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November at the LiLi Centre

This month is a special month at the LiLi centre, not only do we have copies of our brand new magazine for you to pick up but some super exciting events too, scroll down to find out more.

If you haven’t been to the centre in a while, it’s worth checking our programmes we have a winter swimming group, an insurance quick check service, a new French conversation group, we are getting ready to launch a Swim German class and have many new volunteers to help you.


17. Nov – Lili Centre Christmas Fair!

On Saturday 17. November from 11:00 – 16:00 the Lili Centre will be hosting its Christmas Fair – festive fun for the whole family! There will be activities for kids, gift stalls (so you can get a head start on your Christmas shopping), a gift wrapping service, festive food & drink and lots more! And don’t forget to bring your wish list as Santa will be in his grotto! More details here.

21. Nov – Club de Lecture & Conversation Class

Every 2 months, Alliance Française de Lucerne host their French Book Club at the Lili Centre. The group meet for a friendly discussion about a book selected by the participants.

French Conversation Class

Parlez-vous Français? Our French Conversation Group (Level B2 – C1) is back in session! The class is run by Alliance Française of Lucerne and offers you the chance to practice your French conversation skills and refresh your knowledge of French in a friendly, non-intimidating environment. These conversation classes will be supervised by qualified native French teacher Cédric Payri who has a degree in FLE and several years of teaching experience. The courses are linked to societal themes, useful topics and are enriched with written, audio or video material and fun activities. Students are invited to discuss and present their points of view. More details here.

22. Nov – Swiss Employment Law Workshop

Please join us on Thursday 22. November 2018 to learn all about Swiss employment law and your rights, as an employee or business owner in Switzerland. You will gain insight on such matters as employment contracts, salaries, working hours, contract termination/redundancies, privacy and social welfare. The workshop will be followed by a Q&A session.

Our speaker, Ralf Voger, is an attorney at Studhalter & Pfister Rechtsanwälte AG and a specialist in Swiss employment law.

More details here.


29. Nov – Work isn’t Working in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Join us at 18:30 on Thursday 29. November at the Lili Centre for a talk about the future of work. Guest speaker Clayton Douglass is an entrepreneur and investor, who will lead the discussion about the impact of AI and how it is becoming increasingly important in the world of work. In our conversation, we’ll shape the search for questions and answers in two contexts: non-work and work. In the coming decades, we may transition to spending more of our time doing non-work than work. AI is bringing changes that will be painful or can lead to growth. As, Mr. Clayton says: ‘hope is that the new technology leads to growth, to a healthier new phase for human beings and how we organise ourselves’.

Clayton Douglass is an entrepreneur and investor in emerging technology. He has built AI’s that are used by millions of people.

Sign up here.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Living in Luzern organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.