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TEDxSanJoseCA


TEDxSanJoseCA features riveting talks by remarkable people. It gathers some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers to share their passions and their own personal journeys.

The audience is a diverse mix of thought leaders from Silicon Valley. We come together to share ideas and inspire each other to make a difference. Connection is the electricity that runs through the event. Expect conversations that will change your life.

Join the speakers, attendees, and virtual-attendees from all over the world as they turn ideas into reality. We’re planting the seeds for a better tomorrow.


Kim Vu: Tech Credit Union

A sponsor’s View: Kim Vu of Tech Credit Union discusses the value of TEDxSanJoseCA and why sponsorship is important.


Seth Shostak: Senior Astronomer at SETI

2012 Speaker Interview: Dr. Seth Shostak participates in the search for extraterrestrial life at the SETI Institute. He heads up the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Committee, and hosts a weekly radio show, “Big Picture Science”. Shostak has published more than 400 popular articles on science, and his most recent book is Confessions of an Alien Hunter, A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Life (National Geographic). Shostak is also an accomplished photographer. His photos have been featured on the cover of Time magazine. Watch his talk >>


Diep Vuong: Fighting Human Trafficking on the Ground in Vietnam

2012 Speaker Interview: As co-founder of Pacific Links Foundation (PALS), a US-based international NGO, Diep designed and spearheads an innovative program to combat human trafficking in Vietnam. PALS focuses on HT prevention through scholarships, vocational training and public advocacy in vulnerable communities. It is the only organization that operates two shelters for trafficking survivors at the Southern and Northern borders of Vietnam. Watch her talk >>


Esther Wojcicki: 21st Century Journalism

2012 Speaker Interview: Esther Wojcicki (“Woj”) is the Vice Chair of Creative Commons, a groundbreaking initiative to make creative, education, and scientific content instantly more compatible with the full potential of the internet. She is also the driving force behind Palo Alto High School’s journalism program, in which 500 students take part. Esther encourages students to believe in themselves and gives them the 21st century tools to be successful. Wojcicki is also the Board Chairman of Learning Matters. Watch her talk >>