UCLA is involved with TEDx to help expose ideas on campus and in the LA Community, and to help give ideas the exposure and traction they need to grow.

I’m working on producing the 5th TEDxUCLA, set for May 20th, 2016. I’ve been going to the main TED conference since 2000, the conversations and ideas form some of the classes I help produce at UCLA Extension, as well as informs work that I do. I have the exclusive license for UCLA, and consult for many other TEDx events across the Los Angeles community. I’m excited that in 2015 and again we are partnering with our Office of Residential Life, the curation help and shared resources will make this the most exposed TEDxUCLA we have done.

I/we are doing a new site, a in-progress home page comp is here:



Here is an official blurb about TEDx:

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.