The TEDxEcublens 2022 Conference

The Speakers



"Art to serve Humanity?"

Guillaume Legros is a self-taught artist and a nurse by training, who is nowadays considered a pioneer of a new land art movement. He is famous for painting large frescos on grass, using a style that mixes graffiti and land art. In 2019, Forbes ranked him among the 30 most influential people in the world under 30 in the field of art and culture.


Matteo Pariset

"News in 4k: the true face of ineffective news"

Matteo studies Computer Science Theory at EPFL. He has officially selected misinformation as his favorite topic of discussion, replacing the much beloved endless debates about politics and food. Meanwhile, to move from words to deeds, he is developing - a decentralized news distribution platform designed to promote a fair and open access to information.

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Eline Van Der Beek

"Nutritional programming during the first 1000 days: a window for adult disease prevention"

Eline Van der Bekk is the head of Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (EPFL) since April 2021. She worked as the research director for Early Life Decelopment at Danone Nutria Research in SIngapore, the first center in Asia to fous on maternal and child health

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Nai Nhu Pham

"Third culture kids, the model citizen of the world"

A 23-year-old Master's student who has spent half of her life in Switzerland and is ready to share her experience as a foreigner with people fighting the same battles as her: finding her global identity.

Chan Cao

Chan Cao

"Storing data like nature"

Dr. Chan Cao is head of the Laboratory for Bio and Bio-Inspired Nanosystems at EPFL. Following her award of the prestigious PRIMA grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation in 2020 she founded her own research group at EPFL's School of Life Sciences.

Alexandre Alahi

"Socially aware AI"

He is currently an Assitant Professor at EPFL. His research uses Computer Vision and Machine Learning applied to transportation problems and Smart Environments. In 2022, Alahi was recognized by AMiner as one of the top 100-Most Influential Scholars in Computer Vision over the past 10 years.

Picheral et Chollet

Lucie Chollet & Romane Picheral

"Cello and clarinet"

Lucie is a passionate cello instructor as well as a classical cellist, passionate about orchestra, period playing and contemporary music. Romane is a part of the Bloom trio (guitar, cello and clarinet), where she plays chamber music. She's also part of the concerts of the orchestra of the Haute École de Musique of Lausanne.


What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxEcublens, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxEcublens event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


At the EPFL and UNIL campus, we have a growing community eager to learn, share and be inspired. Professors, students and alumni are thriving for the content that is shared by TEDx events around the globe. Because of this, we aim to create a venue where this very community who is driven and passionate about their disciplines can showcase the talents that this diverse campus has to offer, and can have a place where their “ideas can spread”. 


We believe that the TEDx mission is closely aligned with UNIL and EPFL’s missions that push for the dissemination of knowledge and innovation.

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.