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.
Decreasing stigma saves lives. Mental health needs to be a key part of supporting our troops in the military. William Rodriguez, MSW, was inspired to dedicate his life to helping Veterans and all of those affected by trauma after serving in the US Army from 2000-2006. During this time, he participated in 3 combat deployments in the Middle East as a reconnaissance squad leader with both the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom /Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following his separation from the military, William began studying psychology & graduated with a Master’s Degree in Military Social Work from USC in 2012.
Whales should no longer have to perform for their supper and for our entertainment. Captive whales have raised millions of dollars for their owners and entertained millions of people – don’t we owe them something? It is time to retire these magnificent animals to natural seaside sanctuaries. A member of the Whale Sanctuary Project Board of Directors since mid-2016, Charles is no stranger to ambitious, visionary, ocean-related projects.