From waterfalls and right swipes to powerlines and hugs, connections serve to accomplish various goals.

How do neurons mirror each other? What can we take away from the intertwinings of Social Media? Or how about a different perspective on whistleblowers? All these topics, and more. Let’s get in on this together. Come join us in San Francisco, CA for an amazing day full of speeches, performers, and new ideas!

Explore what it means to CONNECT.


March 5, 2017

Marines Memorial Theatre

Speakers Helv 1

More are being Announced – Come Back to See the Rest



TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading. It started out as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment, and design.

TED’s mission is spreading ideas. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations)