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TEDxHSG is a day of wonder, inspiration and awe, fully organized by dedicated students of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.



TEDxHSG is a day of wonder, inspiration and awe, fully organized by dedicated students of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

TEAM of 2018

Head Organizer

  • Benoît Bourban (President)
  • Jaren Valentino (Vice President)

Team Management

  • Nicolas Jungo (Head)
  • Lukas Zumbrunn


  • Florian Misteli (Head)
  • Hanna Ekberg
  • Franzisca Gartenmann
  • Margaux Headon
  • Jeremy Proz
  • Charlotte Walti

Sponsoring & Finance

  • Linda Fuchs (Head)
  • Janos Benz
  • Ruben Burdin
  • Timo Meier

Venue & Eventmanagement

  • Rea von Frisching (Head)
  • Eleonore Guenzter
  • Alessandra Jans
  • Roxane Achtari
  • Georgia Sofia Botsis

Marketing & Media

  • Xenia Kessler (Head)
  • Matthias Rossini
  • Pierrine Imboden
  • Raphael Koller
  • Selina Knuchel

Team of 2017

 Board members at the Speakers Unveiling event

Board members at the Speakers Unveiling event

 First get-together of the whole team.

First get-together of the whole team.

The Sponsoring Team

  • Lukas Wüthrich (Head)
  • Jonas Husmann
  • Fabien Seiler
  • Matthias Steiner
  • Raphael Hersant
  • Patrik Krasniqi

The Speaker Team

  • Alina Podkolodnaya (Head)
  • Marios Vettas
  • Florentina Herr
  • Kay Von Merey
  • Nadine Merz
  • Jeremy Proz
  • Clara Lingg
  • Benoit Bourban

The Marketing Team

  • Nelson Diallo (Head)
  • Tetyana Drobot
  • Victor Lapatscheck
  • Bagi Suriyakumaran
  • Sebastian Kuhn


The Venue Team

  • Tamara Blank (Head)
  • Antonia Koch
  • Elsa Devaux
  • Adrian Eugster
  • Caroline Steiner
  • Katharina Stimpfl

IT & Media Team

  • Terence La (Head)
  • Jaren Valentino
  • Vishal Moriani
  • Members of the Film Task Force


  • Valentin Bula (Head Organizer)
  • Lynn Tschirky (Co-Organizer)
  • Varun Frei (Co-Organizer)

Click here to get to know the last year's organizing team Team 2016.


about us

about us

What is TED ?

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include, 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. 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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What is TEDx ?

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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.)

What is tedXHSG?

TEDxHSG is a day of wonder, inspiration and awe, fully organized by dedicated students of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. You will hear empowering talks on innovative topics, meet interesting people and be able to engage deeper in exchange during our workshop sessions. In between, you will be able to enjoy streamed TEDTalks which we personally selected, taste delicious food and, of course, the unique TEDxHSG atmosphere.

Our vision is to spread ideas within the HSG community by creating a local TEDx platform for sharing thoughts and ideas, provoking conversations that matter, communicating openly and fostering innovative thinking where everyone is included. By seeing beyond the business lens, TEDxHSG encourages interdisciplinary thinking in order to broaden the horizon of HSG students, challenge their world view and inspire them to think differently.