While we were busy getting the first pillars for TEDxZurich 2013 ready, we have been hearing a lot about education, especially around TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra and his wish to build a school in the cloud, empowering children to explore and to learn from one another.
Thinking about the challenges of education today, we have been pointed to a talk held by Emanuel Souvairan at TEDxUNIGE this spring. «We have been living through an age of mass production in education. (…) All over the world, the model is a western education that promotes conformity, not diversity.» is one of his main statements. And: «Our western system isn’t working for us anymore, so how do we expect it to work for somebody else?»
We are thrilled to announce the next edition of TEDxZurich which is going to be held at SRF studios / tpc on Wednesday October 2nd 2013. Be sure to mark the date in your calendars. Our team is very busy right now creating yet another exciting and inspiring day of ideas worth spreading.
You might already have read it all over Twitter today: TEDx is celebrating its 4th birthday. This is still young, but in those 4 years, there have been: .
– 6417 events
– in 1777 cities
– and 149 countries
– with 25’800 TEDxTalks on YouTube
– and almost 80 million views .
TEDx has gathered thousands of passionate people around the world. So on this day, we say thank you. We are proud to be a part of this and looking forward to lots of new ideas worth spreading ahead of us.
We are bringing the annual TED Conference experience live to HUB Zurich. Join in this gathering of TED fans to watch the latest ideas worth spreading as you share and discover the unexpected connections, extraordinary insights, and powerful inspiration the TED community is famous for.
With access to a live conference webstream as it happens, you are invited to watch the minute-by-minute excitement of the entire TED conference, including talks that are exclusively presented onsite and may not go online. Here’s the details:
When Wednesday February 27 2013, starting from 17:00
Schedule 17:15 – Welcome by TEDxZurich team 17:30 – Session 4: Disrupt! 19:15 – Break: TEDxZurich team member Hugo Schotman connects live from Long Beach 20:00 – Session 5: Dream! 21:45 – Break 23:15 – Session 6: Create! 01:00 – Break 02:00 – Session 7: Sustain! 03:45 – End of event – the bigger of a TEDster, the longer you stay!
TEDxZurich 2012 is over – thank you all for being a part of it, be it in person at SRF / tpc or out there watching the livestream. All of you have contributed to making it the awesome experience that it was.
We have collected a pick of tweets during the day and compiled them to a storify document that you will find below. This also includes links to all the speakers, the TED talks that were screened and media coverage throughout the day.
As to the talks on video, you can find them integrated in the speakers’ portraits, on the top of each page.
Even if you did not get a ticket for this year’s edition of TEDxZurich, that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the event. We’re trying hard to make TEDxZurich a great experience for those who can’t be there in person tomorrow:
– We will have a live stream of the entire event on tedxzurich.com where you can watch all the talks and performances as they happen.
– Using the hashtag#tedxzurich, you can find all the tweets written about the event. Using the same hashtag will add your tweets about the programme and speakers to that stream of messages.
Check our website and tune in to a virtual day at TEDxZurich 2012.
Two more days until TEDxZurich – to make sure nobody gets lost on the way, find the detailed directions below. Coffee will be ready for you by 8am, we’ll start at 8.30am.
Address: Fernsehstrasse 1-4, Zürich. Tram stop Fernsehstudio (NOT Leutschenbach). This is a 25 minutes tram ride from Zurich Main Station, be sure to calculate enough time to get there. We strongly advise you to come by public transport as there are no parking spaces on site.
– Coming from Zurich Main Station (approx 25 mins): Tram 11 from «Bahnhofquai» in direction of «Auzelg». Exit at «Fernsehstudio».
– Coming from train station Oerlikon (approx 7 mins): Tram 11 from «Bahnhof Oerlikon» in direction of «Auzelg». Exit at «Fernsehstudio».
This is it, our speakers page is complete, including the wonderful music acts playing at this year’s TEDxZurich. Have a look at the profiles to get to know more about who the contributors are and what they are going to talk about next Thursday.
We are going strong for the final spurt now and look forward to seeing you there.
One of our speakers, Mikael Colville-Andersen, has also been hosting TEDxCopenhagen 2012 in September. Check out this short video of him talking about the event and the TEDx idea in general. We are very much looking forward to hearing his speech next thursday.
Charles Eugster, one of our speakers at TEDxZurich 2012, has been portrayed in last week’s DAS MAGAZIN, a weekend supplement to the daily newspapers Basler Zeitung, Berner Zeitung, Der Bund and Tages-Anzeiger.
An interesting and enjoyable article that makes you looking forward to his speech on October 25:
As of today, everyone can apply for a place at TEDxZurich 2012. To do that, proceed to our application form. If you’d like to know more about the application procedure and why you need to apply in the first place, have a look at our FAQ. We will do our very best to ensure a diverse and high-quality audience at TEDxZurich 2012.
We are happy to announce that the next TEDxZurich will take place on October 25th 2012. Our team is working hard to create another unforgettable experience with one mission: making ideas worth spreading. We have already started contacting speakers with impressing visions and ideas – so do mark the date in your calendar!
Audience Applications for TEDxZurich 2012 will open in summer. Sign up to our newsletter or connect to us via Facebook or Twitter to be the first to know when we start accepting applications.
All talks from TEDxZurich 2011 can be watched in our speakers 2011 section, or, if you prefer to watch them all after each other, as a playlist right below.
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxZurich, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxZurich event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
TEDxZurich is a non-profit initiative (Swiss Verein). All content licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license. This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.