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Apéro Digital

Researchers Involved

Dr. Ning Wang

Dr. Ricardo Chavarriaga

research areas

Digital Ethics
Technology & Society


2024 - 2025

The Apéro Digital event series are regular in-person gatherings for those who are interested in science and technology to meet and discuss pressing issues related to digitalization, innovations and society in a systematic and argumentative way.

Apéro Digital is a “sister” program of Apéro Philo, both are event series that hold the promise of generating new ideas and fostering new forms of collaborations across the digital innovation community. Apéro Digital is composed of public talks around topics related to human-centered technology and value-based innovation, alongside peer exchanges, interactions, and networking opportunities over small Apéros, taking place at important cultural and artistic venues around the Greater Zurich Area.
Combining techniques of technology foresight, storytelling, and sharing of lived experiences, Apéro Digital facilitates the co-creation of reflexive environments to support the understanding societal transformations around digitalisation. Each event will result in a tangible artifact that is co-produced by participants. These outputs may be technical, argumentative, artistic, or analytical, all with the aim of adding values to the collective reflections about, and strategic navigation around, societal challenges posed by the ongoing digital transformation.

In collaboration with the Swiss office of the CLAIRE network, the project is funded by the DIZH and supported by a wide range of project partners, including Canton of Zurich, Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW), TA Swiss, Zurich Knowledge Center of Sustainable Development (ZKSD), Swiss Post Innovation, Data Innovation Alliance (d+i), Algorithm Watch, Dezentrum, Swiss Digital Initiative (SDI), and Innovation Booster Robotics.

Please make sure to RSVP to the event of your interest via the following registration form.

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1st Apéro Digital Gathering


March 2024 at 5-6 pm, Digital Society Initiative (DSI), Rämistrasse 69, 8001 Zurich

Main organizer: Ning Wang

Register here:

Registration Apéro Philo

Sample topics







  • Societal acceptance of disruptive technology
  • Governance of online platforms
  • Science diplomacy for digital technologies
  • Generative AI and the impacts of niche applications
  • Neurotechnology and the hype of human enhancement
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