TEDxBerkeley 2020: Moonshot
Event StartFebruary 08, 2020 10:00AM Event End February 08, 2020 17:00PM

Join us at TEDxBerkeley 2020 to grapple with the greatest challenges of our modern age and launch your own moonshot!

About this Event


Small Steps to Giant Leaps


The phrase “moonshot” has its origins in the audacious mission to put humans on the moon, a feat that most thought would be impossible. In his famous 1962 speech announcing the start of the American moonshot, President John F. Kennedy famously remarked that “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” Many doubted that America would be able to achieve such a lofty goal in such a short time frame, but through bold innovations and sheer perseverance in the face of obstacles, we achieved the impossible. Fast forward 50 years. We live in an incredible time — an era of new possibilities in realms that were previously unimaginable.


TEDxBerkeley 2020 hopes to capture the sense of wonder and enthusiasm for discovery that comes with the beginning of a new decade. Today’s issues are not just limited to technological progress and instead cut across all aspects of society. We need moonshots — solutions that aim to address the insurmountable — to solve humanity’s most pressing problems, from climate change to human rights violations. Paving the way forward will not be easy, but the most remarkable challenges are always big and bold. To turn these obstacles into opportunities, it is up to us, as individuals, to hone our unique skills and unite to achieve a purpose greater than just our own. Join us at TEDxBerkeley 2020 to grapple with the greatest challenges of our modern age and launch your own moonshot!

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Please visit us at www.tedxberkeley.org for our speaker lineup and more information. Please email info@tedxberkeley.org with any questions.


All students (UC Berkeley and Non-UCB) must bring a valid student ID matching their ticket to be admitted.

Please note:

If you are a current UC Berkeley student/faculty/staff member or a UC Berkeley alumnus, you may not purchase a discounted ticket on behalf of someone who does not qualify for that ticket, regardless of their relationship to you.


Have questions on what you can bring, parking, speaker info, or nominating a speaker? Go to our FAQ linked below.


Date And Time

Sat, February 8, 2020

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST


Zellerbach Hall

101 Zellerbach Hall #4800

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, 94720

United States

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