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TEDxSantaMonica: Hope


Theme: Hope
Date: Thursday, November 17th, 2011
Time: 6pm-9pm
Venue: TAG Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica
Tickets

Join TEDxSantaMonica for a night of inspiring talks as we celebrate the theme of Hope, just in time for the holidays.

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

Steve Glenn, Founder and CEO of Living Homes, LLC.
Before Living Homes, Glenn worked as with the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) and managed the development of their first $220 million program in Mozambique.  He is founder and former Chairman and CEO of PeopleLink, a leading provider of enterprise community solutions, which raised $35 million from AT&T Ventures and others, and was also a founding partner of idealab, a business incubation firm that raised $1 billion and that founded or invested in a number of successful companies. Read more about Steve.

Dorian Cheah, Electric Violinist
Dorian’s journey in music began with violin lessons at the very early age of 2 1/2.  By age 5 he was performing regularly in and around his hometown, Pittsburgh, PA.  When he was 13, he and his family moved to the New York area and he continued his musical studies at The Juilliard School.

Since arriving in Los Angeles, in addition to his work as a solo artist, he has composed scores to several short and feature films and has had thousands of music placements in films and major network television shows.  Last year his critically acclaimed score to “Am Limit”, helmed by Oscar winning director Pepe Danquart, helped this German feature documentary to win the Bavarian Film Prize.  Dorian has toured and/or recorded with many major label acts, from world/electronic music pioneer Karsh Kale to Rockstar:INXS finalist MiG, to Celine Dion, En Vogue, Hayley Westenra, and more.

Dorian has released 2 solo albums, including “Ara”, produced by Bill Laswell.  This instrumental work features collaborations with Zakir Hussain, Bernie Worrell, Karsh Kale, and others.

Ally Hamilton, Owner of Yogis Anonymous Yoga Studio and founder of Karma Club
Ally began practicing yoga during her senior year at Columbia University.  During the course of her 20 years of practice and 15 years of teaching, she has studied with Dharma Mittra, Bryan Kest (at whose studio she taught for over 5 years), Jörgen Christiansson, with whom she began practicing Ashtanga in 2001 and later assisted, Baron Baptiste, Max Strom, and Saul David Raye.  In September 2009, with the help of her partner Dorian Cheah, she opened her own yoga studio in Santa Monica, Yogis Anonymous, and has built a vibrant community around some of the best teaching talent in Southern California.  She has also pioneered the use of technology in yoga with a first-of-its-kind yoga video website (http://yogisanonymous.com/live) which provides live-streaming and on-demand yoga videos featuring top yoga instructors from around the world.  Off the mat, you’ll most likely find Ally chasing after her 5 year old son and 2 year old daughter.

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.

 

Venue: TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue D3
Santa Monica, CA 9040

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TEDxYouth@SantaMonica: Define Yourself


Theme: Define Yourself
Date: Saturday, September 24th 2011
Time: 10am – 2pm
Venue: Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School 601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
*Student Registration | *Buy Tickets [now closed]

About this event

TEDxYouth@SantaMonica is proud to be partnering with Santa Monica High School to create a TED experience for the local community. We are putting together an exciting and inspiring program of live speakers and TEDTalks for a memorable day of fun, insight and revelation.

Our conversations will cover such diverse topics as soccer, porn and graffiti, but will always be guaranteed to make you think a little differently about how you define yourself, and are defined by others.

Confirmed Speakers

Cindy Gallop, Entrepreneur
“Make Love, Not Porn”
Cindy will expand on her now-legendary 2009 TEDtalk as she shares her views on the impact of technology on intimacy amongst young people. We predict that this compelling speaker will be a highlight of the day.

Eugene Martin, Film Director
“The Anderson Monarchs”
Eugene is making a feature-length documentary (trailer above) about an all-girls soccer team competing, living, and thriving in an at-risk urban neighborhood in Philadelphia. These girls show how anybody can rise above adversity to achieve their dreams.

Jason Pitts, College Student
“From Prom to Youtube”
Jason, a former SAMOHI student, became a YouTube sensation earlier this year thanks to his unusual prom invite. Jason describes the impact of that incredible journey.

Eric Wahl, Artist
Erik is a recognized artist and author who inspires audiences to achieve greater levels of performance.  After first working in the business world and playing with his art; Erik now PLAYS in the business world by WORKING with his art. Erik’s sought after artwork and public installations can be seen around the world. And as one of the country’s top platform speakers, he shares his powerful message with audiences from coast to coast.

Other confirmed speakers include:

Andrew Byrom, Fontographer
Michael Weiss, Entrepreneur
Jan Florjanczyk, Physicist
Jodi Wing, Author
Susanne Conrad, Motivational Speaker

*Tickets / Registration

This is an event not to be missed by anybody in the community who loves to be provoked, inspired, challenged or encouraged to act! There will be some controversial topics at TEDxYouth@SantaMonica, by registering or purchasing tickets for this event, you are agreeing that you are aware of this fact.

  • Student Tickets are free, but advanced registration and school ID are required. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and is open to 500 local area high school students.
  • Adults/Non-High School Students Tickets are $60 and only a limited amount are available. A portion of each ticket is being donated to Santa Monica schools as well as helping to subsidize the high school students who are attending for free.

Student Registration | Buy Tickets [now closed]

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.

Bonus!

Our favorite TED talk and coincidentally, the most popular ever..

Disclaimer: TEDxSantaMonica is operated under license from TED and did not produce this video.

Please Help!

We are looking for sponsors for our TEDxYouth@SantaMonica event on Sept 24th – either cash or in-kind donations. More info.

TEDxSantaMonica
Venue: Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School
601 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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
Tickets

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.

Buy Tickets Here

Bonus!

Our favorite TED talk and coincidentally, the most popular ever..

Disclaimer: TEDxSantaMonica is operated under license from TED and did not produce this video.

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

TEDxSantaMonica Mind Shift

Update 6/14/11

View Michael Weiss’ talk from TEDxSantaMonica below:

The rest of the videos from the event on June 9th can be seen on here.

An event worth sharing..

Theme: Mind Shift
Date: Thurs June 9th 2011
Time: 6pm-9pm
Venue: TAG Gallery
2525 Michigan Avenue D3
Santa Monica, CA 90404-4042
Tickets

TEDxSantaMonica is hosting an evening salon event to introduce people to TED, unite members of the Santa Monica community and provide a forum for discussion and to inspire local change. The evening will begin with cocktails and socializing and then will feature a combination of live speakers and TED Talks. Afterward, there will be more time for networking and discussing the evening’s events. See the full event description for information on speakers and talks shown.

Confirmed Speakers

Giuliana “G” Pe Benito
Slam Poet

Greg Dinkin
Greg is an author, poker champion, life coach and health expert. The key factor that links his many endeavors? He helps people make better decisions.

Michael Weiss
Michael Weiss’s eclectic background demonstrates how a mind shift can catapult one onto new paths. As a former middle school teacher and personal assistant to Roseanne and Tom Arnold, Michael recently just sold his award-winning web agency to start a new venture, www.figure18.com

TEDTalk

Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of awesome
Neil Pasricha’s blog 1000 Awesome Things savors life’s simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk from TEDxToronto, he reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that’s truly awesome.

Buy Tickets Here

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