Keynotes, demos, performances and more

Events

Upcoming Events

  • Date TBD | The past, present and future of LSD is happening in Switzerland. UZH continues this legacy being on the cutting edge of this field leading the charge and breaking ...

Past Events

  • NOTICE: Due to precautionary measures swissnex Boston is taking regarding COVID-19, the decision was made to cancel this program. We look forward to seeing you again for the ...
  • March 9th - March 13 2020

    NOTICE: With the current status of COVID-19 in Switzerland, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel portions of the programming, mainly the larger public events.
  • February 27, 2020 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST

    An interactive keynote by company Eventide in partnership with Progressive Investors Network and the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce.
  • February 22nd, 2020 from 9am - 4pm

    The MIT European Career Fair (ECF) is an annual recruiting event, organized by the MIT European Club and taking place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in ...
  • February 21, 2020 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST

    Join swissnex Boston and representatives from Switzerland’s top universities, research institutions and companies for the 10th annual Swiss Sciences Night - an evening of ...
  • February 7, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST

    What do multi-sensory perception and synesthesia reveal about our perceptual realities? Answering these questions and more as we hear from three speakers across the arts and ...
  • January 23, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm America/New_York (UTC-5:00)

    Prédire les effets des médicaments et des dispositifs médicaux sur la peau humaine grâce à une plateforme unique de tests cutanés ex-vivo
  • December 11, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Europe/Brussels (UTC+01:00)


    Join the swissnex Network for its annual signature event where we will explore how space technologies and services can contribute to a sustainable future on Earth.
  • With 2019 Nobel winner Didier Queloz, learn how a meticulous pursuit for precision led to the discovery of the first exoplanet.
  • Join us for our annual Back to School event. Alumni Chapters, Swiss social groups, and friends face off against each other and compete in five disciplines before enjoying ...
  • How can you hear data? What new perspectives are revealed when data is translated into music? Why does music affect our bodies and minds?


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  • 20 startups. 1 minute to pitch. 2 winners - a jury selection and an audience favorite. Join us for a drink, a live jazz band and fast-paced competition.
  • Join us for the inaugural event of Boston LASER - the local chapter of the international talk series promoting exchange between science and art across the globe.
  • This May, our global Startup team will lead a startup roadshow across Switzerland to present opportunities in the global market to Swiss startups.
  • Friday, February 15 | 6 pm

