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TEDxUCDavis started as a small project by a group of friends passionate about the power of ideas. On April 23rd, 2011, the inaugural event Think Big. Think Small. Think Forward had a modest event in folding chairs at the Alumni Visitor Center. Those 150 people experienced something special on that day: a way to hear new ideas, but more importantly, a way to connect with the passionate people around them. Bit by bit, event by event, a community of those passionate people steadily grew and grew. Four years later, TEDxUCDavis found its home at the prestigious Mondavi Center for Performing Arts a stage worthy of the incredible ideas presented on it.