Meet the TEDxBasel team

TEDxBasel is a 100% volunteer driven non-profit event. We rely on a large number of people to share their time, ideas and experience to help make our event a success.

Volunteers

TEDxBasel is organised by a large group of talented, dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Our team of local volunteers share their knowledge, skills and spare time throughout the year to organize all the elements, large and small, that make TEDxBasel possible.

We all share the mission to spread ideas worth sharing. We love TED talks and want to share this experience within our own community: Basel!

volunteers

TEDxBasel Team

 

Governance

Mathieu Jaus Advisory member NAtionality: SWiss area of expertise: Advisory, finance Languages::German, english FAVORITE TED TALK: WHAT IF 3D PRINTING WAS 25X FASTER?MATHIEU@TEDXBASEL.CH

Mathieu Jaus
Advisory member

NAtionality: SWiss
area of expertise: Advisory, finance
Languages::German, english
FAVORITE TED TALK: WHAT IF 3D PRINTING WAS 25X FASTER?MATHIEU@TEDXBASEL.CH

Jennifer Chough Co-Founder + Lead of partnerships Nationality: Canadian Area of expertise: Education Languages: English, Korean FAvorite TED TAlk: Derek Sivers - "weird or just different" Email: jennifer@tedxbasel.ch

Jennifer Chough
Co-Founder + Lead of partnerships

Nationality: Canadian
Area of expertise: Education
Languages: English, Korean
FAvorite TED TAlk: Derek Sivers - "weird or just different"

Email: jennifer@tedxbasel.ch

 
 
 

Project Management

liz lian project manager Nationality: Us American Area of expertise: project management Languages: English, french, mandarin, spanish, german FAvorite TED TAlk: Robert Waldinger - "What makes a good life?" Email: liz@tedxbasel.ch

liz lian
project manager

Nationality: Us American
Area of expertise: project management
Languages: English, french, mandarin, spanish, german
FAvorite TED TAlk: Robert Waldinger - "What makes a good life?"

Email: liz@tedxbasel.ch

Anja derendinger project assistant Nationality: swiss Area of expertise: Digital Media Languages: german, english, french, spanish FAvorite TED TAlk: Robert Waldinger - "What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness" Email: anja@tedxbasel.ch

Anja derendinger
project assistant

Nationality: swiss
Area of expertise: Digital Media
Languages: german, english, french, spanish
FAvorite TED TAlk: Robert Waldinger - "What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness"

Email: anja@tedxbasel.ch

Charlotte squier project assistant Nationality: US american, swiss Area of expertise: Administrative support and Neuroscience Research Languages: English, french, spanish FAvorite TED TAlk: TED-ED: "Why do women have periods?" Email: charlotte@tedxbasel.ch

Charlotte squier
project assistant

Nationality: US american, swiss
Area of expertise: Administrative support and Neuroscience Research
Languages: English, french, spanish
FAvorite TED TAlk: TED-ED: "Why do women have periods?"

Email: charlotte@tedxbasel.ch

 
 

Communications

Adrian Kohler Media Relations Nationality: Globally Swiss Area of expertise: Strategy, Marketing, Communications Languages: German, English, French,  Italian FAvorite TED TAlk: Craig Walzer - "Artful lies and shelves of fiction" Email: adrian@tedxbasel.ch

Adrian Kohler
Media Relations

Nationality: Globally Swiss
Area of expertise: Strategy, Marketing, Communications
Languages: German, English, French,  Italian
FAvorite TED TAlk: Craig Walzer - "Artful lies and shelves of fiction"

Email: adrian@tedxbasel.ch

Filipe La féria marketing communications Nationality: portuguese Area of expertise: marketing & Advertising Languages: English, portuguese, french, spanish, german FAvorite TED TAlk: simon sinek - "How great leaders inspire action" Email: filipe@tedxbasel.ch

Filipe La féria
marketing communications

Nationality: portuguese
Area of expertise: marketing & Advertising
Languages: English, portuguese, french, spanish, german
FAvorite TED TAlk: simon sinek - "How great leaders inspire action"

Email: filipe@tedxbasel.ch

marlen stalder marketing communications Nationality: swiss Area of expertise: communications Languages: german, English FAvorite TED TAlk: Jason Fried - "Why work doesn't happen at work" Email: marlen@tedxbasel.ch

marlen stalder
marketing communications

Nationality: swiss
Area of expertise: communications
Languages: german, English
FAvorite TED TAlk: Jason Fried - "Why work doesn't happen at work"

Email: marlen@tedxbasel.ch

eric knight marketing communications Nationality: scottish Area of expertise: Communications, Audit and Risk Languages: English, german, french FAvorite TED TAlk: ken robison - "do schools kill creativity?" Email: eric@tedxbasel.ch

eric knight
marketing communications

Nationality: scottish
Area of expertise: Communications, Audit and Risk
Languages: English, german, french
FAvorite TED TAlk: ken robison - "do schools kill creativity?"

