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Theme: A Journey Through Spheres of Influence

This event occurred on
May 4, 2012
11:00am - 9:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Los Angeles, CA
United States

TEDxUSC brings the spirit of the TED conference to the University of Southern California. It's a chance to check out from the day-to-day routine and go on an intellectual journey with 1200 smart and curious friends to a world filled with brilliant speakers, captivating performances, amazing new technology, and thought-provoking short films. The theme for TEDxUSC 2012 is “A Journey Through Spheres of Influence.”

Thanks to our Innovation Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), our Game Lounge Partner, Red Bull North America, and our Student Lounge Partner, Goldstar, we have expanded TEDxUSC significantly to include more interactive technology demonstrations from USC ICT and the Annenberg Innovation Lab, next generation video games from USC IMD and Viterbi GamePipe, and a digital media art gallery from the Tiziano Project. We also have outdoor café & eatery curated by that features local favorite Chichen Itza Restaurant, Sustainable Snack Sphere by Haute Chefs, Espresso Bar by Café Demitasse, and the legendary Fry Girl donut cart. The stage design partners this year are Syyn Labs and WeAreMatik and Appbaker and WeLink will provide our smartphone app and community engagement platform. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received and incomplete applications will not be read. Apply now at

USC Bovard Auditorium
3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA, 90089
United States
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Organizing team


Santa Monica, CA, United States


Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Krisztina "Z" Holly
  • George Schellenger