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TEDxCIFE is an independently organized TED event, which is set up by the Centre international de formatione européenne (CIFE) in Nice. 
CIFE is a private institute of higher education and research with its head office in Nice and branch offices in Berlin, Brussels and Istanbul. CIFE has a long tradition in interdisciplinary debate and research and is excited to share this approach via its first ever TEDx event. Since its foundation in 1954, CIFE has offered interdisciplinary and itinerant programs for international graduate students. Every year, students from all continents and a great variety of countries enroll in its multilingual graduate programs in European studies, international relations and energy transition.

TEDxCIFE will take place on 16 October 2021 in Nice and will seek to explore the concept of Reconnecting.


The first ever TEDxCIFE event took place on 7 October 2017 in Nice and explored the concept of transition.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

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After a long pause of almost two years, we are looking forward to turn the page from a virtual to a real life again.

With vaccination campaigns accelerating in some parts of the world, we’re also trying to define what is happening – and why. What is our “new normal”? Are we going back to our daily routines or will we be changing the way we work, live and experience things? Will the pandemic push us to change our behaviour as humans so that we can tackle the climate crisis?
For some, the period we are leaving behind gives an incentive to reconnect with who we are, with nature, with our “self”. But, first of all, humans are social animals. It’s also time to reconnect, get together, share lessons learnt and create new concepts for a better living!

The TEDxCIFE event seeks to explore the richness that lies within the idea of “Reconnecting”. For our second TEDx event, we have selected this theme as we believe that the world is in a crucial transition period – with all its fascinating potential, challenges and risks.

The speakers of this event will come from diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and will tackle the topic from a variety of point of views. Join in and listen to their experiences and questionings about reconnecting ... with ourselves, with others, with nature, with our ideals, visions and dreams.

Date: 16 October 2021

Venue:  CIFE
81 Rue de France
06000 NICE, France

Reservation is compulsory via tedxcife@cife.eu

For any questions or suggestions contact tedx@cife.eu