This February, over 80 enthusiastic TEDx’ers and TEDsters gathered together in downtown Zurich to bring TED2013 to them, as part of TEDxZurich’s TEDxLive event — what they called “an 8-hour TED festival.”
Locals and expats alike piled into the auditorium of the Hub Zurich, a well-known sanctuary for the hip, the techno-geek, the young entrepreneurs, artists, and emerging start-ups of the city to watch the big TED Conference, said TEDxZurich team member Kristina Koch.
“Shortly before the first talk of Session 4 was about to go live,” Kristina said, “Dania Gerhardt, face and host of TEDxZurich, welcomed the audience and kicked off what was to become an 8-hour TED festival — rich with riveting talks and idea-sparking discussions amongst all attendees.”
The night’s hosts provided provisions to satisfy cravings and stop total brain overload during the marathon TED-fest — Swiss pretzel sandwiches, peanuts and, as Kristina says, “naturally — cold beer.”
Conversation flared all night, with die-hard attendees still deep in discussion at 1:30 in the morning. “Our team couldn’t have asked for a more successful, pleasing, and, above all, fun turnout,” Kristina said, and she and the TEDxZurich team look forward to TEDxZurich 2013 this October.