Conferences/Highlights 2019

11 & 12 December 2019, join us in Montpellier Exhibition Centre and keep up with many conferences, round table, pleinary sessions…
Discover the program

Guests

Virginie RAISSON-VICTOR

Virginie RAISSON-VICTOR is a geopolitical scientist and futurist. She heads the Laboratory for Foresight Studies and cartographic analyses (Lépac), a private-sector organisation she founded with her husband Jean-Christophe Victor. The Lépac was behind the well-known TV programme Le Dessous des cartes, aired on Arte, presented by Jean-Christophe Victor until his death in 2016. In 2019, Virginie Raisson-Victor joined forces with several experts to found the international association Chronos Global whose aim is to improve the effectiveness of measures taken to fight climate change, both in the public realm and in businesses.

Thomas PORCHER

Thomas PORCHER is a doctor in economics at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and associate professor at Paris School of Business. He is also a member of the collective Économistes atterrés, ( the Appalled Economists) who “oppose the neoliberal doxa”. In one of his latest books Traité d’économie hérétique (pub. Fayard), Thomas Porcher speaks up against “climate hypocrisy”. In mid-October, he teamed up with several researchers to form the Centre for Research on Energy and Climate Change (CRECC).

Julie PASQUET

Julie PASQUET is a double curriculum student at Sciences Po Toulouse and Toulouse Business School. She is the founder of the project “Up For Europe” which plans a three month European tour by students whose aim is to draw up a set of political proposals to make Europe more eco-friendly. She is also a member of the network Together For Earth, a young people’s movement working to protect the planet. In March this year, she co-wrote the Manifeste du Monde Nouveau (Manifesto for the New World).

Philippe MADEC

Philippe MADEC is an architect, urban engineer, lecturer and writer. He is one of the pioneers in sustainable development in architecture. He heads the firm APM Architecture & Associé. Since 2010, Philippe Madec has lectured in “Inventing sustainable territories” at the Brittany Architecture academy ENSAB. He is also one of the authors of the Manifesto for a Happy Frugality, which calls for the construction of passive buildings designed with resource-efficient materials.

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