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!

The map highlights some of TEDxZurich’s partners, friends as well as event locations for the main event on November 20th - for details about the event stay tuned on our communication channels.
The map highlights some of TEDxZurich’s partners, friends as well as event locations for the main event on November 20th - for details about the event stay tuned on our communication channels.

One Day. Multiple Locations

Our TEDxZurich 2020 event is approaching and at a time of great uncertainty we feel it is more important than ever to provide a platform to share ideas & hope to our local community. To be able to do that in a safe and responsible way while at the same time creating a unique live experience, we developed the satellite concept for this year’s event.

What Does it Mean?

The event will take place at the same day and time, 20th of November, but at multiple locations within the Zurich area. This is due to Covid-19 and the possible limits of guests we would be required to abide by in November. All the talks will be shown in all locations, with 2 live talks and the rest pre-recorded. Different moderators will engage with the audience and integrate the live speakers between pre-recorded videos.

Please stay tuned for more updates and the official registration opening in the next weeks.

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