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TEDxZurich is launching TEDxZurichSalon events. 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 goal is to bring the existing TEDxZurich community together with new interested and interesting people.  Interaction with the audience allows to take the spirit of TED “Ideas Worth Sharing” to the next level and spark action.
The next Salon will take place on March 1st 2018. 

Past Salons

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.


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”.

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.

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.

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

The audience was then split into 4 smaller groups to discuss specific questions covering obstacles, challenges and opportunities in the creative space and facilitate and foster innovation in Zürich. In the spirit of Ideas worth spreading, one of the projects profiled – FORWARD Festival, will take up these ideas and continue a discussion at their event. Keep your eyes out for this.


Medienschaffende, Blogger und Vlogger, die über «Innovation in Creativity» berichten möchten, können sich hier akkreditieren.

Bitte beachten: Video-Aufnahmen sind nur vor, zwischen oder nach den Speaker-Auftritten möglich.

Journalists, bloggers and vloggers who want to cover «Innovation in Creativity» can apply for a media accreditation here

Please note: Filming is only permissible before, in between or after talks.