Come join us Saturday, August 8th at TEDxSunnyvale!

Come join us Saturday, August 8th at TEDxSunnyvale!
Watch, discuss, and participate.

THEME: Take and Give
Is it better to give than to receive? When is it okay to ask for help? Richard Saul Wurman, the CoFounder of the TED Conference, said “If you don’t ask you don’t get.” (1)

We’re going to explore both taking and giving, and will share and discuss some great stories about taking and giving.

There are over 2,000 TED talks on, and over 50,000 talks from TEDx events from all around the world. TEDxSunnyvale exists to bring some of the best of those talks together with passionate people to view and to ignite discussion.

So while we have live attendees, we won’t have live speakers. We’ll watch together and talk about what we’ve seen. We’ll network and meet new people.

Our event is structured just like any other TEDx event – with a Theme, and Sessions of talks lasting roughly an hour and a half. But in our event all the talks will be watched together on video, taken from both the TED and TEDx archives. By taking this lower-key approach to a TEDx event, we’re able to keep the costs very low, and we’re able to hold multiple events in a year.

We keep the process of attending simple and casual. We ask only that you plan to be an active participant at the event.

There is limited free parking available, first-come, first served. There is free WiFi.
We’ll have coffee and bagels in the morning. At lunchtime we’ll get food nearby and bring it back to eat together.

We have a seat available for you! Please register so we can save it for you!

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(We ask for an optional $5 contribution to help defray costs of refreshments.)

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Angela, an elementary schoolteacher from Houston, Texas, was born with spinal muscular atrophy, also known as SMA. She was born requiring assistance, even more than the average baby, so when she chose her career as a schoolteacher, she didn’t even think twice about needing to ask for help.

In this talk she gave at TEDxTAMU called the “Art of Help,” Angela discusses how good she is at asking for help, but even more importantly why it’s important for society that we all become good at it. We need help whether we realize they’re not, end we all must come to terms with this. Finally being ok with asking for help can be quite uplifting.

What is TED?
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

What is TEDxSunnyvale?
TEDxSunnyvale is a locally organized event that operates under a license from the TED Conference. We follow the TED format of short, impactful talks.

We support all Bay Area TEDx Events:
We add another dimension to TED in the Bay Area, and another way to participate and contribute to the greater TEDx and TED communities. We encourage people to attend all the local TEDx events. We keep a list of upcoming TEDx events, and a few other events of special note, at