For the second consecutive year TED is returning to San Antonio in the form of TEDxSanAntonio. If you are unfamiliar with TED talks, I urge you to check out their website and videos at As an attendee last year I found tremendous value in the speakers, attendees, and sense of community. There tagline is “Ideas big enough to change the world,” and that they are. While the talks were great, some of the most engaging conversations took place outside of the auditorium. Some of the people I met a year ago have grown into friendships and others have turned into colleagues.

This year I am fortunate enough to be able to help plan and organize this iteration of the event. We hope to make this year’s TEDxSanAntonio more accessible to the entire San Antonio community and have both speakers and an audience that is more representative of the population as a whole. The work is hard, but the dedicated, forward-thinking people who form the company of volunteers make it worth it. Also, it’s great to be a part of something so positive and influential within my community. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available. If you’re interested in volunteering, our next meeting will take place on Thursday, June 16th, 2011 at the Tripont YMCA located at 3233 N. St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78212. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I’ll put you in contact with the right people.




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