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Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    4⁠–5:30pm CET

    Join us for our 10th annual Digital Campus event with a focus on the challenges and opportunities that the last year has brought to university communicators.
  • March 22–27, 2021

    Europe's leading student-run conference for entrepreneurship and technology.

Past Events

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    09:30am - 11:30am in San Francisco
    06:30pm - 08:30pm in Switzerland

    Help generate a desirable and sustainable future for our planet for the next 100 generations.
  • Thursday, February 18, 2021
    10:00am - 11:00am in San Francisco
    07:00pm - 08:00pm in Switzerland

    Maria Guta and Lauren Huret reveal their inspirations, references and characters behind The Soothsayings of Iris while sharing some of the milestones along their adventurous ...
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021
    09:00am to 10:00am in San Francisco 06:00pm to 07:00pm in Switzerland

    Making the future of sustainable mobility tangible and showcase leading efforts and projects towards a zero-emission future of transportation.
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021
    09:00am to 10:00am in San Francisco 06:00pm to 07:00pm in Switzerland

    A discussion on new initiatives in the Cargo sector connecting actors and insights from the US West Coast and Europe.
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    09:00am to 10:00am in San Francisco 06:00pm to 07:00pm in Switzerland

    Explore how public spaces can be turned into micromobility hubs and what key elements have to be considered.
  • Monday, December 7, 2020
    09:00am to 10:15am in San Francisco 06:00pm to 07:15pm in Switzerland

    Experts from the University of Applied Sciences and Management of the Canton Vaud (HEIG-VD) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory share their research and discuss how ...
  • Monday, November 16, 2020
    09:00am to 10:00am in San Francisco 06:00pm to 07:00pm in Switzerland

    A discussion that explores the role of rivers in showcasing present and historical climate conditions and how they predict the future climate.
  • Thursday, November 12, 2020
    09:00am to 10:15am in San Francisco 06:00pm to 07:15pm in Switzerland

    Experts weigh in on the little known subject of content moderation and lift the veil of total ‘automation’ to expose how it affects our souls and humanity and how Geneva ...
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    09:30am to 11:00am in San Francisco 06:30pm to 08:00pm in Switzerland

    How do women gain back their decision-making power in the tech industry and contribute to making it a creative and environmentally friendly space?
  • Monday, November 9, 2020
    09:00am to 10:30am in San Francisco 06:00pm to 07:30pm in Switzerland

    Lauren Huret presents her work and discusses what she hopes to learn in Silicon Valley as we kick off her year long residency with swissnex San Francisco.
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020
    08:00am to 09:00am in San Francisco 05:00pm to 06:00pm in Switzerland

    A conversation on why Switzerland needs the world when it comes to digital innovation, as part of the Swiss Digital Days 2020.
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020
    09:00am to 10:30am in San Francisco 06:00pm to 07:30pm in Switzerland

    For the Bay Area Science Festival this year we consider how international organizations inspire local communities to come together and create solutions for their own challenges.
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    09:00am to 11:15am in San Francisco 06:00pm to 08:15pm in Switzerland

    Meet the Swiss startups from the swissnex San Francisco Startup Bootcamp.
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    08:00am to 09:00am in San Francisco 05:00pm to 06:00pm in Switzerland

    Our CEO Gioia Deucher is joined by Anne Cocquyt, Founder & CEO at the GUILD, and Andrea Staudacher, Founder & CEO of FutureFoodLab and FutureDeathLab, for our fourth ...
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    10:00am to 11:30am in San Francisco 07:00pm to 08:30pm in Switzerland

    Introducing a new initiative connecting the worlds of art + tech.
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020
    05:30am to 06:30am in San Francisco 02:30pm to 03:30pm in Switzerland
    09:30pm to 10:30pm in Japan

    The third public event in the Handshake series on robotics and human interaction is a collaboration between swissnex Boston and the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan.
  • Thursday, May 28, 2020
    09:30am to 10:30am in San Francisco 06:30pm to 07:30pm in Switzerland

    Join us for the opening event of Handshake, a month long Installation by Swiss designers AATB.
  • Monday, May 4, 2020
    08:00am to 09:00am in San Francisco 05:00pm to 06:00pm in Switzerland

    Exploring a market development framework designed to discover the purpose for which customers will use a product and how they will buy it.
  • March 9⁠–⁠13, 2020

    This March, our global startup team will lead a startup roadshow across Switzerland to present opportunities in the global market to Swiss startups.
  • February 20, 2020
    6:00 to 8:00pm

    Explore the future of data-driven innovation under the California Consumer Privacy Act and other privacy regimes.
  • February 13, 2020
    6pm to 9pm

    We're looking at the future of delicious & sustainable food with researchers & startups from the Bay Area.
  • February 6, 2020
    6:00pm to 9:30pm

    Discover how neuroscience may lead to a more immersive VR — and how VR is helping scientists and artists explore consciousness.
  • February 6, 2020
    4 to 5pm

