TED Conference Simulcast Returns to UC Riverside

Monday, February 18th, 2013

(source: UCR Newsroom)

TEDxUCR organizers, from left, Brandon Chechile, Zoe Thompson, Russell Cohen Hoffing, Sarah Santiago, and Philip Vieira. (Source: UCR Newsroom/Sean Nealon)

For the second consecutive year, a group of University of California, Riverside students are coordinating the live simulcast of a day from the annual TED conference on Feb. 27.

At the independently organized event, licensed by TED, the second day of the TED 2013 conference, which is taking place in Long Beach, will be streamed live at UCR. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to “ideas worth spreading.”

The first session, called Disrupt!, is from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The second, called Dream!, is from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.. The third, called Create!, is from 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The speakers include: Black, a twice world yo yo champion; Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal; and Dong Woo Jang, an archery bow designer.

The sessions are free and open to the public, however tickets are required and donations to keep such events in Riverside are being accepted. Tickets can be obtained by visiting: http://tedxucrlive2013-es2001.eventbrite.com/?rank=2#. The tickets are good for one, two or all three sessions.

The simulcast is organized by TEDxUCR*, a group of UC Riverside students that formed in 2011. The students are: Philip Vieira, Sarah Santiago, Zoe Thompson, Brandon Chechile, Russell Cohen Hoffing, Elliott Kruse and Christopher Lee Hughes.

For more information on the sessions, the simulcast event, TED (or TEDx), click here.

*About TEDx, x = independently organized event