San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Each year the TEDxSanAntonio community gathers to talk about ideas and begin planning the primary TEDxSanAntonio event in October. This year's Kickoff happens during TED2014, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ideas Worth Spreading. We've been granted permission to stream TED2014 live from Vancouver. We'll also feature some of the art generated at our recent Salon event, Transcending Negative Body Image and Gender Stereotypes.
The kickoff is a great opportunity to chat with former speakers, volunteers, and other idea lovers to learn more about the TEDxSanAntonio community and its activities.
Light refreshments including snacks, water, wine, and beer will be on hand. Business casual dress.
OUR GENEROUS HOSTS
SAY Sí (sí = Spanish for yes) is celebrating their 20th year serving San Antonio's youth through a year round, long-term, nonprofit, multidisciplinary arts program. SAY Sí's innovative, award-winning program provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers. The SAY Sí artwork you see at the event will be available for purchase through a silent auction event on Friday, March 21.
SAYSÍ has two parking lots on opposite ends of the building. If they are full, the Blue Star complex is across the street. If you park there, please be careful crossing the road!
When & Where
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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.)
There have been hundreds of TEDx events worldwide; some are organized around a specific theme, such as TEDxOilSpill or TEDMed; some are regional like TEDxSanAntonio.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with the TEDActive simulcast event in nearby Whistler. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed.
TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.