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Theme: New perspectives

This event occurred on
November 14, 2013
5:00pm - 8:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Ecully, V

The very first TEDxEMLYON Conference with the theme of 'New perspectives'. will be held on the 14th of November 2013 at AMPHI CCI, EMLYON. TEDxEMLYON 2013 promises to be an unforgettable experience!

23 Avenue Guy de Collongue
Ecully, V, 69130
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Rock climber and Mountaineer Awarded for the best feature-length mountain film. Topic of her speech: "Reaching The Top" Born in Oran, Algeria, from French parents, Catherine Destivelle is a French rock climber and mountaineer. She discovered rock climbing in the Forest of Fontainebleau while she was 12. There she found what would drive her for the next few decades. Climbing became something very important in the young teenager’s life: when she was 13, Catherine Destivelle was used to going climbing in the Southern French Alps, without her parents’ even knowing it. However, she gave up mountaineering a few years later, after becoming a physiotherapist. After a five-year break, her taste for climbing drove her to change her mind. In those days, she then won many events and became quite famous. Among her noteworthy achievements, we can note that she was the first woman to climb a highly difficult route (graded ‘8 in the French climbing system) or the first woman to give her name to a climbing route (in the French Alps, in 1991). However, in late 1990’s, she began to reduce the number of ascents to dedicate herself instead to a new career as a lecturer and a writer. She has written more than 5 books and is portrayed in more than 10 films or documentaries.


Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurial Management. Topic of his speech: "Managing Organizational Forgetting" Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurial Management at EMLYON Pablo Martin de Holan is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurial Management at EMLYON Business School since 2012. Pablo first graduated from the Université de Paris Sorbonne in 1992, with a Master of Art in Sociology and another one in Social Sciences. He then joined McGill University, where he undertook a Ph.D. in Strategic Management, under the supervision of Henry Mintzberg and Nelson Philipps. His expertise mainly relates to Strategic Management, Organisation and Entrepreneurship. Before becoming a faculty member of the EMLYON Business School, he taught at McGill University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or IE Business School, among others. Pablo also brilliantly continues his research activity on problems emerging when organizations try to implement their strategic decisions and change processes. His papers were published in many prestigious academics journals, such as the Harvard Business Review or the Journal of Management Sciences. He even won the “Bechkard Memorial Prize” in 2004, rewarding the best paper on organizational change published by the MIT Sloan Management Review, for his paper « Managing Organisational Forgetting »

Edouard RAFFIN

Vice-president of REFEDD (Réseau français des étudiants pour le développement durable) Topic of his speech: "La transition énergétique: une (r)évolution infinie dans un monde fini" (Sustainable energy: an infinite (r)evolution in a finite world) Future attorney at the bar of Lyon, Edouard began to explore ideas of sustainable development and social justice while in law faculty. He started by raising awareness among the students of its campus. Then, he became vice president of the French student network for sustainable development (REFEDD) where he continued to explore ideas of ecological transition and worked with NGOs, ministers and students from different backgrounds. In parallel, Edouard studied sustainable development and climate change management at the Business school of Toulouse. He has attended the last Earth Summit in Rio where he strengthened his network and get deeper knowledge of international environmental issues. Edouard is now focusing on the big United Nations climate talks scheduled in Paris Le Bourget in December 2015. He strives to mobilize French youth to unite it in the UN forum and spread a very large transition movement among young generations.

Jean-Philippe LACHAUX

Neurobiologist and Research Director. Topic of his speech: "Attention, distraction and the war in our brain" J-P. Lachaux has been working for more than 20 years at solving the mysteries of the brain. His research focuses mainly on the dynamic interactions between distributed neural processes and complex cognitive tasks, especially visual cognition, attention, reading and memory. Dr Lachaux is the author of a book published in January 2013: “Le cerveau attentive. Contrôle, maîtrise et lâcher-prise”, which gives the lay reader an opportunity to grasp the scientific concepts of consciousness and perception. Emphasizing the importance of the attention in one’s day-to-day existence, J-P.Lachaux explains with boldness that learning how to reach the state of full attention will save half of the time in an individual’s life.

Pascal PICQ

Pascal Picq est paléoanthropologue au Collège de France. Ses recherches s’intéressent à l’évolution morphologique et sociale de la lignée humaine dans le cadre des théories modernes de l’évolution. Après avoir introduit l’éthologie dans le champ de l’anthropologie évolutionniste (Il était une Fois la Paléoanthropologie Odile Jacob 2010), il s’est impliqué dans des questions de sociétés en dénonçant les archaïsmes à l’encontre de la diversité et des femmes (Nouvelle Histoire de l’Homme Perrin 2005), pour la défense de la laïcité (Lucy et l’Obscurantisme Odile Jacob 2007) et un regard aussi (im)pertinent qu’inattendu sur la politique et les politiques au moment des élections présidentielles (L’Homme est-il un grand Singe politique ? Odile Jacob 2011), tandis que ses réflexions intéressent de plus en plus le monde économique et social sur les processus de l’innovation et du management des groupes autour du concept d’Anthroprise (Un Paléoanthropologue dans l’Entreprise Eyrolles 2011). Son dernier essai De Darwin à Lévi-Strauss : l’Homme et la Diversité en Danger (Odile Jacob 2013) est un plaidoyer pour l’avenir de l’humanité.

Philippe LAURENT

Creator of PROJECT COACHING Associés about happiness at work, Philippe Laurent was born in Lyon in 1963. As he was 19, he decided to start a monastic life. At the same time, he studied philosophy at the St Jean School from Lyon, built his character and toughen his mind. Fascinated by China, he left France in 1987 when he was 24 to live in Taiwan during 1 year during which he learnt mandarin. Shortly afterwards, he was hired by the ALSTOM Transport company, went back to France and worked in the industry field. Nonetheless, he kept in mind his strong wish to work in China and after ten years working for ALSTOM, he was transferred there where he worked during five years developing a subway project in Shanghai. After being certified by the Dôjô coaching school from Paris, Philippe Laurent has set up a coaching project dealing with happiness at work. Currently with this project, he is used to deliver lectures, to teach and to advise companies on this subject.


Audrey Cattoz: Founder of Konnexion Lunettes Solidaires (KLS) Her topic for the event is:"Osons entreprendre différemment, yes we can" Audrey Cattoz is the founder of Konnexion Lunettes Solidaires (KLS), a French spectacle manufacturer settled in Lyon. Before setting up her own business in 2010, she used to be a Marketing and Communication Director in the garment industry. She had also acquired a long experience as sales manager in an IT company. Mother of four children, Audrey Cattoz advocates for a right balance between the professional and the personal life. That is why, women are at the center of her project. « Women often have to content themselves with precarious part-time jobs to have enough time to take care of their children » She explains.

Organizing team


Lyon, France


Taipei, Taiwan
  • Charles MC GREGOR
    Head of board
  • Yiyun Yang
    Manager of Marketing department
  • Apolline MORELLE
  • Di WANG
    Marketing Department
  • Xiaohan LUO
    Spokeswoman, Marketing Department
  • Irene ORLIAC
    Manager responsible for speakers
  • Daniele PIAI
    Sponsorship Department
  • Marc-Antoine LAJUS
    Marketing Department
  • Camille ROUGE
    President of Forum Association
  • Sami BAKA
    Responsible for speakers
  • Patrick WATO
    Manager of Logistic
  • Tatiana Nosikova
    Responsible for PR and Speakers
  • Cuixin YE
    Team member