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TEDxZurich Events

Apart from the main event, TEDxZurich has been pushing the initiative to have more, small scale events throughout the year. These include TEDxZurich Salon events and live screenings of TED talks. If you want to stay up to date, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on our social media channels.

With the goal of bringing the existing TEDxZurich community together, the interaction with the audience allows us to take the spirit of TED’s “Ideas Worth Sharing” to the next level and spark action. Would you like to join the conversation?

Upcoming Events

What is TEDxZurichWomen?

TEDxZurichWomen is structured around the official TEDWomen event, a conference about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers. TEDxZurichWomen will not only feature two awesome speakers but also screen unpublished talks directly from this year’s event in Palm Springs.

Showing Up

Women the world over are no longer accepting the status quo. They’re rising up, breaking out and pushing boundaries. Whatever their focus and talent — business, technology, art, science, politics — these pioneers and their allies are joining forces in an explosion of discovery and ingenuity to drive real, meaningful change.

TEDWomen will celebrate how these dynamic and diverse people are showing up to face challenges head on, all while empowering each other to shape the future we all want to see. And TEDxZurich is celebrating with them. Will you join us?

Venue: Tamedia, Werdstrasse 21, 8004 Zurich
Agenda:
18:00 Registration opens
19:00 Talks and Sessions begin
21:30 End

TEDxZurich 2018

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Join us this year on the 16th of November 2018, in Zurich, as we delve into the theme of “Connection” with a wonderful selection of speakers sure to inspire.

A ticket costs CHF 70 and includes:

  • Full day event, sessions from 9 to 16:30 at the SRF Studios
  • Entry to 12 talks, 3 performances and an interactive TEDx experience
  • Lunch, drinks and refreshments
  • Apero

The Theme – Connection

In 2018, individually and collectively, people are more connected than ever. With incredibly powerful communication devices at our fingertips at all times, sharing an anonymous opinion is just a click away.

Sharing an opinion however, is not having a conversation. The art of conversation lies in listening, in letting go of our preconceived notions and embracing the idea that there might be more to the story. As well as to connect to the marginalized voices, vying for a say in the noise of the online world.

There’s always a story, an experience, an idea that we can learn from that makes us think critically and challenge our own beliefs. Join us on Friday, November 16 at the SRF Studios and let’s hear these stories, these experiences and ideas worth spreading and commit to action for a more equitable world.

Speakers Sneak Peek

Andrea Jansen

Andrea Jansen
The Perfect Mother Needs To Go

Lea Suter

Lea Suter
How Can We Overcome Dividing Lines?

Tim Lomas

Tim Lomas
Expanding Our Experiential Horizons Through Untranslatable Words

Garcia Claude

Claude Garcia
Wicked Games: Using Games to Resolve Environmental Conflicts

Anna-Lisa Martin Niedecken
Gaming Meets Fitness: Designing Parallel Training Worlds

Xi Zhang TEDxZurich

Xi Zhang 
What Is Good Architecture and Why the World Does Not Need More Star Architects

Registration has closed. Please note that the TEDxZurich audience is carefully curated in order to ensure a diverse audience. Upon applying, please wait for us to reach out to you via email in the coming weeks (check those spam filters). Thank you.

Past Events

What is a TEDxZurichSalon?

The Salons complement the main event by bringing the community together more frequently and providing opportunities for conversation and heightened interaction between speaker and audience. Think of it as a dinner party with the smartest people you know.

Limited in size, the Salons are able to explore a more specific variety of topics. The event will feature a screening of a TED talk, followed by live speakers who will delve deeper into the topic of the evening. After the talks, the audience splits up into groups where they have the opportunity to participate in a moderated discussion and are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas.

With the goal of bringing the existing TEDxZurich community together, the interaction with the audience allows us to take the spirit of TED’s “Ideas Worth Sharing” to the next level and spark action. Would you like to join the conversation?

Connecting for Better Decisions

When thinking about democracy we might be reminded of the old fashioned show of hands, as it is still practiced in some parts of Switzerland. But did you know we just had our first blockchain based vote? When taking a closer look we soon find out that democracy cannot be easily defined. Whether in politics or even in places we would never expect to find it – like a fortune 500 company, a bee-hive, in art or journalism.

