WORLD.MINDS is an invitation-only community.

WORLD.MINDS is a community of leaders in science, the arts and business. We are driven by passion and curiosity. We strive for deep understanding and love new ideas. Our goal is to improve the quality of our decisions as private individuals, as role models and as citizens of this planet – and to inspire others to do so.

WORLD.MINDS is about the inspirational exchange of ideas. No political correctness. No ideology. No corporate small talk.

WORLD.MINDS meets once a year in Zurich for our closed-door Annual Symposium, and organizes several more intimate “Deep Dives” throughout the year.

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    • First-class speakers, a world of fascinating and eye-opening insights. One of my intellectual highlights of the year! Lots of brilliant people to get to know and discuss with. Compliments to WORLD.MINDS!
      Dr. Christoph Franz, Chairman, Roche
    • Of all the TED and TED-like events I have been to, I think that was the best. Really good meat in a really good sandwich.
      Matt Ridley, The Economist, author of NYT bestseller „The Rational Optimist“
    • WORLD.MINDS is indispensable to the intellectual vibrancy of our society.
      Prof. Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer, Director, Max Planck Institute, Berlin
    • WORLD.MINDS is unique. It’s one of the smartest, most vibrant and most inspiring communities I know.
      Marc Forster, Filmmaker and Screenwriter, “The Kite Runner”, “Quantum of Solace” etc
    • WORLD.MINDS is a superb mixture of science, technology, society and culture. A Bay-Area event in the heart of Europe.
      Dr. Christof Koch, Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle
    • What a great concept!
      Dr. Uli Sigg, Vice Chairman, Ringier Group, former Ambassador to China, Art Collector
    • WORLD.MINDS provided me with facts and insights.
      Prof. Kurth Wüthrich, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2002, ETH Zurich
    • The evening was great. The presentations and the subsequent conversations were a pleasure.
      Prof. Ernst Fehr, Neuroeconomics, University of Zurich
    • WORLD.MINDS is one of the highlights of every year.
      Urs Wietlisbach, Co-Founder, Partners Group
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We live in a world we don’t understand. We know more and more about less and less. We have hunkered down in our own silos. Nine years ago, a group of friends got together and decided to do something about that. It took off like a rocket, and the result is what is now known as WORLD.MINDS.

Today, we are an invitation-only community of 1000 high-caliber individuals who have made proven contributions in science, the arts and business. While we are still very much rooted in Switzerland – our tenth Annual Symposium takes place this year in Zurich – we wanted to reflect the increasingly global nature of our members. Thus, this year marked our transition from ZURICH.MINDS to WORLD.MINDS. It’s the same great community, just with a different name.

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WORLD.MINDS is an invitation-only community.
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    • WORLD.MINDS is a superb mixture of science, technology, society and culture. A Bay-Area event in the heart of Europe. Dr. Christof Koch, Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle

 

    • First-class speakers, a world of fascinating and eye-opening insights. One of my intellectual highlights of the year! Lots of brilliant people to get to know and discuss with. Compliments to WORLD.MINDS! Dr. Christoph Franz, Chairman, Roche

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is unique. It’s one of the smartest, most vibrant and most inspiring communities I know. Marc Forster, Filmmaker and Screenwriter, “The Kite Runner”, “Quantum of Solace” etc

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is an intellectual oasis. In the desert created by a media monoculture that celebrates ignorance, cynicism, and negative-attention-getting behavior, it’s a community with a shared commitment to the pursuit of the common good and a shared belief that in this pursuit, ideas matter. Paul Romer, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, The World Bank

 

    • Of all the TED and TED-like events I have been to, I think that was the best. Really good meat in a really good sandwich. Matt Ridley, The Economist, author of NYT bestseller „The Rational Optimist“

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is indispensable to the intellectual vibrancy of our society. Prof. Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer, Director, Max Planck Institute, Berlin

 

    • I laughed, I cried, I feared, I loved. A lifetime contained within a single day, a high for the mind and the spirit . The incredible content, the people, and -- most of all -- the great values that govern your taste in being and thinking. One can sense the care and conviction which which you roam the world of the mind: it is most humbling. I felt at home. Prof. Neri Oxman, Architect & Designer, MIT Media Lab

