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Zurich, Switzerland
October 25th, 2012

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About this event

The third edition of TEDxZurich again took place in a studio at Swiss National TV (SRF) on October 25, 2012. 450 participants attended that «intellectual vacation day», as it has been called by one of the hosts.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Stelian Coros
    A postdoctoral researcher at Disney Research, Zurich, Stelian Coros' talk provided an overview of his research into locomotion.
  • James B. Glattfelder
    The co-head of quantitative research at Olsen Ltd in Zurich is thinking about who controls the world.
  • Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden
    The director of Catalyst Europe reflects on the dramatic gender gap in leadership and about how stereotypes (still) work.
  • Mikael Colville-Andersen
    Michael Colville-Andersen, urban mobility expert, talks about bicycle culture by design.
  • Jorge Viñuales
    The director of the Programme on Environmental Governance at the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) thinks about a tobin tax on water transactions.
  • Charles Eugster
    The former dentist and rowing gold medal winner at the age of 90 wants to change the world and keep it active and moving
  • Ellen ‘t Hoen
    Ellen 't Hoen, independent medicines law and policy consultant, talks about an initiative that aims to increase access to new, affordable HIV treatment in developing countries.
  • Bradley Nelson
    The Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zürich talks about his work on bacteria-sized medical robots.
  • Christoph von Toggenburg
    Christoph von Toggenburg has been using his passion for sports, communication and the use of technology to give people a voice.
  • István Görgényi
    Olympic silver medallist and experienced coach István Görgényi talks about how hunting territory made an oil rig sink.
  • Enrique Steiger
    How plastic-, reconstructive- and trauma surgeon Enrique Steiger is trying to protect medical care in danger.
  • José del R. Millán
    The Defitech Professor at the EPFL shows how mind-controlled machines work.
  • Jan Henrik Hansen
    Architect Jan Henrik Hansen talks about a journey into musical space that started 13 years ago and is far from being over.
  • Christian Maurer & Thomas Theurillat
    The two friends talk about their challenge of running and flying across the alps – and about what it takes to achieve it.
  • Jacques Neirynck
    The former Swiss National Councilor says we should stop asking what Europe can do for Switzerland, and instead we should consider what Switzerland can do to help the construction of the EU.
  • Stephen Malinowski
    Supported by Etienne Abelin and Dorothy Yeung, composer and animator Stephen Malinowski lets us dive into the DNA of western classical music.
  • Davide Scaramuzza
    The Professor of Robotics talks about autonomous, vision-controlled micro flying robots and shows one of them in action.

Venue and Details

TEDx Zurich 2012
Fernsehstrasse 1-4
Zurich, 8052
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Peter Hogenkamp
Zurich, Switzerland

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Tim Duehrkoop
Zurich, Switzerland

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