CLIMACT Scholars

Workshop "Beyond Academia: EPFL & UNIL Alumni Impacting Climate Change"


May 8, 2024


14:00 - 16:00

Workshop "Beyond Academia: EPFL & UNIL Alumni Impacting Climate Change"

We invite you to a workshop with UNIL and EPFL alumni who left academia and still have an impactful career involving climate change and sustainability. How have they transformed their career? What paths did they follow? How did climate impact drive their decisions?

These alumni, previously from very diverse fields of study, can also be very interesting connections if you are looking to expand your perspectives beyond your faculty.

Programme of the workshop:

15:45  16:00
Arrival and registration

16:00 – 16:10
Welcome and word of introduction

16:10 – 16:15
Word from UNIL & EPFL Alumni Services

16:15 – 17:00
Presentations by EPFL-UNIL alumni on their career path

  • Rémi Schweizer, Cantonal climate delegate at the Canton de Vaud
  • Elli Varkaraki, Global expert on hydrogen at Yara International
  • Sebastien Humbert, Deputy at the Grand Conseil of the Canton de Vaud, sustainability expert, as well as co-founder and scientific director of Quantis
  • Nicolas Kramar, Director of the Musée de la nature in Valais
  • Valentine Python, Climatologist, scientific consultant, and lecturer at HEIG-VD

17:00 – 17:15
Coffee break

17:15 – 18:00
Round table with all speakers & Q&A with the audience

18:00 – 19:00
Networking drink

The event will take place at the Aula IDHEAP (UNIL campus), from 16:00 to 18:00, followed by a networking drink. We look forward to seeing you!

The registration is open until 1 May.

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