About TEDxSonomaCounty

What is TEDxSonomaCounty?

TEDxSonomaCounty2014.182In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxSonomaCounty is held annually at the Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa, California, bringing together our community with inspiring speakers, artists and performers to explore a theme. We are organized by a group of individuals who are inspired by TED and want to bring the experience to Sonoma County.
TEDxSonomaCounty is operating under license from TED, organizers of the immensely popular TED Conference, an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx, a program of local, organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

What is TED?

ted-logo-e1464364182246.pngTED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes on a diverse mix of topics. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. TED2017: The Future You will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 24-28. For application and information on other TED events, visit ted.com.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; and TED Books, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit ted.com/registration.

What is TEDx?

TEDx-logoIn 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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.)


Speaker Submission

Do you have an idea worth spreading or know someone who does?

Apply online to become a TEDxSonomaCounty speaker or nominate a friend or colleague.