TEDxSanDiego Partners

As an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, our partners play an important role in ensuring the highest quality programming, video production, and experience for our attendees, speakers, and performers. Please let us know if you would like to be a TEDxSanDiego Partner and support Ideas Worth Spreading.

Illuminate Partner

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HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, our governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world.

Activate Partners

Irvine Company Office Properties

Irvine Company Office Properties set the standard in prominent locations throughout California. By owning such a broad and diverse portfolio of 500 properties throughout Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, San Diego and Chicago, Irvine Company Office Properties has the advantage of offering its customers the opportunity to thrive and grow. Customers benefit from an unbending service philosophy — a culture of excellence where every interaction is an opportunity to surpass expectations.

Neyenesch Printers

Simply put, we are printers. Founded in 1899 and still family owned and operated, Neyenesch has spent the last century or so learning all there is to know about the art of printing. We use this expertise daily. We believe that our satisfied clients and successful growth in our market and beyond speak volumes.

Media Partner

San Diego Magazine

Since 1948 San Diego Magazine has given readers the insider information they need to experience the very Best of San Diego – from the best places to dine and travel to the style, businesses, and people that shape the region, including the Woman of the Year Awards and Latino Impact Awards. This is the magazine for San Diegans with a need to know.

Education Partners

Element Education

Since 2001 Element Education, Inc. has been a leader in innovative ways to approach education. Element Education, Inc. is a non-profit corporation which oversees two publicly funded charter schools and one private early learning program. The mission of its schools and programs shall be to inspire each child’s natural desire to learn by offering choice, flexibility, and learning standards based on learning styles and the developmental stages of the learner. This is accomplished through the use of research-based learning styles programs and in partnership with parents and community resources.

2-1-1 San Diego

2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 confidential phone service and our searchable online database. 2-1-1 serves the entire population of the County. Every hour of every day, someone in San Diego County searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for a child or aging parent, food, housing or financial assistance.

Innovation Alley Partners

Banner Bank

Banner Bank strives to deliver a high level of individual service as a community bank while offering advantages available from being a larger financial institution. Serving a growing and prosperous region with a full range of deposit services and business, commercial real estate, construction, residential, agricultural and consumer loans, the Company provides community banking services across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California.

San Diego County Board of Supervisors
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors oversees a range of services for over 3 million local residents. The County of San Diego is the second largest by population in California and ranks 5th in population of all metropolitan areas in the U.S. The County of San Diego is one of the most award-winning and innovative government agencies in the United States. Five elected Supervisors run the County like a business, relying on the General Management System, which emphasizes accountability, efficiency and customer service.


CONNECT is a regional program that catalyzes the creation of innovative technology and life sciences products in San Diego County by linking inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success. Since 1985, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of over 3,000 companies. The leadership of CONNECT attributes its success to the unique culture of collaboration among industry, capital sources, professional service providers and research organizations in the region.

One Hart Events

One Hart Events consists of behind-the-scenes ninjas who design and manage a seamlessly-run event so that you can be a worry-free guest on your big day. Focused predominantly on corporate planning, meeting management, and nonprofit fundraising, the team at One Hart Events instills socially responsible elements within every project, and serves as a connector between the corporate and nonprofit worlds.

Wilkinson Mazzeo

At Wilkinson Mazzeo we have a heart for humanity and a passion for the creative community. We also happen to be lawyers. With an abundance of knowledge and experience between us, we are ready to be your legal advisors, guard dogs, reinforcements, advocates, sounding boards and/or paperwork junkies. We’ll give a damn so you don’t have to.

Inspiration Partners

Hera Hub

Hera Hub is a shared, flexible work and meeting space where entrepreneurial women can create and collaborate in a professional, productive, spa-like environment. The platform provides our members with connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the community; thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous.

Full Circle Images

Full Circle Images is a San Diego based architectural photography business, serving both local and international clientele. Founder and lead photographer Natalia Robert brings her background as an architect forward to produce luxurious images that create a sense of warmth and culture. Full Circle Images has been honored to work not only with TEDxSanDiego, but also to have been secured by the Library Foundation for finished photos of the San Diego Central Public Library.

Paul Douda Photography

At Paul Douda Photography I love to artistically blend print worthy imagery with an alert and attentive perspective of your vision to create something one-of-a-kind: your story that you can relive and enjoy through the years. Hopefully you’re looking for some professional photography. Hopefully you’re thinking it iwill capture a time in your life that will idealize those moments forever. I have photographed weddings and couples throughout San Diego since 2004.

Copy Cove

Copy Cove excels at all aspects of design, print and copy services.  Our mission is to provide you with the highest-quality products and services possible in a timely fashion and at a competitive price. We promise to listen to you and help you achieve your business goals. We will always be there with honest, expert advice and quick, friendly customer service. We pride ourselves on being a complete source for all of your business communications needs and have always been on the leading edge of technology.


More than 6 million people use MailChimp to create, send, and track email newsletters. Whether you’re self-employed, you manage projects for clients, or you work for a Fortune 500 company, MailChimp has features and integrations that will suit your email marketing needs.

Hospitality Partners

Cueva Bar

At Cueva Bar we offer a wide array of hand-crafted tapas, salads, flatbreads, empanadas that pair well with our carefully selected list of wine and the best of craft beer that San Diego has to offer. Visit us on Adams Avenue in University Heights.

Don Francisco's Coffee

In so many ways, coffee makes our world go round, and at Don Francisco’s Coffee, it serves a higher purpose. Each bean in our Family Reserve is brought to life through a process that’s been passed down through four generations. We’d never do it another way.

KIND Healthy Snacks

KIND snacks are made from whole nuts, fruits and whole grains. Just a delicious way of getting your body essential nutrients like fiber, protein and antioxidants (to name a few). From the healthy snacks we make to the way we work, live and give back, our focus is on making the world a little kinder, one snack and act at a time.

Suja Juice

Suja, meaning long, beautiful life, embodies the promise that flows from the cold-pressured beverages it delivers in each and every bottle. The mission of Suja Juice is to get the best quality organic and Non-GMO juice into as many hands as possible.


At popchips, popping is how we turn our naturally delicious ingredients into our tastier and surprisingly better for you popped potato, tortilla and veggie chips. we start with the finest ingredients, add a little heat and pressure, and pop! it’s a chip.


Barnana produces the healthiest, organic banana snacks ever – grown in soil alive with nutrients and free of chemicals the way nature intended. Our family of products are a next generation category of snack; they’re healthy, sustainably grown, all natural and organic varieties of pure dehydrated banana snacks.


Inside VUKA you’ll find natural ingredients, no preservatives and no chemicals, along with a handful of vitamins and nutrients to help you achieve your goals. We hope that these delicious drinks give you the energy to get what you want out of life. We’re big believers in the concept of harnessing human potential and we love that everyone has a spark of that inside.