NewSchool of Architecture and Design to Host TEDxCity2.0 in San Diego on Saturday, Oct. 13

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Global event attracts speakers to discuss urban and community issues of relevance to the San Diego region

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What: NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) – in collaboration with TEDxAmericasFinestCity – is hosting TEDxCity2.0 in San Diego, part of a world-wide event bringing together TEDx communities around the globe to share perspectives on themes relevant to the success of our future cities. The San Diego event will focus on urban and community issues specific to the region.

When: Saturday, Oct. 13 ( 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

Where: NewSchool of Architecture and Design auditorium
1249 F Street
San Diego, CA, 92101

Who: TEDxCity2.0 features the brightest local speakers to share stories of creativity and transformation that highlight the official TEDxCity2.0 themes, which include Art, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Play, Public Space, and Safety. Speakers confirmed to present at TEDxCity2.0 in San Diego are:

BongHwan (BH) Kim, Vice President/Executive Director for The San Diego Foundation’s Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement
Samantha Ollinger, Executive Director of Bike San Diego
Alan Hoffman, President of The Mission Group
James Brown, Principal, Public Architecture + Planning
Frank Wolden, Director, Urban Visionary, and NSAD adjunct instructor
Mark Steele President, MW Steele Group
Howard Blackson Principal, PlaceMakers, and NSAD adjunct instructor
Kimon Onuma President, BIMStorm
Desmond Wheatley President, Envision Solar
Cary Lowe Land Use & Environmental Attorney, City of San Diego Water Policy Implementation Task Force
Molly G. Enos, Co-founder and the Executive Director of The Periscope Project and NSAD alumna.

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Media Inquiries:
Optimal times for interviews would be just before and after the event, or during the break (3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) For more information, please contact:

  •     Anna Cearley, PR Manager with NewSchool of Architecture and Design
  •      Jacqueline Lee, Strategy & Media Liaison for TEDxAmerciasFinestCity: jackie(at)tedxamericasfinestcity(dot)com

About NewSchool of Architecture and Design
NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD), founded in 1980, is located in San Diego, California. NSAD is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. NSAD’s Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Executive Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NSAD also offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, a Master of Construction Management and a Master of Science in Architecture. NSAD was ranked among the top 10 undergraduate architecture schools in the western United States, according to the DesignIntelligence report “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2012.” For more information, visit

About TEDxAmericasFinestCity
TEDxAmericasFinestCity (TEDxAFC) is a local, independently organized TEDx event, operated under a license from TED. In May of 2011, TEDxAFC held its first event at Scripps Seaside Forum. A sold out audience enjoyed 14 brilliant speakers and a beautiful venue. Since then TEDxAFC has held over a dozen events and worked with various communities to offer opportunities for people to be exposed to the wonder of TEDx. We feel that by sharing the TEDx platform and ideas, people will see we have more similarities than differences. Our mission has always been to find local speakers and create a platform for the world to hear their message. As the TEDx brand continues to grow, we feel that it is important for the world to hear San Diego’s voice and be added to the chorus of ideas that have the power to shape our future going forward. As we are only one of many TEDx groups in San Diego, TEDxAFC is united locally and globally to support the growth of each TEDx event throughout the year. Please join us as a part of a global phenomenon that has resulted in more than 4,300 TEDx events in 1,200 cities and 133 countries around the world.

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About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED's stage. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter at, or on Facebook at

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