October 20, 2017

Just two weeks ago we experienced the power of ideas.

We heard about the latest breakthroughs in medicine, drones, blockchain, nutrition, genetics and the legacy of plastics, and we also heard about the human stories of homelessness, addiction and death.

While we're prep...

September 30, 2017

10 days to go to our main event, and we're fully booked!

We'll have a full venue when we start the show at 9am in the Herbst Theatre.
If you couldn't get your hands on the ticket for TEDxSanFrancisco 2017, you can still sign-up to the waiting list and we will inf...

September 19, 2017

You read it right.

TEDxSanFrancisco is the first TED event in the world to accept several cryptocurrencies to pay the registration fee.

Starting today you can buy your ticket for TEDxSanFrancisco in both Bitcoin and Ethereum.

We became very inspired to pilot the idea af...

September 14, 2017

Here's a sneak peek of our backstage at the Herbst Theatre

Our team starts planning 10 months prior to the event and Sam, our curator, is continuously researching potential speakers throughout the whole year, always looking for these great ideas that will potentially tr...

September 8, 2017

We often get the question: how do speakers prep for their TED talk? We often get the question: how do speakers prep for their TED talk? Here are the 4 most important tips we share with our speakers every year, hopefully they'll help you too.

1. ONE CORE IDEA Build your...

September 2, 2017

The E of TED stands for Entertainment.
Last year we've had incredible artists on our stage with DawsonDanceSF by Gregory Dawson and The Hiplet Ballerinas by Homer Hans Bryant.

This year again we are honored to host incredible artists who will express th...

August 14, 2017

I have a sweet spot for the Enlightenment which took place in the 17th and all through the 18th century in Europe. It was characterized by dramatic revolutions in science, philosophy, society and politics; these revolutions literally swept away the medieval world-view.

August 8, 2017

We asked TEDxSanFrancisco 2017 speakers what they're reading this summer.

Use these literary ingredients for your brain diet and get in shape for the 2017 event with these reads.

  1. The Evolution of Imagination | Stephen T. Asma

  2. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dyi...

August 7, 2017

Exactly 2 weeks ago we had our very first TEDxSanFrancisco Salon and the first talks are online. More will be pushed online soon, so stay tuned!

Amy Yotopoulos shares how social connections can help our long lives to stay healthy and rewarding.

Marc Freedman shares about...

July 28, 2017

We love to experiment with formats and ideas and the TEDx platform is a good one for that. A TEDxSanFrancisco Salon is a smaller event with a smaller audience than the main one in October —300 instead of 1000 attendees — it operates with a smaller team and focus on one...

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