x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Opening Your Eyes

This event occurred on
November 18, 2012
2:00pm - 5:00pm PST
(UTC -8hrs)
Venice, California
United States

Hi Guys!
If you don’t know me, I’m Jess Walia, and I’m part of the Senior Class of 2013 at the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, CA! I’m getting to do something really amazing this November, and I want everybody who can to be a part of the experience. It’s called TEDxYouth@ElectricAvenue.
TEDx is an individually organized TED conference! What’s TED? TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, is a non-profit organization devoted to spreading awareness on …. ideas worth spreading! They host their main conference in Long Beach every year, and have the most inspiring, jaw dropping, entertaining, innovative, and beautiful talks on anything and everything. You can check out their website at
On Sunday, November 18th 2012, I want to bring the spirit of TED, the spirit of passion and ideas, to high schoolers all around the west-side of LA. My goal, and the theme of this TEDx is to “Open Your Eyes.” Open your eyes to passion you’ve never seen before, open your eyes to opportunities you’ve never seen before, open your eyes to inspiration you’ve never seen before! That’s what TED loves to do! Show you something you’ve never seen before! I want to invite you all to be a part of this event.
TEDxYouth@ElectricAvenue is being held at the Electric Lodge Performing Arts Center, one of the worlds only solar powered performing arts theatres, in Venice, right off of the famous Abbot Kinney Avenue! We are inviting schools across West Los Angeles and will update you on when tickets will start selling via our Facebook Event Page (above)! Tell your friends about it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or anyway else!! If you’re on Twitter, our hashtag is #TEDxElectricAvenue. Tickets will go on sale about 2 weeks before the date, but we encourage you all to save the date! Sunday November 18th.
If you would like to get more involved in this TEDx, through volunteering, please contact me in person, through my email:, or through my Facebook, which you can find on the Facebook Event Page (above)


Electric Lodge
1416 Electric Avenue
Venice, California, 90291
United States
Event type:
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Organizing team




  • Hayden Lee
    Senior Volunteer Supervisor/Consultant
  • Daisy Swan
    Senior Volunteer Supervisor/Consultant
  • Annie Cipolla
    Senior Volunteer Supervisor/Consultant
  • John Marcus
    Producer. Head of Technology/Logistical Planning
  • Johann Piedras
    Light Director-Tech
  • Beau Thetford
    Sound Director-Tech
  • Amita Pentakota
    Producer. Head of Marketing/Advertising.