TEDxConstitutionDrive 2014 (Menlo Park, CA)
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
Menlo Park, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxConstitutionDrive, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxConstitutionDrive, 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 year’s TEDxConstitutionDrive event will again take place at the fabulous classic car warehouse and winery Auto-Vino in Menlo Park, California (205 Constitution Drive). Wine-tasting and car-viewing will be offered alongside intriguing ideas and wonderful speakers in this special TEDx event. TEDxConstitutionDrive strives to be an intimate and low-key event where people who can engage with other attendees and hold real conversations.
The themes of previous years have been TRUST , IDENTITY , and TIME , respectively. Learn about previous years' events at:
We are excited to announce the theme of this year's TEDxConstitutionDrive:
Where the Wild Things Are
We will explore the boundaries of the world in which we live -- exposing different interpretations of what it means to be wild and raw, as well as how wildness comes to be. From native food growing in the hillsides of California, to the sensual demands of the flesh, to the wild west of startup and hacker culture in Silicon Valley, to the challenges of breaking the emotional and intellectual patterns of our lives. This year's speakers will take us on a journey of mind and heart, taste and touch, and help us remember how to break the patterns of our lives in wonderful ways.
Sneak peek on our speaker line-up (with more to come...)
founder of Joie de Vivre / Fest300 and avid festival-goer
sea forager and piscatorial haiku poet
“Some Strange and Wonderful Fishes of San Francisco”
SF Chronicle journalist and education reporter
“The Well-Meaning White Lady”
wild edible plants expert
former director of the Wolf Conservation Association
"In the Presence of Wolves"
...And Other Exciting Speakers Coming Soon!
A limited number of individual and corporate sponsorships for the TEDxConstitutionDrive event are available through our Head of Partnerships Annette Blum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEDxConstitutionDrive is a non-profit program fiscally sponsored by Philanthro Productions, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – Tax ID: 20-8695723. Ticket fees will go towards event planning and speaker expenses.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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