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

San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture vitalizes the City by promoting, encouraging and increasing support for the region’s artistic and cultural assets, integrating arts and culture into community life, and showcasing San Diego as an international tourist destination. Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego.

Activate Partners

Social Impact & Innovation UCSD

The Social Impact & Innovation initiative at the University of California San Diego is making a commitment to promote research, education and service activities that will spawn faculty and student startups in the emerging field of social ventures such as nonprofit enterprises working to reduce poverty worldwide. “Our mission is to drive the growth of inclusive society through global alliances and the power of collaboration.”

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.

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.

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

The San Diego Foundation

The San Diego Foundation maximizes the impact of your charitable giving. We mobilize philanthropic resources to advance quality of life, increase social impact and champion civic engagement. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and volunteers, and the foresight and commitment of visionary leaders, we have many achievements to celebrate, together. For more than 40 years, The Foundation and our donors have granted more than $1 billion to grow a vibrant San Diego region.

Element Education

Element Education is a nonprofit corporation that 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.

Innovation Alley Partners

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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.

ThinkTank Innovation

ThinkTank Innovation is a VentureMoney sponsored, nonprofit innovation district located in Downtown San Diego, with the goal of helping early-stage companies excel at innovation and bringing their products to market. Our programs include a 90-day accelerator, a growth-based incubator, venture funding, centralized event center, technology transfer expertise, corporate and academic partnerships and a world-class physical office space.

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OH Partners is a strategic marketing, advertising, branding and creative agency that offers a collaborative approach to all partner marketing needs. From millennials to boomers, OH understands how customers respond, engage and act because we listen, learn and dive deep into research and behaviors to inform creative, innovative solutions. Simply put, we create works that works.


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.

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.

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.

Natalia Robert Photography

Natalia Robert Photography 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 and TEDxDonovanCorrectional, 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.


Located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, WeWork B Street boasts six sun-filled floors of office space in a modern high-rise. Private offices are available for teams of one to 280, with conference rooms, phone booths, and coworking areas on every floor along with a beautiful, sunny outdoor patio.

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.


Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content – including images, videos and music – as well as innovative tools that power the creative process.

Hospitality Partners

TEMP at TEDxSanDiego

Cosecha is a chef-driven, modern American hospitality group led by Chef Steve Brown and has recently opened a brick and mortar restaurant called Temp° by Cosecha in Chula Vista. In addition to catering, Cosecha hosts private, 8 to 22 course dinners using Wild Willow Farm produce, and often featured A5 Satsuma Wagyu beef. Wine pairings from different regions are also featured.

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.

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.


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.

Urbane Cafe

Urbane Cafe promises you a superb sandwich, a delicious salad, and an excellent value. We believe that a truly enjoyable dining experience requires fast, friendly service and a warm, inviting environment. As a family-owned company that cares for our employees and the communities we serve, we hope our cafes reflect these values.

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 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.


ZICO is passionate about finding ways to help everyone achieve the balance they need throughout the day, and think ZICO’s hydration benefits can be one small step towards that balance, whether you seek them out in your cubicle, at the kitchen table, after a run, or in a moment to yourself.