Events

Club Alpbach Zurich high-level hosts public discussions and exclusive fireside talks throughout the year. The events follow the general topic of the European Forum Alpbach with the 2020 general topic being “Fundamentals”.

Money is Dead! Long Live Crypto!
Cancelled due to Coronavirus!

26. March 2020, 18:00
ETHZ LFW B 1
Universitätstrasse 2

Panel Discussion with Experts from Policy, Industry and Research

Negative interest rates, spiking gold prices, the creeping elimination of cash… the fundamentals of our monetary system are being undone at this very moment. Yet in the wake of the financial crisis an alternative was born: Bitcoin, a blockchain based digital currency.

But is this technology really an alternative to our current monetary system or merely a supplementary upgrade? How do visionaries from academia and industry see the technology evolve? Can it ever be an enabler of individual freedom? What about the many potential technological disadvantages? And what about the omnipresent risk of global surveillance?

Club Alpbach Zurich invites you to discuss these questions and many more with our distinguished speakers.

Liberty and Security in the Digital Age

9. May 2019, 18:00
ETHZ LEE E 101
Leonhardstrasse 21

Panel Discussion with Experts from Policy, Industry and Research

How could Switzerland retaliate against a potential attack against its upcoming e-voting system? In a broader frame, this comes down to whether the possibilities of cyber-warfare will prove to be a great equalizer on the geopolitical battlefield, or whether they further cement the position of global players. The difficulty of pin-pointing the origin of cyber-attacks additionally opens new and uncharted territory in international law and defence strategy. These questions will be discussed with a high-level panel of speakers from industry, research and academia.

Club Alpbach Zurich invites you to discuss these questions and many more with our distinguished speakers.