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Theme: Lighting the Spark

This event occurred on
September 5, 2012
4:00pm - 9:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Bern, Bern (de), Berne (fr)

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.

Genfergasse 14
Bern, Bern (de), Berne (fr), 3011
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Bruno Bieri & Omri Hason

Musicians Bruno Bieri and Omri Hason combine traditional Swiss alphorns with the modern Hang instrument, creating music that is reminding the listener of genres from cultures around the world.

Hannes Schmid

Hannes Schmid is a photographer and artist. Since he began his career in the 1970s, he has created an impressive collection, including images of the iconic American cowboy and bands such as Depeche Mode and AC/DC. In addition to photography, he works in film and installations and has been involved in charity projects for Pro Infirmis and Smiling Gecko.

Olivia Romppainen

Olivia Romppainen's is an Assistant Professor at the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Berne.

Organizing team


Bern, Switzerland


Bern, Switzerland
  • Bastian Widmer