TEDxZurich 2017 – 4 Inspiring Ideas From Our Audience

Opening Doors to new ideas shouldn’t stop at the event. That’s why we’re spreading your inspiring ideas as they came in on Twitter, and encourage you, dear reader, to send in your own!

1. Build authentic relationships via @marsty5

Authentic relationships lead to authentic selves. It is in communities wherein relationships are based on mutual trust and respect where a sense of belonging can be truly nurtured.

2. Live like it’s always TED-time via @bympo

TED is all about stirring curiosity, engaging one another and providing you tools to look at the world from a new perspective.

3. Create a holistic work-life balance via @MaiteP65

Our working life could be much more balanced if we focus more on giving than receiving. Employees should be encouraged to block off a couple of hours from their schedules, and dedicate their time to a cause they believe in.

4. Embracing new technologies

Our future might seem a little scary, and the advances in AI technologies, make everything, including our jobs, a little unknown. Let’s embrace the new and create a culture where humans and technology can coexist.

Now it’s your turn to tell us: What’s your #IdeaWorthSpreading?

Send in your #IdeasWorthSpreading for your chance to WIN one of 13 books, each recommended by a TEDxZurich 2017 speaker. All you have to do is reply to this tweet, using the hashtags #OpeningDoors and #TEDxZurich.

Sarah Ebling

          Sarah Ebling holds a professorship in Accessibility Studies at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and is a senior researcher at the University of Zurich. Her research focuses on natural language processing in the context of disabilities and special needs, specifically, sign language technology and automatic text simplification. Her groups’ contributions involve artificial intelligence techniques with a strong emphasis on user involvement. She is involved in various international and national projects and leads a large-scale Swiss innovation initiative entitled „Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies“ (2022-2026; https://www.iict.uzh.ch/).