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Chad Lane – The Adaptive Age: AI’s New Frontier – The Evolution of AI: Learning, Adapting, TransformingOct 4, 2023 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
Tony Hunter – Reimagining the Global Food System: Feeding 10 Billion in 2050Oct 18, 2023 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
William Skinner – California doesn’t have a water problem – it has a storage and distribution deficiency.November 1, 2023 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
Debra Hopkins – Breaking The Chains: Empowering creativity and community through art and connectionNov 15, 2023 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
Wendy Whitman – Evil Obsessions: Unraveling Our Fascination with CrimeDec 13, 2023 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
Charles Feinstein – Addressing the Climate Emergency: Economic and Policy Options and Making Polluters PayJan 17, 2024 04:00 PM in Pacific Time
Be sure you don’t miss these conversations coming later this year.
* indicates new guest added to the show.
Jan Campbell 12/9
Finding a Vaccine for Violence
* OP Almarez 12/16
Cleaning up after COVID
Virtual Concert and Conversations
John Irving and the Renaissance Dancers
People Are Talking
“It was an honor to contribute, once again, to the profoundly vital discussions the TEDxSantaBarbara team hosts, initiates and propagates with unparalleled integrity and consistency."Dr. Harry Grammer, Making Waves speaker
"Really nicely done to be using your platform to spotlight something like this. Very proud of you guys."Evan Asher, TEDxSantaBarbara performer
“Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your Conversations. Each of these presentations helps to make connections across disciplines, as a result, we’re all inspired to learn more.”Dr. Yonette Thomas, Making Waves speaker
“This series has been terrific! I have caught a few of them and the conversations have been insightful. Keep up the great work.”Julie Sorenson, Attendee
“Thanks so much for hosting such an important presentation by Dr. Wizdom Powell.”Cheri C. Wilson, Education and Training Manager, Johns Hopkins Medicine
This program is one of the best I have ever seen in my life. This was amazing and there are not enough words to say Thank You and your Team."Attendee, BJ King
What is the TEDx Santa Barbara Salon?
Our TEDx Salon is different than a live, in-person event where speakers give 12-18 minute talks in front of an audience. Instead, our Salon is an online conversation with our host, Mark Sylvester, and our guest, who is an expert in their field and joins us for a short talk, followed by questions from the online audience.
The topics we explore are focused on the Pandemic, Sustainability, Creativity, Technology, and Social Justice. We look at them individually and, at times, see how one has influenced the other. We look through various lenses and hear different voices as we explore these categories.
We navigate through opinions to help us reflect on our existing attitudes, increase our knowledge, and, when appropriate, take action. The exploration of ideas can provoke and impact our opinions of topics we bring to be discussed. Sometimes we make waves as well.
We want to thank the Community Environmental Council and the UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management for their help in curating our Sustainability track.
SPEAKERS: This is an invitation-only event. Please do not send us unsolicited requests to speak. Thank you.