TEDxSanDiego 2016
Saturday, October 22
Copley Symphony Hall

TEDxSanDiego returns for our 7th annual event with 12 dynamic speakers and 3 stunning performances throughout the day. We’ll block off B Street in front of Symphony Towers for Innovation Alley, a special venue that will showcase 20 of San Diego’s most innovative startup companies and local entrepreneurs.

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, design the future with the future of design, and redefine community redevelopment.

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Scott Klemmer

Featured Speaker

Scott is the co-founder and co-director of the Design Lab at UCSD where he is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science & Engineering. His group’s research tools harvest and synthesize examples to empower more people to design, program, learn, and create. Recent work — inspired by the design studio — is enabling peer learning online.

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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