    Melodie Mousset and Edo Fouilloux present the latest version of Mousset’s work, Sing a Jellyfish, using Patch interactive sound technology.
  • January 21, 2020 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)

    Meet the Swiss startups from the swissnex San Francisco Startup Bootcamp.
  • January 07, 2020 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)

    Meet the presidents of ETH Zurich, EPFL, University of Zurich, and ECAL at CES Las Vegas in January 2020.
  • December 11, 2019 1:30 pm - 6 pm Europe/Zurich (UTC+01:00)

    Join the swissnex Network for its annual signature event: swissnexDay’19 will explore how space technologies and services can contribute to a sustainable future on Earth.
  • We mark the end of the LifeCycle Series with a culinary journey through birth, life, and death.
  • How will technologies transform the way we live — and die? This interdisciplinary event connects dance performances, experiences, and expert panels to explore data's role ...
  • The way we mourn has always been shaped by the technology of the moment. Join us for a workshop aimed at exploring how the technology of today — and tomorrow — could ...
  • The Internet Archive's global block party welcomes ECAL to represent Switzerland, with "Infomesh" presented at the Internet Archive's World Night Market.
  • With California launching new policies regulating employees and contractors, how do we make gig work good work?
  • Join us for the 9th annual Digital Campus event convening university communicators, marketers, and others interested in leveraging new technologies to increase the visibility ...
  • Meet the 5 winners of this year's Swisscom StartUp Challenge, right here in San Francisco.
  • The Swiss-US Energy Innovation Days (SUEID) is an annual, energy innovation immersion program between Switzerland and the U.S.
  • Explore AI-inspired artworks during the swissnex Gallery's special evening hours, in partnership with the Exploratorium's After Dark series on Artificial Intelligence.
  • An invitation-only workshop exploring equitable futures at the convergence point of medicine, media, and diasporic populations.
  • Swiss artist and researcher Denise Bertschi discusses her interest in the Getty Research Institute’s Harald Szeemann Archive.
  • Presented by #SwissTouch: Meet the startups from the swissnex San Francisco Startup Bootcamp.
  • Presenting a conversation through a playful exploration with food — and a participatory investigation of future bodies, movements, gestures, and interactions in intelligent ...
  • Join the Curator and Head of Arts at CERN at the annual festival advancing culture and common good through the lens of art and technology.
  • Join us to see the winners of an annual competition recognizing the work of the most talented book designers in Switzerland.
  • A workshop bringing artists, scientists, and technologists together to explore the impact of machine learning and AI on our visual culture.
  • Join us to celebrate an opening night of collaborations between artists and machines creating imaginary worlds.
  • For SF Design Week, we're opening our studio to showcase the how and why of swissnex as a Living Lab for collaboration. Join us for exhibitions, showcases, drinks, snacks (and ...
  • This May, our global Startup team will lead a startup roadshow across Switzerland to present opportunities in the global market to Swiss startups.
  • Join us to explore the intersection of architecture, robotics, and 3D printing with Gramazio Kohler Research and Digital Building Technologies of ETH Zurich.
  • Fresh ideas from Switzerland come to the world-famous conference for creativity and technology in Austin, Texas.
  • Join us for the 8th annual Digital Campus event convening university communicators, marketers, and others interested in leveraging new technologies to increase the visibility ...
  • See sculptures from Marie Griesmar before they take on their second life — as a habitat for coral reefs.
  • As part of the Zurich Meets San Francisco festival, we explore urban challenges and how the mindful use of tech can help to solve them.
  • Explore the intersections of digital and direct democracy with speakers from the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, Stanford Law School, Wikimedia Foundation, and the ...
  • Celebrate the opening of the swissnex Salon with a keynote on technology and democratic values, dance performances, music and cocktails.
  • Join us to explore financial tools for monitoring — and acting — on climate risks and opportunities.
  • Join us for a speed-pitching battle with the 12 startups of the swissnexSF Startup Camp.
  • Swiss Media Artists Wachter & Jud show their award-winning work at the Gray Area Festival in San Francisco.
  • Discover how Google is using Artificial Intelligence to build comprehensive maps of connections within the brain, alongside other cutting-edge neurotech demos.
  • Join publisher Winfried Heiniger of Kodoji Press as he shares his experiences in the self-published world, alongside new publications, at the SF Art Book Fair.
  • Ebbing Sounds connects speakers from the tech, academic, and music spheres to explore how streaming formats — mediated by industry distributors & algorithmic curation ...
  • The Cognitive Revolution has arrived.
  • This exhibition examines the urgency of climate change through an architecture and design process that takes climate, atmosphere, and physiology as its primary material.
  • The best independent Swiss studios and start-ups bring their games and tech to the Game Developers Conference.
  • A brain-computer interface (BCI) researcher and an experimental philosopher discuss the relationship between mind and machine.
  • Stanford professor and TED speaker Tony Wyss-Coray presents groundbreaking research on blood and aging.
  • A composition by Marcel Zaes explores the impact of digital interfaces on music performance and creation.
  • With unconventional displays of first-hand accounts, reenactments, and ephemera, this collaboration between CCA & ECAV tells a story that is not necessarily "the" story.
