Dare to Dream

November 3rd, TEDxOakland 2019





Netta Brooks

NETTA is a uniquely gifted singer, songwriter and actress with a special vocal tone that ranges from high and sweet to deep, warm and raspy. Born and raised between Berkeley and Oakland California.

Kev Choice


Ayesha Curry is a chef, restauranteur, New York Times best-selling author, host and executive producer of ABC’s “Family Food Fight,” and was featured on the prestigious 30 Under 30 list by Forbes Magazine


Tiffany Alvoid

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Brian O'Connor


Icon Civil Rights Activist


Lili Gangas


John Hittler

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Grammy-Award Winning Pacific Boychoir Academy


Kathleen Tarr

Daniel B. Summerhill

Jamie Almanza

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Nikole Collins-Puri

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Sofie Lovern


Michelle Joyce


Culture Shock® Oakland

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Gabi Jubran

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Leigh Ware


Ilana Nguyen

Dev Cuny

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Dawn Morningstar

Award-Winning Author + Educator


Sunday, November 3rd, 2019


Laney College, 900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA

Location: 900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
If you are getting dropped off, Google Maps/Uber/Lyft will bring you to the front: 900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA

If you are taking BART, the venue is about a 1-minute walk from Lake Merritt Station.

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TEDxOakland 2019 welcomes people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds to come together around this year's theme. On November 3rd, 2019 innovators, artists, scientists, technologists, and fighters will embrace the TEDxOakland stage to share ideas and engage in game-changing conversations about the future of our community, humanity and the planet. We look forward to building community with you at TEDxOakland 2019!


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED’s stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.

Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.