iMagination Week

"Transformation of oneself, Transformation of ecosystems"

Global BBA, from 24 to 28 August 2020

iMaginationWeek is a program of ESSEC Business School dedicated to inspiration and creativity.

This seminar aims at enriching students culturally by taking them out of their usual working environment and confronting them with experts from various disciplines (life sciences, art, astrophysics, gastronomy, etc.); instilling a "visionary" spirit to help them become aware of the challenges of the world they are going to build, and finally helping them develop their creative skills by stimulating their imagination and their ability to work in groups.


This website aims to share the inspiration and knowledge of past editions through the conferences of dozens of experts who have honored us with their contributions to iMaginationWeek since 2012.

"Le goût d'imaginer sa vie"

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If imagination in power was a slogan, the desire to imagine one's life shows that it can be a reality. Nearly forty exceptional personalities have agreed to share their relationship with the imagination in their respective fields.

Whether they are astronauts, philosophers, cyborg, ecological activists, mathematicians, anthropologists, actors, astrophysicists, or even singers, they all find themselves around the power of imagination, which has allowed them to accomplish extraordinary things.

More than forty contributions in this book published by Editions Manitoba in French and English, including : Jean-Loup Chrétien, Jacques Genin, Jacques Genin, Idriss Aberkane, Laurent Alexandre, Henri Atlan, Marie-Paule Cani, Yves Coppens, Jean-Louis Etienne, Jean Jouzel, Etienne Klein, Michael Lonsdale, Pierre Marcolini, Dominique Meda, Fabrice Midal, Pascal Picq, Pierre Rabhi, Hubert Reeves, Patrick Roger, Joël de Rosnay, François Taddei, Jacques Testart, Hervé This, Cédric Villani, Didier Wampas...

This book has been translated and published in English under the title Creativity, imagination and innovation (ed. World Scientific). The second volume is being prepared.