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Theme: Great Expectations

This event occurred on
November 9, 2013
9:30am - 5:30pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Rolle, VD

They're short and sweet, aimed to flood your thoughts with questions before you even know what's hit you. They have captured our minds and our hearts, causing us to re-examine what we previously thought was true. Whether it's about the workings of brain plasticity or ancient African alphabets, TED talks are innately interesting and always leave you with something to think about. With a mantra of "Ideas worth spreading," TED invites communities around the world to re-create this experience in their own localities, and we have accepted the challenge. I introduce to you, TEDxInstitueLeRosey's Great Expectations, an event comprising jam-packed talks interspersed with discussion, live performances, videos, and let's not forget, delicious food.

Organized by our very own Rosey students, TEDx Institute Le Rosey will be a day filled with inspiration and ideas with talks from speakers such as Norman Foster, Kenneth Starr, and Luca Belpietro. We invite all members of the Le Rosey community to buy a ticket and attend the event to see what ideas our students believe are worth sharing...

Rolle, VD
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Mark Kingwell

Mark is a Canadian professor of philosophy and associate chair at the University of Toronto department of philosophy. He specialises in theories of politics and culture.

Izzeldin Abuelaish

Dr. Abuelaish, OOnt, MD, MPH, is a Palestinian physician and an internationally recognized human rights and inspirational peace activist devoted to advancing health and education opportunities for women and girls in the Middle East.

John Ceriale

John is the president of Prospect Advisors, the exclusive hotel advisor to Blackstone Real Estate Advisors

Carlos Del Rio

Carlos del Rio is the Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health and co-Director of the Emory Centre for AIDS Research.

Luca Belpietro

Luca founded the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT), a community rooted non-profit organization which now employs 250 Kenyans, providing the community with conservation, health and education services. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Kenya and wrote his thesis on Sustainable Development and Environment Conservation: Wildlife as a Natural Resource in Kenya.

Safiya Al Bahlani

Safiya is an Omani artist, graphic designer, and inspirational speaker. Her physical disability made her path to becoming an artist extremely challenging.

Norman Foster

Sir Norman Foster is the founder of Foster + Partners, a prominent British architectural firm having designed landmarks such as Wembley Stadium and 30 St Mary Axe.

Judge Ken Starr

Judge Ken Starr is a distinguished academician, lawyer, public servant and sixth-generation Texan, who is currently Baylor University’s 14th president.

Felipe Sabogal

Felipe is a Colombian Rosey ancien who is currently studying to complete his Master of Science in Management at HEC UNIL, Lausanne.

Organizing team


Toronto, Canada


  • Allegra Lorenzotti
    creative leader
  • Juan Carlos Del Rio
    Technological Advisor
  • Robert Gray
  • Margaux Le-Quellec
  • Melissa Vargas Castillo
    team member
  • Alexandra El-Galaly
    team member
  • Sidney Cheng
    team member
  • Cristoforo Coppola
    team member
  • Ethan Mergele
    team member
  • Manal Bahwan
    team member