For five years, a group of San Antonio’s best and brightest have put on TedXSanAntonio and it’s quite a show.
This year, the theme is “Ideas in Action” and features a variety of speakers on diverse topics ranging from cultivating a hacker culture to nurturing girls in technology to how to tackle the growing epidemic of diabetes.
The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and exhibits at Rackspace Hosting’s events center at its headquarters in the former Windsor Park Mall in San Antonio.
The talks begin at 10 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. with a break for lunch and an after party on site that runs until 8 p.m.
Online ticket sales ended Tuesday. If tickets are still available at the door, they will cost $100 each.
The speakers include: (description supplied by TedXSanAntonio)
Kori Ashton, Co-Owner of WebTegrity
Live a Great Story and Inspire Someone!
Clara Brenner, CEO, Tumml
Why social impact startups are set up to fail
Leezia Dhalla, Executive Communications Specialist, Rackspace
Hiding In Plain Sight: My Life As An Undocumented American
Eric Anthony Dorsa, Wine Steward
Dragged Out of the Closet
Pliny Fisk III, Founder and Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
A Different Future for the Planet, Naturally
Luz Cristal S. Glangchai, Founder and CEO, VentureLab
From Stand-up to Start-up: Growing Girl Techies and Entrepreneurs
Laurie Ann Guerrero, Poet Laureate of San Antonio
What I Learned from My City
Mitch Hagney, Chief Executive Officer of LocalSprout
Distributed Urban Agriculture
John Lewis Lambert, Actor, Comedy Sportz
Strength in Surrender: Onstage and in Life
Leo Lopez III, Medical Student, University of Texas School of Medicine San Antonio
The New Drug Trade
Rhonda M. Martin, Ph.D.
Accomplished Program Manager, USAA
Destructive Leadership and the Millennial Workforce
Harry Max, VP Product & Design, Rackspace
The Problem is Not the Problem
Trevor Muir, Teacher, Kent Innovation High School (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
School Should Take Place in the Real World
Oscar J. Muñoz, Director, Texas A&M Colonias Program
Third World in Texas: Myths and Realities
Sarah-Jane “SJ” Murray, Story Rhetoric expert, Baylor University
Hardwired for Story
Dr. Thomas Schlenker, Director, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
Getting Serious About Diabesity
Suzanne B. Scott, General Manager, San Antonio River Authority
Confessions of the San Antonio River
Cindy A. Sebek, Founder, Gracious Gift Wines
Facing Your Fears with a Purpose
Joshua Singer and Abhinav Suri, Co-founders, Apps for Aptitude
The Birth of a Hacker Culture
Steven S. Vrooman, Professor of Communication Studies, Texas Lutheran University
Our Brains are A’Twitter
Chacho & Brance, The Borderland Blues Experience
Lorenzo “Chacho” Saldana – Vocals, Harmonica, Guitar
and Brance Arnold – Guitar, Vocals