DMF Talks, the Del Mar Foundation’s unique version of TED Talks, draws its speakers from the exceptionally deep bench of locally-based creative, intellectual and scientific leaders. Launched in 2012, DMF Talks aims to entertain, inspire, and inform the Del Mar community through a series of free presentations.

DMF Talks on Video

Due to the strong demand and consistent capacity crowds in the Powerhouse for DMF Talks events, in January 2015 the Del Mar Foundation started a partnership with Del Mar TV to create videos of DMF Talks events for the education and enjoyment of the Del Mar Community and beyond. The Del Mar Foundation presents three to five DMF Talks events per year. Below you will find videos of past DMF Talks events. Due to video production schedules, there is a several month delay between a DMF Talk event and the availability of the video. Please enjoy past DMF Talks while you wait for your favorite recent talk!

In response to the County’s public health order prohibiting public gatherings, the Del Mar Foundation is temporarily hosting virtual DMF Talks via Zoom. We have also created our own YouTube channel where we will post videos of the virtual DMF Talks for those who aren’t able to join the live Zoom event. Click here to view the channel.

Our Lagoon: How Much is it Worth?
May, 2020

Here Comes 5G!
November, 2019

Art, Science & Climate Change
October, 2019

John Jourdane
May, 2019

Heidi Dewar/Nicole Lucas
January, 2019

Susan Kurtik
November, 2018

Kathleen Stoughton
October, 2018

Celeste Cantu
September, 2018

Dr. David Victor
May, 2018

Ryan Kastner
January, 2018

Bill Toone
November, 2017

Daniel Cartamil
October, 2017

Todd Coleman
May, 2017

Erica Ollmann Saphire
January, 2017

Bill Toone
October, 2016

Ajit Varki
September, 2016

Daniel Cartamil
June, 2016

Thomas Deerinck
November, 2015

Allen Shafter
October, 2015

Debi Kilb
September, 2015

Jan Karlseder
June, 2015

Ben Kamin
January, 2015

Helen Thayer
September, 2014

Mary Walshok
June, 2014