 

    • The evening was great. The presentations and the subsequent conversations were a pleasure. Prof. Ernst Fehr, Neuroeconomics, University of Zurich

 

    • The fascination never dropped. Love the concept. Hungry for more. Ton Büchner, CEO, AkzoNobel

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is a fantastic community. There were so many interesting people around, and I wish I could have talked to all of them! Prof. Laura Baudis, Theoretical Physics, University of Zurich

 

    • Great fun, great challenge, great presentations, great food for thought, great people, great event. Uwe Sommer, CEO, Müller Group

 

    • What a great concept! Dr. Uli Sigg, Vice Chairman, Ringier Group, former Ambassador to China, Art Collector

 

    • WORLD.MINDS was interesting as well as useful for me. It provided me with facts and insights that I would otherwise have had to obtain with more effort. Prof. Kurth Wüthrich, Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry 2002, ETH Zurich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is one of the highlights of every year. Urs Wietlisbach, Co-Founder, Partners Group

 

    • An exceptional community! Alex Wassmer, CEO, Kibag

 

    • Talks ranging from mind over matter to dark matter…followed by enlightening discussions about everything in science and society that really matters – what a splendid community! Prof. Greta Patzke, Inorganic Chemistry, University of Zurich

 

    • Astonishing and inspiring presentations, world-class speakers and intense discussions make WORLD.MINDS one of the very few events I really don’t want to miss. Georges Kern, CEO,Breitling

 

    • There is nothing more inspiring than being with people who are passionate about what they do. Thank you. Prof. Raffaello D’Andrea, Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich

 

    • Food for thought at its best … and an exciting community. Riet Cadonau, CEO, dormakaba Holding

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is a most amazing experience. What a unique opportunity to meet fascinating people and be confronted with ideas that normally would not cross your way. Harry Hohmeister, Chief Officer of Hub Management, Lufthansa and former CEO of SWISS International Air Lines

 

    • WORLD.MINDS provided a unique and wonderful opportunity for the young scientists at my faculty to interact with outstanding minds that come from a different walk of life – and with whom they would hardly ever interact otherwise. The exchange of ideas between business folk and science folk was refreshing and enriching for all involved. Prof. Michael Hengartner, President, University of Zurich

 

    • New insights, inspiring discussions, interesting people – an invaluable break away from the daily routine. Keep going! Prof. Lino Guzzella, President, ETH Zurich

 

    • What a wonderful meeting of experts from so many fields brought together by Rolf Dobelli and his skillful team; we all learned a lot from each other! Prof. Helmut Bertalanffy, Professor of Neurological Surgery, International Neuroscience Institute, Hannover

 

    • Thank you very much for a great event. As it turns out, CEOs and scientists do admire and respect each other, and are keenly interested in each other’s work – but they just never get a chance to sit together. From my viewpoint, I can say that – besides attending elating lectures – I made the acquaintance of intriguing, passionate people. It was good! Prof. Adriano Aguzzi, Brain Science, University of Zurich

 

    • The evening was loaded with inspiration. So much information in so little time! The passion and dedication each speaker showed for his or her own theme and profession was amazing. One could feel how the audience was fascinated by the topics and speakers. I truly enjoyed being there. It was a most interesting, exciting, powerful and passionate evening. Congratulations! Tatjana Frey, Chair, Frey Charitable Foundation

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is great. Rainer-Marc Frey, Founder of RMF Hedge Fund and Chairman of Horizon21

 

    • I am deeply inspired by WORLD.MINDS. This is a total highlight of my year and I cannot thank you enough for having created such a prestigious community. This Brunner, Curator, Film Art Basel/Miami

 

    • WORLD.MINDS was a unique experience with a wonderful mix of talents coming from various industries, ranging from very young entrepreneurs to seasoned scientists. They all have one thing in common: Passion! Passion for what they do, passion for the way they communicate it. They definitely know why they are waking up every morning! I was honored to be part of the invited crew. Dr. Jean Botti, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Royal Philips

 

    • Thanks for the grand, smart, almost magical WORLD.MINDS Dominik Wichmann, Managing Director and editor-in-chief, DLD Media

