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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.
Our first series of conversations
Broadcast on Zoom and Live on our Facebook Page
Ten truths to get you through tough times.
Noah benShea is one of North America's most respected and beloved poet philosophers. He is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated, Best Selling author of 28 books. He is a scholar and theologian who has spoken to numerous universities and institutions, including The Library of Congress and The US Department of Defense. He has been published by Oxford University Press and The World Bible Society in Jerusalem. He was a Dean at UCLA at the age of 22 and at 30, a Fellow at several esteemed "Think Tanks."
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
Leaping forward into deferred dreams:
How to design and ignite your 3.0 life
CEO, Santa Barbara City College Foundation
Propping up the Front Line of the Non-Profit Sector
Be sure you don’t miss these conversations coming later this year.
Cultivating a post-outrage consciousness
Helping 200,000 Animals Affected by COVID-19
COVID-19 and the Value of Information:
Measuring the Societal Costs of the Pandemic
Finding a Vaccine for Violence
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
The Cornerstone of the Experience Economy: The Future of Retail
Connecting Intentions to Outcomes: Reinventing Interpersonal Communications
Social Justice is on the front lines of Sustainable change.
New Year's Musical Celebration