Ideas Worth Spreading

TEDxZurich is an independently organised event.

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 16.11.2018 in Zurich, as we delve into the theme of “Connection” with a wonderful selection of speakers sure to inspire.


  • 09:00                  Open doors & Registration
  • 10:00 – 11:45      Session 1
  • 11:45 – 13:00      Lunch
  • 13:00 – 14:30      Session 2
  • 14:30 – 15:00      Break
  • 15:00 – 16:15      Session 3
  • 16:15 – 17:30      Apero
  • ———
  • 18:30 – 1:00        After show party – Moods – Schiffbaustrasse 6, 8005 Zürich
  • 18:30 – 20:00      Concert
  • 23:00                  TEDxZurich after-party

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 & Talks 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

Domenico Giardini
We Go to Mars!

Alexandra Mandoki
What Nobody Told Me About Growing Up

Madelyne Meyer
The New Wine Language: A Simpler Concept

Dominique Kunz
Why Identity Is a Human Right

Nikolai Fuchs
Land as a Commons

Davor Kosanic
Consciousness, Connection and Nature – the Root Cause of the Root Cause

Jan Schacher
Poetic Spaces of Human Experience – Intersecting Art and Research

Dr. Jamil El-Imad
Connecting with the World

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