Introducing Innovation Alley

@ TEDxSanDiego!

TEDxSanDiego Innovation Alley 2014

(You must be registered for TEDxSanDiego to visit Innovation Alley)

In addition to the 15 amazing speakers and performers who will take the stage inside Copley Symphony Hall, we’re shutting down B Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues) and creating Innovation Alley, where we will feature 20 of San Diego’s most innovative entrepreneurs!

November 8th Event Schedule

11:00 am to 1:00 pm Visit Innovation Alley & Partner Exhibits
1:00 pm to 2:10 pm First TEDx Session in Symphony Hall
2:10 pm to 3:00 pm Revisit Innovation Alley & Partner Exhibits
3:00 pm to 4:10 pm Second TEDx Session in Symphony Hall
4:10 pm to 5:00 pm Revisit Innovation Alley & Partner Exhibits
5:00 pm to 6:15 pm Third TEDx Session in Symphony Hall

Register for TEDxSanDiego 2014

Our theme, Chain Reaction, explores the ways in which a person, idea or technology is able to affect the lives of many, thus changing the fabric of our society.  Check out our lineup of speakers and performers.

Now in our fifth year, TEDxSanDiego has featured 100+ speakers and performers whose videos have received over 2 million views, which truly illustrates the powerful impact of Ideas Worth Spreading.

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Symphony Hall From Stage

Featured Speakers For TEDxSanDiego 2014

Nuvi Mehta

Nuvi Mehta

As one of the finest speakers on classical music, San Diego Symphony Special Project Director, Nuvi Mehta, has a special gift for capturing our minds and hearts.

Emma Coats

Emma Coats

You may know Emma for her list “22 Rules of Storytelling”, which she wrote while working in story at Pixar on Monsters University and Brave.

Greg Horowitt

Greg Horowitt

He is the co-author of ‘the Rainforest: the Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley’ which examines the dynamics and drivers of innovation ecosystems.

Jennifer Nacif

Jennifer Nacif

More than eighteen years of research and teaching workshops to companies led her to understand the needs and motivations of the workforce.


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Photos from all past events can be viewed on Flickr, including shots of our speakers and performers, as well as the attendees.

Featured Videos From TEDxSanDiego’s 2013 Event

What Attendees Say About TEDxSanDiego

The entire experience was professional from start to finish, from the registration desk to the seating to the experiences and, of course, especially the talks!

While all the speakers and experiences were awesome in showing how the world is using technology, entertainment, and design to further advance the world, bring healing, and inspire each other, it was really the community that was the most inspirational for me.

I was inspired and moved and began to care for myself in small ways after last year’s event. Because of those changes, I know I have been better able to contribute to the world, whether my work or my family or other activities.

What is TEDx

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSanDiego, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSanDiego event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.