    Join swissnex Boston and representatives from Switzerland’s top universities, research institutions and companies for the 9th annual Swiss ...
  • ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne attends Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair, September 21 - 23 at MoMA PS1.
  • The symposium focuses on historiographic dimensions of design in both the creation and the reception of history.
  • As part of the Swiss Pavilion, swissnex Boston is organizing the Swiss Startup Corner at BIO International Convention, taking place in June.
  • Come and watch Swiss Life Science start-ups challenge local entrepreneurs for the Life Science Global Pitch Fest 2018!
  • Three Swiss projects are showcased during the Immersion Experience Symposium at the Society for Arts and Technology in Montreal / May 29 - June 2.
  • For Cafe des Sciences #91, Zeina Hakim, Professor of French Literature at Tufts University, will discuss issues and dilemmas of discourse
  • A discussion of pivotal issues facing the international humanitarian community with respect to the deployment of drones in disaster situations.
  • Hosoya Schaefer Architects will present preliminary results of their research on developing urban environments for industry 4.0, currently underway at Harvard Graduate School ...
  • Join us for an evening with Florian Dombois and Haseeb Ahmed as they present their artistic practices and research on wind tunnels as part of the CAVS 50th anniversary event ...
  • swissnex Boston presents three panels this year in Austin, TX, covering topics such as drone swarms as art, digital fabrication, and art/science residencies at CERN.
  • Swiss Sciences Night, taking place at MIT in Cambridge, is your chance to connect with representatives from leading research and private sector institutions from Switzerland.
  • Café des Sciences #88 features Melissanne de Wispelaere and Rafael Polidoro, who will speak on their research related to malaria and flaviviruses.
  • Professors Schier and Mango will soon make the move from Harvard, where they each run labs, to University of Basel's Biozentrum, one of the world's leading life sciences institutes.
  • This international conference offers exciting possibilities for artists to embrace different cultures, mindsets and technologies. Four Swiss speakers will be featured.
  • PULSATIONS [BITUMEN] is a concert performance composed and performed by Swiss musician Marcel Zaes -- it's at the intersection of generative digital music and four viola ...
  • André Borschberg, CEO, co-founder and pilot of the Solar Impulse will discuss his circumnavigation of the globe in a solar plane, and his ambitions for a special new aviation ...
  • Featuring Marie-Pierre Pasdelou, Co-founder and Director of Development at CILcare. Presentation is in French.
  • Rapid Liquid Printing is a breakthrough 3D printing technology, developed by MIT Self-Assembly Lab + award-winning Swiss Designer Christophe Guberan - the process will be ...
  • Women in Switzerland could not legally vote in federal elections until 1971. Director Petra Volpe explores this history through her critically acclaimed film, screening at ...
  • Join the University of Geneva and the MIT Energy Initiative for a discussion on energy challenges, and how energy innovation in academia, policy, and industry can provide answers.
  • In collaboration with Non-Event, we present the Swiss composer and sound artist, Jürg Frey with Ordinary Affects. His work is marked by an elementary non-extravagance of ...
  • A panel representing different layers of the innovation process will share their experiences and insights, and debate about the field of Life Sciences.
  • Find us at HUBweek 2017! The swissnex Dome will be hosting Swiss, American and Canadian programming, such as full-dome projections, digital performances, cosmic yoga sessions ...
  • First innovation event of the season - Meet executives and discover Swiss-made technologies from the CSEM, Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology : microsystems, ...
  • It's that time again - all the students are back in town and there's a faint chill in the air. Break out your sweater and your knit cap and join us on the library lawn for ...
  • Watch Swiss startup representatives, the Venture Leaders in Life Sciences challenge local entrepreneurs at our legendary Global Pitch Fest – on a boat!
  • Hors Pistes, an international collaborative residency program, initiates creative encounters, enabling young designers to discover foreign traditional techniques, and artisans ...
  • Join us for a talk by the two co-founders and creative directors of the “Hors Pistes” project at Le Laboratoire Cambridge! ECAL alumna Marie Douel, and Amandine David will ...
  • Join us for an evening of fast-paced pitches from the Swiss and Swiss-linked Boston community!
  • Le quotidien des audacieux. Traitement innovant des AVC et autres thromboses
  • An international conference presenting a two-day workshop, featuring a discussion with scholars on new approaches and methodologies that foster an understanding of recent ...
  • Come visit us at the Cambridge Science Festival's Carnival & Robot Zoo, and get a first hand experience of the effects and mysteries of superconductivity!
