Managing Director BBDO Lanka. Santosh Menon has worked internationally at Leo Burnett, JWT, FCB Ulka and Contract working with clients P&G, Fonterra and Wipro. His 21 years of experience in advertising has asserted his belief that businesses and brands should leverage on creative advertising and communication mediums to make a positive difference in communities.
Chad Le Clos
Chad Le Clos is a South African swimmer born to a Mauritian father and South African mother. At the London Olympics he won 200 m butterfly gold beating the legendary Michael Phelps by 0.05 seconds. He also won an Olympic Silver in the 100 m butterfly. Chad Le Clos is also a Commonwealth Games Champion, holding records in the 50 m and 100 m butterfly. More recently he won Golds at the World Short Course Championships in the 100 m and 200 m butterfly events in Istanbul, Turkey.