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OUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY - NAVIGATING THROUGH COVID-19
The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
At TEDxSantaBarbara, we believe it is our role and responsibility during this time to prioritize two things: the health and the well-being of our community while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus. Through that lens, we will continue to make decisions with vigilance and courage informed by the latest science-based information.
Our first step is to postpone the two upcoming events, the TEDxSalon Sea Level Rise on March 18 and the TEDxAdventure at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh on April 29. As of now, we are continuing to plan for our main event in the Fall, scheduled for Saturday, November 7.
We will continue to post updates here and through our newsletter.
There are many ways to participate in TEDx
This year we’re continuing to focus on ways to bring the TEDx community together. Our focus this year is going to be on celebrating Santa Barbara as the birthplace of world change. Our Salons, Adventures and Main Event in November will give us opportunities to share ideas and take collective action.
This year, as we begin producing a series of virtual talks, we are curating ideas that are influencing us, locally and globally. These short conversations are not news-focused. Instead, we are highlighting discussions of hope and optimism while showcasing actionable solutions.
Some of the topics to include; our Food Supply, BioTech, Psychology, Resiliency, Impact on Gatherings, Retail, The Environment, Energy, the Ocean, Social Justice, Civil Discourse, Education, Creativity, and Animal Activism, to name a few.
We’ll navigate through opinions to help us understand these challenging times by focusing on positive disruption. We’ve heard that normal will never be normal again.
This year we’re Making Waves.
Broadcast on Zoom and Live on our Facebook Page
DR. HARRY GRAMMER
Founder, New Earth
Breaking Down Privilege.
Time to build a better world
President & CEO, ASPCA
Pets, Poverty and the Pandemic.
The impact on animal welfare.
James Joyce III
Coffee with a Black Guy. What do we do with this discomfort?
CEO, Community Environmental Council
The pandemic did not fix our climate problem
LAW ENFORCEMENT VETERAN
Rethinking Public Safety.
Peace isn’t the absence of crime, it’s the absence of pain.
Leaping forward into deferred dreams:
How to design and ignite your 3.0 life
Dr. Yonette Thomas
Urban Health Champion | Mentor | Women’s Health & Empowerment
Is racism a public health crisis?
CEO, Santa Barbara City College Foundation
Philanthropy as a Radical Act.
The Future of Retail.
The Cornerstone of the Experience Economy
Dr. Wizdom Powell, Ph.D., MPH
It’s time for radical healing.
How do we leverage the collective energy we have now to move the needle forward?
Featured Speakers from Past Conversations
Be sure you don’t miss these conversations coming later this year.
Cultivating a post-outrage consciousness
COVID-19 and the Value of Information:
Measuring the Societal Costs of the Pandemic
Finding a Vaccine for Violence
Accelerating the Fight Against Human Trafficking
The Role of Shelter During a Pandemic
Building Emotional Resilience in our Children
Looking Around the Corner: The Zoomers Role in the post-COVID success
Making it worth it to plant the next harvest: Reinventing Community Supported Agriculture
Double Emergencies for Women of Color
Connecting Intentions to Outcomes: Reinventing Interpersonal Communications
Social Justice is on the front lines of Sustainable change.
New Year's Musical Celebration