  • Two Swiss projects, Elastic Time and VR_I, feature in this year's New Frontier exhibition at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • The 7th annual Digital Campus event in Switzerland focuses on connecting with social audiences and science communications.
  • Research photographs from the Swiss National Science Foundation’s Scientific Image Competition on display at the swissnex Gallery.
  • Philippe Block and Matthias Kohler of ETH Zurich speak at CCA’s Designing Material Innovation Symposium.
  • The official presence of Switzerland at the 10th World Conference of Science Journalists in San Francisco.
  • Integrating solar technology into buildings, the Swiss way. Part of the American Solar Energy Society's Solar 2017 conference.
  • Installations and performances by Swiss-Bay Area artists Clay / Fischer / Lorio / Kobe / Wong
  • A public science experiment imagining future climate effects on San Francisco’s forests, agriculture, and landscapes.
  • A performance by Swiss artists Simone Aughterlony and Michael Günzburger in Los Angeles.
  • A retrospective of cutting edge work from the influential Swiss design school's workshops.
  • A symposium about the growing intimacy and emotional relationships between algorithms, smart machines, and ourselves.
  • Free Electrons Pitch Day 2017 is the inaugural public showcase of 12 energy startups for the the world’s first global energy accelerator.
  • Invite-only workgroup to prototype information management solutions for specific use cases in northern Iraq.
  • Join the International Committee of the Red Cross in an “Open Situation Room” workshop to co-create solutions aiming to better reunite families separated by armed conflicts.
  • Our SXSW panel brings together experts in neural implants and soft electronics to explore how the human body may be seamlessly integrated into tech, from inside and out.
  • SF New Tech has partnered with swissnex to help provide a unique view into the ever-increasing pace of innovation in the financial sector.
  • 20 of the top Swiss game studios show off their work at GDC with help from Pro Helvetia, swissnex San Francisco, the Swiss Business Hub and Greater Zurich Area.
  • Want to change the world, but not sure where to start? Start here. Meet people working in conflict and emergency zones, and learn directly from refugees and field workers ...
  • Celebrate the launch of our event series on the future of humanitarian action with special guests including Yves Daccord, Director-General of the ICRC, and Marc Benioff, CEO ...
  • Dada Divas unearths and re-imagines the stories and creative works of important female artists and performers among the originators of the Dada movement.
  • Art Historian Adrian Sudhalter presents her research into Dada co-founder Tristan Tzara's abandoned catalog of global Dada works.
  • Join us as we hack our food system for the benefit of our children.
  • Resentment of Technology: Conceptual Workshop with artist duo UBERMORGEN at Gray Area
  • Ghost town Amboy on route 66 turns into a site for art, research, and experimentation.
  • Swiss curator Marc-Olivier Wahler shares insights from his years of experience in the contemporary art world.
  • The next level in citizen science to advance scientific research and the common good.
  • A hands-on event exploring the genetics and microbiology of beer open to Swiss alumni and friends. Pour, examine, and taste!
  • Hear from the creators of POLDER, a Swiss science fiction film, and embark on a transmedia journey culminating in the film’s premiere at the Roxie Theatre as part of SF IndieFest.
  • Our Associate Director, Sophie Lamparter, is an Editorial Member of this year's Lift Conference curating a session on the Anti-Disciplinary Space.
  • swissnex Day 2015 centers on how governments and businesses are keeping up with Big Data. Where does Switzerland stand?
  • Step inside to experience and create immersive and interactive audio-visual works.
  • Join us at swissnex San Francisco to learn the science and technology behind some of the world’s coolest and most advanced bio-inspired robots.
  • Stop by the Data Canvas booth to discover how open data, art, and technology can play a role in smart cities.
  • Screenings, performances, and installations on gender and success in society, with an intro from Jack Halberstam.
  • Bio-inspired robots from Switzerland run, crawl, and swim to the Bay Area Science Festival.
  • Swiss architect Philippe Rahm describes how architecture can extend to physiology and meteorology.
  • A collaboration with Design Museum SF, join us on the swissnex parklet for stories about how design can improve cities, told live and onstage.
  • Two winning teams from Data Canvas demo apps and discuss strategies for making real-time urban data more accessible and useful for citizens—all on the swissnex parklet.
  • Move through the 3D environment of a pharoah’s tomb, a maze, and a dance performance thanks to a smart mix of motion capture and virtual reality.
  • During the opening reception for Inside Real Virtuality, learn the secrets behind this full-body immersive experience, put on a VR headset, and enjoy the ride.
  • The full-body virtual reality simulator from Zurich is landing at Sundance's NEXT FEST in L.A.
  • Original sound art composition using a dancer’s body as a data source for sonic landscape.
  • An Augmented Reality experience from Data Canvas: Sense Your City.
  • Three performers from Zurich premiere their original works for the first time in the Bay Area as part of the (X)change micro-festival and residency.
  • How can we empower citizens to sense and make sense of their surroundings? Sophie Lamparter and a panel of experts address this and other questions at The Gray Area Festival.
  • Bring your connected device and learn to use cutting-edge encryption tools during the San Francisco CryptoParty.
  • Are smart things and smart cities too risky? In the era of the Internet of Things, can we protect ourselves from a new kind of cyberterrorism?
  • Swiss designer Marco Walser of Elektrosmog speaks at the 2015 TYPO San Francisco conference, under the theme Focus.
