Joël Schuermans is graduate in Paramedic Sciences. He practices as Paramedic for isolated or volatile regions for the benefit of numerous missions and expeditions. He has worked in Mali, Bosnia-Herzegovina, DR Congo, Niger, Syria, Rwanda, Somalia, Burundi, Niger, South Africa, Syria and several European countries. He is a registered health professional (Paramedic, EMT-P) with CoROM (College of Remote and Offshore Medicine) and the Malta Paramedic Register. After 12 years spent in an army commando unit, several expeditions to mountains, far-off countries, forests and deserts, isolated areas, many armed and medical missions in several theaters of operations, he now works in medical operational support for missions and expeditions to Africa and the Middle East within the company he co-founded.
Francis DI-GIORGIO is a recognized expert in communications and tele-medicine for emergency and humanitarian aid services. Currently retired, but very active, he participated during his career in numerous missions (Firefighters, SAMU, NGOs, First Aid Associations) in France (attacks, major events, etc.) and in the world (disasters, conflict and war zones) which have given him experience in the logistics of crisis and survival situations which he likes to share through his articles and conferences. He has also been a journalist for SURVIVAL magazine since its creation.
Alban Cambe is currently a professor of Life and Earth Sciences, passionate about Bushcraft and natural navigation, he shares his knowledge in Survival magazine, during field trips and Survival courses.
Alban has already had the opportunity to give a lecture at the 1st edition of the Survival Expo.
'Hildegarde' Laurence Talleux
Come live a true human adventure, rediscovering wild life and autonomy, taming the air, fire, water and the nourishing earth.
With friends, colleagues, alone or with your family, escape for a few hours or several nights. We will take you on the paths or in the forest, discover wild edible plants, cook and share a meal around a campfire, learn and experience the modern and ancient techniques necessary for life in the countryside, sleep in a bivouac, an improvised shelter or under a vegetal tipi, live like Robinson, in contact with the elements, and find your true nature.
In 2017, Leslie launches its association Wild Animals. The goal is to raise awareness about endemic and endangered species. It also offers simple alternatives and tips for individual change.
Pierre1911 is a man of the field. He has 10 years of experience in food and energy self-sufficiency projects. An engineer by training, an entrepreneur, he managed cross-functional IT projects for more than 20 years and traveled independently with his children (Cuba by bike, rivers by expedition kayak, trek ...) which was the foundation of his reflections on autonomy and resilience. His blog www.pierre1911.fr is a technical reference on the subject of autonomy, among other things because he is one of the only in the world to have produced a Jean PAIN 20-ton reactor. He has also supported more than 10 autonomy projects throughout France. For his third personal autonomy project, he has just set up as a 15ha farmer / experimenter in the Périgord vert where he is developing a pilot farm in animal traction. Its objective is to transmit its experiences to any person, collective or local community wishing to develop its resilience.
Trainer for autonomy in natural environments. Creator of "Horizon-experience"
Gatien has spent most of his career with the Commando Mountain group, a special unit for Alpine Hunters.
It's after having followed courses of survival in forest and cold weather that he decided to develop, organize and supervise a survival training in hostile territory specific to the Commando Mountain Group.
In parallel, Gatien designed and marketed a survival kit - The Tube - which was adopted by some units of the French special forces.
This know-how could be implemented during its various missions and external operations (Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, United Arab Emirates ... .forests and mountains of Europe.)
It's been 3 years that I have been roaming wild France in search of adventure. 24 micro adventures in France precisely. My micro adventures in France are mainly aimed at city dwellers who are tired of spending their 4-day weekend in Airbnb in a capital of Europe or taking the plane to cross the planet. Who want less mercantile, more authentic, more daring leisure activities. Through my YouTube channel, I try to inspire them, without assisting or infantilizing them. Each episode shows a different adventure, hiking, kayaking, sailing, building an igloo or a cabin, learning to paraglide ... in short, full of ideas to reconnect the townspeople and all this generation screen to nature, to the essential. Like a horse forced to shake its head when flies accumulate on its eyes, city dwellers need to go out into the wild and remove all that urban noise to return recharged and survive healthy in this hectic and stressful jungle called the city.
This is not a scoop: we can not grow vegetables without doing anything ... so do it well! But if you do not have a vegetable garden or have been growing it for years, you know that it does not always work the way you want. It is therefore normal that you seek to learn the right techniques, the right methods ... If so, come listen to the advice of Didier Flipo
Mountain guide and trainer in Botany
Graduate of the State Brevet d'Alpinisme 1er Degrees, passionate about bushcraft and wild cuisine, I spend most of my time in the mountains, in the middle of nature. I am a fan of Botany, Ethnobotany, Biology and Philosophy of Science. I organize stays and discovery courses around wild, edible and medicinal plants, from the Mediterranean coast to the high alpine pastures of the southern Alps.