 

    • A unique scientific and social experience that provides a fantastic opportunity to meet great and original people from different disciplines and different worlds. Extremely inspiring and entertaining. Prof. Dr. Isabelle Mansuy, Professor of Neuroepigenetics, University of Zurich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is packed with fascinating input and highly enjoyable at the same time. It is the most inspiring event I have been to in a long time. Prof. John-Dylan Haynes, Director, Berlin Center for Advanced Neuroimaging

 

    • It is food for brain, heart and soul – very inspiring. Prof. Thomas Gutzwiller, Business Innovation, University St. Gallen

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is a unique experience – refreshing and inspiring. Josef Felder, Independent Director

 

    • WORLD.MINDS was really fantastic. I enjoyed the talks and the discussions afterwards tremendously. The meeting was so well organized that I don’t think it needs any changes. Prof. Nenad Ban, Molecular Biology, ETH Zurich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is incredibly inspiring. I appreciate the opportunity to speak with so many professors and people from academia – a truly catalytic gathering between business and science! Thomas Amstutz, CEO, Feldschlösschen Group

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is full of thought leaders from various domains – science, arts and business – who exchange inspirational ideas. A truly fascinating experience! Ivo Furrer, former CEO, SwissLife

 

    • Thank you, WORLD.MINDS. It was one of the best events I have been to. Prof. Julian Savulescu, Bioethics, Oxford University

 

    • WORLD.MINDS opens up your mind. You discover areas that you normally don’t touch in business life. WORLD.MINDS takes you from the daily routine and powerfully redirects your thinking towards bigger perspectives. Urs Riedener, CEO, Emmi

 

    • If your interests extend beyond your own field, attending WORLD.MINDS is a must. Speakers were of the highest caliber, and the mix of topics was…very exciting, ranging from hard sciences and business to philosophy and art. I enjoyed it tremendously. Prof. Marc Pollefeys, Computer Science, ETH Zurich

 

    • So many new ideas and insights. This sort of dialogue between science, culture and business must continue. Prof. Mark Pauly, Computational Science, ETH Zurich

 

    • It was a fantastic experience in every sense. Improving it seems impossible to me! Prof. Cristina Nevado, Molecular Biology, University of Zurich

 

    • Thank you for organizing the fascinating WORLD.MINDS event. It was a pleasure to be there, and a wonderful experience to listen to such a diverse range of talks, and to get a glimpse into the minds and thoughts of many people with whom I would not normally have the chance to interact. I am really proud to be amongst such an amazing collection of people. And thank you for hosting such a great event – you have started something that is going to grow in prestige, visibility and stimulation! Prof. Ben Moore, Astrophysics, University of Zurich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS: a successful crossover between science, art, philosophy and economy. In our world of specialization this kind of exchange is truly an exception! Dr. Stefan Loacker, Board member and former CEO, Helvetia Group Insurance

 

    • Congratulations on this extraordinary and successful event! There was an enormous variety of speeches and participants. I truly enjoyed the evening and the inspiring ambiance. Prof. Axel Lehmann, Global Chief Operating Officer, UBS

 

    • WORLD.MINDS brings leaders from science and business together in a knowledge-sharing environment. It's very innovative and refreshing. I also appreciated the additional perspective from the world of culture and art. I wish WORLD.MINDS a great future, and I am curious to see how it further evolves in the context of ideas, people, exclusivity and media. Dr. Ekkehard Kuppel, Founder, sum people

 

    • A great mix of exciting people. Great talks – short, to the point, and very interesting topics. I met people I never would have met otherwise. All in all a great community. Prof. Ursula Keller, Laser Physics, ETH Zurich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS sparks us toward lifelong learning and to include disciplines outside our daily routines. I was particularly impressed by the passion and intellectual prowess of the younger speakers. The insights I received at WORLD.MINDS left me a little less worried about the future of nature and society. Thanks for a very special community. Dr. Benedikt Goldkamp, CEO, Phoenix Mecano AG

 

