TEDxSantaCruz has been a terrific success by any measure. Our team, along with our generous sponsors and partners, has brought the TED experience to Santa Cruz through our annual conference, viewing parties, and webcasts. And, through our videos and on social networking, TEDxSantaCruz has shared Santa Cruz with the world.
Our TEDxSantaCruz 2011 and 2012 events have reached thousands in Santa Cruz and throughout the world:
- We had more than 350 local community members, elected officials, public and education administrators, nonprofit leaders, business owners, and students at our 2012 event and a sold-out crowd of more than 300 people at our 2011 event.
- Our two full-day events were streamed live on the internet to an audience watching more than 15,000 live webcasts in 10+ different countries.
- Our webcast events typically draw from 50 to 100 attendees
- Videos of our presentations have already been viewed online more than 1,000,000 times.
Our sponsors and partners reach the most influential thought leaders in our community through their support of TEDxSantaCruz, hundreds of Santa Cruzans have enjoyed our series of events throughout the year. If you are committed to Santa Cruz and the power of ideas, we hope you will become a TEDxSantaCruz sponsor and help to make this another year of unforgettable TEDx events in Santa Cruz.
How are donations used?
Your monetary support helps support ongoing events throughout the year by providing the funds for venue and equipment rental, video and audio recording, and more. Our annual budget is approximately $40,000, which comes from ticket sales, sponsorships, and a small amount from private donations at events. Our expenses include the facilities, equipment, and labor needed to put on our annual events, plus approximately $2,000 in educational stipends for organizers to attend required TED training events.
Our team members are volunteers and donated almost 2,000 hours in 2012 to TEDxSantaCruz at no charge. Our volunteers are inspired to give back to our Santa Cruz community by creating inspiring, thought-provoking, unique events to share the most interesting people and ideas in Santa Cruz with the entire county. But, they can’t do it without the support of our sponsors and partners to help pay for the expenses of putting on professional-caliber events and producing TED-quality videos.
During our all-day conferences we also serve coffee, lunch, and have a reception for our guests and speakers. We welcome in-kind donations for these events. Please contact us about your in-kind donation using the form on the right.
Thank you so much for considering becoming a sponsor for TEDxSantaCruz. Please read more about the benefits of sponsorship and let us know how you would like to be involved in this exciting event series by completing the form on the right.
Did you know you can make a cedit card donation to TEDxSantaCruz online? Just visit the SCFF donations page and type “TEDx” in the “In Support Of” field at the bottom of the page.
Fiscal sponsorship for TEDxSantaCruz is provided by the Santa Cruz Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID 30-0053845. Contributions are tax-deductible.