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Release No. COC-04-16-14-MA-TEDx
April 16, 2014

College to Host Second TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons Conference April 19

Subject: College of the Canyons will host its second TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons conference, which will pivot around the theme of perspectives.
Event: 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. 

TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons will feature the following speakers: 

Dr. Charles Chase
Manager, Revolutionary Technology Programs, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

Dr. David Andrus
Political Science Professor, College of the Canyons

Kelly Burke
Biology Professor, College of the Canyons

Dr. Kelly Cude
Biology Professor, College of the Canyons

Dr. Annette Craven
Management Professor, University of the Incarnate Word

Frank Oviedo
Assistant City Manager, City of Santa Clarita

Jane Skeeter
Founder/CEO, UltraGlas Inc. 

Lisa Solis DeLong
Co-Founder, Justin Time Children’s House

The American Tribal Style Belly® Dance and tribal drum troupe “Twisted Gypsy” will also perform their electrifying show at the conference. 

TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons is hosted by the college’s TEDx Club and is sponsored by COC Associated Student Government (ASG), the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Young Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) and Logix.

For more information, visit

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014

Location: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons

RSVP Instructions: Due to the limited number of tickets available for this event, media attendance will be limited to one representative per media outlet. 

If you are interested in attending this event, contact Jesse Munoz, COC Public Information Office, at (661) 362-3155.

Note to Editors: Due to rules set forth by TED, attending media members will NOT be allowed to shoot photos/video during the event. Images from the event will be made available through the COC Public Information Office.