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Join us on the 19th of November 2021 at JED event space as we delve into the theme
of “Trail Blazers” with a wonderful selection of speakers sure to inspire.


Trail Blazers

As we stand at the beginning of a new decade, we are slowly emerging out of a global pandemic, we have witnessed natural disasters and have felt major civil rights movements. Overall, general uncertainty for the future remains. With all of this, it is easy to get entangled in a downward spiral of negative thoughts. But, let’s take a step back. Let’s realise and admire that we, as a global society, have actually accomplished so much in this time! Through widescale use of digital technology, we are more connected on a global scale than ever before, we have witnessed scientific leaps as the fastest vaccine development efforts in history unfolded and even the groundwork towards space exploration has firmly been set.

Of course, much remains to be done but we firmly believe that, together, we are up for the challenge and can meet these uncertainties head on! So, let’s use this new decade as a jump-off point and choose collaboration over adversary. Let us lead by example, come together and navigate towards a better tomorrow!


Aurélie Litynski

"How to be truly happy at work"

Quentin Gallea

"How to question numbers and prevent manipulation"

Hakan Libdo

"Re-imagine everything"

Fikret Zendeli

"Reinventing Fridays"

Joschi Herzczeg

"Atom Heart Mother"

Gabriel Stoyanov

"Ballet - the embodiment of culture, communication & practice"

Matthias Hofer

"Inflatable Robots - More than hot air"

Ana Campos

"How AI helps us know in time when a child stops breathing"

Anne-Laure Le Cunff

"Can you tell brain fact from brain fiction"

Eleonore Poli

"Analogue Space Missions - A rehearsal of mistakes for the achievement of greatness"


"Who am I?"

TEDx Zurich Homepage

Discover the 2021 Program

Engaging and inspiring talks & workshops


The Venue

How to get there

Please note there is no parking available on-site. The location is a few meters away from Haltestelle Wagonsfabrik and 10 min. away from Bahnhof Schlieren.

Thank you to our partners

We offer young artists a platform in which they are able to present their artistic talents. Migros Kulturprozent uses the cooperation with TEDxZurich not for self-advertising but to enhance the concept of cultural promotion and place chosen artists in the forefront of our experience.

In what way do you believe TEDxZurich is a Trailblazer and why is it important for your company to support that?

TEDx identified the importance of networking early on and established corresponding platforms. We also believe in the power of ideas and are therefore a proud partner of TEDxZurich.

In what way do you believe TEDxZurich is a Trailblazer and why is it important for your company to support that?

In particular, changing customer needs and scarce resources drive us to continuously find new and better solutions. Only a business model that optimally blends sustainability and customer needs will continue to be successful in the future.

In what way do you believe TEDxZurich is a Trailblazer and why is it important for your company to support that?

Our founder, Gottlieb Duttweiler, was a business leader, politician, but above all a visionary. With pioneering ideas and great social commitment, he wrote Swiss economic history. This history obliges us: Today, we continue to play a pioneering role in sustainability issues and are committed to society every day through the Migros Kulturprozent.

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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;