  • A showcase of more than 20 different materials produced from waste including plastic bottles, old jeans, and used newspapers.
  • The most promising gaming startups from each represented country showcase breakthrough technologies, game concepts, and designs.
  • A beer event for Swiss alumni that will brew your mind! This event will challenge your perception of the beer industry.
  • The entire swissnex network participates in Lift15 with amazing workshops, a data challenge, and an international lounge.
  • Birdly is invited to participate in the Sundance Film Festival New Frontier program highlighting the best in storytelling technology.
  • Help build a 100-sensor DIY network around the world to collect and visualize open data.
  • Uncanny yet familiar. In this exhibition of art and photography, explore the weird world of Moments in Algorithmic Places (MAPs).
  • Dance performance inspired by science, from Swiss choreographer Gilles Jobin and developed during his residency at CERN.
  • Assess various models for art-science collaborations—dig into the values and challenges, and find out what really works.
  • Re-imagine urban design and architecture in the public realm.
  • Ever dreamed of flying like a bird? Make it come true with Birdly, the full body flight simulator and virtual reality machine.
  • During the Opening Reception of the Birdly exhibit, learn the secrets of the full body flight simulator and take a turn soaring over the virtual city.
  • An experimental journey probing the role of books in the digital era.
  • Design Prize Switzerland showcases the best of Swiss fashion, product, textile, communication, interior, and furniture design. Check out the current collection in Los Angeles ...
  • One of the most exciting contemporary poster designers, Felix Pfäffli, appears at Otis Design Week in Los Angeles.
  • Attend a full-day design session with new biodegradable material FluidSolids®—win a fellowship to Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Artists Mario Del Curto and Rachel Sussman in conversation with moderator Corey Keller, Curator of Photography at SFMOMA.
  • Exhibition from Swiss photographer Mario Del Curto exploring the ways in which humans interact with plants and vegetation.
  • A month-long program investigating our relationship to plants and imagining a green and healthy future for cities and the planet.
  • Swiss startup MindMaze presents virtual reality for stroke therapy at the NeuroGaming Conference.
  • Swiss university communicators meet to discuss bilingual communications, use of Instagram, and social media governance at ZHAW Winterthur.
  • Discover the most innovative game studios from France, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, and the US during the Game Developers Conference (GDC).
  • Take control of your data with KNIME, an open, modular platform for all your data needs!
  • Learn the secrets of CERN’s artist-in-residency program, Collide@CERN, with Robert Semper, San Francisco-based artist Bill Fontana, and scientist Subodh Patil.
  • Will you be the one to visualize a real-time data stream display on Market Street? Join a one-day hackathon to find the team up to the task.
  • Day and Night in Building Science and Chronobiology: How the buildings we inhabit could take advantage of daylight—both to keep human occupants comfortable and healthy, and ...
  • An exhibition of works from renowned international artists questioning the book as it is represented in art.
  • Exhibition exploring the boundaries of concepts, processes, technologies, and form in graphic design.
  • Our 2013 holiday party also marks swissnex San Francisco’s 10th anniversary. We’re honoring that milestone with an ode to tomorrow. Join us to imagine the New Year, the ...
  • Find out about research and innovation opportunities in Europe.
  • The humble remote control sits in almost every living room, yet commands little status. This EPFL+ECAL Lab exhibition offers alternatives that renew our relationship to ...
  • Swiss graphic design legend Armin Hofmann color study at the Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles, curated by April Greiman.
  • How can we protect the rights and privacy of individuals while encouraging genetic exploration and research?
  • Join fellow software engineers and designers to hack the traditional definition of a book and build new digital interpretations.
  • Dig in the dirt, eat flowers, and taste honey grown atop San Francisco restaurants at a special NightLife dedicated to green roofs and walls.
  • A full day academic conference on reading and writing in the digital age.
  • An experimental journey probing the role of books in the digital era.
  • Take control of your data with KNIME, an open, modular platform for all your data needs!
  • A 48-hour-all-night event that brings together enthusiastic geeks to collaborate, hack, and build 'cool stuff'.
  • CTI Market Entry CAMP USA Roadshow in Switzerland! Learn how to gain an advantage by plugging into the US ecosystem.
  • Scientists working on enormous collaborations discuss how they get the job done in the era of big science and big data.
  • swissnex San Francisco hosts the d3.bayarea data visualization meetup.
  • The SOBA community checks in on self-tracking, life-logging, and all things Quantified Self. Where does science fit into this movement, and can data really make us healthier?
  • Join us as we bring together the best minds in healthcare, science, and technology to discuss the rise of crowdfunding in healthcare.
  • A live, international debate with the World Economic Forum and the University of Geneva. How innovations in global governance and technology are shaping Global Health.
  • A transmedia storytelling competition for students of Swiss higher education.
  • A sensory performance illustrating the power of music on emotions.
  • Learn how iconic filmmakers heighten the senses with sound, and find out more about the emerging field of neurocinematics.
  • Join fellow Swiss Alumni and post-docs on the West Coast to meet the pilots of Solar Impulse and see the plane up close at NASA's Moffett Field in Mountain View.

