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Saturday 11/16/2019


This year, we explored stories. The ones we tell ourselves, the ones told to us, and those that we tell each other. Stories are everywhere; they allow us to tackle challenging subjects, entertain while teaching, and give us an opportunity to build deep relationships with the storytellers.



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Saturday 11/16/2019


This year, we explored stories. The ones we tell ourselves, the ones told to us, and those that we tell each other. Stories are everywhere; they allow us to tackle challenging subjects, entertain while teaching, and give us an opportunity to build deep relationships with the storytellers.

Meet the TEDxSantaBarbara 2019 Speakers

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Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Trash is Ruining Recycling

Solving plastic pollution will take more than straws.


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O.P. Almaraz

Why what we fear can be our strongest ally

We get stuck in these old thought patterns and the only way to succeed is to break loose.

More

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John “Revelator” Irving

I am a K.N.I.G.H.T.

A creative voyage of music, dance, and poetry as John Revelator and the Renaissance K.N.I.G.H.T.S reveal their epic journey from obscurity to notoriety.


More

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Lori Dennis

A Comfortable Solution to the Homeless Epidemic

Millions of dollars have been thrown at the homeless epidemic, with no resolution in sight, until now. The effectiveness of this one simple solution might surprise you.


More

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Ben Bergeron

Your Mind is a Weapon

Learn simple tactics to unlock your greatest competitive advantage.

More

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Erik Talkin

Why Giving People More Food Doesn’t End Hunger

Emergency food can make little difference to people’s lives. Is there a way we can empower people to make a lifesaving journey from hunger into health?


More

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Scott Mann

The Generosity of Scars

In 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.

More

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Tami Relph

Why We Must Reframe Environmental Security

Can environmental threats actually become security issues? Tami Relph will explore patterns of conflict and will share how global issues can escalate if left unchecked.

More

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Zoë Silverberg

How $14 Can Make Trips to the Doctor Easier

People are afraid of shots. In a talk about fears of vaccines, Zoë Silverberg will explain her own story and how she stumbled upon an accessible solution to this issue.


More

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Dean McFlicker

How to Get What You Want

The producer's guide to getting great results in any situation.


More

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Julian Reeve

Redefining perfectionism - the vital need for change

Outdated methods to manage our perfectionism are failing us. A radical new approach empowers us to reset, and realize our potential in healthier ways.


More

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Jude Kadi

Our Teachers Deserve Better

Teachers should be more supported, protected, and their challenges need to be addressed in order for my generation to stand a chance of success.


More

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Darren Ross

Popsicle Moments: Finding a new flavor of customer service

When was the last time you experienced truly exceptional customer service?

More
 
 

Meet the TEDxSantaBarbara 2019 Speakers


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John "Revelator" Irving

I am a K.N.I.G.H.T.

A creative voyage of music, dance, and poetry as John Revelator and the Renaissance K.N.I.G.H.T.S reveal their epic journey from obscurity to notoriety.


More

Image

Lori Dennis

A Comfortable Solution to the Homeless Epidemic

Millions of dollars have been thrown at the homeless epidemic, with no resolution in sight, until now. The effectiveness of this one simple solution might surprise you.


More

Image

Erik Talkin

Why Giving People More Food Doesn’t End Hunger

Emergency food can make little difference to people’s lives. Is there a way we can empower people to make a lifesaving journey from hunger into health?


More

Image

Darren Ross

Popsicle Moments: Finding a new flavor of customer service

When was the last time you experienced truly exceptional customer service? Darren Ross has made it his life’s work to redefine what it means to give the gift of a memory to customers.


More
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Julian Reeve

Redefining perfectionism - the vital need for change

Outdated methods to manage our perfectionism are failing us. A radical new approach empowers us to reset, and realize our potential in healthier ways.


More

Image

Ben Bergeron

Your Mind is a Weapon

Learn simple tactics to unlock your greatest competitive advantage.

More

Image

Dean McFlicker

How to Get What You Want

The producer's guide to getting great results in any situation.


More

Image

Zoë Silverberg

How $14 Can Make Trips to the Doctor Easier

People are afraid of shots. In a talk about fears of vaccines, Zoë Silverberg will explain her own story and how she stumbled upon an accessible solution to this issue.


More

Image

Jude Kadi

Our Teachers Deserve Better

Teachers should be more supported, protected, and their challenges need to be addressed in order for my generation to stand a chance of success.


More

Image

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Trash is Ruining Recycling

Solving plastic pollution will take more than straws.

More

Image

O.P. Almaraz

Why what we fear can be our strongest ally

We get stuck in these old thought patterns and the only way to succeed is to break loose.

More

Image

Tami Relph

Why We Must Reframe Environmental Security

Can environmental threats actually become security issues? Tami Relph will explore patterns of conflict and will share how global issues can escalate if left unchecked.

More

Image

Scott Mann

The Generosity of Scars

In 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.

More

 
 
 

Thank you, Santa Barbara,
for all of your support.

Our sold-out show on Saturday, November 16th, was a success. The Speakers gave the Talk of their lives, the Performers amazed the crowd with unexpected energy and you, the audience gave a few standing ovations.
We will be posting the videos in a few weeks
We will announce our 2020 theme and date in January
If you'd like to be considered to talk visit our Speak at TEDx page here.

 

The Importance of Partnership

We would not be able to produce our event every year without the help of our generous partners. We thank each and every one of you, from the bottom of our hearts!


Meet our 2019 Partners

Meet the 2019 Team