Beyond the products exhibited and the trainings presented by our partners, the Vivre Autonome event takes pride in the quality and diversity of its speakers.

As for our exhibitors, we strive to select the best speakers to deal with the ecology thematics, but also with current events and related topics. Journalists, writers, researchers, adventurers, economists, or engineers, each one of them will make you benefit from their expertise during these 3 days of conferences!

Self-sufficiency at home, conferences on new farming methods, inherited seeds, development of autonomy in daily life …

and many others... So many new and interesting subjects to discover! 

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  • Brian Ejarque

    Neo-Autonomist at L'Archi'Pelle.

    Brian has been hosting the Archi'Pelle YouTube channel for over 3 years. He is a former city dweller who shares his daily life with the goal of achieving energy and food autonomy in the countryside. He also specializes in visiting self-sufficient houses and edible gardens or forests. His adventures bring together a community of over 200,000 people called the Neo-Autonomists.

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  • Herve Chabert

    Mon Balcon en Permaculture

    10 m² de balcon en région parisienne ont suffi à Hervé Chabert pour mettre sur pied une micro-forêt nourricière. En tenant compte des contraintes (absence de sol, gestion de l’eau, chaleur, vent, lumière, etc.), il a mis en place les principes de la permaculture et démontre que la surface importe moins que l’organisation du milieu et le respect des interactions qui s’y opèrent. Dans cette conférence, il explique comment choisir substrats et contenants, optimiser sa production sur l’année, gérer ses absences.

    Hervé Chabert est passionné d’agroécologie et de permaculture. Il a suivi des formations dans ces deux domaines ainsi qu’en botanique, compostage, reproduction de semences, etc.

  • Valentin
    MyShop Solaire

    Everything you need to know about grid-tied/uninterruptible systems

    Valentin is the technical director of the grid-connected sector at MYSHOP Solar.

    We offer self-installation solutions with exclusive support to its customers. Solar photovoltaic is starting to take an important place in the residential sector with the increase in the cost of electricity. We answer all your questions on the different possible installations as well as the steps to take.

  • Alexandre Leroux

    Reduce your expenses to become less dependent on money

    Today, I can live on less than 500€ per month. In this conference, I share with you the different life choices I have made over the past 5 years, showing you how these choices have allowed me to harmonize my lifestyle, my environment and my activities with my ecological and decreasing aspirations, while reducing my dependence on money.


  • Maxime Leloup

    Gathering, Garden and Forest: crossed paths and perspectives for domestic autonomy.

    Grow your own food? Pick it? Why not both! Harvesting and the practice of forest gardening are activities as old as the world and still relevant today. This is an opportunity to put these activities in a long-term perspective and to establish the continuity of gathering in the forest garden. Take a little distance, to better return, practice, plan and harvest. Always relevant, especially on a domestic scale, these practices contribute to daily autonomy.

  • Jay Hudnal

    Wind Turbine Specialist

    Jay Hudnall, founder and manager of Ti'éole, a small wind enthusiast, started working in this sector in 2004, at the US Department of Agriculture's research center in Texas, then in France for three years in the Krugwind, during which time it installed about 50 small wind turbines. He is one of the founders of the Tripalium association and has organized a hundred workshops on the manufacture of small wind turbines of the Piggott model. He has also been a trainer for engineering schools and vocational training centers since 2007, the date of the creation of Ti'éole - wind energy. Today, Ti'éole is active in the training, installation and distribution of small wind turbines in France.

  • Didier Flipo & Remi Richart

    The resilient house: for a progressive and accessible autonomy.

    Your autonomy in water, electricity, heating: a practical conference, based on 25 years of experience, which will give you all the tips and tricks to build step by step your resilience and prepare you for all eventualities. After a career in the video game industry, Didier Flipo started from scratch and returned to his native Cantal. He trained and set up as an organic market gardener, while renovating an old country house. He shares his skills on since 2016. 


  • Manon
    MyShop Solaire

    Live independently while being isolated from the electrical grid
    Manon is the technical director of the "off-grid installations" sector at My Shop Solar. More and more households are turning to energy sobriety to live isolated from the national grid. At my shop solaire, we help you in this energy transition by providing personalized support for the creation of your project and the installation of your solar equipment. We will answer all your questions on the types of possible installations in solar autonomy.
  • Christophe Dehody

    Gathering of wild edible and medicinal plants

    The gathering of wild edible and medicinal plants has always existed among humans. There are more than 1000 species of plants to be picked in France, in this conference Christophe de Hody will make you plunge into this greedy and fascinating wild universe!

  • Dominique Guillo

    Reflections on an autonomous decade

    Revealed to the general public by the channel " l'archipelle " with his video " maison 100%autonome " (2,6Mde views) He has been a specialist in self-building training for 30 years. He demonstrates on his small farm a joyful autonomy: vegetable gardens, livestock, orchards, olive trees and some cereals.

    Philosopher and poet, he leads writing workshops and proposes a deep reflection on the notion of autonomy. In his book "Auto-construire sa maison bois autonome" to be published by Ulmer...just for the show, he presents his method, simple and economical, to build oneself a wooden and autonomous house.


