TEDxSantaMonica Language: Say What?

Update 8/9/2011Videos of the Talks are Live!

Theme: Language: Say What?
Date: Thursday, August 4th
Time: 6pm-9pm
Venue: TAG Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue D3
Santa Monica, CA 90404-4042

Join TEDxSantaMonica for a salon-style event as we explore the use of language in communication, learning and entertainment. Can we revive a ‘dead’ language? How do babies learn to speak? Can one feel emotion in a language that one does not speak?

Cocktails and mingling begins at 6pm with the program commencing at 6:45pm-8:30pm. Please take advantage of the pre and post-event networking time to meet new people, discuss theme topics or reunite with friends.

Confirmed Speakers

Luke Henderson, Latin expert.

“This Is Not Your Father’s Latin Class.”
Latin is timeless, unchanging, historical… and retro. Discover why Latin is making a comeback as the hip and cool “it” language. Get a sneak peek at the growing world of fluent Latin speakers in the United States and abroad. See how Latin classrooms are being transformed by new approaches to teaching. And discover why Henderson is Santa Monica High School’s most popular teacher.

Henderson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Idaho with a BA in
Music and Classical Studies and earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching Latin and Classical Humanities from The University of Massachusetts.  Henderson taught Latin at Holyoke High School in Holyoke, Massachusetts and has taught Latin at Santa Monica High School for the past 8 years.

Michael Ernst Goldstrom, The Opera Coach

“Translating The Language Of Opera.”
At first glance, this Julliard trained actor/comedian/writer may distract you with jokes, humor or non-sequiturs, but stay tuned, Goldstrom isn’t kidding around when he speaks about opera. This art aficionado will demystify the language of opera so that you may understand it… or not. As it turns out, (subtitles aside) many opera singers have no idea what they are saying. How will opera survive if more often than not, the audience is bored or asleep? Goldstrom will give insight about the future of opera while unveiling one of the most intense, adrenaline-inducing, and intellectually stimulating art forms in Western culture.

Goldstrom is a graduate of Columbia University, The Juilliard School Drama Division, and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In addition to performing on stages throughout Los Angeles, Goldstrom teaches acting skills to singers. He was worked with the Domingo-Thornton Young Artists Program at the Los Angeles Opera, the Wolf Trap Opera Foundation, and the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University at Long Beach. As “The Opera Coach,” Goldstrom offers the world’s first online acting course for opera singers. http://www.theoperacoach.com

Azure Antoinette, Poet

“Global Conversation- The Beginning.”
Prepare to be dazzled by words.

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 (Minerva Convention), Tuskegee Airmen Col. Lee Archer, American Cancer Society just to name a few.  A published author, her first book titled “Bittersweet” was released in May 2009.  Her sophomore collection of poetry is due in stores in 2011. It is titled “for the sake of BREVITY”.

Mick Ebeling, Entrepreneur

“The Invention That Unlocked A Locked-In Artist”
The nerve disease ALS left graffiti artist TEMPT paralyzed from head to toe, forced to communicate blink by blink. Entrepreneur Mick Ebeling shares how he and a team of collaborators built an open-source invention that gave the artist — and gives others in his circumstance — the means to make art again.

Mick Ebeling is founder of The Ebeling Group, an international production company and creative think tank, representing some of the world’s leading design and directing collectives.

TEDxSantaMonica is operated under a license from TED to bring TED-like events to the Santa Monica community. In compliance with TED guidelines, the goal is to create a forum for community members to gather, mingle, network, discuss, inspire and promote change. By purchasing a ticket and attending a TEDxSantaMonica event, you are agreeing to this statement:

“I understand that those who attend TEDx events do so in a spirit of curiosity, open-mindedness, respect and tolerance, thereby enabling constructive conversation and allowing guests and TEDx speakers to be more open than they might otherwise be. I confirm that I will honor these values.”

TEDxSantaMonica cannot include participants who fail to uphold this policy of openness, tolerance and support.

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Venue: TAG Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue D3
Santa Monica, CA 90404-4042

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