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March 19, 2014
TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons to Focus on Perspectives
College of the Canyons will host its second TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons conference, which will pivot around the theme of perspectives, on April 19.
An independently organized event licensed by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons will feature speakers who will offer their perspectives on topics such as biology, art, technology, civic service, recycling, design, negotiation and women in corporate culture.
“The theme is perspectives because the speakers will either provide a new insight on a familiar topic or combined perspectives on seemingly unrelated subjects, such as biology and art,” said Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine, COC professor and TEDx faculty advisor. “Last year's conference was one of the most exhilarating conferences I have ever helped organize because students were the driving force behind the ideas and we were able to reach many segments of the community. We materialized what TEDx conferences hope to accomplish – bring together the community to share stories and ideas that are inspiring and intellectually stimulating.”
TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons will follow TED’s well-known format of 18-minute presentations from various speakers as well as other performances and demonstrations.
Attendees will also have opportunities to view acclaimed TED Talks videos of past conference speakers, as part of the day’s activities.
Dr. Charles Chase, manager of Revolutionary Technology Programs for Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, will speak about revolutionary technology.
Other speakers will include:
- Dr. David Andrus COC political science professor
- Kelly Burke, COC biology professor
- Dr. Kelly Cude, COC biology professor
- Dr. Annette Craven, management professor, University of the Incarnate Word
- Frank Oviedo, assistant city manager, City of Santa Clarita
- Jane Skeeter, founder/CEO of UltraGlas Inc.
The American Tribal Style Belly Dance and tribal drum troupe “Twisted Gypsy” will perform.
TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons is scheduled 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at the Valencia campus.
Conference admission is $20 for students and $50 for non-students. Tickets will go on sale March 20. Students can purchase tickets through the Associated Student Government with a valid student I.D. card.
TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons is hosted by the college’s TEDx Club and sponsored by the Associated Student Government, Small Business Development Center's Young Entrepreneurship Program and Logix.
To register in advance, call Jia-Yi Cheng-Levine at (661) 362-5806 or follow the link: