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Each year, the Cortona Week aims to gather prestigious, fascinating and diverse speakers and workshop leaders to provide participants with a true inter- and transdiciplinary experience between science, humanities, arts and spirituality. The board strives to stay true to Cortona Week's mission statement with the seminars and workshops it provides during the week.

Participants are given the choice of which lectures, seminars and workshops to attend. A typical day schedule in Cortona starts as early as 7.15 with Singing, Meditation, Drumming, Taiji (also known as Tai Chi) and Qigong. The official morning program (9:30-13:00) is devoted to the lectures and seminars with discussion groups giving broad and different insights into the annual topic.

During the afternoons, participants can choose a practical workshops partaking in sessions like painting, sculpturing,body awareness, slack line, performing, in sessions with prefessionals who encourage the participants to interact with their bodies, creativity and their emotions. The late afternoons (18:00-19:00) are dedicated to the "Student's Corner" where every student may lift his or her voice for a burning question and controversary opinions. These short statements or questions are delving into specific topics of the morning lectures or following a wider scope of inter- and transdciplinary discourses on science, humanities and arts.

The Cortona seminar week is organized by ETH Zurich and the Zurich Univeristy of Arts (ZHdK). It also operates as the official summer school of ETH Zurich in the IDEA League exchange program.

Below, you will find the lists of Speakers and Workshop Leaders for Cortona Week 2017. Please check back this page often, as the lists and event calendar will continuously be updated as we receive more information.

Please note that the language of these lectures and seminars will be primarily English.

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