We are a TEDx event held by the youth of Basel for the youth of Basel.

Saturday February 2, 2019

International School of Basel
Fleischbachstrasse 2, 4153 Reinach
(11 Tram Reinacherhof)


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Be active. Make a change!

TED talks are all about spreading ideas and interest. Our theme “Be active. Make a change!” is meant to be a wake up call for the youth not just to show interest, but also to actively participate in shaping our future. The talks all are in different and fascinating ways linked to our theme: They make you rethink your own perspectives and and will open your eyes a bit more to the difficulties we, as the youth are facing. During the event we will give you multiple opportunities to make a change and inform yourself about options on where to get active in Basel. Prepare to be stunned!

The speakers

We are delighted to announce six of our speakers. Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon!


Aijan Muktar

Aijan is a 20 year old law student and activist for youth citizenship from Geneva. Among others she has been active in organisations such as the Parlement des Jeunes Genevois, the Red Youth Cross and the European Youth Parliament. Since June 2018, she is the Swiss Youth Representative to the United Nations, which gives her two missions: participating in international conferences and events as a youth delegate and on the other hand raising awareness about UN-topics among young people in Switzerland. 


Ankit Singhal

Ankit is a 15 year old student at the International School Basel and has lived in Switzerland for 6 years. In his free time he plays basketball competitively and trains in martial arts.He is an active participant in Model United Nations and loves to consider and debate difficult questions relating to politics.


Magdalena Oller

Magdalena is a 12th grade student at the International School of Basel. She is from Spain, but has lived in Switzerland for the past seven years. Her hobbies are playing volleyball and sailing. She is the co-head of MAST organization, which aims to raise awareness about sex trafficking.


David Pavlu

David is a law student at the University of Basel. Besides his studies he sings in a choir, is a skiing instructor and likes outdoor sports.

He is politically active and could gain experiences in the Youth Parliament in Basel, in the European Youth Parliament, the Model United Nations or the Swiss Federal Youth Session. Furthermore he is chairperson of a youth party in Basel.


Mariam Mekhail

Mariam is a 15 year old student in 10th grade focusing on Business and Law at the Swiss International School Basel. She is Egyptian and has lived in Switzerland for 14 years. Mariam is passionate about basketball, music, languages and psychology and is a regular participant in international MUN (Model United Nations) conferences.


Mathis Ebner

Mathis is a game design student at the Zurich University of the Arts since 2018. He finished High School in 2016 and started the alternative service (Zivildienst). In his free time he`s a Children/Teenagers Karate Instructor at Budo Arts Basel. Sometimes he's drawn to find answers to difficult questions with which many people struggle, such as: “Is there an efficient way to help you choose what you want to study?”


Nate Pressner

Nate is a student in his final year at Muenster Gymnasium and will graduate with dual Swiss Matura and International Baccalaureate diplomas. He has a passion for travel (favourite location is Japan), sports (co-captain of his local football team) and digital transformation (two summers working in this exciting field at Roche). Nate plans to study Business Administration when he enters university.

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Julia Pressner
Julia has always a lot to do and TEDxYouthBasel has to fit in somewhere between her ballet practice and the European Youth Parliament, she’s participating in. Somehow she still manages to help us out with a lot of different tasks, like emailing venues or possible speakers.

Christian Dimitrov
Christian is always up and running, rushing from one meeting to another. He’s good with numbers and therefore leads the finance department of one of the biggest student magazines in Basel, Quint. As one of the head organizers of TEDxYouthBasel, he always keeps a cool head and is our “master of communication”.

Hannah Oehry
Hannah is by far the most creative member of the team. She designs shirts, hoodies and bags as well as takes care of the layout of the student magazine Quint. Being part of the team from the beginning on, she is one of our head organizers and makes sure that the teams creativeness never dies, whilst taking care of our visuals.