  • Fabien Tournan

    Food autonomy and Holistic Territory Management.

     Food autonomy in 2022, what are we talking about? We invite you to share a meaningful experience: an exchange on the implementation of tools for ecological and social transition by adopting a "Holistic Management of Territories". Moving towards a process of planning and management of the environment with the aim of helping people to improve their quality of life and their living environment; Aiming at a restructuring of the territories for food security and relocation of the first needs through citizen mobilization, This is with Fabien Tournan from Régénération Végétale.


  • Valerie Pozzo Di Borgo

    Water, Earth and Us.

    I propose to give you an overview of the water we need to live and to give some answers to the questions we ask ourselves about it. What is water, where does it come from, why do we need it, how does it get from the river to our tap, how does it become drinkable and what are the criteria for its potabilization. But there are flaws in the system and undesirables are unfortunately present at our tap. What are the consequences of these defects, and, as we still need to drink, what are the solutions for the consumer? If filtration is the best solution to preserve our health capital, what are the different filtration systems, their advantages and their limits? What is reverse osmosis and why is it the best filtration system available today? I will be pleased to answer all your questions on the subject and to give you as much food for thought as possible.

  • Leanne & Sylvain Chevallier

    I create my own natural soaps

    Léanne and Sylvain Chevallier explain the technique of cold process soapmaking, the simplest and most natural of all. They invite everyone to imagine their own soaps for the whole family, in complete safety, while respecting health and the planet. Another way to be more autonomous.

    Leanne and Sylvain Chevallier founded AromaNature, one of the first cold process soap factories in France. In 2013, they received the title of Master Craftsman from the New Aquitaine Regional Chamber of Crafts. They are the authors of Je crée mes savons au naturel published by Terre vivante.

  • Tristan Urtizberea

    (Do not) Produce its own electricity, thanks to solar energy.

    Thinking about your energy production without knowing what you are consuming is a bit like embarking on a cooking recipe without knowing the amount of each ingredient. The result is something that is probably nutritious... but tasteless!

    Estimating one's needs is the basis of the search for autonomy. If you reduce the amount of food you need, a large part of the installation work is done... since it no longer needs to be done!

    We can then serenely focus on the best way to produce.

    Tristan is the author of "Produire son électricité - Autoconstruire son installation photovoltaïque" published by Ulmer.


  • Helene Petit

    Nomadic living in a converted truck

    More and more of us are dreaming of a nomadic life. Whether it is for a few months or for a long time, this experience transforms. It allows us to acquire a different relationship with time, space, money, work and relationships with others. It is a way to find oneself while enjoying the joy of travel and meeting new people. However, before embarking on the adventure, there are 1000 little details to know. I propose you to climb aboard my truck to discover them. I would like to share with you the magic of the nomadic life but also its constraints...

    Hélène Petit has been living year-round in a converted truck since 2013. She has produced a documentary series on the most inspiring encounters made on the road: SideWays, the traveling webseries.

  • Pierre Harris

    The ECOLOGIS model - Water, energy and waste autonomous housing

    In France, the current housing model is based on its dependence on networks: drinking water, sanitation, electricity, gas, communication... Within the framework of the ecological and energetic transition, the "ecologis" model proposes a new way, that of the global autonomy of the habitat in water, energy and waste. This autonomy is based on the reasoned use of natural resources: rain, wind, sun, biomass in order to limit the impact of the habitat on the environment and to reduce the household expenses.


  • Valery Tsimba

    My balcony in permaculture Abundant harvests on 4 sqm

    Passionate about gardening, Valéry Tsimba has taken several trainings in permaculture, vegetable garden design and peasant seeds. She is a volunteer at the association Graines de Troc and ambassador since 2016 of the citizen movement to save endangered vegetable and fruit varieties: Graines de Vie. In Courbevoie, near Paris, Valéry grows herbs, vegetables, edible flowers and small fruits all year round on a 4m² balcony and two windowsills. She is inspired by permaculture and uses various tricks to optimize space, farmer seeds for more adapted varieties and bartering to recreate human links.

  • Estelle Fourat

    Contemporary issues of food autonomy

    Estelle Fourat is a sociologist. Her research focuses on the food changes at work in contemporary societies, more specifically on the dynamics of actors at the origin of the transformation of food systems, the adaptation of individuals to changes and crises, and the inequalities of access to food. She is also interested in the movement of food autonomy, embodying new links that eaters are forging with the living, human and non-human.

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  • Goulven Bazire

    Living Independently in a house in 2022

    What if making your living space a paradise, where serenity reigns, without ignoring the challenges of the 21st century in all conscience. Tackle the management of your project step by step, manage your commitment, time and money in full autonomy to manifest your dream to reality.

  • Jean-Noel Gertz

    Let's live happily, let's live underground!

    After 8 years of turning bunkers, cellars and parking lots into underground farms, I'll explain how underground is your best friend. And I'll show you how to create an underground base with the mushroom as a guideline, which thrives without natural light. Tilling concrete requires a bit of technique, so I'll talk about the cultivation routes of everything that grows, already, under Paris.

  • Laurence Talleux

    Easily recognize wild plants!


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