DMFtalks, 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, DMFtalks aims to entertain, inspire, and inform the Del Mar community through a series of free presentations. The Del Mar Foundation presents three to five DMFtalks events per year.

DMFtalks on Video
Through a partnership between the Del Mar Foundation and Del Mar TV, these talks are recorded for the education and enjoyment of the Del Mar Community and beyond. Below you will find videos of some of recent DMFtalks. More are available on Del Mar TV’s Vimeo channel.  Due to video production schedules, there may be a delay between a DMFtalk event and the availability of the video.

Duc S. Dong Ph.D
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Institute
Augmented Regeneration: Unlocking Our Healing Potential
April 13, 2023

Carla Roemer
Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Stepping Off the Pedestal: A Walk Through 20th Century Sculpture
March 28, 2023

Sudeepto Roy
Understanding Artificial Intelligence: Its Boons and Perils
January 12, 2023

Rick Gulley, Torrey Pines Conservancy Board
Darren Scott Smith, CA State Parks
Tree Talk: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve’s Management & Future
November 17, 2022

Ashley Poust, Ph.D.
San Diego Natural History Museum
Hello Kitty: Extinct ‘Cats’ & What They Tell Us
October 13, 2022

Dr. C.C. King
Diabetes Research Connection
Insights Into Medical Research
May 23, 2022