Original Performance

Renga is a thousand-year-old Japanese tradition of “shared writing,” One person writes a line then passes it to another, who contributes the next line, and then to another for yet another line, and so on.

Renga in this context is the shared artistic vision and co-creation of a unique musical and visual work in the same manner.

Steven Schick, Kate Hatmaker, AJ Nilles, and Jory Herman share the stage for an adventurous musical and visual performance to demonstrate this ancient collaborative artform.   Renga is a chain-reaction of ideas, visions, and sounds.

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Our program team has been hard at work, so we already have a number of dynamic speakers and talented performers lined up to take the stage on October 17th at Copley Symphony Hall.

Despite the fact that TEDxSanDiego is an all-volunteer organization,  it requires a combination of registration fees and generous contributions from our partners (both cash and in-kind) to create this event each year.

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Symphony Hall From Stage


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Featured Videos From TEDxSanDiego 2014

Bradley Voytek

Bradley Voytek

Mayor Kevin Faulconer

Mayor Kevin Faulconer

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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.

Countdown to TEDxSanDiego 2015


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.