  • Film screening of the Swiss documentary about the discovery of LSD, and an update on current research in psychedelic science.
  • Join us for the Urban Data Challenge awards ceremony and see the winning projects of the data visualization competition.
  • Christian Marclay’s 24-hour tour de force, "The Clock" (2010), has its Bay Area premiere at SFMOMA in April.
  • Translating Robert Walser Roundtable discussion with translators and literary scholars of Swiss author Robert Walser.
  • Five Swiss studios, five new games, one exhibition, limitless opportunity. See what they have to offer at GDC Play.
  • Play a backpack video console, control the expressions of a portrait, and join a shouting match—for fun. These games and more in the exhibition during GDC.
  • How do you use life-cycle assessment to manage the environmental sustainability performance of products and corporations?
  • Join the discussion of green roof policy in Switzerland and how to advance it in San Francisco. Then hop aboard the bus for a guided tour of the city’s best green roofs.
  • A live, international debate with the World Economic Forum and the University of Geneva. How neuroscience is changing the understanding of the mind and cognition, and the ...
  • Celebrate International Open Data Day by coding, brainstorming, and visualizing urban transportation with your fellow data lovers.
  • On your mark, get set, go! The online data visualization competition begins. Get primed, get connected, and get started.
  • What’s the heartbeat of your city? Does data make your pulse race? Join the online data visualization competition using transportation feeds from San Francisco, Geneva, and ...
  • Attaining Sustainable High Performance Through Secure Base Leadership.
  • We’ve hauled “The Third Space” back from the burning hot Nevada desert…and pulled in the sounds of ice and melting snow. Celebrate, shiver, and sweat with swissnex as ...
  • Learn more about the vibrant research culture in Europe and the exciting opportunities in Switzerland.
  • Swiss-American designer Zak Kyes will lecture on his recent work and his exhibition, “Zak Kyes Working with…,” at the California College of the Arts.
  • Is the US market right for your startup? Join swissnex San Francisco in Zurich, Bern, Lugano, Lausanne, and Geneva to help you answer this and other questions.
  • Does the food we eat alter our performance in competition?
  • Join us for a discussion with forensic scientists on the latest scientific techniques used in criminal investigation.
  • swissnex teams up with LACE to showcase the ARTPORT-curated exhibition, a show that focuses on issues of gender roles and climate change, throwing in some science to boot.
  • Join Wired editor Kevin Poulsen for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at cybercrime in San Francisco and beyond.
  • Dermatologists and historians discuss how physicians and their patients have interpreted and treated skin problems from the Enlightenment up through today.
  • Would Leonardo da Vinci be a game designer if he were alive today? Cutting-edge scholars and gaming experts discuss the arts in video games.
  • Artist=researcher? In conjunction with the ZERO1 Biennial, Swiss artist Pe Lang and US artist Charles Lindsay perform their liaisons to science.
  • TEDxHelvetia is about spreading ideas that can truly make a difference, from some of the world’s renowned experts as well as the great minds of tomorrow. Join us for a ...
  • The ZERO1 Biennial, focusing on the convergence of contemporary art and technology, is expanding this year and takes place in Silicon Valley and around the Bay Area. Swiss ...
  • Together with Alexander Rehn and Greutmann-Bolzern Design Studio, swissnex San Francisco brings the stunning zip tie installation The Third Space to the Burning Man festival ...
  • The incredible feats that athletes accomplish fascinate us, but what are the repercussions to the human body and to society when they are achieved through doping?
  • Body performer Yann Marussich offers full insights into the creative and physiological processes that are featured in performance pieces such as "Bleu Remix", which is ...
  • A performance artist opens his pores on his California tour, which kicks off a series of swissnex San Francisco events that focus on the skin.
  • With the "trees: Downy Oak" sound installation as a backdrop, discuss how environmental concerns fit into today's explorations in media art.
  • Surround-sound installation "trees: Downy Oak" shows you how to listen to the forest—and how tuning in to the woods reveals a bigger story about physiological and climatic ...
  • Design Prize Switzerland showcases the best of Swiss fashion, product, textile, interior, and furniture design. This year, it’s on view in Los Angeles at the largest design ...
  • Renowned printer, typographer, and founder of the Greenwood Press in San Francisco in conversation with friends and collaborators.
  • Swiss design duos Norm and Maximage lead a full-day typography workshop for graphic design students and young professionals.
  • Reconnect with your Swiss alma mater, make new connections, and help plan for the next alumni event.
  • In conjunction with the "Types We Can Make" exhibit, San Francisco educator and author Carolina de Bartolo shares thoughts on the process of exploring typography.
  • Leading researchers discuss human-robot interaction and new developments in human-friendly robots.