    • WORLD.MINDS has delivered on its promise to bring together an interdisciplinary group of fascinating people in an informal, intellectually charged setting. Very unique! Daniel Aegerter, Owner & CEO, Armada Investment Group

 

    • A day with WORLD.MINDS stands out from all the ‘normal’ days. Thanks so much for the inspiration. WORLD.MINDS is fantastic! Pascale Bruderer, Chairperson and Speaker of the House, the Swiss Federal Parliament

 

    • WORLD.MINDS packs so many pleasures into one day: Great speakers, technical wizardry, and beauty for the eye and ear. I even got to fly like a (virtual) bird. The day was especially valuable for me as an American because I got so much feedback on my ideas from an international audience. Prof. Jonathan Haidt, New York University, Author of The Righteous Mind

 

    • WORLD.MINDS was above and beyond my highest expectations. Daniel Kessler, Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

 

    • An amazing community and a wonderful opportunity to think outside the box. Prof. Ina Vorberg, Professor, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

 

    • As a scientist, I spend most of my time thinking about some very specific problems, dreaming of ways I might solve them. The afternoon with WORLD.MINDS was a fantastic opportunity to think about completely new things! Dr. Walker Jackson, Research Group Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

 

    • At WORLD.MINDS science becomes art and art science. A big plate of mind and soul food and hands-on next-generation technologies. Deserves more X chromosomes in the community. Prof. Antje Boetius, Professor, Max Planck Institute for Marine Biology

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is the place where modern visionaries convene. A community at the boundaries of today’s culture. This is driving WORLD.MINDS: Not fame, nor money, nor titles. But people, passion and vision. Prof. Elisa Resconi, Professor of Experimental Physics, TU München

 

    • WORLD.MINDS has far exceeded my expectations. The presentations were outstanding, the mix of topics well-balanced, the location well chosen, the atmosphere comfortable, the food delicious, your moderation brilliant. Altogether a most enlightening experience! Prof. Ulf Riebesell, Professor of Biological Oceanography, Christian Albrechts University

 

    • The urge and passion in the presentations is contagious. Prof. Marc Alexa, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, TU Berlin

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is a wonderful source of inspiration. Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, Research Scientist, University of Zurich

 

    • I loved WORLD.MINDS and I can’t wait for the next event. It was a very mind-blowing experience. Dr. Andrea Macciò, Professor of Physics, New York University

 

    • I was really blasted by the inspiring environment, the people, the great talks, and the incredible intellectual inspiration I experienced at WORLD.MINDS. Prof. Heike Allgayer, Department Head of Experimental Surgery at the Mannheim Medical Faculty of University of Heidelberg, Germany; Head of the Molecular Oncology of Solid Tumors Unit at German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is a firework full of inspiration, entertainment and emotion. Gus Wüstemann, Founder, gus wüstemann architects

 

    • Inspiring, passionate, lively, and powered by a generous sharing of ideas and insights: WORLD.MINDS was a memorable event in a perfect setting! Dr. Siv Bublitz, Publisher, Ullstein Buchverlage

 

    • Exciting learning with a valuable takeaway: Real innovation and excellence can only be achieved when passionate individuals follow nonlinear and cross-functional approaches that allow for lateral thinking and creativity. Dr. Carsten B. Henkel, Chairman & CEO, Skyadvisory AG

 

    • Rolf Dobelli is an engaging emcee and a talented curator who manages to boil the Zeitgeist down to one terrifically interesting and entertaining event. WORLD.MINDS is as rich as a box of Swiss chocolates. Fred Guterl, Executive Editor, Scientific American

 

    • The spirit of WORLD.MINDS stays with me. I have encountered wonderful people. Laura de Weck, Playwright, Actress

 

    • I attend many conferences but have never experienced one quite like WORLD.MINDS! The diversity of information was terrific – from how to think and make decisions, to cutting-edge technology, to novel approaches for marketing luxury goods, to what it is like to play a 15 million dollar Stradivari cello (and the worries of carrying it on the bus or tram!). I am sure everyone who attended went home with new ideas. Prof. Roy F. Baumeister, Head of the Social Psychology Department, Florida State University

 

    • WORLD.MINDS was pure inspiration and enlightenment – a festival, a spectacle for all my senses! Anatole Taubman, Actor

