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Countdown event

Countdown is a bold, global movement to find ways to rapidly shift to a world with net zero greenhouse emissions and tackle the climate crisis. Communities, schools, universities, businesses, nonprofits, and city representative offices are invited to participate. Understanding that now is the time to take back power on climate, TED works with incredible networks to ignite ideas, showcase solutions, and drive action locally.


Since the Countdown global launch, local events have aimed to amplify and demonstrate climate solutions. and are held in various formats: live or virtual gatherings centered on original local speakers or TED Countdown talks, showcases of solution technologies, and even volunteer activities contributing to positive change. Over 1,000 events in 99 countries took place to feature innovative solutions against the climate challenge we all face.

About TED

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. 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 110 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

About the TEDx Program

TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events. These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED.

About TEDx Taft Avenue

TEDxTaftAvenue will feature speakers and artists with ideas that will benefit of the community of San Diego's East County. Attendees can expected to leave the event thoroughly TEDucated!

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