TEDxUCLA Salon: A Sense of Place

Wednesday, November 16th, 9:30 am

The Salon takes place on world-wide GIS Day. Join us for related conversations about the power and meaning of location and place.


Wednesday, November 16th, 9:30 am

Registration for this event is now available HERE! **Space is limited.

Join us for an all day celebration of mapping and GIS featuring a TEDxUCLA Salon, a GIShowcase of projects, a UCLA Geography Aerial Photo Exhibit, and much more. 

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided!




Mia Bennett


James Walker


Omar Ureta


9:30am – 10:00am Coffee and UCLA Aerial Photo Exhibit
10:00am – 10:30am GIS Day welcome + TEDxUCLA Salon Introduction Video
10:30am – 11:30am TEDxUCLA Salon Speaker Presentations*
11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch, Student Showcases, and Adventures
12:30pm – 1:00pm Mapathon Training led by Charlotte Wolter

  • A quick training session on OpenStreetMap in preparation for the Mapathon
1:00pm – 3:00pm Mapathon

  • A group mapping event to document roads and buildings for humanitarian purposes


Charles E. Young Research Library Conference Room

280 Charles E Young Drive East

Los Angeles, CA 90095


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TEDxUCLA Salon Adventure:


How has Los Angeles changed over the last century? Come witness a rare glimpse of oblique low altitude black and white aerial photographs taken between the years 1918-1971.

GIS Showcase:

luskin energy uhi

There are some wild things happening on campus in this area, and we plan to bring a few glimpses of them for you to interact with.

List of exhibits

TEDxUCLA Salon: A Sense of Place RSVP Form:

Space is limited to 100 participants.  RSVP via the form on this link through our planning partner at IDRE and you will be notified if there is space left.