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is a wonderful source of inspiration. Karl Spoerri, Founder, Chairman, Zurich Film Festival

 

    • The WORLD.MINDS meeting provided a refreshing mix of science, business and politics. What I liked most about this meeting was that young new talents were also invited. This created both a horizontal (different disciplines) and vertical (different age groups) integration of Switzerland’s brain power. I am looking forward to the next WORLD.MINDS. Prof. Ernst Hafen, Systems Biology, ETH Zurich

 

    • The evening was great, the insights inspiring, the presentations outstanding and the interactions enriching. Thank you! Thomas Frutiger, CEO, Frutiger AG

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is extremely interesting and rewarding. I am delighted to be part of this unique community. Prof. Bruno Frey, Permanent Visiting Professor, University of Basel

 

    • The intellectual depth of the great minds united at WORLD.MINDS is unique. Dirk Schütz, Chief Editor, BILANZ Magazine

 

    • I left with an invigorated mind, full of new ideas and eager to go for new things. And this was achieved while having a lot of fun. Thank you WORLD.MINDS! Martin Naville, CEO, Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is both unique and essential! Prof. Yves Barral, Cell Biology, ETH Zurich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS was truly intellectually reinvigorating! Luca Marighetti, Group Head of Strategy, Zurich Insurance Group

 

    • WORLD.MINDS was a great experience and a lot of fun! I hope that such events will become an institution to promote the ‘no tie’ exchange of ideas across disciplines. Prof. Ben Schuler, Biochemistry, University of Zurich

 

    • Thanks so much. I received a lot of insight from so many different fields. Prof. Viola Vogel, Nanotechnology, ETH Zurich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS: A great idea. A great event. Martin Spieler, Chief Editor, Handelszeitung

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is the highlight of my intellectual year. Guido Krass, Owner, Pari Group

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is the best evidence that intellectual standards are rising and that the general appetite for smart events is growing. Please, more of that! Finn Canonica, Chief Editor, Das Magazin

 

    • All that talk about the opportunities of re-wiring your brain and the need to do so: WORLD.MINDS is the place to actively go about it. Brilliant. Christoph Brand, Head of Digital Division, Tamedia

 

    • I experienced WORLD.MINDS as a groundbreaking initiative, where creative people from a wide variety of backgrounds come together to share knowledge, experience and energy. Nils Hagander, Founder, a-connect

 

    • I truly enjoyed WORLD.MINDS. I found it very stimulating and enriching. You managed to identify a group of excellent people – both on a personal as well as on an intellectual level. Prof. Nicolas Gruber, Atmospheric Physics, ETH Zurich

 

    • So much knowledge about issues you normally don’t hear about, combined with intensive discussions. WORLD.MINDS is a great thing. Prof. Peter Gomez, Chairman, SWX Group, Swiss Stock Exchange

 

    • Thank you very much for organizing this. I learned a lot from the talks and enjoyed all the interactions before and after the talks. I hope that you continue. Prof. Petros Koumoutsakos, Computational Sciences, ETH Zurich

 

    • I very much enjoyed the breadth of the WORLD.MINDS presentations. Prof. Lukas Keller, Evolutionary Biology, University of Zurich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is a grandiose experience. The talks are inspiring and the ambience is out of this world. Congratulations! Dr. Daniel Kampa, Diogenes Publishers

 

    • This was an exciting event! Congratulations. WORLD.MINDS will have a huge impact on the intersection of science and business. Prof. Dirk Helbing, Economics, ETH Zurich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS was an exciting forum to exchange ideas with a stunning array of scientific minds and business leaders alike. The speakers touching on diverse topics such as beauty and art, theoretical physics, and the complexity of the brain provided creative inspiration and motivation for the path forward in our own work. Todd Reichert, Engineer & Founder, University of Toronto and AeroVelo

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is both a high performance sport for the intellect and an inspirational entertainment on a high level – a community I wouldn’t like to miss out on! Dieter Ammann, Composer

 

    • I still have the fantastic event in my mind today. Jens Wegmann, CEO, Industrial Solutions, ThyssenKrupp

 

