Thank you Santa Barbara for helping make our 2016 event amazing.

We appreciate the opportunity to bring life-changing ideas to the world stage.
This volunteer effort, supported by local partners, allows us to produce an event that exemplifies the premium brand Santa Barbara represents.
Take a minute to view our 2016 talks below and enjoy photos taken on August 20th at the New Vic Theater.

Thank you Santa Barbara for helping to make our 2016 event amazing.

We appreciate the opportunity to bring life-changing ideas to the world stage. This volunteer effort, supported by local partners, allows us to produce an event that exemplifies the premium brand Santa Barbara represents. Take a minute to view our 2016 talks and enjoy photos taken on August 20th at the New Vic Theater.

TEDx Santa Barbara 2016 Highlights

Speakers


Adam Cobb

8 Days A Week…Live By Design, Not By Default


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Antonio Medrano

The Clarity
of Disruption


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Carrie Hammer

The Business of Beauty is Very Ugly


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Chloe Howard

Stand
Beautiful


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Dan Caldwell

Power Through
Insecurities


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Dan Perea

The Privilege of Self-Actualization


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Joan Rosenberg

The Gifted Wisdom of Unpleasant Feelings


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Scott Mann

Rooftop
Leadership


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Seth Streeter

The Untethered Life: Wealth Redefined


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Shelli Rae Varela

Hacking
Possibility


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Tim Bauer

Becoming
Failworthy


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Tom Wujec

The Equations
of Trust


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Tony Perez

Black Hats
Rising


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Traver Boehm

How To Make Pain
Your Guru


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Victoria Labalme

Risk Forward: the Rewards of Not Knowing


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Wesley Chapman

Building a WORLD
of Worth


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Event Photographs


Meet the Organizers

Kymberlee Weil: Founder, Strategic Samurai and Executive Producer, TEDxSantaBarbara

Kymberlee, also known as the Strategic Samurai, is a recognized professional speaker who has coached over 100 TEDx presenters, helping them develop their ideas worth sharing. She served as the Executive Producer and Speaker Coach for TEDxAmericanRiviera in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Kymberlee has been attending the main TED Conference since 2003. It was at her first TED event that she launched introNetworks, a software company, with Mark Sylvester. She is currently developing new mastermind programs and workshops for one of her newest ventures, Strategically Speaking. When not exercising her entrepreneurial muscles she is exercising her actual muscles through Martial Arts, CrossFit and Kickboxing.

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Mark Sylvester: Ambassador, 805connect and Executive Producer, TEDxSantaBarbara

Mark has been attending TED for twenty years. He was the Executive Producer of TEDxAmericanRiviera in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Mark has been instrumental in the computer industry, developing software that has had a significant impact on the way people visualize ideas. As the Co-Founder of introNetworks, he helped pioneer the Visual Matching Engine that connects thousands of people around the world. His passion is coming up with innovative ways to look at information. As Ambassador for 805connect, he helps businesses in the region make relevant connections. Mark is an avid Chef, having opened several restaurants in Santa Barbara. He writes about his passion for food at MarkSylvester.com.

Contact Mark

The New Vic

A perfect venue to share ideas.
33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, California

The TEDx SantaBarbara Team

Al Weil
Construction Captain

Ashley Radosevic
Marketing/PR

Bethany Klier
Speaker Party Captain

Britt Jewett
Stage Design

Cassie Anderson
Marketing/Social Media

Christopher Foley
Technology

Daniel Colantonio
Head of Volunteers

David Kafer
Photographer

Erik Krueger
Volunteer

Jiana Vargem
Partner Liaison

Kelly Daugherty
Marketing/PR

Kim Fauskee
Partnerships

Marcela Miller
Social Media Manager

Matt Turner
X Factor

Natalie Bauman
Design Intern

Nicole Ford
Event Coordinator

Phil Zabarsky
Stage Manager

Pia Dorer
Production Design/Marketing

Rachel Johnson
Speaker Concierge

Sandy Weil
Registration Captain

Sandi Zabarsky
Content Coach

Trifco
Design/Animation

Vanessa Keating
Food Captain

Bryan Kerner
Impact Hub Captain

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