About TEDxPlaceDesNations

TEDxPlaceDesNations: "Transforming Lives" took place in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room of the Palais des Nations, Geneva, on 11 February 2016.

The second edition showcased remarkable stories of scientists and peacemakers, innovators and humanitarians transforming lives of people around the globe and finding solutions to shaping tomorrow's world.

Join the online conversation by #TEDxNations or follow @TEDxPdNations.

The 3rd edition of the TEDxPlaceDesNations will take place on Thursday 6 December, 2018. Stay tuned!


About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.



Our Team


Organizers and hosts: Corinne Momal-Vanian and Melissa Fleming


Steering Committee: Corinne Momal-Vanian, Melissa Fleming, Claire Doole, Olivier Coutau, Laura Schmid, Rhéal LeBlanc


Executive Producer: Claire Doole


TV Production: Michele Zaccheo, Jean-Marc Glinz


Website: Mounir Khouja, Giorgos Tsiamitas, Tiphaine Di Ruscio


Live webcast: Philip Alexander Williams


Visual Identity: Vadim Isakov, Irina Roffe, Mariana Alt


Communications and Social MediaDominika Tomaszewska-Mortimer, Tiphaine Di Ruscio


LogisticsDominika Tomaszewska-Mortimer, Tiphaine Di Ruscio, Etienne Martinet, Antigoni Mavropoulou, Olga Cheremisina       


Volunteer Coordination: Müge Olcay




Any queries? Contact us at: TEDxPlacedesNations@unog.ch

Social media hashtag: #TEDxNations


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