#TEDxNations - 11 individuals making a global impact

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#TEDxNations Speaker Collage

The second edition of TEDxPlaceDesNations is being held tomorrow, 11 February, in the iconic Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room of the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The event brings together 11 diverse and distinguished speakers from around the world, all with powerful and inspiring stories to tell. They are innovators, public health and energy specialists, human rights defenders and humanitarians, all of whom have made a real difference in people’s lives around the world.

Not in Geneva? Then join one of the 21 #TEDxNations viewing parties organized on four continents: http://www.tedxplacedesnations.ch/parties.

In December 2014, more than 1,300 people attended the first TEDxPlaceDesNations : Impact in person, some 5,000 watched the event live via webcast, while viewing parties were organized around the world. Two of the talks (Vincent Cochetel and Bruce Aylward) were posted on TED.com where they have been watched a million times.

More information on tomorrow's programme and the 11 speakers is available at:  www.tedxplacedesnations.ch. 

TEDxPlaceDesNations will be webcast live on the website on 11 February 2016, from 3 p.m. till 7 p.m. Central European Time, with a break from 4:30 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.  -> Follow on social with #TEDxNations, #TEDx and #GenevaImpact - Main handles: @TEDxPdNations | @UNGeneva

TED means ideas worth spreading, so if you like the idea of #TEDxNations, spread the word!


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.

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. 

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