Register for TEDxSanDiego 2016

(Reduced pricing @ $85, but only until August 31st!)

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.

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.

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!

Register Today For Our October 14th Event

TEDxSanDiego 2016 Standing Ovation
Paulina Lis at TEDxSanDiego 2017

Meet Our 2017 Speakers

Paulina Lis learned the value of conservation early in life. Growing up in 1980s Poland under the Soviet Union, Paulina’s family relied on a community network of locally grown food, upcycled products and basic services.

After traveling, living and working in England, Scotland, Spain and India, Paulina discovered that effective systems must consider social equity, the environment and economic growth.

As Executive Director of the San Diego Green Building Council, Paulina helps build support for environmental initiatives. Notable projects include sustainability efforts in Balboa Park, San Diego Food Bank, North Park Eco District Initiative, and the Net Zero Water Conservation.

Check out our expanding list of Speakers and Performers, growing week by week.

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

Natalie Kaczorowski at 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.

TEDxSanDiego is a catalyst for spreading ideas that change our world