Join us on the 30th of October to discuss and define democracy at the TEDxZurichSalon.

Date: Tuesday, 30th October 2018
Venue: Papiersaal, Kalanderplatz 6, 8045 Zürich

Agenda:
18:30 Registration opens
19:00 Talks begin
20:30 Audience group discussions
21:15 Closing / Start apéro
22:00 End

Speakers

Elliot Ash TEDxZurich Salon

Elliott Ash

Elliott Ash sees the legal system as an object for scientific study. With graduate degrees in law and economics and with tools from statistics and computational linguistics, he uses documents and data to understand the law, the judiciary, and the broader political economy. By day Elliott works as assistant professor at ETH Zürich, while playing drums in his free time for rock band The Free Rides.

Annika Jacobsen

Annika Jacobsen

As a brand strategist and marketing director, Annika Jacobsen’s passion lies in helping thought leaders and startups—with important messages to share—implement new and innovative ways of getting the word out about their visions for the future. Her curiosity and enthusiasm for blockchain technology compelled her to get involved in the industry and understand it on a deeper level. She joined Agora Technologies, which is on a mission to create secure and transparent elections around the world.

What is a TEDxZurichSalon?

The Salons complement the main event by bringing the community together more frequently and providing opportunities for conversation and heightened interaction between speaker and audience. Think of it as a dinner party with the smartest people you know.

Limited in size, the Salons are able to explore a more specific variety of topics. The event will feature a screening of a TED talk, followed by live speakers who will delve deeper into the topic of the evening. After the talks, the audience splits up into groups where they have the opportunity to participate in a moderated discussion and are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas.

With the goal of bringing the existing TEDxZurich community together, the interaction with the audience allows us to take the spirit of TED’s “Ideas Worth Sharing” to the next level and spark action. Would you like to join the conversation?

What Moves Us

Today it’s hard to imagine that people were once concerned that the speed of a steam engine might be too fast for humans. Self Driving cars, the Hyperloop, water and air taxis, drones and flying bikes all seem to become part of our reality sooner or later. It’s time to talk about the impact of transportation on society once again. How will this newly gained mobility change how we connect and interact. How does it change our cities, our life, our relationships, our work and our health?

Speakers

Remo Gerber

Remo Gerber

Remo Gerber is Chief Commercial Officer at Lilium – the Munich based aviation start-up building the world’s first all-electric air taxi. He was previously part of building ground transportation disrupter Gett in the UK & Western Europe as its Managing Director and Groupon – the e-commerce marketplace – as the COO in Northern Europe. Born in Zürich, Remo is a physicist from ETH Zurich and has a PhD from the University of Oxford.  Having spent almost all of his career in technology start-ups and transportation, Remo is delighted to be part of the Lilium team making high speed, affordable, mass air transportation a reality.

Olaf Swantee

Olaf Swantee

If Olaf Swantee knows one thing, it’s how to make a telecom company successful. With his no-nonsense style of management, he has spent the past two years transforming Sunrise into a real quality challenger and award-winning operator. Prior to that, he was announced CEO of the year at the World Communication Awards for his work at “EE”, all while leading Britain into the world of modern mobile internet by building its first 4G network. He started his career in IT and moved to Geneva in 1994, where he worked for Compaq. He has lived with his family in Stäfa, near Zürich (Switzerland), since 1998.

What is a TEDxZurichSalon?

The Salons complement the main event by bringing the community together more frequently and providing opportunities for conversation and heightened interaction between speaker and audience. Think of it as a dinner party with the smartest people you know.

Limited in size, the Salons are able to explore a more specific variety of topics. The event will feature a screening of a TED talk, followed by live speakers who will delve deeper into the topic of the evening. After the talks, the audience splits up into groups where they have the opportunity to participate in a moderated discussion and are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas.

With the goal of bringing the existing TEDxZurich community together, the interaction with the audience allows us to take the spirit of TED’s “Ideas Worth Sharing” to the next level and spark action. Would you like to join the conversation?