Email: eric@tedxbasel.ch

 

Curation

Hayes Ford LEad of content & Production Nationality: US American Area of expertise: Art & Design Languages: food, charades, FAvorite TED TAlk: Joshua Silver - "Adjustable liquid-filled eyeglasses" email: hayes@tedxbasel.ch

Hayes Ford
LEad of content & Production

Nationality: US American
Area of expertise: Art & Design
Languages: food, charades,
FAvorite TED TAlk: Joshua Silver - "Adjustable liquid-filled eyeglasses"

email: hayes@tedxbasel.ch

marco serra content & Production Nationality: italian, swiss Area of expertise: design Languages: german, italian, English, french, spanish FAvorite TED TAlk: ken robison - "do schools kill creativity?" Email: marco.serra@tedxbasel.ch

marco serra
content & Production

Nationality: italian, swiss
Area of expertise: design
Languages: german, italian, English, french, spanish
FAvorite TED TAlk: ken robison - "do schools kill creativity?"

Email: marco.serra@tedxbasel.ch

esther meduna content & Production Nationality: swiss Area of expertise: agro-biodiversity Languages: german,English, french, chech, italian, spanish FAvorite TED TAlk: Birke Baehr - "What ist wrong with our food system" Email: esther@tedxbasel.ch

esther meduna
content & Production

Nationality: swiss
Area of expertise: agro-biodiversity
Languages: german,English, french, chech, italian, spanish
FAvorite TED TAlk: Birke Baehr - "What ist wrong with our food system"

Email: esther@tedxbasel.ch

 
 

Event

Francesca drosi LEAd of event Management Nationality: italian Area of expertise: event management Languages: german, italian, english, spanish, french FAvorite TED TAlk: Emilie Wapnick - "Why some of us don't have one true calling" Email: francesca@tedxbasel.ch

Francesca drosi
LEAd of event Management

Nationality: italian
Area of expertise: event management
Languages: german, italian, english, spanish, french
FAvorite TED TAlk: Emilie Wapnick - "Why some of us don't have one true calling"

Email: francesca@tedxbasel.ch

julia von siebenthal event Management Nationality: swiss Area of expertise: Writing, Social Media, Research Languages: german, English, french, norwegian FAvorite TED TAlk: amy cuddy - "your body language shapes who you are" Email: julia@tedxbasel.ch

julia von siebenthal
event Management

Nationality: swiss
Area of expertise: Writing, Social Media, Research
Languages: german, English, french, norwegian
FAvorite TED TAlk: amy cuddy - "your body language shapes who you are"

Email: julia@tedxbasel.ch

Karen Oliver event management Nationality: Indian Area of expertise: Sales, event organisation, project coordination Languages: english, hindi, german FAvorite TED TAlk: Maysoon Zayid - "I got 99 problems..." Email: karen@tedxbasel.ch

Karen Oliver
event management

Nationality: Indian
Area of expertise: Sales, event organisation, project coordination
Languages: english, hindi, german
FAvorite TED TAlk: Maysoon Zayid - "I got 99 problems..."

Email: karen@tedxbasel.ch

 
 

Partnership

sylvia arias partnerships Nationality: costa rican Area of expertise: Connecting people and ideas Languages: spanish, english, italian, german FAvorite TED TAlk: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - "The danger of a single story" Email: sylvia@tedxbasel.ch

sylvia arias
partnerships

Nationality: costa rican
Area of expertise: Connecting people and ideas
Languages: spanish, english, italian, german
FAvorite TED TAlk: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - "The danger of a single story"

Email: sylvia@tedxbasel.ch

 
bejal joshi partnerships Nationality: british Area of expertise: Business, communication, partnership development Languages: English FAvorite TED TAlk: kristen pressner - "are you biased? I am." Email: bejal@tedxbasel.ch

bejal joshi
partnerships

Nationality: british
Area of expertise: Business, communication, partnership development
Languages: English
FAvorite TED TAlk: kristen pressner - "are you biased? I am."

Email: bejal@tedxbasel.ch

Marialena Papaefthymiou  partnerships Nationality: greek Area of expertise: energy and sustainability Languages: Greek, english and german FAvorite TED TAlk: "Can we build AI without losing control over it?" Email: marialena@tedxbasel.ch

Marialena Papaefthymiou 
partnerships

Nationality: greek
Area of expertise: energy and sustainability
Languages: Greek, english and german
FAvorite TED TAlk: "Can we build AI without losing control over it?"

Email: marialena@tedxbasel.ch

 

TEDxBasel

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At TEDxBasel, live speakers and TED Talks videos will combine to spark deep discussion and connection.

TEDxBasel seeks to extend the TED experience at a regional level, highlighting exceptional ideas, inspiring people and creative works within our community. We explore big questions with a broad spirit of inquiry. We strive to connect people across disciplines and create conversations that drive action. Beyond the organisation of TEDxBasel, our team form a fresh and dynamic community, always evolving and in search of new ideas and projects to share.


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.)


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.com. 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 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. 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.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.