“A Lens of Opportunity”

April 12, 2014
1st Annual TEDxLugano Event
Franklin University Switzerland

Sold out

This independent TEDx event is operated under an exclusive license from TED.
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TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The TED2014 Conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast in neighboring Whistler. TEDGlobal 2014 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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“A Lens of Opportunity”

April 12, 2014
Franklin University Switzerland
6900 Lugano — Sorengo

TEDxLugano 2014 invites you to explore the world around you through a lens of opportunity. At our inaugural event, you’ll join an energetic and dynamic group of people to celebrate the power of great ideas. Let our accomplished and innovative speakers lead you in a fresh, thought-provoking journey of perspective, and you will leave motivated and inspired to affect change.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, our program is an exploration of a wide range of intriguing topics. From revolutionizing the musical experience to putting any idea into action, from curating a winning team to love and sales, we invite you to see, with new eyes, through the lens of opportunity.

We appreciate your interest in joining the TEDxLugano conference. The conference will take place on April 12, 2014.

We are happy to announce that this first TEDxLugano conference in history has been sold out!


The schedule may be subject to change.


12:30 — 14:00

First session

14:00 — 15:30


15:30 — 16:15

Second session

16:15 — 17:45

Social and Aperitivo

17:45 — 19:30


Franklin University Switzerland
Via Ponte Tresa 29
Sorengo - Lugano

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TEDxLugano, as well as any TEDx event, is all about the speakers. It is their enthusiasm, creativity, and dedication to the idea they are sharing with us that inspires and moves us to act. We are still working on the final list of our speakers.

Our confirmed speakers, who will spark your interest and take you on a  journey of seeing opportunity from a new focal point, are below. More are to come.

If you would like to become a speaker at TEDxLugano,
please feel free to contact us here.


Professional Hockey Coach


Search Marketing Expert


Sales Advisor and Author


Research Associate

Sponsors and Partners

TEDxLugano is bringing to Ticino an event with the intention of spreading ideas that will stimulate interesting discussions and new ways of thinking in the local community. Our sincere thanks to all those who consider TEDxLugano an important event that they have decided to support financially or otherwise.
If you would like to become a sponsor or a partner of TEDxLugano, please feel free to contact us here.



Fondation Erica Sauter



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