The Future of Media

How can we guarantee the quality of information that reaches us? And how do we pick relevant news without culling so fervently that our bubble becomes smaller and smaller, creating ever greater discord among us? These were some of the big questions discussed among 80 participants at our recent TEDxZurichSalon.

Speakers

Juliane Leopold

Juliane Leopold

After her media and communication and film studies in Berlin, Juliane Leopold worked at newspapers like Die Zeit and NZZ. She then went on to help launch Buzzfeed Germany as the founding editor. In 2015 Medium Magazine elected her as the frontrunner of the “Newcomer of the Year” Award.Today she works as a digital consultant for clients like Microsoft, Tagesschau, Deutsche Welle and many more. She is a regular speaker and moderator at the biggest German media industry events and talks about fake news, the future of journalism and women’s rights.

Hansi Voigt

Hansi Voigt

In 2017 Hansi Voigt launched WePublish together with Olaf Kunz and Francois Ruf. WePublish is an opensource digital commons that provides decentralized tools and infrastructure to content creators. However, it is not the first company that Voigt founded. After helping to create the local radio station that became KanalK and helping to build a record label and concert agency in England. He first became chief editor Ad interim at CASH and later at 20 Minuten Online. He then proceeded to found watson.ch, which has been described as the most innovative news portal in Switzerland.

What is a TEDxZurichSalon?

The Salons complement the main event by bringing the community together more frequently and providing opportunities for conversation and heightened interaction between speaker and audience. Think of it as a dinner party with the smartest people you know.

Limited in size, the Salons are able to explore a more specific variety of topics. The event will feature a screening of a TED talk, followed by live speakers who will delve deeper into the topic of the evening. After the talks, the audience splits up into groups where they have the opportunity to participate in a moderated discussion and are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas.

With the goal of bringing the existing TEDxZurich community together, the interaction with the audience allows us to take the spirit of TED’s “Ideas Worth Sharing” to the next level and spark action. Would you like to join the conversation?

Innovation in Creativity

TEDxZurich held its very first Salon, where a curated group of 50 people met at The Garage to discuss Innovation in Creativity.
To kick things off we screened a talk from TEDglobal by music Band OK GO discussing their creative process and how they “find” the ideas for their unique music videos.Following the screening 4 innovative projects from the creative space in Zurich introduced themselves.

Speakers

Martin Roth (KOSMOS)

Martin Roth is managing director and partner of Kosmos-Kultur AG and part of the development of KOSMOS together with Bruno Deckert and filmmaker Samir. KOSMOS is the new 5000m2 cultural centre near Langstrasse/Europaallee in Zurich. His background: Creative and managing director of studio Roth&Maerchy, a leading design and communication agency for culture and hospitality projects. He is also president of the non-profit “Cuisine sans Frontières”.

https://kosmos.ch/

Fabienne Barras and Gabriela Chicherio

Together with Andreas Saxer, Fabienne Barras and Gabriela Chicherio are the founders and curators of the Design Biennale Zurich, that debuted this year from 7. – 10. of September.

The Design Biennale Zürich wants to show the design process to a larger public and encourage the discourse between professionals and amateurs. Fabienne and Gabriela are both designers, with a background in product design and scenography.

www.designbiennalezurich.ch

Tara Lasrado (Forward Festival)

Forward Creatives is an innovative agency for brand strategy, storytelling and event development, organising Forward Festival for design, creativity and communication which takes place annually in Vienna and Munich and this year for the first time in Zurich (17-18 June 2017). Tara Lasrado is the local coordinator for Forward Festival Zürich and responsible for international partnerships.


http://forward-festival.com/en/zurich/

Nina Hodel (Kreislauf 4+5)

Nina is a co-lead of Kreislauf 4+5 in Zurich, head of communication of the One Of A Million music festival in Baden and a freelance consultant, copywriter and develops concepts for websites and social media. All while she is currently working on her Master’s at ZHdK in Design and Trends.

Media & Press

Michelle Sandmeier

For any inquiries, please contact our Media Relations Associate Michelle Sandmeier at michelle.sandmeier@tedxzurich.com and we look forward to collaborating.