The School of Life Conference Switzerland — 12 to 14 October 2018

The School of Life is coming to Switzerland. We are bringing The School of Life Conference to the vibrant city of Zürich on 12-14 October with a transformative and properly entertaining three-day event on the most important ideas we teach. Our conference aims to transform lives and build the best kinds of connections. It is designed to equip participants with a toolkit of Emotional Skills that can revolutionise relationships, careers and self-understanding.

Download the Conference Programme here


Zurich University of the Arts
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich


What to Expect

Our conference is hugely memorable and distinctive. For a start, you are not being taught in entirely standard ways. The experts on stage don’t merely lecture to a passive audience; they invite almost continuous interaction, getting participants to look inside themselves, to complete a variety of psychological exercises and to share their stories with others.

Talks are peppered with films, pieces of music and visual prompts; all the senses are properly stimulated to keep the mind fresh and receptive. Furthermore, there is an enormous emphasis on friendship. We are not merely seated quietly on our own, isolated from other participants. We are guided to mingle, form smaller and larger groups and reveal meaningful things to one another. It is impossible to leave after three days without having made quite a few firm friends.



"I genuinely loved every minute of it and would be happy to relive it; it was magical."

"The intelligence that is brought through The School of Life is enlivening and awakening." 

"It's been truly a wonderful experience and thank you for all involved!" 

"You changed my life. You gave me the tools to be a better person. I'm eternally grateful."

 "I feel like I just experienced something that I will remember for the rest of my life and I'm so grateful for that. Thank you!"


Conference Leaders

The Conference, led by The School of Life founder Alain de Botton together with leading faculty from our London branch, takes participants through a three-day immersive experience. 


Programme Details

Download the Conference Programme here


Who Should Attend The School of Life Conference

The School of Life Conference is ideal for those looking for an in-depth psychological experience that covers the four main areas of our emotional lives; Love, Work, Self & Others and Culture.    

What you can expect:

  • A rich programme drawing from the key insights across our core curriculum

  • A learning experience combining lectures, films, music, psychological exercises and continuous audience participation

  • Three-days of engaging content written and led by philosopher and Writer Alain de Botton, supported by leading members of The School of Life's London faculty and team

  • Daily educational programme and curated morning and evening social activities

  • An opportunity to make new friends in a community of like-minded individuals

The School of Life Conference Switzerland — 12 to 14 October 2018

Availability In stock

Please note that tickets are no longer available online.

We have a limited number of tickets available on the day, please come to the reception desk on Floor 5 to enquire today (Friday 12 October). 

Zurich University of the Arts
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich

The School of Life Conference will be held in English. 

All tickets are subject to a 60-Day Returns Policy as listed on our Terms & Conditions page.

Please note that we are not offering any free or volunteer places at this event and the Conference doesn't included accommodation.

For group rates (5 or more tickets), or corporate bookings please contact: [email protected]