Switzerland hosts IGF

20. June 2017 / Event / Information society

From 18 to 21 December the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) of the United Nations will take place in Geneva. It is the world's largest neutral discussion platform on digitisation. The OFCOM is inviting all Swiss actors from politics, business, civil society and science to participate actively.


Summer School on the Internet of Things

6. April 2017 / Event / Information society

For the third year running, the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) organizes an English spoken Summer School from 4th to 15th September in Manno, Ticino. This year's event focusses on the topic « The Internet of Things and the Smart Home».


European Trend Day

6. February 2017 / Event / Information society

On 15 March 2017, the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute invites to the European Trend Day on «Reinventing Places: Life between Cloud and Location». National and international experts discuss the changes our physical surroundings undergo by virtual parallel worlds and the consequences for our society.


Hack the City 2016

9. August 2016 / Event / Media competence

On the evening of 26 August, the open-air hackathon for all age groups starts in Chiasso. The participants have 48 hours to realize their ideas on the event's motto «Living a City in the Digital Era». People without programming skills are also encouraged to attend. Tickets available until 23 August.



21. July 2016 / Event

For the second time the ICTskills will take place in Zurich central station from 6 to 8 September 2016. The event has been created to inform the general public on the many possibilities in the world of ICT. Swiss trainees will compete for the title of Swiss champion.


World & Swiss Education Days 2016

1. June 2016 / Event

In 2016, the most important educational events in Switzerland «Didacta» and «Worlddidac» will take place for the first time under their new names in BERNEXPO, Bern. The Swiss Education Days take place once every two years. They focus on educators and people responsible for education at all levels.


IT Days 2016

28. April 2016 / Event / Information society

For the first event of «Informatiktage» by ICTswitzerland on June 3 and 4, IT institutions in the canton of Zurich are opening their doors to give young people, parents and students an insight into the daily practice of their job – and to recruit new trainees for the IT branch.


Open Education Week 2016

8. March 2016 / Event / Didactical resource

From March 7 to 11 Switzerland is taking part in this year's worldwide Open Education Week. This week is a welcome opportunity to discuss ideas, projects and topics on digital learning across language and national borders, e.g. Creative Commons and Open Educational Resources (OER).


For a Free Digital Society

28. January 2016 / Event / Information society

On February 5, Richard M. Stallman, the founder of the GNU/Linux system, will be speaking at the Research Center for Digital Sustainability of the University of Bern. His subject is the threats to digital freedom from non-free software and the use of web services. Please sign up from 1 February.


Big Ideas for Big Data

19. January 2016 / Event / Information society

The Swiss Talent Forum by Swiss Youth in Science will be taking place in Thun, canton Berne, from Thursday, 28 to Sunday 31 January. By the title of «Big Ideas for Big Data» 70 young people from Switzerland and abroad will be elaborating visions for the future for ten aspects of Big Data.


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