TedxSantaCruz 2024

Join us on April 13, 2024 at the Crocker Theater

Features riveting talks and performances from a diverse range of inspired, innovated, and renowned speakers and artists.

Past Events


TEDxSantaCruz 2019 Live Event | December 7, 2019 | Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz


TEDxSantaCruz: Radical Collaboration, Conference | April 24, 2015 | Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz


TEDxSantaCruz: Activate, Conference | March 8, 2014 | Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz

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TEDxSantaCruz Activate Launch Party | November 21, 2013 | Hotel Paradox, Santa Cruz

TEDx Bay Area Organizers Workshop | July 27, 2013 | Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

TEDxYouth@Watsonville 2013 Conference | May 19, 2013 | Henry J. Mello Center, Watsonville

TED 2013 Web Simulcast | Febuary 27, 2013 | Cabrillo College, Aptos


TEDxSantaCruz Open, Conference | September 15, 2012 | Cabrillo College, Aptos

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TEDGlobal 2012 Web Simulcast | June 28, 2012 | Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz

TEDxSantaCruz Change 2012 Conference | April 8, 2012 | Cruzio Internet, Santa Cruz

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TED 2012 Web Simulcast | March 1, 2012 | Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz


TEDxWomen 2011 Web Simulcast | December 1, 2011 | Scotts Valley Public Library, Scotts Valley

TEDGlobal 2011 Web Simulcast | July 13, 2011 | Scotts Valley Public Library, Scotts Valley

TEDxSantaCruz Engage, Conference | June 11, 2011 | Cabrillo College, Aptos

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TED 2011 Web Simulcast | March 2, 2011 | Inner Light Center, Soquel

Greater Bay Area TEDx events:

TEDxNapa Valley




TEDxMarketStreet (SF)


TEDxSantaCruz gathers leading thinkers, makers, and artists to share their ideas that create real change in Santa Cruz and around the world. TEDxSantaCruz is dedicated to producing events that feature stimulating presentations, discussions, entertainment, and art that spark new ideas and opportunities.

TEDxSantaCruz speakers are chosen through a highly curated process that takes into consideration ideas, speaker styles, and the flow the day. The speaker selection committee works with the speakers to prepare and develop their talks, each of which will be from 3 to 18 minutes long.

We feature speakers from both Santa Cruz County and from around the world who want to spread their unique ideas through TEDxSantaCruz. Speakers must be available the day before the event for rehearsals and must stay all day on April 13th, 2024 to attend the event and after party. Travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the speaker, unless otherwise agreed to in advance. You can read more about speaking at a TEDx event in the TEDx Speaker Guide [PDF].