tCL Paris 2019 Conference

Welcome to Exploring Innovation Spaces: the tCL Spring 2019 conference from 29-31 March 2019 at HEC Alumni Premises in Paris. On this page you will find all the information you need about the core theme, speakers, and other useful information. You will also be able to register for the conference.

For any questions about the conference please do not hesitate to contact

We look forward to seeing you in Paris!


Friday 29th March – Sunday 31st March.

Friday 29th from 9:00am to 5:30pm;

Saturday 30th from 9:00am to 5:30pm followed by a networking event until 8:00pm;

Sunday 31st from 9:30am to 11:30pm followed by a farewell brunch until 12:30pm.


The conference will be held at the HEC Alumni premises at 9 Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, France.

Registration Fees

This conference is open to tCL 2019 registered members only. Benefit from the early bird fee of 250 GBP valid until 24th February. This includes full access to the conference sessions as well as the networking event.

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How to Register

This conference is open to 2019 tCL registered members. If you are a CCC alumnus you can now activate your tCL membership for 2019 and register for the conference at the same time.

Once you have successfully completed payment, we will send you further details to complete your conference registration and invite a guest.

To register for the conference:

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Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-completed-first-served basis.

Conference Core Theme


Exploring Innovation Spaces

Labs, Incubators, Accelerators, Camps, Hubs, Studios, Hackathons, Garages—these are only a few of the many shapes and forms of the new spaces that have sprung up in recent years to drive change and innovation. Some spaces foster entrepreneurship and the exploration of new business opportunities, while others wrestle with complex social challenges. All of these spaces drive impact and change.

Regardless of their form, these spaces are growing, attracting attention worldwide, and setting a new “must have” in today’s fast-paced, hyperconnected, and complex environment.

In this world of pivots, iterations, and sprints, where everyone seeks their inner Silicon Valley, this conference will offer the opportunity to stop for a moment, reflect and explore the hype.

We are very fortunate to have academics, researchers and practitioners passionate about innovation and innovation spaces joining us as speakers. They will facilitate diverse interactive sessions and share their know-how, giving us a taste of their experiences, and engaging us in a reflective, and dare we say ‘innovative’ space.

So, whether you are part of or are going to be a part of such spaces, or whether you are a practitioner looking for ways to innovate, this conference is for you.

We will draw on the latest research on innovation spaces and benefit from the broad experience in the room to answer questions around:

  • How did this phenomenon come to be and what can we learn from its history?
  • Why do these spaces continue to be the celebrated exceptions in our organizations, and not simply “the way” that work gets done?
  • What are their different types and what are the frameworks, techniques, tools that animate them?
  • What is the impact of ‘innovation spaces’ on the system?
  • What role for the ‘space curator’ or change agent?
  • What is the impact on leadership and what is the role of the ‘leader’?
  • How can I grow the ‘innovation space’ in my practice?
  • Can tCL be an ‘innovation space’? How?
Meet The Speakers

Paris 2019 speaker biographies

SpeakerKary BheemaiahZaid HassanSihem Jouini
TitleSenior Engagement Manager, Fahrenheit 212
CEO & Co-Founder Roller StrategiesAssociate Professor HEC
BiographyKary BheemaiahZaid HassanSihem Jouini

SpeakerAndreas LambropoulosNadim MattaJason McDonald
TitleHead of IFS Strategic Initiatives, BNP ParibasPresident Rapid Results InstituteSenior Engagement Manager, Fahrenheit 212
BiographyAndreas LambropoulosNadim MattaJason McDonald
SpeakerMathis SchulteMarc ThompsonLars Thuesen
TitleAssociate Professor HECSenior Fellow Said Business SchoolFounder of WIN
BiographyMathis SchulteMarc ThompsonLars Thuesen
Useful Information

How to Get There

The conference will be held at the HEC Alumni premises in the beautiful Hotel Le Marois, Paris VIII:

HEC Alumni, 9 avenue Franklin D Roosevelt, 75008 Paris

Once at this address, a pathway will lead to the Hotel Particulier, where you can take the lift to the 4th floor. Please ring the doorbell to open the door.

Accessibility: please contact us to check wheelchair accessibility.


  • Franklin D Roosevelt (lines 1 and 9) or
  • Champs-Elysées Clémenceau (lines 1 and 13) or
  • Invalides (lines 8, 13 and RER C)

Where to Stay

To enjoy the city, we recommend you stay at a walking distance on the right bank in the 8th or 1st arrondissement, or across the river on the left bank in the 7th arrondissement.

Weather in Paris

Spring temperatures in Paris are variable and we can expect anything from 5°C to 12°C. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for a warmer welcome!


Detailed programme
Speakers presentations