TEDxCERN 2018 has now sold out

We thank you for your interest in our event. As of now, all seats have been attributed.

For those of you who would still like to be part of the TEDxCERN atmosphere, we have two designated spill-over zones that you can attend free of charge to watch the whole event live.

The University of Geneva will be hosting a webcast event “TEDxCERN @CUI Simulcast” - for more information, visit
Date: Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Time: 14:00 to 18:30 followed by a networking event
Location: University of Geneva – CUI, Battelle - Building A, Ground floor (Open Innovation Lounge), Route de Drize 7 – Carouge

If you are at CERN (and have a CERN badge), do not hesitate to join the live webcast being held at the IT Amphitheatre room 31-3-004


Bien que l’événement se déroule entièrement en anglais, une traduction simultanée vers le français sera disponible via casque.

By public transportation, the closest stops are Bel-Air and Stand. From Geneva main station, you can use a number of tram (14, 15, 18) and bus lines(1, 3, 5, 10, 19). On foot, the venue is only 13 minutes from the station. 
By car, nearby parkings are Seujet, Hotel des Finances and Tribune de Genève.

All guests must exchange their ticket for a TEDxCERN badge at the registration desks located in the entrance of the BFM.

As we are expecting hundreds of guests, we urge you to register as early as possible between 12:00 and 13:30 to avoid queue and also enjoy a coffee with the fellow attendees. The event will start at 14:00 sharp. If you arrive later you will miss the first talks as we will only allow people to get into the auditorium between talks. The Registration desk will remain open for the duration of the event.

Please print or download your ticket οn your mobile phone and bring it with you.

We welcome all dress codes, however most participants lean towards business casual attire.

The event will begin at 14:00 and end at 18:30. There will be a break between the first and second sessions, with refreshments and exciting activities. Please note that neither entrance nor exit will be allowed during the talks to avoid disrupting the course of the event.

If you can no longer attend the event and have already received your ticket, please use the cancellation link that features in the emails you received from us. Alternatively, contact us at

Access to the building is only granted to those carrying a badge. Badges are personalised and therefore the name on the ticket must correspond to the attendee.

No tickets will be given out at the door on the day. You can only attend if you have received your ticket with QR code prior to the event.

You must have lunch before coming to the event. Food can’t be purchased on site but there are many restaurants and places to eat in the area, for all budgets.

We do request that you refrain from using laptops, iPads, cameras and flash photography in the main venue. You can find out more here

We encourage you to post on social media and use the hashtag #TEDxCERN during breaks and in the drinks and activities areas. 

Yes, we have built an app (iOS, Android) for TEDxCERN 2018 and it is available in the Play/App Store. The TEDxCERN app will allow you to:

  • Browse the schedule of the day
  • See the bio of the speakers
  • Access location for the event at CERN

A cloakroom will be available at the venue for all guests.

Yes! They can watch the webcast of the event on our homepage or check if there’s a simulcast nearby that they could join. However tickets are non-transferable and we do not have a +1 policy, no exceptions.

Please note that the event is video-recorded and we need silence during the talks. Therefore we kindly ask that those who want to attend the event with their young children please remain in the lobby, where the talks will be transmitted live on screens.

The venue is accessible to persons with reduced mobility.