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.
2014 TICKETS ARE OPEN! April 26th, 2013
We're so excited about our theme of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. If you want to come join us, we'd love to have you. Tickets are limited - we're keeping our event small.
Our 2014 Theme is WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
We are excited to announce the theme of this year's TEDxConstitutionDrive: Where the Wild Things Are!
We will explore the boundaries of the world in which we live -- exposing different interpretations of what it means to be wild and raw, as well as how wildness comes to be. From native food growing in the hillsides of California, to the sensual demands of the flesh, to the wild west of startup and hacker culture in Silicon Valley. This year's speakers will take us on a journey of mind and heart, taste and touch, and help us remember how to break the patterns of our lives.
The themes of previous years have been Time, Trust and Identity, respectively. In previous years, we've had 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.