LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Angelenos’ most inspiring monthly event, Mindshare LA, takes a plunge into cutting-edge ocean research at the March 22nd salon themed “The Vast Blue.” Award winning scientists, environmentalists and entrepreneurs will present short-form talks on the most innovative and promising initiatives under the surface. Doors at the historic Downtown LA Alexandria Hotel’s Mezz Bar open at 7pm for happy hour; program starts at 8:30 followed interactive art and games.
Sharing their mind this month are:
- Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides, Science & Project Coordinator, Virgin Oceanic - Diving to the Bottom of the Ocean (and Getting Back Again) - Loretta has done some of the deepest ocean dives in the world while filming for Director James Camperon's 3D IMAX movie “Aliens of the Deep.” Learn about the latest developments in Virgin Oceanic's effort to dive three times deeper than anyone ever has before.
- Casson Trenor, Senior Markets Campaigner with Greenpeace USA - So Long And Thanks for All the Fish - Trenor spearheads the organization’
- Brian Moffat,CEO, Spindrift Energy - The Pursuit of Wave Energy - Spindrift Energy has developed a very simple, and low-cost, wave energy device that promises to deliver low-cost power at a global scale.
- Patrick J. Krug, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences - Hugs and Drugs from Sea Slugs - Krug is a frequent contributor to the Madeleine Brand radio show on KPCC, and studies sea slugs to better understand how new species form and adapt in the ocean.
“Oceans are crucial for the livelihood of our planet,“ said Mindshare LA Co-Founder Douglas Campbell, “At Mindshare LA we have access to some of the brightest and deepest thinkers of our generation. We feel it is our responsibility and honor to inspire and share this knowledge with other Angelenos so we may all live fuller, healthier and more aware lives.”
Built in 1906, The Alexandria has hosted guests such as Charlie Chaplain, Winston Churchill & Theodore Roosevelt. The Mezz Bar contains the original ceiling of the lobby with 'The Million Dollar Carpet,' named for the amount of movie deals that were said to be cut on it.
For a full list of upcoming Mindshare LA events or to purchase tickets, visit http://mindshare-
About Mindshare LA
Mindshare LA is a forum which promotes progressive curiosity by curating inspiring monthly events, workshops, community discussions and screenings. Over the years Mindshare has become a mecca for a growing community of intellectuals, artists, scientists and thought leaders across a multitude of disciplines. It is an energetic mix of open-minded people created to serve as a catalyst for sharing ideas. The community fosters innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration resulting in groundbreaking start-ups such as Syyn Labs and the uniquely charitable Tuxedo Tyrants. Mindshare has exposed LA audiences to some of the country's brightest and most creative minds since 2006.
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Mindshare is a forum which promotes progressive curiosity - one which is respectful, but not of conventions. The team curates events and experiences which target all senses to open the mind for seeding new ideas and facilitate social cross-pollination.