Boma is a global network supporting business leaders, politicians, educators, entrepreneurs, young people, and changemakers to navigate our rapidly changing world, helping create a better, more sustainable, and human-centered future for us all.

 

The future belongs to all of us.

Imagine a global community, created from the ground up by its international members and focused on delivering positive impact

Imagine combining the best in global thinking with the best in local insight, to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Imagine getting access to the world’s most innovative thinkers and doers, tailored to your unique environment and culture and focused on solving problems and action.

Join us in launching this powerful paradigm.

We don't challenge you to change the world. We empower you to change your world.

 

 

 

We are facing a dramatically changing future. 

It’s not just technology. Sociopolitical change. Geopolitical change. Climate change. Changes in our structures and economic systems.

How can anyone keep up?

How can our organizations and institutions adapt and thrive in a future that looks nothing like the past?

How can we thrive in this future?

How can we all come together to impact the world for good? How can corporates and communities work side by side to address some of the biggest challenges we face?

How can for-profits, non-profits, government, and youth align for a more constructive, inclusive, prosperous society?

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Our History

Coming full circle.

The Chairwoman and Founder of Boma Global, Lara Stein, created the TEDx program at TED, and grew it into a global movement with more than 15,000 events and more than 1 billion video views. After leaving TED, she joined Silicon Valley's Singularity University, to build a decentralized network of country partners and take them global.

Now, she has joined forces with Kaila Colbin (boma New Zealand), Michel Levy Provencal (boma France), and Stephan Balzer (boma Germany): three of the most established TEDx organizers, two of whom also successfully brought Singularity University to their regions.

All four of the co-founders have an intimate understanding and appreciation of the power of large-scale, decentralized networks.

They have come together to create a new global network of country partners, supporting business leaders, politicians, educators, entrepreneurs, young people and changemakers to navigate our rapidly changing world, helping create a better, more sustainable and human centered future for us all.


Global Founders

The Boma founding team has more than five decades of experience creating massive global communities, world-class events and conferences, industry-leading corporate training, and cutting edge curriculum. 

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Lara Stein, 

 

Boma Global

Founder, TEDx; Global Expansion Strategist, Singularity University

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Stephan Balzer, 

 

Boma Germany

European Ambassador TEDx, Curator & Managing Director SingularityU Germany Summit, Curator Q Berlin Questions

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Kaila Colbin, 

 

Boma New Zealand

Curator, TEDxChristchurch; Curator, TEDxScottBase; Curator, SingularityU New Zealand Summit; Curator, SingularityU Australia Summit;  Co-founder, Ministry of Awesome

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Michel Lévy-Provencal,

Boma France

Curator, TEDxParis; Co-founder, Brightness; Co-founder, Joshfire; Co-founder, Rue89; Founder, L'Échappée Volée


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(ˈBoma)


The roots of the word “Boma” date back to Africa -- the cradle of all mankind -- and lie in the languages spoken in the African Great Lakes. The Boma was a circular enclosure for the community and elders to gather, normally built out of branches. It was a sacred space for community gatherings and meaningful discussions to be had, a space where decisions were made and actions were taken.