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DREAMERS • DOERS • CATALYSTS

Oakland is one of the most diverse racially balanced cities in America. In 2017, we are gathered for the first TEDxOakland in a beautiful location and bringing together bold speak­ers with inno­v­a­tive, inspir­ational and chal­leng­ing ideas worth sharing.

This live event showcased Oakland’s best ideas to the world, and also brought new concepts from the world to the TEDxOakland state. TEDX events support our thriving community to inform, inspire and drive real change in our city.

Watch the stimulating presentations, heart-felt discussions, fun entertainment and creative performing artists that will bent perceptions, inspired curiosity and sparked new ideas for our community and beyond!

Meet the speakers, view photos and click here to get updates from 2017 and 2018 dates!



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WHAT's

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 TEDX, X = INDEPENDENTLY ORGANIZED EVENT

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.)

 
 

 

WHAT's

 
 

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 Pope Francis, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo, 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.

 
 
 

2017 Location

Oakland Technical High School
4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611