    • If you think you have seen it all, come and join WORLD.MINDS. It will make you think again! Kai-Uwe Ricke, former CEO, Deutsche Telekom and Member of the Clinton Global Initiative

 

    • What a great event. WORLD.MINDS is intellectual chamber music at its best. Dr. Marcel Reichart, CEO of Digital at Bertelsmann / Young Global Leader World Economic Forum

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is like diving in a pool full of high IQ-ed fish. Prof. Sacha Menz, Architect and Chair for Building Processes, ETH Zurich

 

    • A stunning collection of diverse, dedicated and dynamic speakers was something to behold! WORLD.MINDS created a highly charged, yet comfortable, environment where a free exchange of ideas resulted in one of the most enjoyable and stimulating intellectual events that I have ever witnessed. Prof. Nathan Luedtke, Chemistry, University of Zurich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS pushes you to expand your social and intellectual horizons, and it does so very well. You can´t expect more from an evening anywhere. Prof. Homayoun Bagheri, Biology, University of Zurich

 

    • Insightful presentations and discussions – an excellent opportunity to mentally break out of daily professional life. Dr. Thomas Buberl, Global CEO, AXA

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is an extraordinary experience. I still enjoy the afterglow. A big thank you for an exceptional meeting, excellent hospitality and organisation. Karina Wisniewska, Artist

 

    • WORLD.MINDS fascinates me for the improbability of its very existence. Werner Kieser, Founder, Kieser Training

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is an intellectual treasure trove. Carolina Müller-Möhl, investor and philanthropist

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is not only intellectual highly inspiring and thrilling. It is a meeting point of brilliant ideas that are essential in shaping the future. Dr. Markus Spillmann, former Editor-in-Chief, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

 

    • When singular glowing sparks unite to build a firework: To make culture visible and radiant you need passionate, free-spirited personalities with surprising ideas. Zurich found this with Rolf Dobelli and his brilliant WORLD.MINDS. Bice Curiger, Editorial Director, Tate etc. and curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, Zurich

 

    • A most intriguing and thought-provoking experience. Jacob Burak, Publisher, Alaxon, Israel

 

    • Wow, what an event – all senses taken care of: from science, to music, to neurosurgery and philosophy. Prof. Nils Thuerey, Computer Science, ETH Zurich

 

    • Brilliant. The questions and challenges which define our time. Dr. Martin Meyer, Feuilleton-Chief, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

 

    • WORLD.MINDS provides a unique and invaluable opportunity to bring together different cultures: academia, the business world, the media and the wider community. It’s a true meeting of the minds. Prof. Andy Hector, Biodiversity, University of Zurich

 

    • Thanks for a glorious day of WORLD.MINDS. The program was packed with ideas (and facts – ideas without facts is not nourishing to me!) and the presentation was like Swiss clockwork, on time and smooth. The spirit in the room was very productive and lively. Keep it up; you’re on to a great thing. Prof. Daniel C. Dennett, Philosopher and Author of several New York Times bestsellers, Tufts University

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is fun. Because it teases…entices…and draws out the brain. We work for years, centered in our own careers and our own businesses. Rarely do we have an opportunity to find out what it going on at the edges of the intellectual world. WORLD.MINDS is an open door to the world of new ideas and new ways of understanding the world we live in. Bill Bonner, CEO, Agora Publishing, Paris

 

    • There is so much knowledge to share, and so many rich professional experiences and creative visions. To network all of them triples the benefit and pleasure for participants. A big ‘thank you’ to WORLD.MINDS. Keep on doing what you are doing. Dr. Elmar Ledergerber, former Mayor of the City of Zurich

 

    • A firework’s display of spirit, vision and intuition. What a fantastic community. Frank Rinderknecht, Founder and CEO, Rinspeed

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is wonderful, fantastic and very inspiring. Christoph Doswald, Curator, Art & The City

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is a community where you can discuss ideas and insights outside the daily business routine. Victor Aerni, Managing Partner, The Boston Consulting Group

 

