TEDx Bakersfield is sponsored by KERO 23ABC, Zoot Velasco Community Consulting, Marriott Bakersfield, Spotlight Theatre Foundation, Ovation Theatre Company, Darling & Wilson, PC, Attorneys at Law, and Hall Letter Printing, Inc., with volunteer support from Bakersfield Twilight Rotary Club.


Judge Jim Gray

US Drug Policy Design

Former prosecutor, Judge and 2012 Vice Presidential Candidate for the Libertarian Party discussing about the US drug policy design.

Sandy Scott-Roberts

Water Treatment

Groundwater Replenishment System Program Manager for Orange County Water District discussing their innovative Water Solution turning waste water into drinking water.

Sabra Williams

Arts In Prison

Director of the Prison Project for Tim Robbins' The Actor's Gang theatre company speaking about bringing arts into prisons.

Zach Skow

Dogs for rehabilitation

Owner of Marley's Mutts. Uses training rescue dogs to rescue people from disease, incarceration, drug abuse and more.

Andrea L. Medina

3D Design

Director of the FAB Lab at California State Univesrity of Bakersfield teaching youth 3D printing and design.

Dino Giacomazzi

Education Through Farming

Dairy farmer, owner of Giacomazzi Dairy, and board chair of the PLANT Foundation teaching STEM through the farm to youth.

Joseph Bondy-Denomy

Molecular warfare in microbes

Dr. Bondy-Denomy will dig deep into the world of CRISPR, and new discoveries from his lab, including "anti-CRISPRs." His lab is striving to understand the hopes of killing deadly bacteria and changing the landscape of CRISPR gene editing.


Amy Adams


Bakersfield native and American Idol finalist who now teaches music to up and coming singers.

Jordan Nata'e


Alumni of Fox Television's So You Think You Can Dance and Bakersfield Native

Spotlight Theatre/ Ovation Theatre
1622 19th St
Bakersfield, California, 93301
United States