Scott Hutchinson


As the Program Director for the areas of Design, Studio Arts, Art History, Photography, User Experience, Immersive Media/ XR programs at UCLA Extension, Scott Hutchinson works with post graduates that leverage the university to keep learning and advancing. As a long time attendee of main TED, and collaborator with TED leadership on Ted Circles, (now part of TED membership) Scott is license holder for TEDxUCLA and lauched the series at UCLA in 2011.

Josh O’Connor, previous co-creator.

(Our esteemed co-curator over many years, Josh is no longer with UCLA)

Why do we do it?

We strongly believe in the power of spreading big ideas, creating events for our local communities, and being part of the conversation. Since 2015 we have partnered with UCLA’s Residential Life and could not be happier with what Josh O’Connor and his amazing team of colleagues and students bring to TEDxUCLA.

TEDxUCLA has grown over the years and we will continue to be a platform for innovative thinkers to share powerful ideas. Ideas presented at events like this need to be shared to grow and develop; please do your part and engage.

For big ideas in the online or on ground classroom that you can be part of, please visit our Visual Arts program Page for User Experience, Design, Immersive Media, Photography, Art History and Art, or the UCLA Extension site for the full breadth of our online and on ground offerings. Classes are open to all. For information about Residential Life, please go to our webpage.