The DLC has been a formative partner with the local and independently organized TEDxMonterey events, connecting the Monterey community through ideas worth spreading and cultivating new connections between innovators, scientists, artists, community activists, and global dreamers. Past events include:

TEDxMonterey 2013: Leading Out
TEDxMonterey 2012: Sea Change
TEDxYouth@Monterey 2011: Inspire Tomorrow, Today
TEDxMonterey 2011: Cultivating Innovation
TEDxMonterey 2010: Be the Solution