TEDx@SanDiego Partners

As an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, our partners play an important role in ensuring the highest quality stage programming, video production and experience for our attendees, speakers, and performers. Let us know if you would like to become a Partner and support the Ideas Worth Spreading that can change our community, and the world at large.

Illuminate Partners

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 Commission for Arts and Culture.

Greg and Lisa Shepard Foundation

Greg and Lisa Shepard are committed to giving back to organizations that benefit all humans. Investing in children for a brighter, healthier future is a core pillar of their foundation.

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.

Activate Partners

UC San Diego Extension

UCSD Pre-Collegiate Programs are unique. In an increasingly competitive world, properly preparing for the rigors of college is critical to future success. That’s why Extension offers a wide-range of pre-college courses from STEAM to test prep to college credit. Extension’s goal is not only to help students stand out during the college application process but also get the most out of their education going forward.

Mission Federal Credit Union

Mission Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit organization providing a wide variety of financial services to meet the needs of its customers. Mission Fed enhances the lives of its customers through financial education and financial services. In addition, Mission Fed contributes to hundreds of educational and nonprofit organizations. All San Diegans are welcome.

David’s Harp Foundation is dedicated to inspiring, educating and empowering “at-risk” and homeless youth to achieve academic success through music education, sound engineering and multimedia production.

Education Partners

The San Diego Unified School District serves more than 121,000 students in pre-school through grade 12 and is the second largest district in California. The student population is extremely diverse, representing more than 15 ethnic groups and more than 60 languages and dialects.

San Diego County Office of Education

The San Diego County Office of Education serves our county’s most vulnerable students and supports school leaders, teachers, and students across the county. Our mission is inspiring and leading innovation in education for the county’s 42 school districts, 124 charter schools, and five community college districts that serve more than 500,000 students.

Media Partner

ABC 10News San Diego

10News in San Diego delivers relevant local, community and national news, including up-to-the minute weather, traffic, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, information, breaking news, and alerts throughout the day – Stories that matter.

Inspiration Partners

CONNECT2Careers is an initiative of the San Diego Workforce Partnership. We help young adults secure employment using an online portal filled with thousands of local job and internship opportunities. We also provide in-person training opportunities so young people can build their résumés, practice elevator pitches, prepare for interviews and learn about our local labor market. When you sign up with us, you’ll even get your own Peer Job Coach who you can call, text, or direct message for help on your job search.

Wilkinson Mazzeo

At WilkMazz 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.

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.

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.


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 offers the best quality, royalty free stock photos, music and video for nearly any application. From illustrations to vectors, when you need the perfect image for your website or blog, we have you covered. Our massive selection of stock footage and audio clips are the ideal choice to set the scene in your next short or feature film.

Hospitality Partners


RXBAR was born in the world of CrossFit, where good nutrition is key to success and achieving your goals. In CrossFit terms, RX means performing a workout exactly as prescribed – a high standard. We don’t cut corners at RXBAR and set high standards for ourselves. That’s why we’re RXBAR.

Seven Seas Roasting Company

Seven Seas Roasting Company is a nod to past explorers and adventurers who risked everything in the pursuit of reaching new lands in search of exotic rewards to return with. Our mission is not to connect you to an origin, our mission is to connect you to the actual coffee farmers who picked, processed, and labored to make your day start on a good note. Join us and raise your cup high.

Blue Box Bagels and Brew Logo at TEDxSanDiego

Blue Box Bagels and Brew starts with the finest ingredients, and crafts their bagels with lots of TLC, before boiling and baking them fresh daily. Family owned and operated, Blue Box Bagels and Brew partners with and supports local businesses and organizations. Surplus bagels are donated to the San Diego Food Bank.

popchips believes in the freedom to snack. that’s why we created a new chip. one that’s deeply satisfying but never deep fried. so you can feel free to eat one, two, three handfuls, or even a whole bag. and why not? it’s okay, they’re popchips!

Blue Diamond Almonds at TEDxSanDiego

Blue Diamond Almonds come from a co-op of more than 3,000 growers, with one guiding goal, to bring the benefits of almonds to the world, we’ve been pioneering how almonds are enjoyed for over 100 years. It’s the fruit of commitment to a craft, and care woven into every step of the process. It’s a beautiful reward for countless subtle decisions.