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Theme: Connected

This event occurred on
November 17, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm PST
(UTC -8hrs)
Van Nuys, California
United States

TEDxResedaBlvd is an independently organized event. The theme is Connected. Reseda Blvd is a connecting street through the heart of the San Fernando Valley—like a major artery, it connects the people and industries of this historic region of Los Angeles California.

The Airtel Plaza is located on the property of the Van Nuys Airport, which has connected the San Fernando Valley through flight since 1928. It is known as one of the busiest general aviation airports in the world. The Airtel was built for the 1984 Olympics, bringing the world’s athletes together for the games.

TEDxResedaBlvd connected an array of speakers and performers in the heart of the San Fernando Valley in a day filled with ideas, inspiration, fun, and networking.

Airtel Plaza Hotel
7277 Valjean Avenue
Van Nuys, California, 91406
United States
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Aaron Samson

Award-winning storyteller, marketer, currently at Facebook
Aaron Samson is an award-winning storyteller, playwright, marketer, and brand strategist. He has managed iconic toy brands for both Mattel and Hasbro and currently works at Facebook, where he leads US marketing efforts for Messenger Kids.

Baisakhi Saha

Baisakhi Saha is an author, speaker, performer and a globetrotter. Having lived in different countries spanning five continents, studying life through myriad mirrors of reality across diverse cultures, she works towards expanding consciousness on the planet.

Baisakhi Stroll

Author, speaker, dancer and actor
Baisakhi Saha is an author, speaker, performer and a globetrotter. Having lived in different countries spanning five continents, studying life through myriad mirrors of reality across diverse cultures, she works towards expanding consciousness on the planet.

Damien Rider

Multiple world-record athlete, author, documentary producer and creator of One Breath Meditation
Damien Rider is an author, documentary producer and creator of One Breath Meditation. With 12 Unique Endurance World Records under his belt, Damien now dedicates his life to inspiring others by sharing the same tools he once used to break free from past demons and triumph over adversity.

Donald Prothero

Adjunct Professor of Geology, Cal Poly Pomona
Dr. Donald Prothero has taught geology, paleontology, and planetary geology at the college level for 40 years at places such as Caltech, Columbia, and Occidental College. He is the author of 44 books and over 300 scientific papers, and has received numerous professional awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Schuchert Award for outstanding paleontologist under 40, the Shea Award for writing in geoscience, and the Gregory Award for service to vertebrate paleontology.

Greg Fahy

cryobiologist and biogerontologist with a Ph.D. in pharmacology
Dr. Greg Fahy is a low-temperature biologist and investigator of aging intervention in humans. His first clinical trial, intended to reverse immune system aging, provided the first evidence that global aging can be reversed in humans.

Jonathan Brown

drummer, writer and fitness trainer
Jonathan Brown is an award-winning drummer, writer and fitness trainer. He’s toured with bands across Canada, the United States and Jamaica, and has been performing live for over forty years.

Justyna Sanders

CEO and Founder of Prescription Lifestyle
Justyna Sanders, M.D., a California-based Medical Doctor and Medical Lifestyle Transformation Specialist™ is CEO and Founder of Prescription Lifestyle. She completed her medical training at Poznan University of Medical Sciences, has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from McMaster University, and is a public health researcher recognized as a visionary for transforming the field of medicine.

Lori Schwartz

principal at StoryTech and host of The Tech Cat Show
Lori Schwartz is an experiential marketing executive whose StoryTech initiative pairs brands, storytellers and technology at shows like CES, NAB, NATPE and IBC, to name a few. She talks tech with industry leaders weekly on her Tech Cat Show, which broadcasts on Voice America’s business channel, and her book, The Tech Cat Show, debuts next year featuring innovators focused on the latest technologies and their impact on our culture.

Manoj Arora

CEO of Difenda, cyber security firm in Canada
With over 20 years in Cyber Security, Manoj Arora brings a world knowledge on the risks and opportunities posed by our cyber footprint. His view on our society and how we operate is quite contrary to our fundamental belief system, which is responsible for most issues we face today.

Mark Goulston

Founder of What Made You Smile Today and author of Just Listen
Dr. Mark Goulston is the Founder of #WMYST, What Made You Smile Today? which is a grass roots movement to make the world happier one #WMYST at a time. He is also the author of “Just Listen” Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone, which became the top book on listening in the world.

Pierce Brooks

Former college athlete and current national field marketing director
Pierce Brooks is Director, National Field Marketing for one of the largest brands in an explosive new industry. Pierce’s professional expertise encompasses entertainment, sports, and field marketing strategy.

Susan Shofer

certified divorce coach, agency-licensed private investigator and author
As a certified divorce coach, and a custody ally who specializes in parental alienation, Susan Shofer has helped many women and men navigate the waters of family breakups by sharing her own organized, pragmatic and logical approach to the divorce journey. She is the author of The Divorce Recovery Ladder and a forthcoming book about parental alienation. She is a former private investigator, and has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and BA from the University of Maryland in Ancient Studies, Archaeology and Classics.

Theresa Stroll

Singer, actress and co-creator of My Big Fat Blonde Musical!
Theresa Stroll is an award-winning performer, writer, and composer. Her one-woman show, My Big Fat Blonde Musical! swept the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival and has been adapted for a streaming series, coming soon.

Organizing team


Reseda, CA, United States