It’s a wrap!
The 2014 Speakers did a great job presenting their Ideas Worth Spreading in and about issues that matter to San Antonio. Their talks are being edited and should be available in approximately 6 weeks; we submit them to TED for inclusion in the TEDxTalks YouTube channel, where they enjoy thousands of views by idea spreaders worldwide.
Webcast Archive Now Available
If you missed the event, or just want to recapture the magic and refresh your memory, the TEDxSanAntonio 2014 webcast livestream is now archived and available.
The Recorded Talks we Watched
Tom Thum: The Orchestra in My Mouth
Moshe Safdie: How to Reinvent the Apartment Building
Ze Frank: Are You Human?
Jeff Bezos: A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter
Who Made All This Happen?
The all-volunteer TEDxSA organizers and crew produced our smoothest, most-attended event. The T from TED was firmly evident, thanks to Bob Hotard, George Riley, Steve McGrath and the pros from JSAV. Emcees Victor Landa and Molly Cox provided just enough context and mood transitions. Charles Mims captured the event in photos.
The speaker outreach, selection and curation committees, led by Chris Sandoval and Rebecca Helterbrand, created an unparalleled opportunity for our speakers to shine.
We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful hosts at Rackspace, including Eden Sessions, Reagan Hundley, Rob Lagesse and Chris Cochran.
Jenia Espe and the Sponsorship committee came in clutch with just enough funds to keep us in the black. Thanks to Hotel Contessa and Sylvia Gallego for giving our speakers posh Riverwalk suites and putting on a great Speaker Reception. Clothesline Cleaners sponsored the production of t-shirts, which we were at risk of not having.
Kathy Babb and Andrew Guajardo spearheaded the Event Experience, including the bags that made up our Red X onstage that were donated to the San Antonio Food Bank, the Speaker Reception and the After Party. They designed, laid out, and constructed the space where we interacted, oversaw the Food Truck lunch and the breaks, and kept everything running smoothly.
Thanks to Deborah Martin, Franchesca Velten, and their Communications Committee, we had another record year for attendees and media coverage, and ensured that more people than ever before know that San Antonio does indeed have a TEDx community.
Brandon Pinzon, Caitlin Hille and Melanie Call fielded largest event crew ever, under the able guidance of Michele Koch, who also keeps our finances in order. Registration was smoother than ever. Chris McDermott and Alexis Mast put in hundreds of hours awarding scholarships, notifying attendees of their invitations, and following up on registration issues and refunds. McD, you are essential in so many ways.
There are MANY more vital volunteers. Many of them contribute financially, and all have dedicated hundreds of hours to create this community and event.
We hope you enjoyed TEDxSanAntonio 2014: Ideas in Action. Thank you for being engaged and creating lively, important dialog. Help us keep the conversation going!
- Speaker contact information is in your program. Share your feedback with them.
- Share your take on these ideas and others important to you with the TEDxSA community in Facebook and Twitter.
- Share your photos of the event by posting and hashtagging #TEDxSanAntonio.
- Attendees will be getting a survey email — this is where you give TED (not TEDxSanAntonio) feedback on our program here. Please share your feedback; TED does pass it along to us. But also – we welcome your feedback here on the website or through Twitter, Facebook or Google+.
- Consider who should speak at TEDxSA 2015. Is it you? Someone you know? What themes and issues should we discuss, at the main event and any Salon events? We’ll be gathering your ideas at our Kickoff event in February-March 2015.
- Consider getting more involved as a sponsor or volunteer.
Again – Thanks for another great event! We look forward to your feedback on this event, and engagement in events to come.
Susan Price, 2014 Licensee