In 2011, TEDxSanAntonio had the honor of hearing speaker Sichan Siv, former United States ambassador to the United Nations and international bestselling author of Golden Bones. His talk From the Killing Fields to the White House is a fascinating, inspiring American immigrant success story. From 1989 to 1993, Ambassador Siv served at the White House as deputy assistant to President George H.W. Bush and as deputy assis
In the run-up to our November 12th main event at The Witte Museum, we are taking the opportunity to revisit a few of our past speakers, to see what they’re up to these days and discover what advice they have for future TEDxSanAntonio speakers. What was your experience like working with a TEDxSanAntonio curator? Faith Harper: Working with a curator was just like working with my publishing editor, who is equally amazin
Photo courtesy of Charles L. Mims Colin Lang spoke at the TEDxSanAntonio Spring 2016 event and shared with the audience his experiences leading a rocketry design class at Alamo Heights High School. But these are decidedly not the models you played with as a child. They are industrially engineered rockets, nearly twenty feet long, designed to skirt the fringes of the upper atmosphere at speeds nearing four times the s
TEDxSanAntonio speakers are chosen because of the unique perspectives they bring to the world and to the San Antonio community. These perspectives are shared not only in the brief talks they offer to our main event audiences, but also in the books, films, music, and other artworks that have influenced them throughout their creative and professional lives. As part of our selection and coaching process, we ask speakers
The date is set: TEDxSanAntonio’s Fall Main Event will be November 12th, 2016. Behind the scenes, volunteers are already preparing to make this event bigger and better than ever, but we need your help! Help us pick a theme for our Fall 2016 event. Click on the link below and submit your idea. TEDxSanAntonio Theme Nomination Past themes include: 2010: Planting New Ideas 2011: It’s Time For … 2012: Be Bold 2013:
On this #ThankfulThursday, we want to recognize how very grateful we are for the many sponsors and partners who contributed to the success of our main event earlier this month. Each one of these companies helped make our Main Event an amazing day! Signature Sponsors Rackspace Geekdom Texas Public Radio Innovator Sponsors San Antonio River Authority Shweiki Media Yelp Thinkers Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling E
Last Saturday’s “TEDxSanAntonio: You Think You Know” event was my first as the TEDx Licensee for TEDxSanAntonio and wow, WHAT A RUSH. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to our community of ~700 attendees, more than 100 volunteers, 17 Speakers, more than a dozen Sponsors and one awesome emcee who made the day so wonderful. I’ve heard from quite a few Speakers that the audience’s engagement an
If you weren’t at TEDxSanAntonio’s You Think You Know event on Saturday, March 5, you missed a very special moment: An onstage surprise marriage proposal (and we’re happy to say, it was accepted!). See emcee Sonny Melendrez’s blog for the full story. Congratulations and best wishes to programming committee volunteers Lu Liu and Amy Zhang from the TEDxSanAntonio community!
Speaker Colin Lang, Alamo Heights teacher and leader of the Aerospace Studies program, is the primary focus of a great, in-depth article in Silicon Hills News about TEDxSA’s You Think You Know event. Silicon Hills News is a startup technology news site that covers San Antonio and Austin’s tech scene.