Karen Gutekunst at TEDxSanDiego 2018Special TEDxSanDiegoSalon event with Karen Gütekunst, Ph.D.

Join us on Monday, January 21st for our next Salon featuring Karen Gütekunst. We will watch her TEDx Talk that was recorded during our 2018 event at the Salk Institute, followed by an audience discussion.

Karen is Vice President of Diagnostic Development at Illumina and has over 20 years in the diagnostic industry. As part of the Illumina team, she is excited to see next generation sequencing transform the way we think about complex genetic diseases, particularly cancer.

This is a free event, but requires registration.

What’s our team up to these days? We’re producing a TEDx event for local high school students.

TEDxYouth@SanDiego is on Friday, March 22nd and all the speakers & performers will be students.

This event will be free for students to attend so we’re looking for partners to support our efforts.

Let us know if you would like to become our partner.

We’ve released videos from our TEDxSanDiegoSalon at the Salk Institute

Click the images below to watch their talks!

Emily Manoogian at TEDxSanDiego 2018
Patrick Hsu at TEDxSanDiego 2018
Karen Gutekunst at TEDxSanDiego 2018
Ken Diffenderfer at TEDxSanDiego 2018
Pam Brar at TEDxSanDiego 2018
Paul Laikind at TEDxSanDiego 2018
Margot Wohl at TEDxSanDiego 2018
Dmitry Lyumkis at TEDxSanDiego 2018
Amy Rommel at TEDxSanDiego 2018
Tim Mullen at TEDxSanDiego 2018
Stephanie Culler at TEDxSanDiego 2018
Chase Morrin at TEDxSanDiego 2018

Watch our 2018 speaker/performer videos and check out the event photos on Flickr

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It was an amazing and inspiration day. The entertainment components especially meant a great day to me. I’ve been telling everyone that they need to invest in themselves and go next year.

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What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. “This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.”

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