TEDxCERN 5th edition will take place in 2018!

TEDxCERN 4th edition – it’s a wrap. Next edition will take place in November 2018!

On 5 November 2016 , more than 300 creative thinkers and doers attended the fourth edition of TEDxCERN, as 12 fearless speakers explored the theme of ‘ripples of curiosity’. 

The event rushed the audience through an exhilarating journey of exploration and revelation. From the depths of the ocean, through cosmos and space and time, speakers became connected to one another – confiding in how they uncovered their ideas, which started as ripples of curiosity and gradually evolved. A common theme which stood out throughout was the notion that we should embrace advancements in science, technology and health, instead of fear them, but remain cautious of the hands in which they fall. 

“This year’s event blew my mind! The diversity of speakers took our audience on an incredible journey and it became so much more than a series of talks – people became immersed in the experience from the moment they took their seats” Claudia Marcelloni (TEDxCERN curator).  

You can relive the experience through the photos on our Flickr account while waiting for our next edition in November 2018. A bientot! 

TEDxCERN 2016 videos

Life-saving drones

Samira Hayat: Drones | 2016

The word “drone” has become synonymous with autonomous killing machine. But the technology itself isn’t inherently evil

How climate change is altering the underwater soundscape

Kate Stafford: Oceanography | 2016

The underwater isn’t silent but climate change is dramatically changing the soundscape and the impact on the planet could be cataclysmic

A window to our health

Dennis Lo: Medical testing | 2016

Early in his career, Dennis Lo questioned why invasive and sometimes life threatening methods of diagnosing diseases in DNA, continued to take place.