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.
California Life Sciences Association advances California’s world-leading life sciences innovation ecosystem by advocating for effective national, state and local public policies and supporting entrepreneurs and life sciences businesses. CLSA’s members are comprised of the scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs and leaders that have made California the largest, most innovative and productive life sciences ecosystem in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biocom is the largest, most experienced leader and advocate for California’s life science sector. We work on behalf of more than 950 members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital, introduce cutting-edge STEM education programs, and create robust value-driven purchasing programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.