• TEDxSanDiego 2017 Created Future(s)
Brian Mullins at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Meet Our 2017 Speakers

Brian Mullins is a pioneer in the field of augmented reality, whose experience with Human Machine Interface and Computer Vision technologies enabled him to found DAQRI and develop its proprietary 4D technologies for the enterprise.

Throughout his career, Brian has developed systems that employed some of the earliest vision-based mixed reality technologies.

A recent breakthrough in Software Defined Light technology, with use cases including heads-up displays (HUD) for vehicles and 3D printing, continue to expand the uses of augmented reality solutions. This is a chance to understand how augmented reality will affect your future.

Register for TEDxSanDiego 2016

For the eighth year TEDxSanDiego will present the foremost thought leaders, visionaries and performers to cultivate insight, inspiration & innovation inside, and outside, Copley Symphony Hall. See our list of 2017 speakers and performers.

Challenge your notion(s) of the world, yourself, and our shared future with a dozen thought provoking talks by experts in augmented reality, alternative education, sustainable architecture, the refugee crisis, and more, plus three beautiful performances.

We’re also blocking B Street in front of Symphony Towers to create Innovation Alley where we will host 20 of San Diego’s most creative startup and early stage companies.

And for the first time, we’re hosting an after party following the event where attendees can share their thoughts of the day and interact with our speakers and performers, but space is limited, so don’t be left out!

TEDxSanDiego 2016 Standing Ovation

Check out our complete list of 2017 Speakers and Performers.

And the 20 companies in Innovation Alley this year!

We want to hear your TEDxSanDiego story!

Has something in your life changed after hearing a TEDxSanDiego speaker (or seeing a performance) at one of our previous events? A spark of inspiration? Maybe a change in perspective? Or a desire to turn ideas into action? If so, we invite you to Tell Us Your Story.

Mark your calendar for October 14, 2017!


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Featured Videos From TEDxSanDiego 2016

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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.

What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] 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. “This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.”

TEDxSanDiego is a catalyst for spreading ideas that change our world