x = independently organized TED event

Theme: ( RE )

This event occurred on
July 14, 2012
11:00am - 9:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
San Diego, California
United States

In May of 2011, TEDxAmericasFinestCity held its first event at Scripps Seaside Forum. A sold out audience enjoyed 14 brilliant speakers and a beautiful venue. Since then TEDxAFC has held over a dozen events and worked with various communities to offer opportunities for people to be exposed to the wonder of TEDx. We feel that by sharing the TEDx platform and ideas, people will see we have more similarities then differences. Our mission has always been to find local speakers and create a platform for the world to hear their message. As the TEDx brand continues to grow, we feel that it is important for the world to hear San Diego’s voice and be added to the chorus of ideas that have the power to shape our future going forward. As we are only one of many TEDx groups in San Diego, TEDxAFC is united locally and globally to support the growth of each TEDx event throughout the year. Please join us as a part of a global phenomenon that has resulted in more than 4,300 TEDx events in 1,200 cities and 133 countries around the world.

TEDxAmericasFinestCity will be your opportunity to see what is really going on around us as we explore (RE)united ideas from speakers all around our community.

TEDxAFC hopes to help you (RE)define what San Diego is. We will (RE)mix our culture, (RE)fine our technology, and (RE)connect with ourselves. Some would call it a Renaissance, others see it as something new all together. Our old systems and institutions are (RE)examining their purpose and as a community, we are now looking forward.

Our new DEMO area will feature companies from around San Diego and beyond. Such as.. Object 3D printing, Microsoft Kinect, Firehouse, Solo Eyeware, Animal Cracker Conspiracy, Co-merge, San Diego Sports Innovators, Dry Soda, Pop Chips, Nika Water, Shakti Rising, Nutzo, ClearStory, Fisker Automotive, The Optimist Club, Makerplace and much much more.

* A final list of speakers will be sent to ticket holders.

La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, California, 92037
United States
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Organizing team


San Diego, CA, United States


  • Todd LaSota
    Director of Design
  • Jackie Lee
    Co-Founder / Strategy
  • Monika Carlson
    Director of Development
  • Patricia Stitson
    Executive Technical Director
  • Amber Brandner
    Volunteer Coordinator
  • Lyndsi Sherman
    Lead Speaker Host
  • Dominic Accardi
    Stage Manager
  • Cortney Cotter
    Stage Manager II / DEMO Logistics
  • Sasha Kokuashvili
    Design Team / Assistant to the Director
  • Heidi Rataj
    Speaker Coordinator / AV I
  • Danny Adler