Tell me about Your identity crisis – Cedrice at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Have you ever been asked, “What are you?” As an identity crisis waiting to happen, Cedrice’s multi-ethnic identity of “other” made her feel alone, but helped her realize that where she belonged, where she truly found her voice, was in music.

Through her own journey of discovery she came to realize that embracing one’s identity struggle leads to more authenticity. “One voice, stripped down to share an honest struggle, can inspire others to share their own story.”

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Mary Walshok at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Associate vice chancellor for public programs, Dean of Extension at UCSD
It’s time we added some HEART to STEM

Brandon Steppe at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Founder of The David’s Harp Foundation
Integrating transparency into mentorship

Todd Hylton at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Executive Director of the Contextual Robotics Institute at UC San Diego
What will robots teach us about our humanity?

Manal Omar at TEDxSanDiego 2017

CEO and Founder of AcrossRedLines
The power of women in peacebuilding

Cedrice at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Actress, Vocalist, Poet
The illusive mystery of our identity

Bennett Peji at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Senior Director at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
The wisdom within community-centered design

Brian Mullins at TEDxSanDiego 2017

How will augmented reality change our future?

Vicki Grassian at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Associate Dean in the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego
Do you know what’s in the air you’re breathing?

Paulina Lis at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Executive Director of the San Diego Green Building Council
Using the built environment to create happier lives

Benjamin Migliori at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Physicist, neuroscientist and principal investigator at SPAWAR
Machine learning meets biologically inspired systems

Brian Sokol at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Artist, Photographer, Author
Understanding the true nature of the refugee crisis

Sara Leonard at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Educator and change agent for students
Big Picture Learning changes lives, and future(s)

Ines Irawati at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Collaborative piano faculty at Point Loma Nazarene University

Danny Green at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Pianist, Composer, Educator

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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.

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