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.

At Boma, we don't challenge you to change the world. We empower you to change your world


What does boma mean?

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 sacred space for community gatherings and meaningful discussions to be had, a space where decisions were made and actions were taken.

The pacemakers

The Boma founding team has over 50 years’ experience creating massive global communities, world class events and conferences, industry leading corporate training, and cutting edge futurist curriculum—all with a focus on positive impact.


Lara Stein

Chairwoman & Founder Boma Global

Lara grew TED from a single event into TEDx, a volunteer global movement with 2.000 - 3.000 annual events. Then she took Singularity University global by successfully building up a decentralized for profit network.

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Stephan Balzer

CEO & Founder Boma Germany

Stephan is a pioneer of the German new media scene. He is the founder of red onion GmbH in Berlin and launched TEDx in Germany and SingularityU Germany. He trained over 300 speakers and has more than 2.000 speaker relationships.


Kaila Colbin

CEO & Founder Boma New Zealand

Kaila is a futurist and business leader. She is Singularity University Ambassador for New Zealand and Australia, founder of TEDxChristchurch and TEDxScottBase in Antartica. She has 500+ speaker relationships which were trained by herself.

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Michel Lévy-Provençal

CEO & Founder Boma France

Michel is an entrepreneur and futurist. He founded TEDx in France and is co-founder of Brightness, Joshfire and Rue89. He runs a local speaker buereau with 2.000+ speaker relationships.