• TEDxSanDiego 2016 Age of Magic

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

TEDxSanDiego is Saturday!

Don’t miss our 7th annual event with 12 speakers and 3 performances on stage at Copley Symphony Hall. And outside on B Street, you’ll meet 20 of San Diego’s most innovative companies at Innovation Alley.

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 designing the future with the future of design.

Entire speaker / performer lineup

20 companies at Innovation Alley

Watch the Livestream on Saturday

Ellen Goodwin at TEDxSanDiego 2016

Featured Speaker

Interesting aspects of humanity can be found in all corners of life, including the venerable dive bar, each of which is rich in its own culture and customs. As co-founder of the Dive Bar of the Month Club, Ellen shares her insights into the human experience as viewed from a dive bar perspective.

Ellen Goodwin is also the CEO of EllenGoodwin.com, an organization that utilizes brain-based solutions to help individuals overcome self-sabotage, build better habits, and be more focused so they can be more productive in their lives.

Event Schedule

10:30 a.m. Registration Opens

11:00 a.m. Innovation Alley Opens

1:00 p.m. Session 1

Coastal Cities Jazz Band
Navrina Singh
Justin Brooks
Dawn Barry
Lex Gillette

2:10 p.m. Break – visit lobby exhibits / innovation alley

3:00 p.m. Session 2

Kinnie Dye
Regina Bernal
Kelly Mellos
Thomas Albright
Natalie Kaczorowski

4:10 p.m. Break – visit lobby exhibits / innovation alley

5:00 p.m. Session 3

Culture Shock Dance Troupe
Ellen Goodwin
Scott Klemmer
Janelle Ayres
Gill Sotu

6:30 p.m. Program Concludes

Innovation Alley

Aira Noble Environmental Technologies
Braykion Organovo
CITADEL Planck Aerosystems
DermTech RippleNami
Echo Laboratories ROBO 3D
Grijjy Robolink
Guru SouthDoctors
Inova Drone SSC Pacific
MJD Interactive Tourrs

Natasha Tsakos at TEDxSanDiego 2015

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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