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IMD partnering with TEDxLausanne

The Future Doesn't Just Happen

  The Future Doesn't Just Happen

IMD & TedxLausanne have the pleasure to propose to you this special event.

When: Friday, January 20, 2012 13h30 - 18h30, at IMD

Topic: "The Future Doesn't Just Happen", and the TED overall theme is "ideas worth spreading"

TEDxLausanne will be taking place on Friday, 20 January 2012 at IMD, which is the main partner for the event. Independently organised under license from and in the style of the high-profile TED conferences, this unique event will feature 12 speakers from business, journalism, science, the arts and civil society, giving exceptional talks under the theme “The Future Doesn’t Just Happen”. The program will run from 13.30 to 18.30, followed by an apéro buffet. The cost of the event is CHF 75.- More information is available at

12h30-13h30: Registration
13h30-13h35: Opening: Welcome and introduction
13h35-15h30: Session 1: 6 speakers, 1 musical performance, 1 pre-recorded TED talk
15h30-16h30: Coffee Break
16h30-18h30: Session 2: 6 speakers, 1 musical performance, 1 pre-recorded TED talk
18h30-20h00: Closing apéro + buffet

You will also find information on the event under:

Fee The cost of the event is CHF 75.-.
Registration Registration will be open starting from December 15th
Confirmed speakers to date

Jürgen Schmidhuber: Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Lugano: “The Singularity: when machines overtake man“
Salvatore Cantale: Professor of Finance at IMD: “A new approach to finance“
Edward Girardet: Journalist and author:“Independent global reporting: lessons from Afghanistan“
Michael Yaziji: Professor of Strategy at IMD, Director Forum for Sustainability Management:“Rethinking the structure of corporations“
Tove Larsen: Researcher, Urban Water Management, Eawag:“The ecological toilet of the future“
Laurent Keller: Professor of Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Lausanne: “Ant societies and what we can learn from them“
Manon Schick: Director of Amnesty International, Switzerland: topic to be determined






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