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March 9, 2016

TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons to Focus on ‘Trending’ March 19

College of the Canyons will host its third TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons conference with the theme “Trending” at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 19.

TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons, an independently organized event licensed by TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) will feature a lineup of speakers who will clarify “what’s trending” in several areas of society.

The conference will follow TED’s well-known format of approximately 18-minute presentations, as well as other performances and demonstrations. 

“With five exceptional speakers presenting on topics ranging from medicine, creativity, leadership, quantum walks and privacy in digital age, we invite you to join us and uncover what is ‘trending’ in each of these fields,” said Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine, TEDxCollegeoftheCanyon club advisor.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. and run until approximately 1 p.m. Doors will open for seating at 8:30 a.m.

Featured speakers and topics include:

• Dr. Salvador Elías Venegas Andraca, assistant professor, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México — “Using the D-Wave Two Quantum Computer in the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Facility”

• Dr. Christopher Duma, M.D., neurosurgeon specialist — “Leading-Edge Pinpoint Radiation Technique on Glioblastoma”

• Dr. Joan Marques, assistant dean and professor of management, Woodbury University School of Business — “An Ancient Path Towards a Better Future”

• Dr. Deems Morrione, professor of political science, College of the Canyons — “Privacy in a Digital Age”

• Mr. Alan Williams, award-winning film composer —“Creativity: The Power to Trend”

In the spirit of a TEDx event, the academic subjects will be tackled in a provocative and entertaining fashion suitable for attendees of all ages and interests.

General admission is $5, with tickets available for purchase through the PAC box office starting on Thursday, March 10.

TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons is organized by the college’s TEDx Club and sponsored by Logix Federal Credit Union and Associated Student Government (ASG).

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, TED Talks video 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 (subject to certain rules and regulations).

About TED

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 speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include​, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.
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About TEDx College of the Canyons

TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons is a student club that conducts a periodic TEDx event at the College of the Canyons Valencia campus. The club’s president for the 2015-16 school year is Maisha Zahid.

To purchase tickets, contact the PAC Box Office at (661) 362-5304 or follow the link.