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Theme: Beyond Our Limits

This event occurred on
May 21, 2016
Courbevoie, Île-de-France

TEDxIHEParis 2016 will bring together a diverse group of speakers and audience members from Paris and beyond for a program of engaging and thought-provoking presentations and conversation reflecting the quotation from Arthur C. Clarke said :
“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”
• We are bringing Ideas that translate perfectly some of the greatest accomplishments that were achieved by the capacity to push through incredible amounts of physical and mental pain to reach new heights and new goals or only supposition and theories that we believe we could reach them.
• We are openning registration for 600 people and aiming to have 9 speakers and 4 performers.

IHE Paris School
20 rue de BEZONS
Courbevoie, Île-de-France, 92400
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Ana Saldarriaga

CEO and President of AIESEC
Elected by 125 member countries and territories, Ana is the first Colombian and first Latin American woman to become CEO and President of AIESEC, a global not-for-profit organization with 70,000 members established in 1948. She has spoken in numerous distinguished events at the United Nations, Global Youth Assembly and International Peace Day and has trained over 40,000 participants ranged from student leaders to CEOs from Fortune 500 companies on leadership and organizational change in over 40 different countries. Engineer by degree but with a strong passion for inspiring action in people, Ana has a strong commitment towards achieving the #GlobalGoals (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) by the year 2030. She is a visionary change maker who aspires to massively transform people, organizations, and societies positively.


Le marchand de bonheur
André Brugiroux appartient au club très restreint des hommes ayant consacré leur vie à visiter sans exception tous les pays et territoires du monde,guidé par une philosophie pacifiste, une insatiable curiosité et un sens aigu de la débrouillardise.

Anna Katrina Davey

Chief Cultural Chameleon Channeling Peace & Understanding
Born in Trieste, Italy, Anna Katrina Davey is a multicultural and multilingual intercultural trainer based in Austin, Texas. She is principal of Cultural Confidence, helping companies succeed in global markets by training executives and staff to work effectively across cultures. Anna Katrina has lived and worked on three continents, traveled 45 countries and is fluent in Italian, German and English. She also speaks Spanish, has forgotten much of her Vietnamese, has studied Latin as well as Ancient Greek. She obtained her Master in Geography and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Freiburg, Germany and received her further professional training in intercultural communication in Bonn prior to working for the German Development Service in Hanoi, Vietnam. Anna Katrina has furthermore served for four years as President of SIETAR Austin, Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research.

Danika Jurisic

Refugee Crisis defender
. I am a refugee. My identity, my life, my entire existence has been marked with this word. I never felt stronger, intense belonging to any other group than this. I would like to present my people. A brief biography D M Jurisic was born on 29. September 1975. in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia – a country that doesn’t exist anymore. Spending most of her early years with in limits of refugee status, she managed to obtain a University degree in Art history, and later in photography. Every time she felt that prejudices and discrimination are getting in the way of her carrier or professional development, she went back to University, for another degree, so now she has several diplomas in high education and she is considering another one.

Elena Herdieckerhoff

Ambassador for Highly Sensitive People
Elena Herdieckerhoff, Founder & CEO of Entreprincess, is a mentor for highly sensitive and empathic entrepreneurs. In her TEDx talk, she explains why we need to change the prevalent cultural narrative around highly sensitive people. As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) herself, she has made it her mission to empower other HSP entrepreneurs to turn their sensitivity into their greatest business asset. She is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, including having built a highly acclaimed international luxury skincare brand, and has graduated from the Sorbonne (DEUG), University College London (B.A.) and the London School of Economics (MSc). She is passionate about entrepreneurship, French literature, organic living, Reiki and spirituality!

Jacquelyn Quinones

CEO, Bandyd LLC
A visionary in technological communication, Jacquelyn Quinones has traveled the world studying the interconnectedness of humanity. Having spent over a decade decoding the human plight through music and storytelling, the reimagining of emotional experiences piqued her curiosity of the psyche - specifically the effects of technology on the human experience. She began an inquiry into the significance of honesty and empathy in the world of easy online communication. The accelerated innovation of new technologies, proliferation of social media, and ease and convenience of superficial communication led her to question, “Is technology killing our empathy?” In 2015 she founded BANDYD LLC, a revolutionary social media platform born out of her desire to reinvent technological communication and promote interconnectedness.

Jothy Rosenberg

Chief Eradicator of Can’t
Jothy Rosenberg has a PhD in computer science from Duke University which he uses today building defenses against . He is an incorrigible entrepreneur who has founded eight startups. He has authored three technical books as well as Who Says I Can’t, his inspirational memoir. He has developed a TV series on YouTube about inspirational people with disabilities. He speaks at events of all sorts and to kids of all ages. Jothy is a forty-three year, two-time cancer survivor with one leg and one lung from osteosarcoma. He is an accomplished amputee athlete in skiing, biking, and open water swimming. He is the founder of The Who Says I Can’t Foundation that aims to help those knocked down by life get back into it by getting back into sports.

Ramin Farhangi

Founder at Ecole Dynamique
. 5 years ago, Ramin decided to resign from the Boston Consulting Group to follow his lifelong passion for education. Throughout his experience with teaching Math and Physics in high school, his doubts grow all the way to completely losing faith in the modern schooling system. He quits teaching to create a democratic community in which children are free to do whatever they want with their lives. Dropping out from the rat race, from school, from his own mind... Ramin is traveling beyond limits which only a few daring pioneers are challenging today throughout the world

Samuel Bernier

Samuel Nelson Bernier is a Canadian industrial designer and a prolific Maker. Born and raised in the Quebec country side, he now works in Paris as Creative Director for le FabShop, a renowned design and innovation consulting firm. Bernier is recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Medal and winner of the Be Open Award. In 2012, he became one of the first artist in residence of the Autodesk group, in San Francisco, where he wrote part of his university thesis : "Project RE_, DIY in Digital Age" which documented his journey in the world of "Makers" and "FabLabs." In August 2013, the British magazine ICON chose the young designer for its "Future 50," list of the world's emerging creators. In 2014, at only 26 years old, he was invited to lead DIY courses at Domus Academy in Milan by his mentor, Patricia Urquiola. His playful design projects can be found in books, magazines, galleries and museums around the world. Bernier also gives design conferences and innovation workshops trough Europe a

Organizing team

Ben Radhia

Paris, France