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This event occurred on
October 4, 2011
8:00am - 5:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Zurich, ZH

The second edition of TEDxZurich took place in a studio at Swiss National TV (SRF) on October 4, 2011. 450 participants attended.

Again, three talks from TEDxZurich were «promoted» and featured on TED.com.

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Fernsehstrasse 1-4
Zurich, ZH, 8052
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Bernhard Seefeld

The product manager of Google Maps talked about The future of mapping

Satyabrata Dam

The Adventurer and Alpinist took us to some of the remotest spots on earth.

Matthias Daum

The Journalist explained why the agglomeration is the future of Switzerland.

Roman Gaus

Roman Gaus, Founder of Urbanfarmers, spoke about good food from the roof.

Christofer Hierold

Christofer Hierold, Professor of Micro and Nano Systems at ETH Zurich will explain why micro sensors are the future’s guardian angels.

Tobias Preis

Economist Tobias Preis spoke about Econophysics.

Karin Stierlin

Sex educationist Karin Stierlin presented a children’s game about AIDS.

Thomas Zweifel

Leadership coach Thomas Zweifel gave a talk about leadership through language.

Sebastian Wernicke

Sebastian Wernicke proofed that every TED talk can be summarized in six words.

Matthias Lüfkens

Matthias Lüfkens, Head of Digital Media at World Economic Forum in Davos, showed how world leaders use and abuse social media.

Eleanor Dobson

Eleanor Dobson, CERN fellow, talked about Daily Life in Extreme Science

Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest, magician and illusionist proved how Houdini can meet cutting-edge technology

Arzu Çöltekin

Arzu Çöltekin, Senior Researcher at Department of Geography in University of Zurich, talked about A monkey appetite for science – why we need interdisciplinary scientists

Peter Schmid

Peter Schmid, senior lecturer at the Anthropological Institute, University of Zurich, asked: Is Australopithecus sediba the missing link?

Jojo Mayer

The world famous drummer spoked and played, Exploring the distance between zero and one

Benedikt Germanier

Germanier, a former investment banker, now CEO of Zai Ski, talked about Value driven living

Molly Crockett

Neuroscientist Molly Crockett asked: Can pills change our morals?

Organizing team


Zurich, Switzerland
  • Tim Dührkoop
  • Thierry Blancpain
  • Urs Bucher
  • Christine Corbett
  • Ioana Dabacan
  • Carola Ettenreich
  • Hugo Schotman
  • David Bauer
  • Nico Luchsinger
  • Martin Steiger
    Legal & Finance
  • Oliver Süess