  • A hurricane of catastrophic proportions is brewing over Switzerland. The country is in a state of emergency. Ten directors from a new generation of filmmakers imagine how the ...
  • Join us for this fantastic event series, put on by a consortium of Boston-area partners. The topic? L'ère cognitive avec IBM Watson.
  • Within the celebrations of “le mois de la francophonie” in New England, five representations come together to present the Francophonie Film Festival, showing Thursdays ...
  • April 1942. The war seems far away in the small Swiss town of Payerne. Yet the local economy is weak, and some people are malcontent... Join us for a screening of this ...
  • We will welcome Patrick Anquetil PhD, MBA, and CEO of Portal Instruments! He will speak on his lessons learned as a European entrepreneur creating medical companies in Boston. ...
  • Are you a student, post doc or reasearcher? At this exclusive event, you will have the opportunity to network with leading research and private sector institutions from ...
  • Join us for Basel Night 2017, featuring University of Basel's Department of Biomedical Engineering together with its spin-off company AOT and project MIRACLE. They'll present ...
  • ... that retells the success story of Swiss Graphic Design. Join us in welcoming co-editors Robert Lzicar and Davide Fornari, who will present their celebrated book during a ...
  • Join us for a debrief of January's WEF in Davos: Boston-area participants will share their impressions of the principal outcomes and trends they observed.
  • swissnex Boston offers students, researchers and young professionals the opportunity to listen to both an immigration and tax lawyer discussing the most pressing issues that ...
  • In the past, physicians treated and monitored symptoms based on family history, behavior and environment to develop a treatment plan. Étienne Craver of BiogeniQ will explain ...
  • Join us for swissnexDay'16, taking place December 15 at the University of Basel. This year's topic is the future of ageing.
  • Chus Martínez will lecture on art, metamorphosis, and exploring experience to enhance a different political imagination.
  • At this morning event, come learn about NEST, a living lab fostering the acceleration of innovation in the building sector. Peter Richner, Deputy Director of Empa, will be ...
  • A panel made up of Swiss and American fintech and cybersecurity experts will discuss the underpinnings of digital security challenges, particularly within the framework of ...
  • The Top-to-Top Global Climate Expedition, a Swiss family of climate explorers, is arriving in Boston after having sailed through the Northwest Passage on their 50-foot ...
  • November 16, we invite you to join us for an evening with Raymond Cron, CEO of Switzerland Innovation – a nationwide innovation hub bringing together academia and industry.
  • Swiss composer Marcel Zaes is coming to Boston with a string quartet and a solo performance for a double-concert at swissnex Boston. Join us for a night of experimental music, ...
  • Gerald Raunig of ZHdK will lecture on his book Dividuum, which explores the concept of dividuality, tracing back to the classical philosophers. He uses his findings to address ...
  • Cafe des Sciences #78 is upon us! This month will be hosted by the French Tech Hub, featuring Medical Oncologist Dr. Rémy Brossel.
  • The ETH Zurich Alumni Chapter of New England invites to a night of Science Talks on Critical Thinking, Climate Engineering, and Oxygen Homeostasis and Disease.
  • Join us for an evening of presentations by MIT students who spent their summer in Switzerland for research or internships, as part of the MISTI Switzerland program.
  • The Future of Storytelling Festival (FoST FEST) in NYC is the world’s first immersive storytelling festival. It will feature more than 50 virtual reality, augmented reality, ...
  • September 29th, come celebrate the remarkable innovation, creativity, and inspiration found within New England and beyond. It’s one of the largest TEDx conferences in the ...
  • What does the future hold for unmanned aircraft systems? Come join us for a presentation by Michel Guillaume, Professor and Director of the Centre for Aviation (ZAV) at Zurich ...
  • Calling all Swiss (or Swiss-linked) students and researchers who are new to the Boston area! Summer is starting to come to a close and another academic year is beginning, ...
  • Cafe des Sciences #77 is upon us! This month will be hosted at the French residence in Cambridge, featuring oceanographers Dr. Emmanuel Boss and Dr. Lee Karp-Boss. A reminder: ...
  • A one-day symposium devoted to graphic design from Switzerland questioning the connections between the works exhibited within the framework of “Swiss Style Now” and the ...
  • Swiss graphic design has enjoyed international renown since the late 1950's - and it's still at the forefront, pushing boundaries. At this NYC exhibition, come see an ...
  • A Northeastern University symposium explores the "physical trace" and its role for making sense of the world. Under investigation will be different scientific, aesthetic, and ...
  • The startup accelerator welcomes its first class on June 20! Come learn about how this accelerator is impacting Switzerland and neighboring countries by catalyzing innovation. ...
