Nuvi Mehta & Pepe Romero

The Healing Power of Music

Nuvi Mehta, the San Diego Symphony Special Project Director, reveals how music has the unique power to bypass the conscious mind and touch us directly within the subconscious.

Accompanied by the guitar work of Pepe Romero, we’re drawn in as Nuvi talks about the ability of music to help us feel, using fun and engaging examples to help us understand just how impactful music can be. He boldly proclaims that the lack of music limits our empathy, our connection, and our ability to perceive.

“We marginalize the arts which teach us to see in society at our peril.”

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TEDxSanDiego 2014 is a Wrap!

Thanks to our speakers, performers, staff, partners and 1,300 attendees for making TEDxSanDiego 2014 such 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 lining Innovation Alley dazzled the crowd with a number of San Diego’s most innovative products and new technologies.

Having rested a bit over the holidays, the TEDxSanDiego team is already hard at work crafting a new theme, program and experience for 2015.

Stay tuned for announcements through out the year!

Symphony Hall From Stage

Featured Videos From TEDxSanDiego 2014

Gabi Ury @ TEDxSanDiego 2014

Gabi Ury

What’s Wrong With Me? Absolutely Nothing

Brian Keating @ TEDxSanDiego 2014

Brian Keating

Going to the Ends of the Earth to Discover the Beginning of Time

Greg Horowitt

Greg Horowitt

Architecting the Invisible: Creating a Culture of Innovation

Janet Crawford

Janet Crawford

The Surprising Neuroscience of Gender Inequality


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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.

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.