TEDxSanDiego Community Network

TEDxSanDiego relies on an extensive network of community organizations in order to bring a diverse collection of innovators, explorers, visionaries, creatives, students and teachers to our annual events.
We owe a debt of gratitude to the groups listed below who connect their networks to TEDxSanDiego.

Downtown San Diego Partnership

The Downtown San Diego Partnership is the leading advocate for the revitalization, economic vitality, and growth of Downtown San Diego. It is a member-based, non-profit organization committed to the success of San Diego’s vibrant and world-class urban centre. We have more than 325 members, representing a variety of business sectors including real estate, start-up incubators, banking, law, defense, insurance, technology, communications, energy, and tourism and hospitality.

CreativeMornings San Diego

CreativeMornings San Diego is part of a larger network of creatives that spans over 150 cities in over 55 countries around the world. A breakfast-based lecture series, CreativeMornings is a free monthly event open to the public featuring a local speaker discussing a global topic. Since January of 2015, over 7,000+ local creatives have attended San Diego’s monthly CreativeMornings events.

San Diego Regional Chamber

The San Diego Regional Chamber is the hub for connections and collaboration among the regional business community, and uses that clout to advocate for public policies and candidates that support economic growth and the creation of jobs for all businesses. As the largest Chamber on the West Coast, representing more than 3,000 businesses and 400,000 employees, the San Diego Regional Chamber is fighting to make San Diego the most business-friendly region in California.

SDX - San Diego Interactive

As San Diego’s premier media, technology and marketing organization, SDX is committed to advancing the community by creating an environment that allows the influential groups of the industry – agencies, brands, publishers and start-ups – to intersect with what’s next. We leverage the collective strength of the industry along with the innovative entrepreneur community to make San Diego one of the best places for marketing and advertising in the nation.

San Diego EDC

The mission of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation is to maximize the region’s economic prosperity and global competitiveness. As an independently funded non-profit fueled by more than 160 companies and organizations, EDC works to attract, retain and expand companies and the talent pool across the region’s three traded economies: military, tourism and innovation.

MIT Enterprise Forum

The MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego creates education and networking programs, building a community for business leaders, technologists, entrepreneurs, capital and service providers. We are a chapter of the global MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF), headquartered in Cambridge, MA, but comprised of a group of tech-minded volunteers serving the San Diego business community.

CleanTECH San Diego

Cleantech San Diego is a nonprofit member organization that positions the greater San Diego region, including Imperial County and Baja California, as a global leader in the new cleantech economy. The organization achieves this by fostering collaborations across the private-public-academic landscape, leading advocacy efforts to promote cleantech priorities, and encouraging investment in the region. Membership includes more than 100 local businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits.


EvoNexus strives to be the world’s best technology incubator with locations in San Diego and Irvine. We empower motivated entrepreneurs to turn their transformative ideas into fundable, commercially-viable companies. EvoNexus leverages community resources to provide what entrepreneurs need, without requiring them to surrender equity.


Biocom is a member-driven organization providing unmatched opportunities and resources to help life science companies and employees in Southern California fulfill their business goals. They support innovation through a diverse range of initiatives and programs in public policy, capital development, group savings, professional network building and talent development.

San Diego Venture Group

Founded in 1986, the San Diego Venture Group is a non-profit organization designed to bring together people in San Diego who are interested in new enterprise and the process of creating it. Our mission is to provide a networking forum for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and advisors in an informal atmosphere where human expertise can foster new ventures. We are comprised of professionals with bright ideas to share and the practical skills required to implement these ideas.

San Diego Tech Founders

San Diego Tech Founders is the preeminent startup meetup group in San Diego and has grown to be a defining element of the San Diego startup community. With 2000+ members, San Diego Tech Founders is the largest community that is organized by and completely in service to local startup entrepreneurs.  The San Diego Tech Founders Meetup Group  regularly hosts community-based demo nights as a way to bring successful startup entrepreneurs together with those hackers just starting out.

San Diego Symphony

Through a rich mixture of innovative and educational programming designed to appeal to all ages and cultures, the San Diego Symphony makes music an integral part of the cultural and intellectual fabric of Southern California, valued by and relevant to all its residents. The Symphony offers a wide range of concert experiences and performs over 140 concerts each year. Indoor performances include the Jacobs Masterworks series with music director Jahja Ling, offering traditional classical repertoire.

The University Club

Inspired by our heritage and dedicated to our future, The University Club is the pre-eminent club for social and business connections in the greater San Diego area. Crowning Symphony Towers in the heart of beautiful downtown San Diego, our spectacular Club is the perfect place to build fulfilling, long-lasting relationships. Reconnect to your business with our efficient, high-quality networking and business advantages, or relax for an exquisite fine-dining experience with breathtaking views of the city.

6 Degrees

6 Degrees is an influential professional networking organization headquartered in San Diego that hosts numerous events in local markets to connect professionals. Our mission is to build a truly hybrid national business network that bridges the gap between online and offline networking. We strive to eliminate the time wasting that millions of professionals go through with traditional networking. Our software aims to improve time management, connections, and intelligence for meeting/event attendance with specific targeted and automated connections.

3rd Space

3RDSPACE is much more than a co-working or event facility. We are a private club for the creative, described less by what it is as by what it’s becoming by our rapidly growing community of interesting, talented and ambitious change makers in America’s Finest city. Why Is 3rdSpace different? We keep the atmosphere very relaxed – Doesn’t look or feel like an office, but is very conducive to both productivity and connectivity.  A great alternative to your home office or favorite coffee shop.

Tonight in San Diego

Tonight In San Diego brings together the city’s brightest stars in a blend of comedy, art, music and culture in a unique and fun format.  Each week we welcome various personalities, artists and musicians to sit down with us and chat bout the latest happenings in and around San Diego all in front of a live studio audience.  Tune in Sunday evenings and catch previous episodes on YouTube.

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals searching for unique visual and performing arts experiences in San Diego while making a difference in their community.  We believe in making a difference in the world by supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and by providing curated weekly snapshots of the best, most inspiring and unique visual and performing arts events in San Diego while bringing awareness to important social & community causes.