TEDxTemecula Announces Speaker Lineup for Sixth Annual Conference
Event features seven visionary speakers from the Southern California region
The theme this year is "On The Brink," and speakers will share thought-provoking perspectives and ideas worth spreading that will cause the audience to think and consider the possibilities.
"With five conferences under our belt, we decided to try some new things this year, to take some chances, to get ourselves On the Brink," said Jim McLaughlin, Organizer, TEDxTemecula.
The event will be held from 10am to 4pm, with presenters speaking for no more than 18 minutes each. A lunch is provided with the ticket and provided by local E.A.T. Marketplace.
A separate ticketed event, the Speakers Reception, will be held immediately after, featuring time to engage in conversation with speakers and enjoy local Temecula Valley wine and charcuterie provided by E.A.T. Marketplace.
Aaron Hardin, CEO, Hardin Scientific: Aaron created Hardin Scientific to exponentially increase the rate of research and discovery while reducing errors and expenses to laboratories. His company was recognized as one of the most innovative companies in the Temecula Valley by the Economic Development Coalition.
Adam Rideau, Consultant/Law Student: Adam created a nonprofit organization that focused on mental health issues experienced by veterans and first responders. Today he focuses on the growing problem of individuals experiencing homelessness;
Jerry Hizon, Medical Physician: Dr. Hizon has specialized in Sports Medicine, working for a number of pro football events including the San Diego Chargers. He was awarded Distinguished Citizen of the Year recognition by the city of Temecula for support of local high school sports programs.
Maggie Young, Author: Maggie is a screenwriter and author of her feminist memoir, Just Another Number. To escape a turbulent childhood, she enlisted in the United States Navy and was one of the first women aboard a freshly integrated destroyer crew.
Matt Rahn, Professor/Consultant:
Patrick Murphy, Fine Artist: Patrick's dimensional fine art is a unique combination of digital photography, sculpted paper, acrylics and pastels that result in eye-popping, three-dimensional impressionist pieces. He has received numerous awards for his dimensional healing art.
Stephanie Lai, Student Journalist: Stephanie is a local high school senior, Editor-in-Chief of the school paper and reporter for the Valley News. She teaches and inspires writers on technique, ethics and sustainability of journalism at all scales.
To learn more about the TEDxTemecula event, participate, and see past talks, visit http://www.tedxtemecula.com.
Since 2012, TEDxTemecula has brought dynamic speakers and performers to an engaged audience. With fresh ideas on technology, entertainment, design, health, education, the arts and more —TEDxTemecula speakers inspire, delight, and teach us about our past, present, and future. TEDx events are independent events operated under a license from TED. Local businessman and community advocate Jim McLaughlin is the licensee for TEDxTemecula and leads a team of volunteers to produce the conference each year. All TEDxTemecula talks are videotaped and posted on YouTube for the world to view. The best talks could get elevated to TED.com.
For further information on TEDxTemecula, visit www.tedxtemecula.com. For press inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 951-225-2179.
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talk videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Monica Lewinsky, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
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