September 13th – TEDxSanDiegoSalon Event

@ The University Club

If you’re looking for tickets to our main event in November, see the section below for details on how to register, but if you can’t wait that long for some brilliant TEDx thinking, we’re hosting a special TEDxSanDiegoSalon on September 13th, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, at the University Club.  Featuring 3 dynamic San Diego women – Lynn Schenk, Jerrilyn Malana and Michelle Ciccarelli Lerach, who will be speaking on The Challenge of Creating Change.

Click here for further details and to reserve your place!

November 8th – TEDxSanDiego Main Event

@ Copley 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.

Now in our fifth year, TEDxSanDiego has featured over 90 speakers & performers whose videos have received over 1.7 million views, which truly illustrates the powerful impact of Ideas Worth Spreading.

To ensure you stay current on TEDxSanDiego announcements, please sign up for our Email Interest List.

Symphony Hall From Stage


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Our Twitter feed is the place to catch tweets from our staff, as well as attendees from all around the world who watch the Livestream.


Photos from all past events can be viewed on Flickr, including shots of our speakers and performers, as well as the attendees.

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.