  • This exhibition, curated by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, presents a selection of new typography works from Switzerland, where type design has had the status of ...
  • Curator and master typographer François Rappo and Alexis Georgacopoulos director of the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne provide insights into the exhibition.
  • What can we make with trash? T-Shirts, microphones, instruments, anything. Swiss Sound Artist Pe Lang holds a presentation at the Exploratorium on how to build a kinetic sound ...
  • Scientists from NASA Ames and the Swiss Space Center reveal robotic applications for missions to the Moon, Mars, and other destinations in the cosmos.
  • We’re baaaack. It’s playtime again. Come discover the latest Swiss games, meet the developers, test your skills, and win prizes!
  • swissnex San Francisco hosts a data visualization meetup organized by San Francisco based start-up, Visual.ly.
  • World’s First Mouse Scanner Connects to the Cloud. Test your skills in the Scan What You Can competition and win cool prizes!
  • The theme for this year’s TEDxConstitutionDrive is "Identity." Please come with an open mind and a sincere desire to connect with the ideas and other attendees.
  • Top scientists from Switzerland and the US discuss developments in robotics. Find out if robots can self-reflect, self-improve, and adapt to new circumstances, and if robots ...
  • Join Sarah Graham, Marc Angélil, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design for a presentation of their latest architecture book, which tells the unordinary story of 17 buildings.
  • Swiss contemporary artists Mélodie Mousset, Claudia Comte, and Athene Galiciadis bring their joint project "Trouble Rainbow II" and its splashy color to the City of Angels. ...
  • Award-winning Swiss design studio Greutmann Bolzern bring a hypnotic installation of shape, light, and texture to swissnex San Francisco. The star performers? Soap bubbles.
  • We invite the swissnex community to the hypnotizing opening of “Bubble Ballet” from renowned Zurich design studio, Greutmann Bolzern. Bid farewell to 2011 and twist 2012 ...
  • Infrasound 26 and Michael Gendreau take GAFFTA by sonic storm as they “tune” the built environment around Milieux Sonores.
  • An artist, a neuroscientist, and an art historian share reflections of the self and self-portraiture in the last public event of “Think Art – Act Science” at SFAI.
  • At the Exploratorium's After Dark event dedicated to the senses, Philip Reist, a Ph.D. student at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich demonstrates his ...
  • While physicists attempt to understand the universe in their own way, Christian Gonzenbach draws on his experience as an artist-in-residence in the lab of Martin Pohl ...
  • Can we solve nature's mysteries by creating a complete computer model of our brain? Or is the brain an unsolvable puzzle? Two leading neuroscientists will discuss.
  • Geometric patterns of logarithmic spirals. The art of recycling. No-camera photography. Don’t miss descriptions of these and other projects and the chance to share your own ...
  • Have you ever seen a blind, juggling robot? After the evening’s discussion between scientists, artists, and a science fiction specialist, you’ll be able to answer yes.
  • A panel discussion on the influence of Dieter Rams on the work of several prominent Bay Area designers. Joseph Becker, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design at SFMOMA, ...
  • Experience the diversity and creativity of Swiss game design. Learn about the artistic and technical aspects of game creation and test out the latest releases.
  • Celebrate the opening of the “Swiss Game Design” exhibition with game developers and designers from Canada, the US, and Switzerland, and learn about the impact of computer ...
  • Swiss university spin-offs flex their robotic muscle in honor of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Hear from the hottest companies and ...
  • Four experts who work at the interface of art and science weigh in. This event is held in conjunction with the “Think Art - Act Science” exhibition.
  • Hear how top American and Swiss influencers in the fields of architecture and design evaluate the theory of the “hierarchy of needs” and answer the question, must design ...
  • The "Think Art - Act Science" exhibition showcases eight works developed during a nine-month residency called artists-in-labs, which places, you guessed it, artists, in ...
  • How are architects around the world dealing with current global challenges in urbanism? Find out what it will take to plan the infrastructure needed for the urban citizens of ...
  • As part of the Architecture and the City Festival in San Francisco, swissnex hosts the exhibition "Teaching Architecture: 3 Positions Made in Switzerland," which expresses ...
  • Swiss architects Christoph Gantenbein and Raphael Zuber join Sandra Vivanco of the California College of the Arts in a discussion on building the urban environment to ...
  • The KNIME open source data analytics and integration platform is coming to the Bay Area. On July 28, 2011, the KNIME team and the KNIME Life Science Partners invite you to ...
  • European Startup Demo Night is a two-hour, invitation only pitch event featuring 10 high quality, post seed stage European companies that are ready to expand into the US and ...
