On November 11th, 2011 Santa Barbara played host to the increasingly popular ‘TED: Ideas Worth Spreading’ series by hosting its own version of the event entitled ‘TEDx AmericanRiviera’. The event was similar in format to the namesake, featuring innovative speakers giving presentations on this years theme The Spark Within.
Raw food chef, Matthew Kenney and TED Senior Fellow and LA Philharmonic Violinist Robert Gupta were among this years speakers, of which there were six total. By all accounts, the event was a resounding success.
Food was served throughout the event on Be Green Packaging’s innovative, compostable and recyclable plant fiber plates and trays.
The events organizers intend to make this yearly event a staple of the community here in Santa Barbara.