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 "MAKE|BELIEVE" VIDEOS & PHOTOS ARE UP!
"Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage." - Benjamin Mee (We Bought a Zoo)
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 had speakers who reminded us what we are capable of -- from metalworkers and artists, to storytellers who craft fanciful and strangely believable tales, to normal people with extraordinary stories to tell. This was the TEDx for those who felt like they had strayed too far from who they were meant to be. Our audience came along with us and our speakers on a journey of mind and matter, heart and hand, and we came back together to remember how to have wonderful adventures once again.
A HEARTFELT THANK YOU to those who are generously contributing their time and resources to make TEDxConstitutionDrive come to life!
Thank you our incredible speakers, our generous sponsors, our hardworking volunteers, and the audience community who came with open minds and hearts. It was such a time.
ABOUT OUR VENUE & EVENT
Our smallish TED-licensed event (<150 attendees) is an intimate and low-key event where people who are deeply interested in carefully chosen themes can engage with each other on a personal level. We ask our audience to come with an open mind and a sincere desire to connect with the ideas and the other attendees. Past themes have included Trust, Identity, Time, Where the Wild Things Are, and most recently Make|Believe. TEDxConstitutionDrive is held in 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 speaker sessions wrap at 4pm, we always transition to the winery counter for an optional wine-tasting flight (included in the ticket). TEDxConstitutionDrive is a non-profit program licensed by TED and 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.