A Great Event!

An epoch storm, torrential rains and massive power outages on the entire Monterey Peninsula did not deter us! While we had to cancel our event originally scheduled for February 13 — and just 45 minutes before we began — we all pulled together and celebrated a fantastic event later this past spring.

Our event, Version 2.0 as it came to be known, was held on Tuesday, April 30. It was a SMASH SUCCESS. Thank you to our four fabulous speakers who returned to Santa Catalina School to give their inspiring and thought-provoking talks. Bravo to our team and to our Santa Catalina School community for pulling together so beautifully and for delivering a great TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool event.


We are sorry to announce that, due to abnormal weather conditions and an extensive power outage, our 2018-2019 TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool event, “Chasing the Light,” has been postponed. The team is working to set a new date for the event, which we will announce as soon as possible. A special thank you goes out to all the speakers, film, light and sound crews, our supportive school administration, and our team members for their hard work, gracious understanding and support.

2019: “Chasing the Light”

Chasing the Light

Don’t miss the livestream of our event on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 1:00-3:15p.m. We have five thought-provoking speakers who are eager to share their stories and new ideas with the world.

Why this theme? We are intrigued by light, literally and figuratively! 

IMG_4988According to physics, light is electromagnetic radiation to which the eyes react. As a noun, light is defined as a source of illumination, radiance from a particular source; it also means daybreak. As a verb, light ignites, switches on, brightens, and illuminates. There are expressions we use everyday that pertain to light, such as “going towards the light,” “coming to light,” “shedding light,” “bringing to light,” etc. While there are physical and technical definitions of light, light is also an abstract idea that has fascinated and inspired humanity for eons. Light is a symbol for hope, goodness, curiosity, and the inexplicable. We chase after light, this intangible thing we strive to define, whether that be allegorical or literal.

In our 2019 event, we aim to explore the deeper questions pertaining to light:

  • What light are scientists shedding within their fields? What are the latest new ideas and discoveries?
  • How can we open our eyes to the metaphoric light within others and ourselves?
  • Can we shine light on issues long held in the dark and gain new perspective?
  • What can we do to bring light into the darker aspects of life?
  • Is there a spiritual light within and/or around us and, if so, how can we perceive it?

Thank you to all who attend our event, watch our talks (present and past), and help support our work to spread new ideas worth sharing.

From the TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool Team 2019

Great Success!

Our TEDxSantaCatalinaSchool event, Voices of the World, on Nov 9, 2017, was a great success! We would like to express great appreciation to all the speakers, team members, and the audience, for their participation! Without you, this event would not happen. All speakers, under the theme Voices of the World, shared with us stories from different cultures and new unique perspectives. Once again, events such as this could never happen without people like you, so we thank you!

Our theme for the next event will be Chasing the Light. Please look forward to more updates!IMG_5929