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

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. If you did not indicate the names of the other ticket holders in the comment box when you ordered your tickets, could you take a moment to send an email to with the first and last names of those attending the event? If you don’t get a chance to do so before the event we will have blank name tags that you can pick up at registration.

Parking: Parking at Hotel Paradox is very limited so we encourage you to use public transportation or to park your car in the large parking lot in front of the County Government Center at 701 Ocean Avenue, Santa Cruz CA 95060. Parking is free on weekends and it is a 2-minute walk to the hotel.

Location: The event will be held at the Hotel Paradox at 611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060, Phone: 831-425-7100.

Registration: Registration will be in front of the hotel and will open at 8:30 am. Coffee will be available in the lobby before the event begins at 9:30 am. Please leave time for parking and picking up your name tags.

Block time in your calendar: The show begins at 9:30 am and sessions run from 10 to 5 with breaks during each session and lunch from 12:30 to 2. The event is followed by a no-host reception at the Solaire Restaurant and Bar where you will have the opportunity to mingle with the speakers and other audience members. We recommend that you plan on staying for the full day to get the most out of this experience.

Download the EventJoy app: A great way to connect with fellow attendees and to get the most up-to-date information before and during the event is to download the EventJoy app (iOS or Android) and connect with the TEDxSantaCruz event. The free app provides information about speakers and sponsors, lets you connect with others in the audience, and shares tweets and images tagged with #tedxsantacruz throughout the day. Download the app and get started today.

Get the big picture: Visit the event page or check the app for the most current schedule of talks.

If your email changes, or you have any questions please let us know at

See you on the 8th!