2013 TEDxSanDiego Partners

Sincere thanks to our amazing partners in 2013!  Their support plays a vital role in ensuring the highest quality programming, video production, and experience for all our attendees, speakers and performers. Let us know if you would like to partner with TEDxSanDiego and support our events in the future.

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Qualcomm Institute

Calit2′s Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego is taking ideas beyond theory into practice, accelerating innovation and shortening the time to product development and job creation. Where the university traditionally has focused on education and research, the Qualcomm Institute extends that focus to include development and deployment of prototype infrastructure for testing new solutions in a real-world context.

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Qualcomm Wireless Reach

Qualcomm believes access to 3G, 4G and next-generation mobile technologies can improve people’s lives. Qualcomm Wireless Reach™ is a strategic program that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally and that supports the company’s long-term business goals. Wireless Reach invests in projects that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. The goal of Wireless Reach is to create sustainable advanced wireless projects that strengthen economic and social development. To date Wireless Reach has 88 projects in various stages of development in 34 countries.

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car2go is a carsharing service that provides unmatched flexibility and convenience with a free-floating network of cars that are available on-demand for point-to-point trips. Members will be able to locate a car via a smartphone app, via the car2go website, or simply by finding an available car on the street, anywhere within the 55 square mile car2go San Diego Home Area. When members are finished using the vehicle, they can park at any city non-restricted two-hour or more metered spaces or on-street in any residential neighborhood within the car2go Home Area. Use car2go by the minute, hour, or day and pay only for the time used.

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Active Network

ACTIVE Network is the leading provider of Activity and Participant Management solutions. Our leading ACTIVE Works cloud platform makes managing and operating all types of activities, events and organizations smarter and more efficient. We power over 55,000 global customers and build leading vertical technology applications for the markets we serve. ACTIVE Network was founded in 1999, is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has offices worldwide.

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Sughrue Mion, PLLC

Sughrue is an international firm in every sense of the word. We are also a local community partner helping the entrepreneurs we meet make both their backyard and their world a better place. We are experienced in handling worldwide patent and trademark portfolios, including domestic and foreign inter partes matters. Our clients are headquartered in San Diego, Japan, Korea, India and Europe and our offices reside in San Diego and Tokyo with headquarters in Washington, D.C. Our attorneys speak many languages, adapt to many cultures, travel the world on a regular basis meeting with clients, attending conferences, presenting seminars on US Intellectual Property (IP) litigation, the America Invents Act, and other IP topics relevant to both legal and creative pathways.

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HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, 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.

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STM Bags

Laptop bags with innovative styling and serious protection are hallmarks of the STM brand. Founded in 1998 in Sydney, Australia, STM Bags offers a full range of lifestyle oriented laptop bags, iPad cases, iPhone cases and accessories. STM’s mission is to provide a more comfortable, secure and stylish means to transport your digital gear. All STM products are backed by a product lifetime warranty.

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Sharp Health Plan

At Sharp Health Plan, we think and act differently. We take pride in our role as a trusted partner and advocate, committed to delivering the best health care for the best value. As San Diego’s only locally based commercial health plan and as a not-for-profit enterprise, we are here for one simple reason: to serve our members.

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Stone Brewing Co.

Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone Brewing Co. has been brewing in North County San Diego since 1996. Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone is the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States—a position it achieved without paid advertising, discounting or compromised standards. In addition to brewing, Stone owns two eclectic farm-to-table restaurants—Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station—and Stone Farms, an organic farm located near the brewery which grows produce for the restaurants. Stone also operates an off-site events company, Stone Catering, as well as Stone Distributing Co., which distributes more than 30 craft beer brands throughout Southern California. For more information on Stone Brewing Co., please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and The Stone Blog.

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Eurest is a division of Compass Group North America, the leader in foodservice management and support services. We serve six million meals a day, from corporate cafes to school lunches, from vending to restaurants. We have the privilege of serving 90% of the Fortune 500 companies in cities throughout North America.

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Semantic Research

Semantic Research has been redefining the way users visualize, interact with, and understand data and information for more than 10 years. After the events of 9/11/2001, we turned our attention to the problems associated with “connecting-the-dots” of information. Our unique adaptation of semantic network theory, from cognitive science, artificial intelligence and education, has enabled us to tackle the very hard problems of data fusion and common representation with a very different, and much more adaptable, vision than anyone else in the business.

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UCSD Extension

UC San Diego Extension has a four-decade track record of helping boost the university’s local impact, national reputation and global reach. As the continuing education and public programs arm of the university, UC San Diego Extension educates approximately 63,000 enrollees annually, which translates to more than 32,000 students in over 4,200 courses. UC San Diego Extension is recognized nationally and internationally for linking the public to expert professionals and the knowledge resources of the University of California. For the convenience of working adults, classes for most of Extension’s 100 certificate programs and more than 12 specialized study programs are held evenings and weekends on the UC San Diego main campus and two other locations in University City and Mission Valley.