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Theme: TEDxChange 2012: The Big Picture

This event occurred on
April 5, 2012
8:15am - 11:00am PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
San Diego, CA
United States

TEDxSanDiego will be presenting a simulcast of TEDxChange 2012 which is a TEDx event co-organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TED. Convened by Melinda French Gates and hosted by Chris Anderson, TEDxChange will focus on issues surrounding global health and development. TEDxChange type events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDxChange, and also feature local speakers. Our event is called TEDxSanDiego, and is one of many TEDx events happening around the globe on April 5th that will expand on the ideas brought up at TEDxChange 2010.

We'll be at the fabulous and appropriately named Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. Complementing the speakers on the simulcast will be two amazing local live speakers (see details on them below). There are only a few hundred seats and there will be no required cost for the tickets but TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. We ask for donations from $5-50 at the door (cash or check only). If you are interested, please sign up for our emails at or check us out on facebook ( The tickets will go quickly! More details on our web page very soon!

Peace & Justice Theatre - Univ. of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA, 92110
United States
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

David Shirk

David A. Shirk, PhD, joined the University of San Diego in July 2003. Shirk’s teaching covers a wide range of subject areas, mainly concentrated in comparative politics, international political economy, Latin American studies, and U.S.-Latin American relations, with a concentration in Mexico and border politics. He conducts research on Mexican politics, U.S.-Mexican relations, and law enforcement and security along the U.S.-Mexican border. Shirk also directs the Trans-Border Institute, which works to promote greater analysis and understanding of Mexico, U.S.-Mexico relations, and the U.S.-Mexico border region.

Raj Krishnan

Raj Krishnan is a recent graduate from the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego. He is now chief executive officer at Biological Dynamics (San Diego, CA). Biological Dynamics, Inc., is a start-up biotechnology company focusing on next generation “nanosome” (DNA, RNA, and other cell-free material) isolation from blood, urine, and other physiological solutions to develop rapid molecular diagnostics. Using novel “AC Electro-Kinetic” devices, his vision is to enable health-care practitioners to detect cancer and other diseases from a simple blood draw and rapidly intervene, increasing patient survivability while driving down the cost of care. The title of Raj's talk: "Cancer is complicated, but not invisible".

Organizing team


Poway, CA, United States
  • Jasmin Harris
    Hospitality and coordination
  • Kent McIntosh
    Exec Producer
  • Kara Defrias
    Social Media Manager
  • Blayn Beck
    Technical Director
  • Michael Esposito
    Charismatic Lead and Guru