TEDxUCR to Host Kaleidoscope Series

Inspirational lecture series making another stop at UC Riverside

TEDxUCR to host event on Friday, April 17.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – The videos may have popped up on your Facebook newsfeed, or a friend may have emailed you one in the past – the inspiring, thought-provoking, conversation-starting lectures known as TED Talks. And you may be excited to know, you can catch a TEDx event at the University of California, Riverside on Friday, April 17, from 4-8:30 p.m. at the University Theater.

TEDxUCR organizers from 2013 lectures – from left, Brandon Chechile, Zoe Thompson, Russell Cohen Hoffing, Sarah Santiago, and Philip Vieira.

Sponsored by ASPB and Graduate Student Association, the topic for this TedxUCR series is “Kaleidoscope.” Organizers of the event describe it as the following: The kaleidoscope makes its magic by using light and mirrors, showing the world in many facets and many colors. It teaches us to acquire multiple perspectives and to gain insight from the unusual and unexpected. Join us now in looking at a brighter and more colorful future through the Kaleidoscope of TED talks.

The speakers for this series will be:

  • Boris Maciejovsky – “Using Loss Aversion to Improve Eating Habits”
  • Chuan Qin – “This is my instrument and music”
  • CiCi- “The Hardest Thing in the World”
  • Leonardo Mendoza – “How A Camera Saved My Life”
  • Michael Uy – “Hackathon Hackers”
  • Simon Tam – “How to Talk with a White Supremacist”
  • Stu Krieger – “Choose Joy”

Tickets are still on sale. You can order tickets by calling (951) 827-4331, or you can visit the University Theater box office to make the purchase. It costs students $15 to get in, and $25 for the general public. Dinner and parking is provided.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.

About TED

Ted x UCR posterTED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily; the new TED Conversations, enabling broad conversations among TED fans; and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to host local, self-organized events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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