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March 19, 2016
9:00 am to 1:00 pm





dr-christopher-duma.pngDr. Christopher Duma

 Tracking Glioblastoma Through the Brain - to Cure It


Glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM, is the most common malignant primary brain tumor.  It has taken the lives of Senator Ted Kennedy, and more recently Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau. Unfortunately, with current standard therapy median survival is only 14.7 months - only 5% of patients live more than 3 years. Dr. Duma has invented a technique, recently granted a US patent, which completely revolutionizes the treatment of the tumor


Dr. Christopher Duma is a board certified neurosurgeon specialist in surgical brain tumor management. He serves as medical director of the brain tumor program at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California and has been in practice for 23 years.  His specialties include 3-dimensional computer–assisted operative brain surgery, Gamma Knife and CyberKnife radiosurgery, and deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.


Joan head white.tifDr. Joan Marques

An Ancient Path towards a Better Future

There are many interconnected factors that threaten our collective wellbeing, mostly driven by human greed and selfish actions. The Noble Eightfold Path is an ancient, Buddhist-originated tool that can help leaders make decisions and choose directions that primarily focus on discontinuing destructive trends and initiating constructive ones.
Joan Marques, PhD., EdD., is Assistant Dean and Professor of Management at Woodbury University’s School of Business. Her teaching and research focus on leadership awareness, workplace spirituality, and Buddhist psychology. She has been widely published in scholarly and popular journals, and has authored/co-authored more than 16 books on management and leadership.



Morrione_Deems.jpgDr. Deems Morrione 

Privacy Rights in the Digital Age


In this talk, pointed questions about privacy rights are asked: Are they relevant in the 21st Century?  Does the Millennial Generation value them?  Highlighting two recent Supreme Court cases, Riley v. California (2014) and Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), Dr. Morrione posits that privacy rights are relevant and valued today


Deems Morrione teaches in the Political Science Department at College of the Canyons in the areas of Political Theory, Ethnic and Gender Politics, and American Politics.  Dr. Morrione is interested in the intersections of popular culture, political theory, and American politics


SEVA 01.jpgDr. Salvador E. Venegas Andraca

You Think You Like Computer Science and IT...

In computer science and information technology, students and professionals are expected to keep abreast of the most important trending topics in these fields. However, this expectation may lead to poor decisions with respect to career choices. In this talk we shall describe some scenarios in this regard and will propose ways to avoid potential pitfalls.


Salvador E. Venegas-Andraca is a scientist and entrepreneur whose main professional goals are: 1) to discover fundamental relationships between computer science and physics, and 2) to contribute towards the economic and development of modern society based on science, technology and technology transfer. Salvador is a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Tecnológico de Monterrey as well as CEO and founder of Bermasolar, a solar energy company. 


AlanWilliams_bw.jpgMr. Alan Williams

Creativity: The Power to Trend

Creativity is your catalyst to trend.  Learning how to direct your creativity, you can predict the future by inventing it.  We all have the natural potential if we simply remember how to uncover our own creative power to innovate and trend!
Alan Williams is an award-winning Hollywood film composer of over 100 films, including the Oscar nominated IMAX film Amazon.  As a speaker, Alan has traveled throughout 30 countries teaching creativity and innovation before world leaders and business titans.  Alan’s book Directing Creativity: The Art of Innovation, releases summer of 2016.














Ticket sales for our 2016 TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons Conference start on March 11, 2016. $5 a ticket. Everyone is invited to attend! Please be aware that, with the low price of $5 per ticket, tickets do sell quickly. Tickets will be on sale at the College of the Canyons' Performing Arts Center website at www.canyonspac.com.







Epiphanies often come not from learning a previously unknown fact, but rather, by reexamining the ones we already know. This is because our view of the world around us is essential to our understanding of it. In an increasingly globalized world, understanding new perspectives and incorporating them into our own worldview has become more important than ever. At TEDxCollegeoftheCanyons, we seek to present new perspectives that will allow for a greater understanding of both the world around us and the people inhabiting it. In doing so, we hope to foster greater cooperation and innovation that will benefit humanity as a whole.



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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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TED 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. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. 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.

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​Check in ​8:30am - 9:00am
​Welcome 9:00am - 9:15am
​Presentations on 5 Topics ​9:15am - 12:45pm
Closing ​12:45pm - 1:00pm



​This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED