TEDxSanDiego 2016
Saturday, October 22
Copley Symphony Hall
11:00am to 6:30pm

The magic happens on stage.

And it also spills out onto the street as Innovation Alley celebrates 20 of San Diego’s most creative and innovative companies. 12 speakers, 3 performances, we’ve got a full day of awe, wonder, and magic planned for you.

The Age of Magic – This year’s theme celebrates those aspects of life that fill us with a sense of awe and wonder. We’ll explore the future of personalized genomics, see the impact of innovation beyond borders, reveal the power of art to make peace, expose the mysteries of our microbiome, understand how the brain remembers, and design the future with the future of design.

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Entire speaker / performer lineup

Dawn Barry at TEDxSanDiego 2016

Featured Speaker

What if you could predict when your health was going to break?

What if we could better understand our predispositions to having cardiovascular events, cancer, diabetes or neurological conditions?

As Vice President, Life Sciences & Applied Markets at Illumina, Dawn has spent the last eleven years developing markets and products that unlock the power of the genome to improve human health and well-being. Join us on October 22nd to discover the promise and power of your genome.

TEDxSanDiego 2016 Speakers

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Featured Videos From TEDxSanDiego 2015

Erwin Raphael McManus at TEDxSanDiego 2015

Erwin Raphael McManus

What Makes Us
Uniquely Human?

“Natasha Tsakos at TEDxSanDiego

Natasha Tsakos

The Age of Magic

“Mallika Chopra at TEDxSanDiego 2015

Mallika Chopra

Living With Intent

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What Attendees Say About Us

It was an amazing and inspiration day. The entertainment components especially meant a great day to me. I’ve been telling everyone that they need to invest in themselves and go next year.

I think the exploration and presentment of new and innovative ideas fosters discussion, opens perspective, and creates an opportunity for meaningful dialog. Well structured, well presented, and thoroughly entertaining, I would confidently encourage friends and colleagues to attend.

Eye opening, Mind refreshing, opportunity driven for positive thinking and meaningful action for Change in the World, this being on a personal level and a translation in a context of wider impact.

TEDxSanDiego is a catalyst for spreading ideas that change our world