  • swissnex San Francisco, Creative Commons, and The Consulate General of the Netherlands invite you to an evening of exploring, celebrating, and questioning the rapidly growing ...
  • Is data your daily bread? Hear from data visualization experts then roll up your sleeves and get hacking on a visualization of your own and compete for prizes. Data sets ...
  • Our Brain & Mind event series continues with a presentation of the medical and historical links between linguistics and neuroscience. Plus a performance of sound poetry ...
  • Learn how the iconic Swiss typeface influenced generations of designers, visual hackers, and coders then team up with attendees to make the font your own and compete to have ...
  • With our stunning brain imagery exhibit as a backdrop, neuroscientists from the University of Zurich and UCSF discuss brain mapping and how neural structures are linked to ...
  • Our Brain & Mind series continues with an exhibition of imagery showcasing the true beauty of the brain, with commentary from prominent neuroscientists in the accompanying ...
  • Our opening reception for the Neural Architectures exhibition celebrates the beauty of brain imagery with presentations from curator Benjamin Bollmann and Carl E. Schoonover, ...
  • To inaugurate our event series on gaming, swissnex San Francisco hosts a Swiss computer games expo in parallel with the GDC. Come all week and play, and meet the developers on ...
  • For the first time, Swiss gaming as a whole is presented at the Game Developers Conference (GDC). Stop by and visit swissnex San Francisco and the Swiss gaming community ...
  • To open the Design Preis Schweiz exhibition, Dwell Magazine’s Aaron Britt moderates a panel discussion with top designers bridging the US and Europe.
  • swissnex San Francisco and LA’s A+D Museum showcase the best of Swiss design.
  • The kinetic, sonic sculptures of artist Zimoun feature armies of mechanical entities that form worlds both uniform and chaotic. Solo exhibition at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts.
  • swissnex San Francisco partners with The Lab to bring ENTER SLOWLY, an art exhibition curated by David Cunningham and featuring works from Swiss artist Alexandra Navratil ...
  • Our ‘Who Needs Snow?’ Holiday Celebration brings a bit of the Swiss Alps to San Francisco. We transform our space into a cozy après-ski (after skiing) environment ...
  • This workshop aims at providing an overview of 3D cell-culture and microtissue-culture technologies, and at illustrating their applications in oncology and toxicology.
  • swissnex San Francisco invites two Swiss sound specialists to GAFFTA to examine the relationships of sound and music to the built environment and how sound factors into ...
  • The tragic fallout from recent natural disasters is overwhelming. For some, it's a challenge and a call to action. Come learn what a brave few are doing to understand and ...
  • Can you sync your brain activity with someone else’s? Does that mean you’re compatible? Find out at the live demonstration of "Brain Date," a brain computer interface game ...
  • San Jose digital art festival showcases “Build Your Own World” projects including a magic book, an Internet light source for space colonies, and the sounds of ripening tomatoes.
  • swissnex San Francisco and Gray Area Foundation for the Arts present “Milieux Sonores,” a groundbreaking media art exhibition from ICST Zurich in which imaginary spaces ...
  • Longshot Magazine, created from start to finish in just 48hrs, shows us an exciting new era in modern journalism. Join us for the unboxing of Issue One.
  • 23five Incorporated and swissnex San Francisco present a night of experimental music by Swiss artist Dave Phillips and co. at The Lab.
  • The goals and methods of urban planning appear to be undergoing a shift. To find out why and what the implications are for the cities of the future, swissnex San Francisco ...
  • Leading scientists from the US and Switzerland describe their work with light sources, instruments that produce bright beams of light to peer into nature’s secrets.
  • We begin our new Brain and Mind series by looking at how sleep affects brain function and how lack of sleep can influence the mind, as in the case of philosopher Emil Cioran, ...
  • Continuing our series on light, swissnex San Francisco invites Swiss artist Daniel Schlaepfer to present his interactive installations using light to question the mysteries of ...
  • swissnex San Francisco takes you behind the scenes of the “Sunny Memories” project for an in-depth presentation of Graetzel cells, or dye-sensitized solar cells, with EPFL ...
  • 23five Incorporated, in collaboration with swissnex San Francisco and The Lab, presents the 13th annual Activating The Medium festival, with two nights of performances from ...
  • In cooperation with EPFL+ECAL Lab and CCA, swissnex San Francisco presents “Sunny Memories,” a groundbreaking exhibition that fuses new solar cell technology with design. ...
  • Through engaging exhibits, illustrations, and movies, artists are bringing science to general audiences in elegant, even fun ways that help the public understand complex ...
  • Our innovation series continues with a discussion on the role of design in successful and sustainable business.
  • Planet-hunter Stephane Udry could be on his way to finding life elsewhere in the universe.
