Curious about everything and eclectic by nature, Nicolas has long been passionate about languages. Born in France, he has spent over half of his life in Quebec and now lives in Montreal. His strong interest in international and language-related issues drove him to learn Esperanto a few years ago. He is now president of the Quebec Esperanto Society and vice president of the local committee for the 2020 World Esperanto Congress in Montreal. He is fluent in French, English, Esperanto and Spanish, can get by in Portuguese and German and has notions of several other languages. His educational background is in physics and in environmental management, and he now works for a renewable energy firm. A member of the LangFest team, he occasionally shares his thoughts, language-related or not, on his blog at ideesmultiples.ca. Nicolas is furthermore also interested in history, geography, politics, economics and philosophy. He enjoys city walks and conversation, whatever the language!