Theme: Lighting the Spark
September 5th, 2012
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About this event
Bringing together diverse innovators of the Bernese region on Wednesday, 5 September 2012, Bern will highlight the various game players and industries of the Canton. A platform for discussion, Bern will connect people who would otherwise never cross paths.
As Bern and Switzerland’s first event in dialect, as well as English, Bern is aimed to turn the focus on innovation in and by the Bernese. Welcoming artists, researchers, philosophers and international businessmen and women to the stage, the afternoon will leave attendees inspired by the dynamic and international creativity sprouting in the region. With groundbreaking ideas rooted in Bern, the day will challenge common perception both about the world at large- and the capitol city.
BlackYard is a graphic design and illustration team made up of Christian Calame, Silvio Brügger, Jared Muralt and Philipp Thöni. Their serve a range of client groups, including the Swiss Federal Office for Migration, Migros Genossenschaft and Dachstock, Reitschule Bern. Their studio is in the Matte quarter of Bern.
Ben Hüter is the director of Visual Communication and International Coordinator at the Schule für Gestaltung Bern + Biel and co-founder of the EDGE (European Design and Graphic Medica Education) Network. He is also a teaches educational leadership at the Eidgenössischen Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB.
Steff la Cheffe
Steff la Cheffe is rising in the European music scene as a respected rapper and beatboxer. Since she was a child, she has been composing her own songs in dialect and taught herself how to use her mouth as an instrument in its own right.
Dr. Elham Manea is a writer, human rights activist and associate professor at the University of Zurich. She is specialized in the Middle East and is currently working on comparative politics of countries of the Arabian Peninsula, gender and authoritarian Arab states and democratization and civil society in the MENA region.
Renato Kaiser is a spoken word artist. He has won numerous slam poetry events in Zurich, Hamburg and Berlin.
Sarah Joan Moran
Dr. Moran is a historian of early modern visual culture working at the University of Bern's Institute for Art History. Her research on focuses on what roles visual and textual communication played in the creation of power structures during the Renaissance and she has recently begun exploring how these issues relate to modern digital communication.
Remo Läng is a base jumper and declared the “King of the Sky.” In March 2012, he was the first man to freedive from 7,500 metres, covering a 26 km distance, wearing only a wingsuit, parachute and oxygen tank.
Thomas Binggeli is the founder of Thömus bikes and CEO of International Sport Holding AG. Mr Binggeli launched Thömus in 1991 when he was only 17 years old.
Roman Tschäppeler Mikael Krogerus
Roman Tschäppeler and Mikael Krogerus co wrote of The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking (50 Erfolgsmodelle), The Questions Book (Fragebuch) and The Change Book (Die Welt erkärt in drei Strichen).
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September 5th, 2012
4:00pm-9:00pm (GMT 2hrs)
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- Christian Hirsig
- Program Coordinator
- Alex Phillips
- Communications Coordinator
- Bastian Widmer
- Technical Coordinator
- Matthias Stürmer
- Finance Coordinator