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Dare to know is the translation of “Sapere Aude”, the battle cry for the Age of Enlightenment, during the 17th  and 18th centuries.

Push the frontiers of your knowledge

The Team

TEDxSanFrancisco is made possible by the hard work and collective effort of our team. Together, we make ideas worth spreading.

Sam De Brouwer

Curator, Director


Akshay Sharma


Ami Sampat

Lead Product Manager

Ayush Bhargava

Senior Content Producer

Charles Costa

Social Media Lead

Duy Le Nguyen

Volunteer Recruitment Lead

Elisa Escobar

Speaker Production

Esha Joshi

Lead Design

Hui Tan

Head of Speaker Coaching

Jill Wesley

Lead Attendee Management

Karime Esper

Social Media Coordinator

Lauren Volper

Speaker Dinner

Maria lsabel Vega

Social Media Coordinator (Facebook & Instagram)

Mikel Mangold

Product Manager

Nathalie Rodriguez

Catering Lead

Ola Reid

Attendee Experience

Rory Hansen

Social Media Coordinator (Twitter)

Shanti Christensen

Video Artist

Zach Stiggelbout

Account Management

Alexander Lelental

Production & Design Support

Anthony Lee

Account Management

Brian Kuan

Social Media Graphic Designer

Chelsea Lin

Web Developer

Edith Santacana

Co-lead, Volunteer Management

Emily Fang

Lead Afterparty

Gita Lal

Lead Speaker Management

Jake Nonweiler

Volunteer Experience

Jocelyn Stradiotto

Executive Director

Kasia Krzoska

Web & Design

Lisa Yip


Marlena Kot

Speaker Operations Coordinator

Mo Asebiomo

Fund Sponsorships

Nik Witowski

Web Developer

Patrick Chen

Social Media Coordinator

Ruby Pichardo

Volunteer Management

Stephanie Thoma

Digital Strategy

Zachary Dahan

Co-lead, Volunteer Management

Alexis Morris

Social Media Coordinator (Facebook)

Ayu Ramadhani

Social Media Coordinator

Carlos Esqueda

Lead Marketing

Domitilla Caputo

Afterparty Coordinator

Ela Zutshi

Marketing Coordinator

Enesha Nash

Speaker Experience

Himali Tadwalkar


Jennifer Wu


Karen Ng

Social Media Coordinator

Katarina Warnström

In-Kind Sponsorships

Malika Dale


Max Mao

Magical Unicorn (Marketing & Operations)

Nancy Huang


Noah Pilchen

Attendee Experience

Petra Ostermuenchner

Finance & Operations

Sarah Fleckman Coggins

Social Media Coordinator (LinkedIn)

Thelema Dietler

What is

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.


See the TEDxSanFrancisco page on TED.com for more details.