x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Open

This event occurred on
October 27, 2012
10:00am - 4:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Los Angeles, California
United States

UCLA's second annual TEDx plays with the word "Open". The word includes ideas around open data, open source, open communications, empathy, and open collaborations. The speakers cut across the fields of law, humanities, performance, health, research, and a few quirky surprises very much in the TEDx spirit.

Speakers include:

Laura Bates
Shakespeare in Shackles: The Transformative Power of Literature

Dan Blumstein
Dan has something to say about fear.

Christoph Bull
Performing "Open" and doing his TEDx talk with:
Juliana Gondek
Vladimir Chernov
Alexys Tiscareno
Briana Gantsweg
Jasmine Jones
Live Painter: Norton Wisdom
The only speaker who needs eight very strong movers to prepare the stage for his talk.

Jorge Cham
The Science Gap

Bobby Gadda
co-founder and board president of CicLAvia, and currently on an adventure on a tall bike

David Gere
...and his sex squad

Mark Hansen
UCLA and Columbia University Professor and head of the Brown Institute for Media Innovations

Scott Hindell
user-centered concepts and strategy developer will have a reveal

Rachel Kann
author and spoken word poet

Karen Lauritsen
Libraries Can Be Loud

Laurie L. Levenson
…is thinking about something every law student needs to experience.

Cameron McNall
UCLA professor, artist and architect uses systems to make finished spaces unfinished.

Barbara J. Natterson-Horowitz
Not Uniquely Human: Problem-Solving Across the Animal Kingdom

Ramesh Srinivasan  

Sharing ideas about how culture and technology create one another

Amy Rowat
The Molecules We Eat

Chris Rutterford
Edinburgh based artist and writer sees the consumption of art a bit differently

Antonio Lysy and Gareth Walsh with Young Ah Ha
“Pampas” – A Land without Shadows

Stephanie White
The Social Brain

Broad Art Center Auditorium
UCLA Campus 405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90095
United States
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Organizing team


Sherman Oaks, CA, United States
  • Erich Bollmann
  • Karen Lauritsen
  • Kenn Heller
  • Gretchen Matsumoto
  • Cindy Grant
  • Cathy Sandeen
    Team Member