  • Watch the Swiss National Startup Team in Life Sciences challenge local entrepreneurs at our legendary global Pitchfest - this year on a boat!
  • Tickets for TedXCambridge will be available at half price starting tomorrow! Discounted tickets can be purchased in person at the Boston Opera House's box office, Thursday ...
  • Think Innovation? Think Swiss. Heidi meets High-Tech in Brooklyn this summer, as Switzerland showcases its innovative industries. Meet Switzerland's 2016 Startup Team at our ...
  • BIAN is the International Digital Art Biennial in Montreal – it will host its third edition this year. Switzerland is the featured country of the festival, showcasing the ...
  • ECAL - The University of Art and Design Lausanne - explored the possibilities of glass as a material in different contexts. The results will be featured at this year's Wanted ...
  • Join our New York Outpost for the third edition of the Grassy Lectures talk series! It will feature Camille Blin, scenographer of Heart of Glass, and two New York based ...
  • Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the ...
  • Cafe des Sciences is honored to welcome Dr. Jeff Karp, who will share the innovative problem-solving tools used by his bio-research lab -- tools that are usable by anyone, and ...
  • Afrotech at EPFL is pioneering high intensity cargo drone routes flying the middle mile in Africa and other emerging economies, thereby improving health and economic outcomes. ...
  • On Thursdays this month, a French-language film (with English subtitles) will be screened at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in honor of the Francophonie, a celebration of the ...
  • National Geographic explorer Sarah Marquis will regale us with tales of her wild adventure: 10,000 miles walking from Siberia to Australia over the course of three years. ...
  • The TransCultural Exchange's 2016 International Conference offers exciting possibilities for artists to embrace different cultures, mindsets and technologies. Three Swiss ...
  • Have you ever wondered what language is spoken in Switzerland? Did you know we have four official languages? And did you know that the most commonly spoken language in ...
  • At this event organized by British American Business Council of New England, hear Diplomats from around the world pitch to Boston's businesses why they should do business in ...
  • Join swissnex Boston as one of the official viewing locations of the 2016 edition of TEDxPlaceDesNations, streamed live from the United Nations Organization in Geneva. Martin ...
  • This year marks the 20th anniversary of the MIT European Career Fair (ECF), and as in previous years we will be present with a Swiss Pavilion. Come say hello!
  • 'Destination Europe', taking place Feb 5 in Boston, showcases the vibrant and exciting research and innovation culture in Europe.
  • swissnex Boston offers students, researchers and young professionals the opportunity to listen to both an immigration and tax lawyer discussing the most pressing issues that ...
  • This year's swissnex Day, held under the topic of "Big Data", is hosted by the University of Fribourg. A special breakout session organized by swissnex Boston's Felix Moesner ...
  • The entries for this contest, inspired by the HEAD Geneve exhibition, will be showing Tuesday night this week at Northeastern University.
  • Join us for the opening night of Birdly at Le Laboratoire, with a talk by Max Rheiner on Conception and Creation of a Full Body Immersive Experience.
  • Birdly is coming to town! Early December you'll get the unique chance to fly like a bird. Take a trip on the legendary multi sensory flight simulator at Le Laboratoire in ...
  • Maitriser la création d’innovation de rupture : La formule à succès de Flagship Venture Capital
  • The disruptive force of new algorithms and big data has reached the financial world. What does this imply for the traditional banking system? What are the scientific ...
  • Two celebrated professors from Wheaton College will be demonstrating how new technology from Swiss startup KNIME can be used to facilitate and advance institutional research.
  • Cafe des Sciences welcomes 26 year old Dr. Alexandre Detappe, who will share his research on the utilization of nanoparticles in radiotherapy.
  • Featuring Antje Vowinckel, Swantje Lichtenstein, Marc Matter; brought to you by swissnex Boston, Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston. (Unfortunately, due to illness, ...
  • A panel of Boston and Geneva-based legal experts will gather to discuss the newest edition of the lauded collaborative work, "Interdisciplinary Handbook of Dispute Resolution"
  • Swiss films "The Gruninger File" and "Yalom's Cure" will be screened at this year's festival
  • Using photography, sculpture, performance and video, Swiss artist Shahryar Nashat examines how contemporary representations of human bodies imitate the model of perfection, as ...
  • Swiss musicians Tomas Korber and the Konus Quartett will perform at the Goethe-Institut Boston on October 21st.
  • A panel at Harvard's School of Education will explore Switzerland's vocational education system's likely connection to its strong, innovative economy... and how this model ...
