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Tickets on sale now for TEDxSantaCruz March 8, 2014

Tickets on sale!

Tickets for our March daylong event, TEDxSantaCruz: Activate, are now available online.

The third annual TEDxSantaCruz conference will be on March 8, 2014 at Hotel Paradox in downtown Santa Cruz. The theme this year is “Activate” and will showcase an impressive lineup of dynamic speakers activatewhose ideas sparked experiences, projects, work, or creativity that is setting in motion a new reality, igniting new connections, or energizing communities.

Tickets are $75 for general admission and $50 for students with a valid student ID. Admission includes the conference, lunch, breaks, and a no-host reception at Solaire after the event. You can buy tickets online at

Speakers & Performers

The TEDxSantaCruz organizers have carefully curated a series of speakers to explore this year’s theme and are happy to announce that they have selected the first group of speakers and performers:

  • Nicole Crane, Biologist, Ulithi Marine Conservation Project
  • Jessica Delgado, Attorney, Law Offices of the Alternate Public Defender, Santa Clara County
  • Rob Dunn, Biologist, North Carolina State University
  • Mark Lakeman, Co-Founder, City Repair Project
  • Wallace J. Nichols, Scientist, activist, community organizer
  • Wayne Porter Jr., Captain, US Navy
  • Andrew Purchin, Painter
  • Evan Thomas, Professor, Portland State University
  • Aliza Weller, Instructional Designer
  • and more…

The team will be finalizing the line-up over the next few weeks. Check the full list and the topics of each speaker’s talk at in early February.

Sponsors & Partners

The TEDx Santa Cruz Team would  like to thank the 2014 sponsors and partners that are supporting TEDxSantaCruz as a platform for Ideas Worth Spreading in Santa Cruz and around the world. To learn more about sponsorship and partnership opportunities, contact

Platinum: Hotel Paradox
Silver: Santa Cruz Tech Beat
Bronze: Artist on Art, Cabin Media Studios, Chime Interactive, Communications4Good, IP Society, Love Tank, Scott Design Inc, Sub Culture Television
Fiscal Sponsor: Santa Cruz Film Festival

The TEDx Santa Cruz Team looks forwarding to seeing you on March 8th at TEDxSantaCruz 2014!

The TEDxSantaCruz Team
•  Irene Tsouprake
•  Kirsti Scott
•  Jon Luini
•  Nada Miljkovic
•  David Warren

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Fiscal sponsorship for TEDxSantaCruz is provided by the Santa Cruz Film Festival, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID 30-0053845. Contributions are tax-deductible.


Sara Isenberg curates and publishes Santa Cruz Tech Beat for the benefit of the extended business and technology community. When she is not volunteering her time for the tech scene, Sara makes her living by managing software projects, web strategy planning, and providing development team services (including account management, vendor management, strategic partner management, beta project management, referrals to qualified technical team members, and more). Please visit her website: Sara Isenberg Web Consulting & Project Management, or contact Sara by email if you have any project management, account management, or Development Team leadership or service needs.

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