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Theme: Going to the Edge

This event occurred on
June 14, 2014
1:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Santa Rosa, CA
United States

So many of us spend much of our lives in the comfortable, safe places: Our schedules become predictable. Our work can get repetitive and dull. We interact with the same people, with backgrounds and outlooks similar to our own.

What are we missing by not looking to challenge ourselves, by not going to the edges? To the edge of what’s comfortable, to the edge of what we can do, to the edge of what we understand? What drives someone to explore the edges of their physical abilities, while others don’t? What drives a person to run 100 miles, or climb a rock face without ropes, or to summit Everest?

What new inventions and discoveries are carving our path to the future? What boundaries are being pushed? How has our history been altered by those seeking change at the edges of what’s acceptable, ethical, or right?

Why do we seek the edge of what seems possible? Why do humans continue to bravely explore the unknown?

TEDxSonomaCounty will explore multiple perspectives on the theme, “Going to the Edge”. Come take the leap with us!

Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School
4400 Day School Place
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403
United States
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Organizing team


Petaluma, CA, United States


  • Julia Hochberg
  • Karen Bergin
    Organizing Committee
  • Diana Callahan
    Organizing Committee
  • Anne-Marie Failla
    Team Member
  • Ed Fitzgerald
    Organizing Committee
  • Elizabeth Gleadall
    Organizing Committee
  • Vincent Rago
    Team Member
  • Brad Weaver
    Team Member
  • Katie Murphy
    Team Member
  • Jonathan Jackson
    Repertoire Productions