Press Info

TEDxSantaCruz has a limited number of press passes available for events. Interested accredited journalists, photojournalists, photographers, and videographers should request a press pass. TEDxSantaCruz organizers and speakers are available for interviews. If you want more information about TEDx and our events or speakers, please don't hesitate to ask. Contact us in advance for scheduling of interviews or attendance at events.
For further information about TEDxSantaCruz events, to request a press pass, or to schedule interviews with organizers or speakers, please send an email to with ‘PRESS’ in the subject line. 
Please note that TEDx event organizers are not able to speak for the TED Conference. Any journalist seeking comment from TED should contact Melody Serafino at
While we appreciate any coverage, we kindly ask that all journalists and/or bloggers be respectful of the difference between the TED and TEDx brands. The ‘x’ in ‘TEDx’ stands for “independently organized events.” Any headline or text which implies “TED” is coming to Santa Cruz is misleading. For more information on TEDx, visit

TEDxSantaCruz Announces Call for Speakers & Volunteers for Spring 2024 event

October 19, 2023
Contact: Jenny Kurzweil

TEDxSantaCruz Announces Call for Speakers & Volunteers for Spring 2024 event

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.  — TEDxSantaCruz organizers have launched a call for speakers, volunteers, and sponsors for the next TEDxSantaCruz: RISING TOGETHER, slated for Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Crocker Theater on the Cabrillo College campus.

Read More

A Sell-Out Crowd and 24 Standing Ovations!

Here are some tidbits from the front page of the Santa Cruz Sentinel today: Radical Ideas.

• All 24 presenters spoke on revolutionary partnerships, and received standing ovations.

Haussler• “I had a deep feeling of stepping through a porthole, of us stepping through a porthole,” he (UCSC scientist David Haussler) said.

Read More

It’s a Cover Story!

Good Times: ‘Smells like team spirit’

GT1515_CoverEFMThe organizers of TEDx Santa Cruz don’t just talk about this year’s theme, ‘radical collaboration’—they live it

That’s how the Good Times alt-weekly started its cover page story about TEDx:SantaCruz: Radical Collaboration.

Read More

Getting Ready for ACTIVATE!

If you have registered for TEDxSantaCruz: Activate, we’re looking forward to seeing you at the Hotel Paradox on March 8th for an unforgettable day. Here are a few notes to help you get the most out of your day:

Name Tags: We will be creating name tags for attendees but if you purchased more than one ticket at a time, we only have your name.

Read More

Tickets for TEDxSantaCruz: Activate on Sale

Tickets for our March daylong event, TEDxSantaCruz: Activate, are now available online. Our third annual TEDxSantaCruz conference will be on March 8, 2014 at the beautiful Hotel Paradox in downtown Santa Cruz.

Read More