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.



Regular events for smaller groups to explore single topics of community interest
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Regular field trips for smaller groups to explore our community
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Main event

Our Annual All-Day Event with Live Speakers and Performers at The New Vic

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The moment you've all been waiting for has arrived.

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A glimpse of a recent TEDx event


Meet the 2019 Team

The Importance of Partnership

Our event is 100% volunteer-driven and we rely on the community for financial support and in-kind contributions.

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Meet our 2020 Partners

Featured Videos from our Past Events

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We're looking for a few more awesome Volunteers.

Volunteers are the backbone of our TEDxSantaBarbara events. We've been very fortunate over the years to have built a team of wonderful and dedicated change agents. We'd love to invite you to apply for our 2020 Volunteer team.

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