Sunnyvale
x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Not Invented Here

This event occurred on
April 19, 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
San Jose, CA
United States




Come join us Saturday, April 19th at TEDxSunnyvale!

Watch, discuss, and participate.


THEME: “Not Invented Here”

Living in Silicon Valley we’re proud of all the wonderful inventions from our schools and our startups. But we don’t have an exclusive on inventiveness. Many things are invented elsewhere, or were first invented a long time ago. Sometimes things are discovered instead of invented, or things just emerge. Where else do great ideas come from and what are some of their stories?


INSPIRATION:

There are over 1,700 TED talks up on TED.com, and over 30,000 talks from TEDx events. TEDxSunnyvale exists to bring some of the best of those talks together with passionate people to view and to ignite discussion.


LIVE ATTENDEES, NOT LIVE SPEAKERS:

So while we have live attendees, we won’t have live speakers. We’ll watch together and talk about what we’ve seen. We’ll network and meet new people.


CURATED TALKS, LIVE DISCUSSION:

Our event is structured just like any other TEDx event – with a Theme, and Sessions of talks lasting roughly an hour and a half. But in our event all the talks will be watched together on video, taken from both the TED and TEDx archives. By taking this lower-key approach to a TEDx event, we’re able to keep the costs very low, and we’re able to hold multiple events in a year.


LOW STRESS POLICY:

We keep the process of attending simple and casual. We ask only that you plan to be an active participant at the event.


There is limited free parking available, first-come, first served. There is free WiFi.

We’ll have coffee and bagels in the morning. At lunchtime we’ll get food nearby and bring it back to eat together.


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WATCH THIS TALK AT HOME:

How many of you have ever contemplated becoming a farmer, and growing all your own food? Did you ever consider what you’d do when your expensive tractor kept breaking?

When Marcin Jakubowski was faced with this challenge, he innovated. http://www.ted.com/talks/marcin_jakubowski#t-191515


What is TEDxSunnyvale?

TEDxSunnyvale is a locally organized event that operates under a license from the TED Conference. We follow the TED format of short, impactful talks.


We support all Bay Area TEDx Events:

We add another dimension to TED in the Bay Area, and another way to participate and contribute to the greater TEDx and TED communities. We encourage people to attend all the local TEDx events. We keep a list of upcoming TEDx events, and a few other events of special note, at http://tedxsunnyvale.com/events

April Event Full Playlist

SESSION ONE
Derek Sivers How To Start A Movement http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement.html

Dong Woo Jang The Art of Bow-Making http://www.ted.com/talks/dong_woo_jang_the_art_of_bow_making.html

Arunachalam Muruganantham How I Started a Sanitary Napkin Revolution! http://www.ted.com/talks/arunachalam_muruganantham_how_i_started_a_sanitary_napkin_revolution.html

Beardyman The Polyphonic Me http://www.ted.com/talks/beardyman_the_polyphonic_me

Steven Johnson Where Good Ideas Come From http://www.ted.com/playlists/20/where_do_ideas_come_from.html

Kathryn Schulz On Being Wrong http://www.ted.com/talks/kathryn_schulz_on_being_wrong.html

(many people) Dog-Town and Z-Boys Excerpt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXir_rU724E

Louie Schwartzberg Hidden Miracles of the Natural World http://www.ted.com/talks/louie_schwartzberg_hidden_miracles_of_the_natural_world

LUNCH BREAK

Usman Ruiz & Preston Reed A Young Guitarist Meets His Hero http://www.ted.com/talks/usman_riaz_and_preston_reed_a_young_guitarist_meets_his_hero

Fabian Oefner Psychedelic Science http://www.ted.com/talks/fabian_oefner_psychedelic_science

Paul Stamets 6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_stamets_on_6_ways_mushrooms_can_save_the_world

Michael Pawlyn Using Nature’s Genius http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_pawlyn_using_nature_s_genius_in_architecture

Woody Norris Hypersonic Sound and Other Inventions http://www.ted.com/talks/woody_norris_invents_amazing_things

William Kamkwamba On Building A Windmill http://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_on_building_a_windmill

Derek Sivers Keep Your Goals to Yourself http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_keep_your_goals_to_yourself

Thai Life Ad Unsung Hero https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaWA2GbcnJU

BONUS

WIlliam Kamkwamba How I Harnessed The Wind http://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_how_i_harnessed_the_wind

Charles Leadbeater The Era of Open Innovation http://www.ted.com/talks/charles_leadbeater_on_innovation#t-169503

Carmen Agra Deedy Once Upon A Time, My Mother... http://www.ted.com/talks/carmen_agra_deedy_spins_stories

TechShop San Jose
300 South 2nd Street
San Jose, CA, 95113
United States
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Organizing team

Gordon
Garb

Sunnyvale, CA, United States
Organizer
  • Dave Land
    Director of Web Technology
  • Srivatsav Kunchakarra
    Director of Engineering
  • Colin Jaramillo
    Director of Archaeology
  • Gail Haspert
    Director of Communications