  • This Friday afternoon we're celebrating our 15 year anniversary! Join us on the green in front of the Cambridge Public Library, along with reps from the Canton of Basel-Stadt ...
  • This collaborative installation, showing at the Chicago Architectural Biennial, is by Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zurich, and the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT.
  • A collaborative art/science project between swissnex Boston, the University of Zurich (Institute of Evolutionary Biology) and Boston based artist Edward Monovich, Professor at ...
  • Now in its 11th year, the European Short Film Festival at MIT offers a unique selection of recent short films from all over Europe – most of them screened for the first time ...
  • A lecture by John A. Quelch, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School & Professor in Health Policy and Management at Harvard T.H. Chan School of ...
  • Swiss author Christian Kracht will give a reading of his award-winning novel.
  • We welcome Swiss and Swiss-linked students and researchers in the Greater Boston area to expand their network and meet local Swiss alumni chapters and social groups during our ...
  • No less than six Swiss films will be featured at this year's Rhode Island International Film Festival, taking place August 4th through the 9th in Providence!
  • The Swiss National Startup-Team is back in New York City! From ground-breaking 3D ink-jet technology to software for driverless vehicles to a fertility prediction wearable ...
  • As part of the Venture Leaders Boston Bootcamp, 30 entrepreneurs from all over the world will be going head-to-head for the title of Global Pitchfest Champion. Join us on June ...
  • Heidi meets high-tech in Brooklyn this summer, as we are showcasing Switzerland's innovative industries at the Northside Festival through a partnership with the Consulate ...
  • G*PARK (aka Marc Zeier) is part of the Swiss Aktionist collective Schimpfluch-Gruppe. He's been pushing the boundaries of electronic music with his particular brand of ...
  • The Giant Human Cell, hailing from the University of Basel in Switzerland, will be making an appearance at this year's Cambridge Science Festival.
  • The East Coast premiere of Birdly, Max Rheiner’s immersive flight simulator will allow visitors to soar over Manhattan. As part of the 'Sensory Stories' exhibition, Birdly ...
  • l’Histoire au cœur de l’école digitale with Thomas Ketchell
  • swissnex Boston participates in Harvard University's symposium on the Global Demography of Aging.
  • This award winning Swiss film, directed by Germinal Roaux, will be screened at the Coolidge Corner Theatre as part of the Francophonie Film Festival.
  • As part of the month-long celebration of the Francophonie, swissnex Boston and its Café des Sciences partners invite you to La Grande Soirée Scientifique: Interview with ...
  • Three simultaneous solo exhibitions of sound architecture and installation artist Zimoun are coming to New York City in February and March.
  • Learn more about swissnex's role at Lift15, and how to partake!
  • swissnex Boston and the Goethe Institute kickoff the winter German film series with this film on Sunday, January 18th.
  • Everything you should know about the Boston startup ecosystem with C.A. Webb, Executive Director of the New England Venture Capital Association on December 16th!
  • On October 27th we are hosting the first North America Science day in Zürich and Dübendorf, Switzerland.
  • Young Swiss author Arno Camenisch will read excerpts from his novel The Alps in his mother-tongues, German and Rhaeto-Romanic, and discuss the content and his writing with the ...
  • In conjunction with Gilles Aubry’s performance “Les Ames Amplifiées” (Amplified Souls) – on October 9th at the Goethe Institut Boston – we present two video ...
  • The world's biggest particle physics laboratory is celebrating “60 years of science for peace” this month and swissnex Boston is helping to commemorate this jubilee from ...
  • Dr. Felix Spindler Presents A Case Study On High Throughput Catalysis Screening.
  • Redefining Early Stage Investments is an ongoing conference series that will be establishing a global circuit for early stage life sciences companies to source investors, ...
  • An exhibition produced by the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, and the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On display at Tufts University Fletcher School September 14th - ...
  • Join us in welcoming IMD Professor of Strategy and Innovation, Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, one of the world’s leading experts on social media, to Boston on Thursday evening, ...
  • Technology meets New York Fashion Week! Zero Power Smart Fashion will showcase the newest products and technologies the wearable tech and smart clothing community have to offer.
  • Contemporary Swiss Design Excellence Comes To Boston September 10 - November 22, 2014
  • Come discover what the Watt d’Or award winning projects are all about! The exhibition is free and open to the public, at Northeastern University's International Village ...
  • In June, swissnex Boston welcomed the Swiss national startup team for the 14th time.