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Zurich, Switzerland
October 4th, 2011

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About this event

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.

Confirmed Speakers

  • 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?

Venue and Details

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Fernsehstrasse 1-4
Zurich, 8052

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Organizer 9509

Peter Hogenkamp
Zurich, Switzerland

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