Waves

Saturday April 7

Royce Hall

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Schedule

Morning Pre-Show

Wilson Plaza

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Registration

Get your official conference badge and tote bag and meet fellow attendees.

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Expo

Discover the latest developments in technology, entertainment, and design at our first-ever TEDxUCLA Expo.

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Speaker Meet & Greets

Get to know this year’s cast of presenters and performers before they take the stage.

Take an adventure with us.

TEDxUCLA Adventures are private tours of cultural centers in UCLA and Westwood. A TEDxUCLA ticket holder exclusive.

Opening Session

Royce Hall

9:45 am

Doors Open

10:00 am

Opening Remarks

Scott Hutchinson & Josh O’Connor and Nuno Santos

A word from our curators and a performance from a surfing violinist.

Scott Hutchinson

Co-Curator, TEDxUCLA

Josh O’Connor

Co-Curator, TEDxUCLA

 

Nuno Santos

Big-Wave Surfer & Violinist

10:10 am

Part 1

Hosted by Sheva Rajaee

The art of sugar, artificial intelligence, social justice reform, biodiversity, and the blockchain.

Krystle Hickman

Artist & Illustrator

 

Zhehao Zhou

B.S. Computer Science ’17, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

 

Isaac Bryan

MPP Candidate, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

 

Nurit Katz

UCLA Chief Sustainability Officer

 

Mike Alonso

Blockchain Advocate

11:15 am

Part 2

Hosted by Julie Sina

Sign language as a superpower, being minimally exceptional, and preserving design history.

 

Austin Vaday

B.S. Computer Science ’18, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Jackson Rayne

Illusionist

Louise Sandhaus

Faculty, CalArts

Thanks to our creative team.

Meet the people who make TEDxUCLA possible.

Lunch

Wilson Plaza

12:15 pm – 1:55 pm

Expo

Discover the latest developments in technology, entertainment, and design at our first-ever TEDxUCLA Expo.

Check out our video library of past talks.

Keep the TEDxUCLA conversation going and explore our past conferences.

Closing Session

Royce Hall

1:40 pm

Doors Open

1:55 pm

Part 3

Hosted by Julie Sina

The ministry of dance, empathy for the 99%, a classical guitar performance, and the fight against depression.

Jade Charon

MFA Candidate, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance

 

Ann Curry

Journalist, “We’ll Meet Again” (PBS)

Juan Rivera

Gluck Fellow, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

 

Michelle Craske

Faculty, UCLA Department of Psychology

2:25 pm

Part 4

Hosted by Don Vaughn

Rebranding the mid-life crisis, turning your life around, the truth your body tells, the West Nile virus, the food supply chain, improving maritime transport, and robots.

Pash

VP of Brand & Design, ABC

 

David Sarabia

Serial Entrepreneur

 

Shamell Bell

Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance

 

Tracey McNamara

Veterinary Pathologist

 

Matthew Prescott

Food & Agriculture Expert

 

Gerardo Franco

M.S. Candidate, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

 

Sepehr Ghassemi

Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

4:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Scott Hutchinson & Josh O’Connor

Goodbyes, thank yous, and announcements.

Josh O’Connor

More information coming soon.

Scott Hutchinson

More information coming soon.

Speakers

Ann Curry

Ann Curry

Journalist

Pash

Pash

VP of Brand & Design, ABC

Tracey McNamara

Tracey McNamara

Veterinary Pathologist

Matthew Prescott

Matthew Prescott

Food & Agriculture Expert

Mike Alonso

Mike Alonso

Blockchain Advocate

Louise Sandhaus

Louise Sandhaus

Faculty, CalArts

David Sarabia

David Sarabia

Serial Entrepreneur

Michelle Craske

Michelle Craske

Faculty, UCLA Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Nurit Katz

Nurit Katz

Chief Sustainability Officer, UCLA

Jackson Rayne

Jackson Rayne

Illusionist

Krystle Hickman

Krystle Hickman

Artist & Illustrator

Nuno Santos

Nuno Santos

Violinist & Big Wave Surfer

Sepehr Ghassemi

Sepehr Ghassemi

UCLA Ph.D. Candidate, Robotics

Shamell Bell

Shamell Bell

UCLA Ph.D. Candidate, Culture and Performance

Isaac Bryan

Isaac Bryan

MPP Candidate, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Jade Charon

Jade Charon

MFA Candidate, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures

Zhehao Zhou

Zhehao Zhou

UCLA B.S. Computer Science '17

Gerardo Franco

Gerardo Franco

UCLA M.S. Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

Juan Rivera

Juan Rivera

Gluck Fellow, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Austin Vaday

Austin Vaday

UCLA B.S. Computer Science '18

Hosts

Sheva Rajaee

Sheva Rajaee

TEDxUCLA 2017 Speaker, UCLA B.A. '10

Julie Sina

Julie Sina

Associate Vice Chancellor of Alumni Affairs, UCLA

Don Vaughn

Don Vaughn

TEDxUCLA 2015 Speaker, Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA Semel Institute

Exhibitors

Marc Hemeon, Collaborative Wave Mural