Welcome to the Central Valley’s landmark TEDx conference. TEDxSanJoaquin, “Just the Right Amount of Wrong,” is a reflection of the diverse culture and potential that characterize the Central Valley. Today we hope to challenge you all to act with “Just the Right Amount of Wrong” by disrupting the status quo to create lasting impact within our community. At TEDxSanJoaquin we strive to demonstrate how the rich diversity of our region is catalyzing cutting edge technology, world class research, great works of art and ingenious social entrepreneurship. TEDxSanJoaquin celebrates those achievements with a view towards the significant challenges facing our community, nation and the world by infusing the world renowned TED platform with the energy and spirit of bril- liant Pacific students, faculty and staff as well as innovative leaders around our community and the globe. TEDxSanJoaquin will foster a continued generation of tantalizing ideas, bold innovation and invested hope.
At the University of the Pacific, we aim to provide a platform for leading thinkers, visionaries and brilliant educators to inspire a better under- standing of the world in order to create a better future.
We found great synergy with TED and consider this independently organized event to be a laboratory where we can bring new ideas, dialogue and conversation to the Pacific community through a wide array of thought provoking and innovative content. Core to this goal is the belief that there is no greater force for changing the world than a powerful idea.
We hope that today’s speakers, performers and interactive experiences will inspire, surprise and challenge you. And hopefully, by today’s end, we all come up with a few “ideas worth spreading” of our own.