Change Leadership



TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference on the West Coast each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TED Talks video site, the Open Translation Project and TED Conversations, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.TEDMED 


TEDxSanDiego brings together innovators, explorers, teachers and learners to encourage conversation and collaboration.  Our vision is to be a local forum for ideas that inspire people to change their lives and their world. A not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization, TEDxSanDiego would not be possible without the people and companies who commit their passion, financial and practical support to creating the TEDxSanDiego Experience.


TEDxAmericasFinestCity (TEDxAFC) is a local, independently organized TEDx event, operated under a license from TED.  As we are only one of many TEDx groups in San Diego, TEDxAFC is united locally and globally to support the growth of each TEDx event throughout the year. 


At 99U, we deliver the action-oriented insights that you didn’t get in school, highlighting real-world best practices for making ideas happen.

Start With Why – Simon Sinek 

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Simon is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

Dan Pink 

Daniel H. Pink is the author of several provocative, bestselling books about the changing world of work.

Susan Cain

QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco

Since 1992, the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco has offered solutions-driven approaches to the toughest health care challenges through three areas of focus: Leadership Programs to empower change agents at every level and within all sectors of the health care system. Research to understand today’s workforce issues and design actionable strategies to solve them. Consulting Services to creatively and collaboratively address individual and organizational needs.