Welcome to TEDxSantaCruz

Santa Cruz is a place where ideas incubate, collide, and ignite. It is this pulsing of the ideas, creativity, and diversity of Santa Cruz County that forms the heart of TEDxSantaCruz. TEDxSantaCruz 2019 ART OF HOPE was on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Rio Theatre.

Join our team! We’re always looking for friendly, curious, detail-oriented problem-solvers to join our small, radically collaborative team. All roles are volunteer positions. We are always taking applications for volunteers.

TEDx is a platform for ideas worth sharing.


 Featured Talks From TEDxSantaCruz 2019: The Art of Hope

Our fifth all-day live event TEDxSantaCruz 2019 The Art of Hope was a rousing success that occurred Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Rio Theatre.

You can see the videos of speakers and performers who explored The Art of Hope from nearly every angle, from civic engagement to climate change, from space exploration to self-exploration.

As TEDx Official uploads TEDxSantaCruz talks to their channel, we are actively uploading them here, on the website.


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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSantaCruz, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSantaCruz event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.