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Theme: Icons, Mavericks and Geniuses

This event occurred on
June 4, 2013
1:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Orange, CA
United States

Our willingness to ask big questions and seek new solutions is at the heart of being human. It’s what drives the innovators, the risk-takers and the dreamers among us. On Tuesday, June 4, TEDxChapmanU 2013 welcomes extraordinary game-changers, challengers and thought-leaders back to the stage at historic Memorial Hall. Come be inspired by their ideas and courage, and share your passions and aspirations.

Chapman Auditorium
1 University Drive
Orange, CA, 92866
United States
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Gwynne Shotwell

President and COO of SpaceX

Liz Fiacco

Liz Fiacco is an entrepreneur and game designer and Founder of Fallstreak Studio

Reggie Gilyard

Dean of the Argyros School of Business and Economics

Michael Goldsby

Dr. Goldsby is co-founder and CTO of Jointly Health

Prince Gomolvilas

Playwright / Associate Director and Assistant Professor of the Master of Professional Writing Program at USC.

Ken Hertz

Ken Hertz is a unique deal-making veteran who has helped navigate the entertainment industry on behalf of top talent and corporate brand clients. As a senior partner at the entertainment law firm Hertz, Lichtenstein & Young LLP, Hertz has developed a reputation for orchestrating some of the industry’s most innovative transactions amongst influential celebrities, content producers and consumer marketers.

Kristen Howerton

Kristen is a marriage and family therapist and professor of psychology at Vanguard University. Kristen is the author of the blog Rage Against the Minivan, where she explores issues of identity, race, adoption, parenting, and the sometimes embarrassing indignities of motherhood. In addition to her own blog, Kristen is the editor of ShePosts, an online magazine dedicated to women in social media. She is also a regular contributor to Disney’s parenting site Babble, as well as to Huffington Post and OC Family Magazine. Kristen has made numerous television appearances to talk about parenting issues, including CNN, The View, The Ricki Lake Show, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. In the spring of 2010, Kristen lost her long and passionate battle against the minivan. It now sits in her driveway covered in crushed cheerios and remnants of her self-esteem.

Nicole Lapin

Nicole Lapin is the financial expert you don’t need a dictionary to understand. Lapin is the former anchor of CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange,” the only global show on the network, as well as a former anchor on Bloomberg television. She started her major network career as the youngest anchor ever on CNN. Lapin was also a contributor on MSNBC and served as a financial expert on NBC’s “Today Show.” She founded the personal finance site and currently serves as a financial expert on news and entertainment shows, including CNN, HLN, “The Insider” and “Entertainment Tonight.”

Ali Nayeri

Dr. Nayeri is an assistant professor and member of Chapman’s Center for Quantum Studies.

Mark Pampanin

Chapman University student who won the national title at Pi Kappa Delta’s spring 2013 national competition.

Allyn Rose

Miss District of Columbia 2012, who chose a double mastectomy as a preventive measure after breast cancer claimed the lives of three women in her family, including her mother and grandmother.

Lisa Sparks

Director of the Master of Science graduate program in Health and Strategic Communication / Professor

Kathy Thomson

Kathy Thomson has served as the President and Chief Operating Office of the Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) since May 2011. In addition, she was named as Tribune Publishing’s Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position, in April 2013.

Organizing team


Orange, CA, United States
  • Mark Woodland
    Assistant Organizer
  • Ruth Goodwin
    Assistant Organizer