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About TEDxKids@ElCajon

TEDxKids@ElCajon is an annual non-profit, independently organized, TEDxYouth event. Children ages five through eighteen from our community have shared their personal journeys, captivating stories, and ideas that inspire an audience of all ages.

Since 2015, TEDxKids@ElCajon has broadened horizons, ignited thoughts, and sparked conversations with themes including Doers and Dreamers, Beyond Infinity, and My Future Possible Self.

Over 3,000 San Diego and El Cajon community members and families came together in 2019 for the World is YOurs. This past June, over 12,000 viewers were reached by our three-day, prime-time virtual event during the COVID19 pandemic with talks about the importance of recess, the future of education, journey as an immigrant, how history has impacted us today, and conservation of bees!

About TED:

TED is a nonprofit organization that is devoted to spreading ideas.  It began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.  It is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. It is built on the belief in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

TEDx, x = independently organized event in the spirit of ideas worth spreading, 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.

For more on TED, please see TED.com

Meet the Team

 

Tamara Otero
Founder
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David Miyashiro
Founder
Jenn Petraglia
Organizer
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Howard Shen
Communications
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Kelsey Douglas
Social Media
Kristen Haglund
Speaker Curator & Coach
Holly French
Speaker Curator & Coach
Amie Tillman
Speaker Curator & Coach
Taryn Mani
Lead Performance Curator
Edith Hernandez
Partnership Curator