Sharing ideas & catalyzing conversations inspired by local community members.


Lane Sharman

"The San Diego Energy District (SDED) exists to speed the 100% Clean Electricity future. The quickest, most affordable means of doing so is through creation of Community Electricity Choice programs. The path is clear and proven."

Sara Bendrick

"Instead of our landscapes being an after thought, what if we thought of our landscapes as an integrative part of our home..."

Armando Flores

"I have always worked to make the world a better place whether by focusing on conservation work or helping teach Accessibility and inclusion through technology."

Claire Griffiths

"When I was formally diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I was relieved, but my classmates didn’t know how to treat me. They would call me crazy, or push me away, or talk about me behind my back. I was very lonely and I punished myself for it.”

Lucy O'Bryan

"Standing in the middle of a refugee camp with my son by my side, I vowed to do whatever it took to become a voice for all victims of human rights violations."

Bill Ramage

"Humans have always wanted to live longer. While immortality is an attribute only given to the gods, humans now want more than the standard 70 to 80-year lifespan. Around the world, 30 to 50% of wealthy people now expect to live to 100. This has ignited a dramatic expansion in the number of biotechnology companies dedicated to addressing diseases of aging."

John Girard

"Technology has always played a role in human community building: fire was arguably one of the first technologies, and was the first notable place humans gathered in community to share stories; writing gave us community building through the rapid dissemination of ideas..."

Susan Lyon

"In designing our communities, there is nowhere we try harder to create a master plan than within our own families. Believing the larger future of our community will look something like the present, we plan our children’s lives to ensure they can maintain the American dream. But my experience..."

Nili Peretz

"Based on research of the most innovative entrepreneurs in Israel and worldwide, Nili Peretz shares In her compelling talk profound insights about the positive side of chutzpah and the surprising link between grace and chutzpah."

Anna Danes

“Find Your Wings,” has an encouraging message: by facing your fears - in ANY challenge – you can break out of your cage, find your wings, FLY and transform your life."

Lars Helgeson

"In my journey to become a pilot and build businesses, I have found that two key lessons that I learned from my parents of two different cultures applied to every aspect of my life. 


How to enjoy your TEDxSolanaBeach experience.

The TED experience (whether TED Conference or TEDx or any of the other spinoffs) is likely very different than anything you have ever experienced, and it’s worth knowing that going in (and maybe even doing a little planning).

"Welcome to the Community"

“I’m asking you to lean forward and imagine my point of view — what this looks like and feels like to me as a character. And then I’m asking you to switch your mind and imagine what it feels like to the other person talking..."

A safe space for hope

"...Chris Anderson, owner of TED, as he visibly choked up on stage as he tried to explain why he felt that having HOPE written in the x was, 'very important' this year."

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 TEDxSolanaBeach, 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.”