TEDxSanDiego 2016
Saturday, October 22
Copley Symphony Hall
11:00am to 6:30pm

Why you should attend TEDxSanDiego.

  • Get inspired by amazing speakers
  • Be dazzled by stunning performances
  • Have your world view turned upside down
  • Meet other San Diegans who care about their city
  • Talk to 20 of San Diego’s most innovative companies

The Age of Magic – This year’s theme celebrates those aspects of life that fill us with a sense of awe and wonder. We’ll explore the future of personalized genomics, see the impact of innovation beyond borders, reveal the power of art to make peace, expose the mysteries of our microbiome, understand how the brain remembers, design the future with the future of design, and redefine community redevelopment.

Register for TEDxSanDiego 2016

Reduced pricing ends on August 31st!

Current speaker / performer lineup

Age of Magic at TEDxSanDiego 2016 Thomas Albright Bio

Featured Speaker

Are your memories accurate? Often times they’re not. Thomas Albright is Professor and Conrad T. Prebys Chair at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. As an authority on the neural basis of visual perception, memory and visually guided behavior Dr. Albright will examine the effects of faulty eyewitness testimony within the criminal justice system.

The problem is that eyewitnesses are often wrong. Vision isn’t perfect, memory is fallible and the criminal justice system can bias testimony by tricking the brain into a false sense of certainty.  As a result, innocent people are imprisoned, actual perpetrators go free and the public loses confidence in our criminal justice system.

Don’t miss the 20 companies in Innovation Alley!

(Only those registered for TEDxSanDiego can tour the Alley)

Innovation Alley at TEDxSanDiego 2016

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Countdown to TEDxSanDiego 2016 on October 22nd



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Featured Videos From TEDxSanDiego 2015

Erwin Raphael McManus at TEDxSanDiego 2015

Erwin Raphael McManus

What Makes Us
Uniquely Human?

“Natasha Tsakos at TEDxSanDiego

Natasha Tsakos

The Age of Magic

“Mallika Chopra at TEDxSanDiego 2015

Mallika Chopra

Living With Intent

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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