We hope that you will be joining us for an evening of urban inspiration at TEDxCity2.0 on Friday. We've put together seven reasons you don't want to miss it!


1. The People

We say it all of the time, but our community (now one of the largest TEDx communities in North America!) is one of the key ingredients that make our events special; people who take an evening out of their busy lives to engage in intellectual discourse. These people are remarkable, as are you. You will want to introduce yourself. You will want to engage. Join us.

2. The Live Speakers

Okay, so this might seem obvious, but our live speakers will often speak on both subjects that are new to you and some that you might even be an expert on. We choose speakers based upon the quality of their ideas and their drive and ability to bring those ideas to fruition.


3. Be A Part of A Global Event

Friday is TED’s “City 2.0” day, a day in which TED-enthusiasts and TEDx-ers around the world will be simultaneously celebrating the city and its future. In addition to our live talks, we will be streaming talks from TED’s anchor TEDCity2.0 event in New York. It will be an opportunity to view talks months (or years) before they hit TED.com.

4. Be A Part of the Action

There will be a series of short talks, or “action pitches,” from local speakers with specific, actionable ideas for our city. You will help us decide which idea our community will help to support in 2013-2014.

Exquisite Corps

Exquisite Corps

5. The Live Performances

We don’t need to tell our previous attendees what an integral role live music plays at our events (remember, the “E” in TED is for “entertainment”). We love a good performance and hope that you do, too.

6. Because You Give A Damn

This is an opportunity for a group of our finest citizens to listen to and discuss ideas that are working in other cities and, possibly, ask “why not here?”

7. The After-Party. Enough said.


About TEDxCity2.0

Sacramento has been selected to be a part of TED's City 2.0 Day, a global event during which cities from around the world will be sharing ideas around the theme of the future of our cities. On September 20, we will be bringing in great thinkers and doers who are making great things happen in cities around the globe to share their ideas and stories. Such topics as Art, Education, Food, Housing, Play, Public Spaces, Urban Design, Health, Safety, Technology and Transportation will be discussed as well as a series of calls to action for our city by local change-makers who are trying to make a difference. 

TEDxSacramento presents TEDxCity2.0, an independently organized TED event for urban innovators, organizers, stewards and builders - with live speakers, streamed speakers from TEDCity2.0 in New York City, live performances, and the ability to coalesce around specific calls to action for our city. 

Expect to be challenged. Expect to be inspired.