Get Your Fix | 2011

Scripps Seaside Forum

Renaissance | 2012

La Jolly Playhouse

TEDxAFC Women's | 2012

Paley Center for Media - UCSD

The New Narrative | 2013

San Diego Public Market

TEDxAFC Interactive Workshop | 2013

San Diego State University Alumni Center

Transformation | 2014

Don Powell Theater


We are currently overhauling our website!

We (by we I mean many many many dedicated people) have been responsible for holding eight major events and even more smaller more intimate events over the course of the last 5+ years.  One thing that I can say right now is that TEDxAmericasFinestCity is less an annual event as it is a community.  This year we have taken a short break to pause and take a look back through the years.  Often this is the missing link in a TEDx organization, the time to reflect on the impact and power of both the talks that have been shared and also the conversations, friendships, professional partnerships, and side projects that have been sparked throughout the years. As 2016 wraps up we will be sharing some stories from lead organizers, director, and other team members alongside those from our speakers.  Stay tuned!

In the meantime – if you want to take a short walk down memory lane, click on the photos below.

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TEDxAmericasFinestCity 2014

Interactive Workshop

TEDxAFC | Interactive Workshop 2014

The New Narrative

TEDxAmericasFinestCity 2013


TEDxAFC Women Event | San Diego 2012

TCity 2.0

TEDxCity2.0 | San Diego 2012


TEDxAFC | La Jolla Playhouse 2012

Speakers Salon

TEDxAFC Salon | 3RDSPACE 2012

Get Your Fix

TEDxAFC | Seaside Forum 2011

What is TEDx? x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. 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 within a small group. These local 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.  Learn more here….

What Is TED?

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 31 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at These events and online talks provide a platform to share ideas that matter in a variety of disciplines – technology, entertainment, science, humanities, business, art, and design. Handpicked beacons of inspiration give short talks, demonstrations and performances, and all volunteer their time and expertise for no money. They do it for the experience, for the TED name, and for the chance to be heard and share their passion. Follow TED on Twitter at, on Facebook, or visit the website.