TEDxSanFrancisco: Dare to Know
October 6th 2016 at Herbst Theatre
Titled after a battle cry, ‘Sapere Aude’, used during the Age of Enlightenment, TEDxSanFrancisco’s event will examine the impact of data and new technologies on humankind. Each guest will speak on how technological growth will progress his or her field, and subsequently humankind’s potential ability to alter the world using anything from bits, to atoms, to neurons and genes. Speakers will set forth huge implications for our world’s future as they explain how modern tools will allow us to ‘change our destiny, take evolution into our own hands, and replace the philosophy of need by the philosophy of want.’ Buy tickets here.
TEDxWomen 2016: ‘It’s About Time’
October 26-28th 2016 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
TEDxWomen will be a full-fledged conference, rather than a single event. The three-day conference will be centered on time and attention, including topics such as time zones, time travel, time outs, and time together. A group of all-female speakers will question and challenge conventions established around time in six different sessions, tackling issues such as long-term solutions to climate change, poverty, immigration, violence, inequities, time-saving technologies, and being present. TEDxWomen will not only consist of lectures, however. Music, comedy, tech demos, and other hands-on experiences will be interspersed for guests to experience. TEDxWomen will be an exceptional event, which also explains the necessity for an application process. Check out the procedure online. For those eligible, TEDxWomen is a must see. Apply to attend here.
TEDxSFState: Designing Your Future
November 7th 2016 at the Cesar Chavez Student Center at SF State University
San Francisco State University will be hosting this independent event, organized by current staff and students. Very few details have been released yet, aside from a brief description outlining the ‘industry leaders, innovators, and makers from San Francisco’ who will be present to ‘ignite new ideas and opportunities for all.’ In the true TEDx style, TEDxSFState will be a locally produced lecture specifically tailored for its community. In our ever-changing world, the speakers will no doubt provide excellent advice and inspiration for a new generation of graduates and academics alike.
TEDxYouth@FAIHS: Think Again
February 25th 2017 at the Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion
Specifically geared toward younger citizens and also organized by a group of high school students, this TEDxYouth program aims to promote a conversation about ideas relevant to students, and to allow their own voices to be heard. The third annual event will explore preconceived notions regarding concepts, paradoxes, and issues relevant to the Bay Area school faculty and students. Further details haven’t been revealed yet… keep checking back for their finalized speaker list later this fall!
March 5th 2017 at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre
Very little has been disclosed about this event, with its website currently displaying an empty page of guests. However, the title remains intriguing. The speakers of the day will explore everything ‘from waterfalls and right swipes to powerlines and hugs.’ Especially living in an age of technology, connections are ever important to humans, even in terms of accomplishing goals. Thus, ideas and definitions surrounding what it means to connect are significant. Check back often to secure tickets.
In addition to the five above events, two additional TEDTalks will be held next year. Aside from being listed on TED’s website, no further information has been given, so keep them on your radar! They are sure to thrill.