TEDxZurich Community Event Recap

After an eventful 2017, TEDxZurich kicked off 2018 with a community event held on the 15th February at the Impact Hub Zurich.

The evening re-capped 2017 TEDxZurich events, many of which were new. These events, with the support of partners, included a well-attended live screening of TED Global that was held in April. We were delighted to have launched the first, of our thoughtfully curated TEDxZurich Salons. Our next Salon will be held on the 22nd March with more planned throughout the year. We have also been working with and, supporting TEDxYouth@Zurich. Our varied engagements with different formats aim to make the TED experience more accessible and interesting to our ever-growing community.

The evening ended with the screening of talks from our last TEDxZurich event and an apero. Conversation during the night was energetic and interesting with food from AOZ Paprika an initiative that works to integrate women of migrant backgrounds into the Swiss community.

TEDxZurich looks forward to extending our outreach with more events this year including several Salons, the TEDxLive screening, the Youth event, possibly a TEDxZurich Women and of course, our main event.

With all the TEDxZurich excitement expected this year, we have open team positions, details of which can be found on our website. For other news, please sign up to our newsletter and we look forward to YOU being part of the TEDxZurich family. 

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/).