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Theme: Beyond

This event occurred on
October 20, 2018
6:00pm - 11:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Genève, Genève (fr)

In a world where technology and innovation keeps developing at an ever-higher rate, can we still be surprised ?
What if we could find new meanings and understandings in what has now become banal to us ?

Seeking beyond what we hold for certain, we will together cross the limits set by our first impressions and discover how we can challenge what we take for granted even in our lifestyles.

Join us to embrace the unexpected in various aspects of our daily lives, ranging from management and hypnosis to fashion and biology, just to name a few.

Théâtre des Salons
6 Rue J.-F. Bartholoni
Genève, Genève (fr), 1204
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Anne Morel

Master Student in Biology
Anne Morel Etudiante en Master en Biologie à l'Université de Genève et gagnante du Prix Corneille 2018 lors du Concours d'art oratoire. Celle-ci côtoie quotidiennement le monde fascinant des mousses aux Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de Genève (CJB)

Antoine Leboyer

Antoine Leboyer He is the CEO of GSX, a swiss editing software with its headquarters in Geneva. After a longstanding career at IBM, he worked for multiple start-ups and ultimately took the lead of GSX.

Clément Magnenat

Co-founder and President of the AASV Association
Stéphane Hessel dit que lorsque l'on s'indigne, on devient fort et engagé. Encore faut-il parvenir à transformer cette indignation en actes. Co-fondateur et président de l'Association des Amis Suisses de Vesadel, Clément Magnenat partage les témoignages de jeunes ayant été victimes de trafic d'enfants au Bénin qui l'ont poussé à s'engager et présente comment il a pu transformer cette souffrance en espoir. Clément Magnenat Actuel président de l’Association des Amis Suisses de Vesadel, décide dans le cadre de son travail de maturité en novembre 2012 de créer cette association à but non lucratif. Son action est de soutenir l’ONG béninoise Vesadel qui lutte contre le trafic et l'exploitation illicite ainsi que la déscolarisation d'enfants dans le village de Tangbo-Aga, au sud du Bénin.

Darius Rochebin

Darius Rochebin Journaliste suisse d'origine iranienne. Monsieur Rochebin présente le journal télévisé de la Radio télévision suisse depuis de nombreuses années ainsi que d'autres émissions sur la même chaîne.

Gabriel Brändle

Dr. Gabriel Brändle Chef de clinique au service d’accueil et d’urgences pédiatriques des Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève (HUG).

Helena Leurent

Head of Future of Production, WEF
Helena Leurent Head of Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva. Working with businesses, governments, civil society and international organizations.

Micheline Calmy-Rey

Former President of the Swiss Confederation
Micheline Calmy-Rey Femme politique suisse et ancienne présidente de la Confédération Suisse.

Rainer Gude

Strategic Partnerships Manager and Peace Builder
Rainer Gude Strategic Partnerships Manager at Initiatives of Change Switzerland. He has lived and worked on three continents and gained experience in both the import-export business as well as the non-profit world. He has a masters in international affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He has been working for Initiatives of Change International since 2012 where he is the Chargé de Mission. He represents the work of Initiative of Change International to the UN and International Geneva as well as is the coordinator for international partnership.

Samantha Rudick

Labour Rights and Sustainability Advocate
Samantha Rudick She is a labour rights and sustainability advocate. Currently working at the United Nations, she was previously the Lead Researcher for Project JUST, which investigated the social and environmental impacts of leading fashion brands.

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Geneva, Switzerland


Geneva , Switzerland