  • As a prelude to the San Francisco Art Institute’s spring exhibition “Geography of Trans-Territories,” Swiss multimedia artist Ursula Biemann and SFAI curator Hou Hanru ...
  • The Exploratorium in San Francisco and the Technorama in Winterthur, Switzerland, are challenging the notion of the traditional science museum.
  • 23five, Inc. and swissnex San Francisco present a night of experimental music performances by Swiss industrial music pioneer Sudden Infant, with special guests Horaflora, ...
  • It may seem like science fiction, but the technology to allow for natural conversations with the devices in our pockets is just around the corner.
  • Further probing the intersections of design, business, and innovation, swissnex San Francisco hosts a presentation on the new executive curriculum from the California College ...
  • The second event in our series on light brings an illuminating presentation and two installations from the Zurich ColourLight Center that play with LED lighting and colored ...
  • Light plays an important role in our daily lives. Light is also key to design. There’s design for light and design with light. Yet the way light is used morphs with new ...
  • Animations float across the pages of a timeless book about the Swiss countryside. Banknotes prove strangely seductive. Your head is suddenly engulfed in clouds and your ...
  • swissnex San Francisco caps off its 2009 series of duo concerts with an exceptional encounter of two of avant-garde music's biggest names: reeds and electronics maestro Hans ...
  • In the aftermath of the financial meltdown, the virtue of competitive markets is being questioned. Peter Bossaerts, professor of finance at the California Institute of ...
  • Switzerland is the number one choice for American companies seeking fast and sustainable growth in Europe. A distinguished group of delegates will discuss the advantages of ...
  • From the classical guitar to abstract, digital era sounds, Gil Carnal and Barry Threw present their respective innovations to musical instruments: refinements to physical ...
  • World experts in meditation science discuss current research on compassion meditation, alternative treatments for depression, and controversies in the field. The day begins ...
  • Swiss electronic music collective domizil hits swissnex San Francisco on their upcoming West Coast tour. Drink insonic bliss as members of the Zurich-based sound art project ...
  • Sharp-tongued Zurich rapper Big Zis takes over swissnex San Francisco, with Keldamuzik and Romanowski in tow.
  • Roundtable discussion on opportunities in green technology with Swiss and American entrepreneurs moderated by Alexis Madrigal of Wired Science. Welcoming remarks by Doris ...
  • A fully improvised concert at the edge of sonic and emotional expression, with Swiss saxophone player Urs Leimgruber and Bay Area percussion powerhouse Gino Robair
  • A look at challenges, opportunities and the competitive landscape facing cleantech companies in a global marketplace, with the Greater Zurich Area
  • Premiering QB1, a robot that alters the fundamentals of human-machine interaction
  • Stay tuned for more details on our next events. We will cover subjects as diverse as the World Economic Forum, Media Facades, Space Architecture and more!
  • Learn about an innovative environmental project that teams scientists with citizens to monitor climate change in the Swiss Alps.
  • Join us for the opening of the Design Preis Schweiz exhibit, showcasing award-winning and nominated projects from this prestigious bi-annual event for Switzerland's design industry.
  • Join us for science & art-themed gastronomy, Barbary Coast tales, fasten-your-seatbelt movies, prizes, and a special performance fusing mountain sounds with city beats.
  • Audiovisual artists Stefan Mueller Arisona and Steve Gibson stage a digital-age reenactment of Andy Warhol's mind-boggling 1960's multimedia show. Guest performance by San ...
  • Making sense out of the wealth of information provided by genomic science.
  • Join us for an evening of cheers to celebrate the Holiday Season and share (mulled) wine, hors d'oeuvres, surprises and stories with the many friends of swissnex San Francisco.
  • Another informative event in our ongoing series of "Life Science Breakfasts" with the FACCSF.
  • A true-to-reality virtual fashion show followed by a talk on "3D Computer Simulation of Textiles".
  • Urban furniture by 12 young Swiss designers at the American Institute of Architects SF.
  • A collection of the best student work from San Francisco State University, Academy of Art University, and San Jose State University.
  • An art exhibit by Ariel Ruiz i Altaba that explores the relationship between art and science.
  • Join the local chapter of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking and information exchange.
  • Contribute your business advice and questions to an evening of relaxed mingling and exchange of ideas with the local chapter of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.
  • Alex Fries of the European-American Angels Club will discuss how the EAAC supports European start-ups and Entrepreneurs by financing their ideas.
  • Program 2:00 – 2:05 Welcome by Birgit Woetzl, swissnex 2:05 – 2:10 Welcome by Dr. Wasiq Bokhari, Quantum Insight, Conference Chair 2:10 – 2:35 Overview of ...
  • Increased investments to provide treatments for unmet medical needs continue to fuel the creation of new biotechnology companies in the United States and abroad. These startup ...