What is TEDx
In the spirit of "ideas worth spreading," TED has created TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxConstitutionDrive, where x = independently organized TED event. At TEDxConstitutionDrive, live speakers and TEDtalk videos will combine to spark deep discussion and connection. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
2015 TICKETS ARE OPEN! May 9, 2015
We're so excited about our theme of MAKE | BELIEVE. If you want to come join us, we'd love to have you. Tickets are limited - we're keeping our event small.
Our 2015 Theme is “MAKE | BELIEVE”!
"Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage." - Benjamin Mee (We Bought a Zoo)
We are excited to announce the theme of this year's TEDxConstitutionDrive: Make | Believe!
For our special fifth anniversary event, we wanted to go back into the realms of imagination that we loved growing up - in childhood days where you can make anything, believe everything, and dreams could come true. We will have speakers who will remind us what we are capable of -- from metalworkers and artists, to writers who craft fanciful and strangely believable tales, to normal people with extraordinary stories to tell. This is the TEDx to go to if you feel like you have strayed too far from who you were meant to be. Come along with us and our speakers on a journey of mind and matter, heart and hand, and we'll come back together to remember how to have wonderful adventures once again.
The themes of previous years have been Time, Trust, Identity, and Where the Wild Things Are. In previous years, we've had Joie de Vivre founder Chip Conley, eminent neuroscientist Paul Zak, cystic fibrosis / lung transplant survivors Isa and Ana Stenzel, venture capitalist Paige Craig, author and former inmate Michael Santos, psychologist on Sex, Murder and the Meaning of Life Douglas Kenrick, producer of American Hipster Beau Lewis, New Yorker cover artist Eric Drooker, author of The Most Human Human Brian Christian, and the co-founder of Match.com, among others.
We try to make this an intimate and low-key event where people who are deeply interested in the topic can engage with each other on a personal level. Please come with an open mind and a sincere desire to connect with the ideas and the other attendees.
Our venue is the phenomenal classic car warehouse and winery (yes, both!) Auto-Vino. If you love one-of-a-kind fabulous cars and wine-tasting, in addition to great ideas and people, this is the TEDx for you. After we finish the speaker sessions at 4pm, we will transition to the winery counter for an optional wine-tasting flight (included in your ticket).
TEDxConstitutionDrive is a non-profit program fiscally sponsored by Philanthro Productions, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – Tax ID: 20-8695723. Ticket fees will go towards event planning and speaker expenses. Fees cover speaker sessions, snacks, lunch and one wine-tasting flight.