    • I found WORLD.MINDS incredibly stimulating, it is an exceptional treat to get such a broad-ranging and high-quality overview of new developments in science and technology. I attend many conferences, but this is one-of-a-kind. Prof. Roel van de Krol, Professor and Head of the Institute for Solar Fuels, Helmholtz-Zentrum

 

    • WORLD.MINDS was an exciting forum to exchange ideas with a stunning array of scientific minds and business leaders alike. The speakers touching on diverse topics such as beauty and art, theoretical physics, and the complexity of the brain provided creative inspiration and motivation for the path forward in our own work. Cameron Robertson, Engineer & Founder, University of Toronto & AeroVelo

 

    • WORLD.MINDS has been mind-blowing indeed: World-class contributions from science, technology, philosophy, film-making and music exceeded all my expectations as they combined to emerge as a well-balanced mix, making for one outstanding event. Anatole von Lilienfeld, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Basel

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is inspiring. It takes us to areas and perspectives we would normally not meet in our professional lives. Prof. Wolff Schmiegel, President, Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft

 

    • Very good event. Very motivated speakers (especially the youngsters)! This is motivation to continue! Prof. Ulrike Ehlert, Clinical Psychology, University of Zurich

 

    • If you want to broaden your mind and escape the daily grunt, then go to WORLD.MINDS. Emotionally engaged thinkers will instill you with awe! I went back to ‘normal’ life with renewed energy. Stefan Borgas, President, ICL

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is mind-resetting, mind-stretching, mind-pushing! Otto Schwarz, Chief Operating Officer, Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

 

    • The presentations and the community are ideally suited to trigger curiosity and to enlarge one’s horizon. Harald Sommerer, Former CEO, Zumtobel

 

    • Take the most inspiring people of our time and put them together – that is WORLD.MINDS. Ralph Langner, discoverer of Stuxnet and CEO, Langner Communications

 

    • Exceptional ideas, exceptional people – WORLD.MINDS is an exceptional community. Christian Dorer, Editor-In-Chief, Aargauer Zeitung

 

    • WORLD.MINDS starts with a great presentation, but then you are surprised by an even better presentation, and so on. Each time I thought that what I just saw cannot be topped, it was topped by the subsequent talk. Stunning. Dr. Herbert Bay, Co-Founder, Kooaba

 

    • An absolutely inspiring event among stimulating people – thank you for the intellectual energy. Thomas Lustgarten, Managing Partner, Bain & Company

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is a fantastic experience. It embodies a new way of thinking. Ernst-Wilhelm Händler, Fiction Writer, Munich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS allowed me to discover an entire new dimension of inspiration. An awesome feeling! Pascal Fleury, Engineer, Google

 

    • It was a once-in-a-lifetime day for me. Prof. Yoram Barak, Clinical Psychology, Tel-Aviv University

 

    • What a wonderful event! Thank you so much for this fantastic invitation. I enjoyed the inspiring discussions, and it was a great pleasure to meet so many interesting people. Dr. Doris Agotai, Architect and Virtual-Reality Scientist, ETH Zurich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS is amazing: full of unforgettable and thought-provoking presentations. Dr. Hailey Gahlon, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Imperial College London

 

    • I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to participate! This has been the most inspiring scientific meeting I have ever attended! Dr. Andreea Diaconescu, Postdoctoral Cognitive Neuroscientist, University of Zurich

 

    • WORLD.MINDS was a crucial factor in leading us on this amazing adventure, and we are so very grateful to you for the speaking slot. In the discussion breaks, we met many people who were excited about the product and interested to see how it would help them. Saee Paliwal & Dan Neil, Co-Founders, Ponder

 

    • Quite an incredible community. Thanks so much for inviting us ‘Rookies’! It’s a wonderful way to tell people about what you’re doing, and to gain ideas and insights for the future. It was great to meet so many interesting people and to be able to talk to them in such a uniquely informal setting. Dr. Sergei Lupashin, Founder & CEO of Perspective Robotics

 

    • Thank you for putting together such a wonderful meeting – a unique way of bringing scientists and business people together to learn from each other. WORLD.MINDS was an unforgettable event and a great success. All the best and a long life to such a brilliant idea! Dr. Radja Boughezal, Theoretical Physics, University of Zurich

 

 

 
 
 

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