Our New TEDxZurich
2020 Format

The turmoil that this year has brought has meant that our main event which would have normally taken place with a live audience, had to be completely rethought and so the TEDxZurich team came up with a completely new, digital format.

In order to avoid long sessions and “Zoom fatigue” we decided to instead release new unaired TEDxZurich 2020 Talks in four weekly livestreams counting down to the new year together as we “Break Out” of 2020 to welcome 2021.

Each evening’s program will be sponsored by one of our gold partners and will include 2-3 talks, lasting approximately an hour to an hour and a half. These talks are pre-recorded, and aired live for the first time exclusively to our audiences that join the livestream – for free! 

So, we kindly ask that you save the date and read more on our Livestream Line-Up in the links below:

2020 Theme: Break Out

One way or another, 2020 was bound to be historic. We left the ‘10s behind and entered the ‘20s and no one could guess how the new decade would begin. Then came the Outbreak. An unparalleled situation that cast a net of uncertainty over the world we knew and demanded unprecedented steps into one we have only begun to comprehend. Any previous sense of normalcy we had was abandoned and we were all asked to make sacrifices.

And then something extraordinary happened. We collectively took up the challenge to cast off the mundane depression from months of lockdown. We found ourselves with the time to take up playing an instrument, learn that new language, catch up with friends, or improve the world immediately surrounding us. We have emerged in this new life with a shared experience and responsibility across all humanity and come now into the ‘20s better prepared and eager to do our part in working towards a brighter future. Towards a Breakout.

We live now in unprecedented times and the coming years promise to be revolutionary. Will we, as a global community, overcome the Outbreak? Can we break out of our confines and lay the groundwork needed to address humanity’s next challenges, from scientific leaps to mitigating climate change and even exploring the solar system?

Join the team at TEDxZurich 2020 Breakout as we look forward to a year of shedding our comfort zone and dive into new adventures together!

TEDxZurich 2019 Impressions

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