“Your destiny is attracted to your greatest gift.” – John “Revelator”
The Generosity of ScarsIn these trust-depleted, distracted times, your darkest struggle can be your greatest gift to those you lead, if…you are willing to pay the price.Scott MannGreen Beret – Warrior StorytellerRetired Lieutenant Colonel Scott Mann spent nearly 23 years operating in the trust-depleted communities of Afghanistan, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia, building deep relationships and mobilizing thousands of indigenous …
A lack of environmental security has contributed to most, if not all, conflicts throughout history.
Mediocrity is the cousin of poverty.
Solving plastic pollution will take more than straws.
One person can change a community, a community can change the world.
All the world is a narrow bridge, and the main thing is not to fear.
Dean is a network TV exec, an original cast member of Newsies, and a remarkably GPS-dependent person.
A disciplined life is a happy life.
Step up, or get out – perfection’s calling to us all.
By Listening Carefully & Responding Creatively, we create extraordinary moments
Food keeps you alive. How can food build new communities around the world.
How a Set of New Sheets Keeps Families Off the Streets
Jessica will expertly guide our Salon discussion by leading us through an evening that starts off talking about language and its power, then transitions to the power of language in books.
In this TEDxSantaBarbaraSalon we’ve invited Jessica Viera, Director of Sustainability at Goleta-based, Appel Sciences. She’s curated a set of TED talks related to our topic that will open your mind to new ideas that you may not have considered.
In this short show we learn more about Tara and her vision for the Tastes of TEDx program and a bit about how she curated our recent Salon – if you missed it, you’ll not want to miss the next one.
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History holds a vast treasure of specimens collected over the past 100 years. Dr. Krista Fahy will lead us through her favorites as she show us the Museum’s Vertebrate Zoology Collection. You’ll see otters from the 1800’s and hear what she’s learned by studying their hair, as well as birds from around the region and what can be learned by examining them.
In this episode, Tara and Mark discuss the hidden gems of the Funk Zone and what she’s prepared for our 90-minute tour on June 18th. She explains why we’re only having 20 people join us on this Adventure, so don’t miss your chance to get this unique perspective on this growing area of town.
Hear our “Who’s watching us?” TEDxSantaBarbara Salon guest moderator, Michael Mongold, Director of Information Security at Deckers Brands and Mark Sylvester discuss this fascinating topic in this short podcast. Tickets available here for the May 28th event.
Improv team Deconstructing Barbara carefully observed the entire TEDxSantaBarbara 2018 event, “Yes, and…” and put their own improvisational twist on a TED talk at the end of the event. This is best viewed after watching the other talks.
Traver Boehm returns to the TEDx Santa Barbara stage two years after speaking about his month in pure darkness for a “Where are they now?” segment. In it he describes the incredible turn his life took as soon as he walked off of the stage and began speaking to men about his ideas around masculinity. Traver doesn’t believe the modern man is lost, only that he has become painfully overly civilized.
What do you do when you find yourself staring up at the place you thought was rock bottom? “Tinier Tim” Bauer returns to share where he’s been and what failure has taught him since delivering his talk on Becoming Failworthy while losing one pound 225 times.
Bullying is an epidemic. Chloe asks the question, “Can someone truly accept the differences in another, without first accepting the differences in themselves?” When we love and accept ourselves, we are less likely to bully others. What would this mean for the bullied, the bullies, and our world? Chloe gives an update on standbeautiful.me, an anti-bullying movement and book promoting the acceptance of self and others. Chloe believes that when we love and accept ourselves we are less likely to inflict pain and shame on others. Chloe returns to the TEDx stage in 2018 after her she premiered in 2016 at TEDx Santa Barbara, STAND Beautiful.
Leadership has a robust effect on the culture of any organization. These tools for effective leadership will enable you to experience greater success in the workplace and in life.
Rapidly advancing AI technology is driving us to be less and less human every day. It’s time to discuss the fundamental cause and get going on a fundamental fix. Hint: You are the key.
Would you risk your life to rescue many lives? How, in a place of unimaginable terror, hope grew from a water bottle and a rose.
Bullying doesn’t stop when childhood ends. Schoolyard bullies often become bullying adults, but there is a way to stop them in their tracks.
The heartbeat of a beehive – Pay attention to the bees. Their behavior indicates the health of your immediate environment.
We’re all addicted to being right. But is there also value in knowing how to be wrong?
In music, as in life, timing matters. Here’s how the three noble truths of timing can change your perceptions of just about everything.
We need to be a global community that fights for the value of those most vulnerable, and we need to be conscious consumers without compromising on the quality and style that we love. Both can exist together.
Coral reefs are one of the most threatened ecosystems on our planet. With an intimate look at some of the secret lives of the smallest of coral reefs inhabitants, we can develop a desire to do all that we can do to ensure these diverse ecosystems survive and thrive.
Incarcerated children deserve a chance for a better future. Jail is not the answer, there is a better way for kids in the juvenile justice system to transform their lives.
After a disaster, first responders are always on the job. But it’s the second responders who can transform tragedy into triumph.
Journalism in the digital age is challenged by a business model of automated advertising that creates widespread distrust. Truth is getting lost in the process. What can we do about that?
The demand for food will grow dramatically by the middle of this century. How can we meet this demand with the lowest impact on the planet? Look to the sea. Steve Gaines is Dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a marine ecologist who seeks conservation solutions by linking innovations in ocean science to more effective marine policy and management. His science explores the design of marine reserve networks, climate change impacts on ocean ecosystems, sustainable fisheries management using market based reforms, and the role of aquaculture in meeting the future demand for food. In each of these science endeavors, he has been a strong promotor of more effective communication of ocean science to enhance its impact.
Have you ever woken up one morning to discover an abscess that would grow to the size of a baseball in your armpit? I have. I have HS or Hidradenitis Suppurativa, and so does up to 4% of the population. That’s 230 million people, and yet no one is talking about it. Well, I will.