TEDxSanDiego 2014 is a Wrap!

Thanks to our speakers, performers, staff, partners and 1,300 attendees for making TEDxSanDiego 2014 an amazing, and sold out, success!  The day’s program brought people to their feet in applause, caused lots of laughter, and at some points left few dry eyes in the house. Our partner experiences were incredible, and the 20 companies who lined Innovation Alley dazzled the crowd with San Diego’s most innovative products and new technologies.

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer Welcomes Attendees With Innovation Insights

San Diego is now considered one the best cities for innovation.  In fact, Forbes Magazine called us The Best Place To Launch A Startup In 2014. In his welcome address to TEDxSanDiego attendees, Mayor Faulconer will share his insights on what makes San Diego the ideal place for sharing Ideas Worth Spreading, and turning those ideas into action.

Introducing Innovation Alley

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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!

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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

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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

William Ury

William Ury

William Ury is the cofounder of Harvard’s esteemed Program on Negotiation and one of the world’s best-known experts on negotiation.  William is also a coauthor of Getting to Yes.

Xiao Xiao

Xiao Xiao

Xiao Xiao is a Chinese-Born, American technologist and interaction designer, and an artist who is currently a PhD student in the Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab.

Greg Horowitt

Greg Horowitt

Greg is the co-author of The Rainforest: the Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley which examines the dynamics and drivers of modern innovation ecosystems.

Janet Crawford

Janet Crawford

Combining insights from neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and experimental psychology, she helps leaders build productive, innovative and collaborative cultures.


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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.