Coming full circle.

The Chairman 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.

Through her work with TEDx, Lara learned the innovation power of local communities, and how to harness this power. She also learned how to build a massive volunteer network and how to sustain it long term.

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 three of the most established TEDx organizers: Kaila Colbin (New Zealand), Michel Levy-Provencal (France), and Stephan Balzer (Germany). Kaila and Stephan 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 grassroots organizers 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 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, Boma Global

Founder, TEDx; Global Expansion Strategist, Singularity University


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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Stephan Balzer, Boma Germany

Founder, red onion; Curator, TEDxBerlin; Curator, SingularityU Germany Summit; Curator, Qberlin Conference