TEDxSanDiego Names New Chief Connector And Curator For 2023 Season

TEDxSanDiego, one of the most prestigious and long-running TEDx events in the country, is excited to announce Audrey Jacobs as the new Chief Connector and Curator for 2023.

An active leader in San Diego for more than 30 years who has served on many non-profit boards and community groups, Jacobs is a passionate connector as featured in her TEDx talk, “How to be a Matchmaker in Work, Life, and Love”.

Meet Audrey Jacobs

An active leader in San Diego since the late ‘80’s, Jacobs has spent her career working in affordable housing, startup investing, and now as a Financial Advisor with Bernstein Private Wealth.

A L.E.A.D. alumnae, she has served on several respected San Diego nonprofit boards such as Second Chance, Fern Street Circus, and StandWithUs.

In her new volunteer role as the Chief Connector and Curator of TEDxSanDiego, Jacobs is focused on highlighting local change agents in San Diego County.

TEDxSanDiego fulfills her personal mission statement she wrote at age 17: “To be a catalyst for positive change by educating and inspiring individuals and communities”.

“Our goal with TEDxSanDiego is to represent San Diego’s full diversity, while we activate individuals to expand horizons, change perceptions, inspire action, and foster new connections. We want every San Diegan to feel like they see themselves and their communities reflected on stage. ‘Seeds of Change’ embodies the concept that ‘ideas worth spreading’ are seeds which can only be activated to grow by sharing them with the community and the world.”.

Originally founded by Jack Abbott in 2010, Jacobs is honored to build on his legacy of this premier platform to feature visionaries enacting positive change locally and globally as she unveils the – theme for the 2023 season, “Seeds of Change”.

“TEDxSanDiego talks have been viewed over 7 million times and that’s a reflection of the amazing work and talent in San Diego,” said Audrey Jacobs, Chief Connector and Curator of TEDxSanDiego.

TEDxSanDiego | Seeds of Change

TEDxSanDiego | Seeds of Change is a half-day event that will feature four live performances and ten talks from catalysts for change representing these communities and issues: immigration, poverty, education, wellness, military, sustainability, education, life science, sports, innovation, and life cycles.

Apply or Nominate

For TEDxSanDiego to represent the full diversity of San Diego, the organization is kicking off its search for speakers by calling for submissions of local voices who have ideas worth spreading. Nominations are open from November 1 through December 1. 

The full list of speakers and performers will be announced in February 2023. To apply to speak, please visit here. To nominate a speaker, please visit here.

See you there

TEDxSanDiego | Seeds of Change half-day event will take place on Sunday, June 11 at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla.

Tickets go on sale in early April 2023 and will be available on the TEDxSanDiego website.

For more information on TEDxSanDiego and how to nominate a speaker or apply to present please visit here.

See you there, San Diego!

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