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. "Dare to Know" translation of “Sapere Aude” was the battle cry for the Age of Enlightenment, during that period. It also means - "Dare to Think for Yourself - Dare to be Wise"*. I have been an entrepreneur in t
Preparations are in full swing for TEDxSanFrancisco, so it's time to meet Frank Zamacona, our fabulous film director! With a background deep in rock’n roll and comedy, his latest work has been in video capture of operas with the San Francisco Opera. Fact: Frank worked with the Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews and Tina Turner!
The detailed schedule for the day is taking shape, there will be 4 big sessions asking the following questions and will be addressed live by our speakers:
TEDxSanFrancisco is fast approaching, and we’re excited to give you a sneak peek of the ideas you should “Dare to Know.”
Next up in our series with presenters is Walter De Brouwer.
Walter’s entrepreneurial experience spans too many companies to count on one hand: from Starlab, Europe’s premier blue skies research lab on wearable computing, Quantum computation, genomics and nano-electronics, to mobile health company Scanadu, to Doc.ai, his latest venture. We hear from Walte
With less than six weeks to go before TEDxSanFrancisco, we sit down with each of the presenters to get a glimpse of what we can expect on stage.
First up is curator and presenter Sam De Brouwer, a serial entrepreneur who led TEDxBrussels from 2009 to 2014. Most recently, she co-founded Scanadu, a VC backed venture developing a suite of medical grade devices for the consumer market. She designed and implemented the most successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for a medical
We have news: the location of the 2016 TEDxSanFrancisco has been moved to the beautiful Herbst Theatre, part of the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center.
The Herbst Theatre is rich with history, and distinguished as the historic site of the United Nations Charter signing in 1945.
Thank you to the Davies Hall team who have been very helpful in working with us to move next door! This summer, get smart on the future of medicine, the relationship between diet
For San Francisco locals, Davies Hall is an icon. Since 1980, it has summoned audiences with the sound of the symphony, Henry Moore’s reclining figure sculpture, and a lobby that screams “let’s dance.” While the exterior is structurally solid, the interior is flowing. A series of panels and fabrics can alter the acoustics to perfection, depending on the size of the orchestra and audience. Davies Hall has a lesser known, but equally perfectionist, history. Steve Jobs took the