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Theme: Rebooted

This event occurred on
May 23, 2020
San Diego, California
United States

TEDxUCSD presents our first-ever virtual conference! Join us for a weekend of talks and live events, engaging discussions, and a chance to connect at a time when connection feels difficult. Anyone is welcome to attend, and the event is free of charge.

This year's theme is “Rebooted.” It's a reminder to break from simply going through the motions and breathe. We often don't know where we're going until we've reflected on where we've been, and sometimes the shapes of our stories only emerge after we allow ourselves to step back and refresh. A reboot, therefore, is a chance for us to disconnect from the noise of mindless movement to rediscover what truly matters to us.

San Diego, California, 92122
United States
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Elizabeth Salaam

Elizabeth Salaam is a San Diego-based writer, storyteller, and artist. Between 2010 and 2020, Elizabeth published over 50 cover stories and dozens of feature articles for the San Diego Reader. She has also been published in Elle Magazine. Known for her compelling narrative style and the intimacy with which she approaches each subject, Elizabeth’s work has covered a wide range of topics, including public art, education, gentrification, and women’s reproductive rights. Some of Elizabeth's strongest work is found in her personal narrative essays, which are emotionally honest and rich with keen observations of herself and the world around her. Elizabeth is a true believer in the power of creativity to provoke seismic shifts in the lives of all people everywhere.

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San Diego, CA, United States
  • Serene Issa
    Team member