17.12 – Time to Change Course

Each evening’s program will be sponsored by one of our gold partners and include 2-3 talks lasting approximately an hour to an hour and a half. These talks are pre-recorded, aired live on a weekly basis.

19:00 – Start
Session 1: TEDxZurich Talk / Q&A
A Message from Our Partner
Session 2: TEDxZurich Talk / Q&A
Session 3: TEDxZurich Talk / Q&A

Thank you for joining our event series and we look forward to seeing you again in 2021, hopefully in person. The talks will be published in early 2021.

Meet Our Speakers

Jean-Baptiste Bosson TEDx Zurich

Jean-Baptiste Bosson

Jean-Baptiste Bosson is a bridge builder between countries (Switzerland, France), scientific disciplines (glaciology, ecology, geography, political sciences), nature conservation and science. He holds a PhD in Geosciences from the University of Lausanne where he focused on investigating the response of small alpine glaciers to ongoing climate change. In 2019, he led and published the first study on World Heritage glaciers whereby he made the compelling case for humanity to save glaciers. Jean-Baptiste currently works as Scientific Officer for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Switzerland as well as for the Conservatory of Protected Areas of Haute-Savoie in France.

Make the Glaciers Great Again​

Glaciers are disappearing – and their disappearance visualises the invisibility of climate change that is so hard to see in most ecosystems on Earth, and so hard to grasp for many of us. But glaciers are much more than melting ice – and saving them could very well mean saving ourselves.

Jody Lynee Madeira

Jody Lynee Madeira

Jody Lyneé Madeira studies the intersection of law, culture, communication, and emotion in the contexts of medicine, technology, and public health.

Shooting Blanks: What Happens When Law Can’t Keep up With Technology?

Donor sperm and 3D printed firearms have one thing in common—they both illustrate how technology outpaces law. Listen as Professor Jody Lyneé Madeira describes what lessons we can learn from two case studies that prompt us to examine how law should respond to technologies that take and create life. First, how can law best hold fertility doctors accountable after their patients learn decades later that they were impregnated with their doctors sperm without their consent? Second, what can courts do after the fact when courts initially permit 3D-blueprints to be distributed online, but then reverse course?

Andres Andrekson Stress tedx zurich

Andres Andrekson

Andres Andrekson, more commonly known as the swiss rapper “Stress”, returns with an unprecedented openness in his Album “Sincèrement”, released last fall. The patron of Swiss rap is back; authentic and sincere with disarming honesty, leading listeners through a journey marked by highs and lows. Stress portrays his vulnerability and shows us the person behind the “Stress” brand. 

Getting Comfortable With the Uncomfortable

In his talk, Andres leads us through his very own experience of grappling with depression. He articulates how self-reflection led to growth, understanding and ultimately acceptance, and suggests how we might all strive to understand ourselves more compassionately, to find meaning by living a purposeful life.


Special Thanks to All Our Main Sponsors This Year​