TEDxPasadena Salon
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What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxPasadena, where x = independently organized TED event.

At our TEDxPasadena event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


Did you miss our first TEDx event? Go to the 2011 Speakers page to view the videos. We will post future events on this website as soon as possible.

Past TEDxPasadena Event

Living a Life of Purpose

Experience an inspirational TED Event focused on creating an invigorating, purposeful life at TEDxPasadena Salon. Following up on our successful inaugural event last Fall, TEDxPasadena presents its first Salon focusing on “Living a Life of Purpose” where we’ll explore the power of possibility for individuals, groups, and communities. TEDxPasadena Salon will address three critical aspects of purpose: INTENT, CHOICE, and FOCUS. This engaging and interactive event will include Live Speakers, TED Talks, and Experiential Events; all addressing the connection between who we are and who we can become.

TEDxPasadena Salon invites you to experience all the excitement and inspiration of TED Talks that are live and local. We invite you to become part of a community that is committed to “Living a Life of Purpose”.

The 2013 Event is still in the planning stage


Our last event was on November 17, 2012


Westridge School
324 Madeline Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91105

2012 TEDxPasadena Salon
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TEDxPasadena is a local, independently organized TEDx event operated under license from TED. A community focused on bringing the global conversation to the greater Pasadena community, we held our first event in the Fall of 2011. A sold out crowd enjoyed nine exceptional speakers who sparked connection and conversation that spurred real individual change. Since then we’ve re-energized to conduct more frequent events to encourage dialog and help people see the real possibilities not just in their community but also in their lives. To truly live a life of purpose.

As we look to present our next event, we're continually awed by the members of our greater community who live their lives with purpose. Please be a part of that community by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter, where you’ll find an active, engaged and interesting community that truly values “Ideas Worth Spreading”. Come join us!

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