Bertrand Piccard's conferences

Conférences de Bertrand Piccard sur l'innovation, la créativité, la science, par UnoMe, le Speakers' bureau suisse

Such is his fame, there is very little need to introduce Bertrand Piccard.

He is one of Switzerland’s true visionaries, who has made an art of thinking ‘out of the box’ and has at least 3 different lives. He is: a psychiatrist, an explorer and a conference speaker.

Whether his conferences concern innovation, creativity or the world of science and medicine, Bertrand Piccard is capable of transmitting the full panoply of his entrepreneurial spirit. Through his life’s work and his personal philosophy, his audiences always find his real live experiences from his varied career to be truly inspirational. United Nations ambassador for the environment, President of the Winds of Hope Foundation which works for sufferers of noma, initiator, President and pilot of the Solar Impulse, he is above all a true visionary and a peerless communicator capable of showing the relationships between his scientific activities and his view of the need for protecting the environment.

Take advantage of UnoMe’s offer to improve your innovating capacity by organising a conference with this really out-of-the-ordinary and truly creative individual!

As a psychiatrist, Bertrand Piccard has been able to use his ‘internal strategies’ such as auto-hypnosis, to put himself into the situation absolutely necessary to succeed. He uses this in his everyday life, but also to succeed in his great exploration challenges, like his circumnavigation of the globe in a hot-air balloon in 1999. He has learnt that this can enable him to go beyond just his simple physical capabilities and to ensure the success of his exploit.

Such are the techniques that you can acquire with a UnoMe conference.

Get ready to confront your own personal challenges just like Bertrand Piccard!


Interview by Darius Rochebin

Learn from a larger-than-life entrepreneur

UnoMe recommends taking advantage of the extraordinary creativity and wide-ranging imagination of this monument to improve your innovation capacity and change your view of the world!

Techniques from the worlds of psychiatry and auto-hypnosis, and his experience as an explorer: such are the skills that you can acquire with a UnoMe conference.

Get ready to confront your own personal challenges just like Bertrand Piccard!


His conferences

Creativity and Innovation
Science and Medicine

His publications

  • 1998 – Une trace dans le ciel, 176 pages, published by Oresol (France)
  • 1999 – Quand le vent souffle dans le sens de ton chemin, Published by La Nacelle, Geneva – “Breitling Orbiter 1” Preface by Nicolas Hulot
  • 1999 – Le tour du monde en 20 jours, Published by Robert Laffont, June 2000 – Following Jules Verne, the story of an extraordinary adventure, the childhood dream that becomes a reality
  • 2005 – Une trace dans le ciel, 176 pages, Published by Favre S.A. – Lausanne – preface by Patrick Poivre d’Arvor
  • 2009 – À la conquête du ciel et des abysses, Auguste-Jacques-Bertrand Piccard, Published by Gallimard-Loisirs
  • 2010 – À la conquête du ciel et des abysses, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, Published by Favre – Lausanne
  • 2010 – Solar impulse: HB-SIA, Bertrand Piccard and Jacques-Henri Addor, Published by Favre – Lausanne
  • 2014 – Changer d’altitude, quelques solutions pour mieux vivre sa vie, (Live at a different altitude – some ideas for a better life), Bertrand Piccard – preface by Matthieu Ricard, Published by Stock, Paris Stock, Paris
  • 2016 – Objectif Soleil, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, Published by Stock, Paris Stock, Paris

Source: Bertrand Piccard’s Wikipedia page.

His career

  • Doctor, specialising in psychiatry and psychotherapy for adults and children (1996)
  • Teaching and supervisory positions at the Swiss Hypnosis Society
  • Professor at the Nice Medical Faculty, Doctor of Science, Doctor Honoris Causa of Humaities
  • Pioneer in European delta-planing and ULM; European champion in delta-wing aerobatics (1985)
  • Winner of the first transatlantic race in hot-air balloons (Chrysler Challenge, 1992)
  • Initiator and captain on board the Breitling Orbiter project, the first attempt to go non-stop
  • around the world in a hot-air balloon (1999): 45,633 km in 19 days, 21 hours and 47 minutes
  • President of the humanitarian Foundation ‘Winds of Hope’ which leads the fight against the noma disease.
  • United Nations Ambassador for the Environment (UNEP), Champion of the Earth, (2012) and Energizer of the Year (2014)
  • Official decorations: Légion d’Honneur; Ordre Olympique; Ordre des Alawites (Morocco); Ordre de Saint-Charles; Ordre de Léopold: Aeronautic Medal; Médaille de Jeunesse et Sports (Gold Class)
  • Conference speaker (several hundred public and private conferences since 1992)
  • Initiator and President of the Solar Impulse project, built to circumnavigate the world in a solar-powered plane as a means of promoting renewable energy sources; first solar-powered intercontinental flight, first solar-powered trans-USA flight, alternating with André Borschberg
  • Records: 8 world records for the distance travelled in a hot-air balloon; 2 world records for the distance travelled in a solar-powered plane