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Theme: Change Agents

This event occurred on
November 17, 2011
6:00pm - 9:00pm PST
(UTC -8hrs)
Silverado, CA
United States

TEDxIrvine is an evening that brings together thinkers and doers from the city of Irvine, surrounding Orange County and beyond who are doing ground-breaking work in the areas of technology, entertainment, design, entrepreneurship and the arts. The theme is "Change Agents". In a world that has rapidly changed TEDxIrvine explores the kind of work that inspired people are doing to make their lives and those around them better.

Rancho Las Lomas
19191 Lawrence Canyon
Silverado, CA, 92676
United States
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Robert Evans

World-Renowned Celebrity Photographer who has captured some of the most iconic photos of our time including those of Brad Pitt, Jennifer Anniston, Tom Cruise and Shania Twain. His work has been featured on the covers of national publications such as US Weekly and In Touch magazines and he has received numerous industry awards for his work.

Nithin Jilla

Student Philanthropist who co-founded and is the president of Kenya Dream, a philanthropy he helped establish at the age of 14. Kenya Dream raises money for schoolchildren in Kenya and has expanded to local chapters throughout California. He also co-founded Ken-ya Dance a dance competition with the same objective. Nithin is currently a sophomore at UC Irvine.

David Wolf

Computer engineer and tech entrepreneur with a degree in psychology, David is someone who has impeccable taste, a flair for user interface and an obsession with clean design. For over 30 years, he has been on the leading edge of technology, computers and communication. He symbolizes what Steve Jobs touted as great people and products springing from the crossroads of liberal arts and technology.

Jenny Ross

Author, Chef, and Lifestyle Coach, Chef Jenny is the creator of 118 Degrees in Costa Mesa, CA, a popular health foods eatery. Her products can be found in the aisles of Whole Foods Market and she is a leading authority in the living foods online movement. She is the author of books on how to live a vibrant lifestyle through living cuisine.

Luke Mysse

For over 15 years, Luke Mysse has been operating Crossgrain, a business-minded design firm with a knack for generating revenue for clients. He is a sought after speaker and has traveled the country speaking on a wide range of topics including creativity, branding, planning and life balance. His speaking style is both inspirational and practical while motivating his audience to get up and take action. Luke has been described as overly passionate, funny and engaging.

Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist holds more National Championships (11) than anyone in the history of softball. She is UCLA Softball’s first All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer. In 2006, Enquist concluded her storied 27 year career as head coach of the UCLA Bruins with a 887-175-1 (.835) record, making her the winningest softball coach among all active coaches. She is the only person in NCAA Softball history to win a championship as a head coach and a player. Hailed a “coaching legend” by ESPN, Sue Enquist’s tenure produced 65 All-Americans and 12 Olympians. She has been inducted into the Women’s Sports Foundation International Hall of Fame, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and the UCLA Hall of Fame. Enquist is also the recipient of multiple National Coach of the Year and Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors.

Organizing team


Irvine, CA, United States
  • Justin Moore-Brown
    Design Consultant
  • Michelle Patterson
  • Sherry Main
    Sponsor Relations
  • Debbie Miller
    Social Media
  • Paul Roberts
    Media Relations
  • Tyler Thomas
    Web Design
  • Sue Shaver
    Event Production
  • Ric Franzi
    Audience Curator