My philosophy is that of sharing knowledge, giving access to autonomy. For me, botany is not a hobby, I consider it as general culture, essential to a good understanding of the world and ecology. I am an advocate of pedagogy and I am convinced that it should be accessible to everyone, not just insiders or curious people.
Lieutenant (SDIS 62), President & founder of the French Disaster Relief Group
The French Disaster Relief Group is a French international solidarity organization founded in 1999. It has about 250 volunteers, who are mainly firefighters, but also doctors and nurses. Its mission is to provide relief and assistance to people in distress, without any discrimination. During his conference, Thierry Velu, its Founding President, will detail the actions of this organization through various reports. In addition to its international activities, the GSCF also operates in France, where it carries out social missions. Marauding teams meet homeless people to interact with them and understand their needs. On these occasions, the GSCF distributes survival kits, which represent a unique material support in France. A fundraiser will be organized to support this organization.
Former GIGN member & author
Philippe B. should never have been in the place that was so often his for the last fifteen years: at the head of a GIGN assault column! Raised the hard way, his aptitude for martial arts brings him very early to the borders of ultra-violence and delinquency. However, since he followed live television on the famous assault of the GIGN on an Airbus in Marignane, when he was 16, Philippe B. has a new ambition to join the "Group".
Myfood cofounder CTO & FEKAMT licensee
Entrepreneur, engineer and passionate about open source technology, Mickaël founded myfood with two partners in 2016. This initiative engages a Community of Pioneers who wish to produce their own food, thanks to smart greenhouses. His diligent practice of martial arts at the Gilbert Gruss School of Traditional Karate, allowed him to bring to many startups a spirit of determination and combativeness highly appreciated in the field. In a world in motion, a fluid spirit in a strong body is essential to keep one's discernment and lucidity. In accordance with his values, he seeks to build a sustainable future away from the fragile narratives that rely - to exist - on outbidding and idealism.
Mountain Commando Group (7th BCA)
Native of Bourg-Saint Maurice in the Tarentaise valley, I spent all my childhood running in the mountains. I join the 7th Battalion of Alpine Chasseur. 11 years with the commando mountain group, formerly known as the skier scout section. How much time spent on summits or outside operations? the list is long: Lebanon, Guyana, Ivory Coast, Norway, Afghanistan, Austria, Germany, Iceland, Greenland ... So many stays and even more bivouacs and adventures.
Renan le Quellec
After 15 years striding along France England, Ireland and Canada, experimenting the right technics, trekking in full autonomy: Renan creates his School of Life in Nature: The Skol Louarn. Based in Brittany, he trains individuals and companies.
French rock climber and mountaineer
Multiple World Champion
Catherine Destivelle (born 24 July 1960) is a French rock climber and mountaineer. In 1992 she became the first woman to complete a solo ascent of the Eiger's north face. She completed the climb in winter in 17 hours. Her other notable climbs include the Bonatti Route on the north face of the Matterhorn and the southwest pillar of the Aiguille du Dru (the Bonatti Pillar). Destivelle has been the subject of several documentaries, including French director Rémy Tezier's, Beyond the Summits (Au-delà des cimes), which won the award for best feature-length mountain film at the 2009 Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Climatologist at LSCE - CEA Saclay
Alain Mazaud is a climatologist at the Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences at CEA Saclay. A qualified and associate doctor of the university, his research focuses on known variations of the Earth in the past (paleomagnetism and climate). He participated in several oceanographic campaigns, aboard the French boat Marion-Dufresne and the American ship Joides-Resolution. He divides his time between research and communication at LSCE.
Brand developer at Jimini's
Florian is responsible for JIMINI'S, a French company that develops and sells edible insect products. The company works daily to democratize this sustainable food resource in Europe. Environmental engineer and coach specializing in nutrition, he has raised different species of insects and is convinced of their nutritional potential for several years.
Jay Hudnall, founder and manager of Ti'éole, a small wind enthusiast, started working in this sector in 2004, at the US Department of Agriculture's research center in Texas, then in France for three years in the Krugwind, during which time it installed about 50 small wind turbines. He is one of the founders of the Tripalium association and has organized a hundred workshops on the manufacture of small wind turbines of the Piggott model. He has also been a trainer for engineering schools and vocational training centers since 2007, the date of the creation of Ti'éole - wind energy. Today, Ti'éole is active in the training, installation and distribution of small wind turbines in France.