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Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)


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General Admission Ended $30.00 $2.64
Donation to TEDxLMU 2014 Fund   more info Ended

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Our Theme

The theme of “Reinventing the Wheel” would take last year's "Better Together" and push toward an outward scope of innovation occurring within the Los Angeles community.

With this conference, we hope to not only showcase various ideas in our region, but also to motivate our community members to begin thinking outside the well-established confines of Creativity & Innovation, Politics & Policy, and Wellness & Environment.

To promote sustainable change, we must begin to take bold, new steps of innovation by not only recognizing change within our Los Angeles community, but also observing the progress that occurs just beyond.

Check in runs from 10:00-11:00AM May 17th outside Murphy Hall. Ticket sales close on Thursday midnight! No day of purchases and no refunds for tickets once bought.  


Tamar Galaztan: "LAUSD 2.0: Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today"

John Lee: “Those who can, teach.“

Steve Zimmer: "LA's Graduation Moment"

Ana Ponce, “Protecting the Light in Every Child”

Eric Oberholtzer“Every Student Deserves another Opportunity“

Sue Dunlap,  “The Talk”

Tomas O'Grady, “A Garden in Every Los Angeles School”

Isaac Ravishankara: "Learning by Accident: Music Videos and Arts Education"

Tony Brown: "Putting Back What’s Been Stripped Out"

Adora Svitak: "'Merit' is Not a Test Score: Competition and Social Justice in Education"

Oscar Menjivar: "Computer Science Can Save the Life of Many Young Men of Color"

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speakers are their own and do not reflect the position of Loyola Marymount University.

Musical Act

Our event will also be showcasing Glass Elephants, an up and coming band from Austin, TX during the afternoon break. Check out the link to hear a sample of their work!


18-year-old Adrianna Svitak employs over a decade’s worth of experience in piano and violin to create artistic experiences influenced by both classical music and the avant-garde.

Currently, she is studying piano at Manhattan School of Music.

For piano, she has received numerous awards from competitions including the Seattle Young Artists’ Festival, MTNA (Music Teachers’ National Association), the Northwest Chopin Festival, and the October Bach Festival. Adrianna has also performed piano internationally at events including Ciudad de Las Ideas, the INK Conference, and several TEDx conferences across the nation.

On violin, she held the coveted position of “concert-mistress” of her high school years. Since 2010, she has performed at an array of TEDx conferences, including TEDxOrangeCoast, TEDxPhillyEd, TEDxYouth@SanDiego, TEDxRedmond, and TEDxDenverEd.

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When & Where

Loyola Marymount University- Murphy Hall
1 LMU Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

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This was the 2014 Team: 

Jonathan Mansoori, Curator

Deepa Ramdas, Curator

Jocey Karlan, Speakers

Helen Zukin, Speakers

Jackie Leung, Logistics & Outreach

Vivian Valencia, Logistics & Outreach

Stephanie Lam, Sponsorships

Chris Coraggio, Marketing / Advisor

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