2011 Schedule

Tunnel Tours: 8:00 – 8:30 am and 8:30am-9:00am (For those that signed up for and were selected)


Session One: 10:00AM- 12:15PM


Cathy Sandeen is the Dean of UCLA Extension and she will be saying a few words about TEDxUCLA and debuting the conference.
Scott Hutchinson will give us a warm welcome TED style and will be starting the conference with a TED video
Méndez speaks about her project, Circumpolar, which follows the Arctic Tern, a small sea bird that flies from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again each year, always chasing the summer, which makes it the one creature on earth that receives the most day light in its lifetime.
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA PhD, University of Illinois-Urbana; NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University Omar M. Yaghi received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois-Urbana (1990) with Professor Walter G. Klemperer.
Following the Japan Earthquake, Yoh has been busy researching the potential that the social web can have in post-disaster relief. Specifically, he is thinking of ways that locational technologies, combined with social media, can provide an immediate and real-time opportunity for big and small crisis management. Using the TEDx audience as his test group, Yoh plans to perform a live, twitter based crisis management experiment, so bring your smartphones and participate in this immersive demonstration! Yoh Kawano came to Los Angeles and UCLA in 1995 after living across the globe, in 5 different countries. At UCLA he serves as the Campus GIS Coordinator and holds lecturer positions in Urban Planning and Public Policy.
TED Video- We will be showing a TED video from the TED archive. The video that will be screened will remain a secret until the day of the conference.
Stretch Break- relax, throw your arms in the air, and get a chance to mingle with other brilliant TEDxUCLA attendees
Alma Cielo is a soul on the violin.  Also a performance artist, dancer, educator and producer of the art salon, the “Wild Parrots of Los Angeles”, Alma is committed to merging art and spirit, creating community out of individual expressions.
Leonard Rome, Ph.D. Associate Director, California NanoSystems Institute Professor, Biological Chemistry Senior Associate Dean for Research, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Director for Strategic Planning and Partnerships, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Member
Azure Antoinette is a poet/spoken word artist, freelance photographer, and youth literacy advocate. As a poet/writer Azure Antoinette has been commissioned to write for the First Lady of California – Maria Shriver, Tuskegee Airmen Col. Lee Archer, American Cancer Society just to name a few.
Andrews’s talk includes a special TEDxUCLA installation If we allow ourselves to view, and practice, one art-form through the lens of another – and truly embrace the associated constraints and processes – we can open up new and undefined directions for exploration.


LUNCH BREAK 12:15-1:15


Session Two: 1:20-3:30


David Feinberg, MD, MBA Chief Executive Officer, UCLA Hospital System Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences As CEO and Associate Vice Chancellor, Dr. David T. Feinberg oversees the hospital-based inpatient and outpatient operations of one of the leading academic healthcare systems in the United States.
Jimmy Lizama has been a bicycle messenger in Los Angeles for over a decade. His vocation has taken him around the world to participate in bike messenger events and locally it has inspired and facilitated several ventures into invoking bicycle culture in the city he holds so dear, chief among them The Bicycle Kitchen/La Bicicocina, a DIY bicycle repair space in East Hollywood that he originated in a small kitchen of the Los Angeles Eco Village, an intentional community in Korea Town
Photography instructor, KIPP school. Rachael is doing a short talk on how she became the photography instructor at a school lacking cameras.
This will be the only talk where we will ask you to fire up your SMS phones. Michael Newman is a Creative Director, Interactive Developer and teacher, specializing in new media, content development and creative solutions. After years of creating successful projects for clients, Michael has finally lost his mind.
Rhett Beavers, landscape architect As a landscape architect, I see. Sometimes I don’t understand what I’m seeing. Sure, it’s a structure or a form, a house or lump on the land – I understand this but I often don’t understand why. So I think about these things. For the past 15 years I’ve been thinking about scraps of landscapes I see – those little remnants that lie quietly off to the side.
Stretch Break- relax, throw your arms in the air, walk around get a chance to mingle with other brilliant TEDxUCLA attendees
As Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Hellenbrand is responsible for directing more than 2,500 faculty and staff members in the Division of Academic Affairs, the largest unit within the university with an annual budget exceeding $160 million.
Questions about the nature of play and our relationship to games as they accompany us on our path through life. With stops along the journey at Patty-cake, Club Penguin, Dodgeball, The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time, Spin the Bottle, Mortal Kombat, Beer Pong, Solitaire, Scrabble, Farmville, Shuffleboard, Golf, and Bingo Online! Eddo Stern is an artist and game designer. He was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and lives in Los Angeles.
Clara Tsao is an undergraduate student at UCLA. She is a Psychobiology and Sociology Double Major. She is the founder of Design for a Better Future, a non-profit organization that encourages students to engage in social entrepreneurship .
This is a live performance between artists in Seoul, Korea and at TEDxUCLA using streaming technology. This is one performance where we hope it is true that UCLA played a big role inventing the internet. Our stage is certainly nothing like the grand scale of the stage this image shows, but the performance will be just as grand.

Campus Tours: 4:00 pm-4:30pm (For those who signed up and were selected)