13 Nov TEDx Horizon
Le Rosey’s fifth TEDx event was for many the best yet. The quality of the speakers was uniformly high and they came from varied fields: Walter Harris from the University of Arzona spoke about comets and exploring them; Eden Chen from Silicon Valley talked about looking for problems, beauty and lessons when creating start-ups; Shabana Basik-Rasikh in describing her educational initiative for girls gave a surprisingly upbeat if nevertheless moving account of life in Afghanistan; Alexis McGivern gave a striking and lively talk about plastic and conservation; while Cedric Cassimo, the sand artist, rounded everything off with a memorable visual show. But the real value of TEDx was the experience for the students: Hadrien and Josephine were confident and effective hosts while in the background Simon had put together a remarkable list of Sponsors (and thanks are due to La Prairie, Audemars Piguet, the Lindinger Foundation, Initium and, for the fifth year in a row, the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva). And Le Rosey’s student tech team and student speakers (see separate article) outdid themselves – as the soon-to-be-released videos will clearly show.