Our MISSION...

Sharing Local Ideas With a Global Community

On May 19, 2018 the City of Chula Vista participated in one of the most talked  global events for sharing ideas. We are so honored to share our contributions with the TED community.

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What would happen if...

Our conference theme started from a series of questions. “What would happen if we brought TED Talks to Chula Vista?” Could there be a shift in awareness?

We believed something global could occur in a local community. We believed a, “Shift into Awareness” would happen.

This conference is about the shifts we make as a community, as humans. The shift we make on personal and interpersonal level. It is the artist shifts that happen, and the spiritual shifts that happen.

Conference Graphic Theme:

 Design by Kim Murray

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TEDx Could not have began the show with a more inspirational opening. When we showed this videos to our audience it set the stage for a magical day of shifting! 

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We are so honored to have these amazing people be apart of TEDxChulaVista. We had over 100 applicants apply to share their ideas and stories with our audience.  We present to you amazing people doing amazing things and overcoming challenging obstacles.  We are thankful to each of them for their commitment to this amazing event. 

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Chula VIsta Residence / Entrepreneur

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Why Not Try!

Minerva Briseno-Diaz emigrated from Mexico to California in 2001 barely able to speak English. Through 11 years of hard work, she earned her degree from San Diego State University, and attained the status of Certified Public Accountant.

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PIXAR ANIMATOR

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Creativity Fueled by Curiosity

Pixar Animator Victor Navone ask these questions, “Can curiosity fuel curiosity creative? Can creativity be the spark of opportunity?” This talk explores this intriguing idea. 

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Opera Singer

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What do You See

Malesha Jessie Taylor has sung with the greatest symphony orchestras around the country in genres ranging from Opera to Jazz to Experimental.

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Environmental Scientist

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Community Gamification

Cory Downs is a Sustainability Specialist with the City of Chula Vista and leads their residential energy and water efficiency and Climate Action Planning efforts. 

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Endurance Athlete

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Visualize your Obstacles

Jennifer Purdie is one of the first American women to run a full marathon on all seven continents. Endurance Athlete, Personal Trainer, Fitness and Nutrition Specialist,

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Graffiti Artist

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Its a Challenge to be free

The artwork of Mr. Maxx Moses promotes longevity, growth, and spiritual well-being. As a professional graffiti artist, his work instills an overall feeling of peace and serenity at his clients’ locations.

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Communications executive & former child refugee
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The Journey of a Refugee Child

Senka Hadzimuratovic considers herself one of the luckiest people on Earth. She had just turned six when she and her family escaped Bosnian capital Sarajevo, her hometown, mere days before the city was besieged for nearly four years.

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Leadership CoaCH

MARKBROUKER

Seek Wise Council

Dr. Brouker’s distinguished military career culminated with his serving as Chief of Staff to Navy Medicine West, overseeing 10 hospitals with 800,000 patients.
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College Professor

MARKVANSTONE

The Evolution of Writing

From his earliest years, Dr. Van Stone was self-taught, ravenously devouring any book he could find. Earning a degree in Physics from Oxford, he initially worked in Gamma Ray astronomy.
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CEO of Kids4ourWorld / Student

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Addicted to Service

Miguel Angel Aldrete is a local entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. Miguel, a senior at Olympian High School, has been inspiring students to take action for over a decade.

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Language Enthusiast

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The Love of Learning a Languages

Cultural diplomat Dave Huxtable loves language and espouses language learning for the sheer pleasure it brings. Throughout his life, he has mastered ten languages…so far.

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Entrepreneur

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My Social Media Confession

Maresa Friedman is a high impact strategist who gets clients to break through barriers they did not think possible.

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FOUNDER and Artistic Director

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The Aging Dancer’s Body

Jean Isaacs’ choreography has been performed in eight countries, winning awards and critical acclaim from theatre critics, universities, and arts foundations.

A Conversation with The Maestro!

We are so fortunate to have Jahja Ling as a residence on our community.  Antwon Lincoln sits down with Maestro Ling to discuss his carreer and the impact a conductor has over the orchestra. 

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San Diegeo Symphony ConDuctor Lorate

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CLASSICAL Pianist

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Opera Singer

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Dancers

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CHULA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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3RD GRADE STUDENTS

“Enlightening the Human Spirt Relationships” 

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5TH GRADE STUDENTS

“Enlightening the Human Spirit Relationships” 

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6TH GRADE STUDENTS

The Power of Self-Talk

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MIDDLE GRADE STUDENT

“What’s in your Food” 

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THE JOURNEY OF A YOUNG TEDx SPEAKER

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YATHANIEL TOLETE - 4th Grade Students

The Chula Vista Elementary School District had a goal to find 4 amazing speakers to give an amazing TED talk. Here is the journey of one of our speakers.

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As Chula Vista Elemenary School District embarked on one of the biggest city events of recent years, to bring TED talks to our wonderful city.  After the TED organization granted the Chula Vista Elementary School District a license to host an event the next task was to find people crazy enough to do put it on. 

Bring TEDx event a city is a community event. I would like to personally thank all of our volunteers who was a part of this event.

Thank You!

TEDxChulaVista is more than speakers and performers. It is about a community getting together  with the sole purpose of producing a local event for a global audience. TEDxChulaVista had over 80 volunteers all witha singular focus …to shift Chula Vista into Awareness!

Thank You!

Antwon Lincoln

Organizer & Emcee

THIS EVENT COULD NOT HAPPEN WITHOUT OUR PREMIER SPONSORS

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TEDxChulaVista was more than a full day of wonderful presentations and performances. The day was filled with so much more! Check out our gallery of event.

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