Frederique Bedos is a journalist. She created a philanthropic media, The Humble Heroes, project that highlights heroes of every day life. Raised as a child by an humble couple who accomplished daily miracles by adopting 20 children from all over the world, she describes her family life in order to inspire and make us aware that it’s worth taking risk and that everything is possible ! A true tribute and a powerful love message!
Littered plastic waste products are, in many developing countries, incredibly common. Resolving this problem in the long run is thus necessary. Short-term solutions can nevertheless be envisioned and even if they don’t present every advantage, they are nonetheless pragmatic.
Between 2010 and 2014, Jimmy Nelson travelled the world to document some of the most fantastic indigenous cultures left on the planet today. In this personal and passionate talk full of beautiful photos, he shows us that from a life spent travelling, his camera is the perfect tool for making contact and building intimate and unique friendships.
Faouzia Charfi reminds us of the necessity to teach our children the keys to science. She talks about scientific and human progress, particularly in the Arab-Muslim world, and their universality. Faouzia's father, when he was a pupil in Sfax in 1922, discovered this knowledge thanks to Kheireddine, the man at the origin of the Tunisian modernity that began in the 19th century and, despite difficulties, continues today with the revolution of 2011.
Among the American servicemen committed in Vietnam, there were twice more deaths after the war than in the fight. Why? What's going on? What do we call PTSD – Post traumatic stress disorder? About what is it about and how do we get out of it? Jean-Paul Mari speaks to us about this subject which still remains quite taboo through its personal and professional experience of International correspondent on most of the grounds of conflicts of these last years.
Discover the musical universe of Steve Shehan who travels the world in search of new sounds, new instruments — he owns 3,000 — and new ranges. Through music, he opens up and shares his experience with a lot of sensitivity by inviting us to open up to others as a way of learning.
What is the right bridge between humans and animals? Are humans superior to animals? What role does Science play in our understanding of how species work? In this talk, Annette Lanjouw questions the human-animal relationships and more generally, the relationship of between species and shares her view on this matter.
Would you like to better understand the activity of the brain? Every brain is different, just like our other organs. It is possible to explore its activity. Through his experience and very easy examples to hold, Maureen Clerc explains to us how it works. She invites us to imagine always the things which we would want to make to put them in our reach. The power of the brain is immense!
Through several examples and his own experience, Ken Banks tells us that innovations which have the most impact, arrive mainly accidentally, especially in developing countries. You maybe have neither money nor a 5 years plan, you have probably not the permission and even the qualification, but you can find the solution to a problem and make a difference in the world.
Gustavo Ollitta discovered juggling, by seeing a TED talk of Michael Moschen: since then, his passion did not leave him any more! He tells us about his experience and the numerous benefits of juggling. More than anything, he invites us to find a job which allows all of us to follow our passions in life.
In this inspiring talk, Faustine Zanetta-Monti, young producer of movies of 25 years, shares with us her route: to live the life which we want to lead, the only condition is to know how to take-off like a pelican!
Vera Gorbunova concentrates in particular her researches on the naked rat-mole, an underground rodent of East Africa who can live up to 10 times longer that a mouse of the same size, that was elected "vertebrate of the year" in 2013 by Sciences magazine. In this talk, Vera explains us why such an animal lives much longer than others of its species. Some perspectives for humans?