TEDxOrangeCoast Annual Conference September 19-20, 2014



A tweet. A bankruptcy. A virus.

They have inspired revolutions, caused recessions, altered landscapes. Instances that are so powerful they can reshape our society. Yet we have no recipe for their creation. We can only define them in hindsight.

Open your mind to this paradox of impact and chance. From social norms to economic theories to technological progress, anything can be transformed by an instant. Join us to explore the possibilities and opportunities inherent in leveraging the power of a moment. As the world becomes more connected, as the flow of ideas and information becomes a tidal wave, our individual choices have increasing potential and urgency. But how do we prioritize our actions? How do we surface our passion?

Bring your curiosity and enthusiasm. Learn how to embrace uncertainty, harness chaos, and recognize change.

This year’s program includes:

  • A fast-paced, highly curated two-day stage program featuring TEDx famous 18-minute talks
  • Optional pre-conference activities to be announced to ticket holders early September
  • Immersive experience: Social Spaces, demos, exhibits, and other experiences
  • Intense conversation breaks, where attendees and speakers delve into the ideas introduced on stage
  • Thoughtfully designed simulcast space where you can watch the conference in an informal setting


Day 1 – Friday,  September 19th    

Pre-conference Activities: 10am – 11:30am

10-11:00am      Complimentary Yoga Session

10-11:30am      Complimentary Vedanta Session

Conference Activities

11:30am-1pm    Check-In – Social Spaces/Innovation Alley

1-3pm               Session 1 – Renaissance

        • David Delgado
        • Dan Miller
        • AG Kawamura
        • Tim Morehouse
        • Kevin Surace
        • Mati Waiya
        • Teen Challenge presentation

3-4pm               Break – Social Spaces/Innovation Alley

4-6pm               Session 2 – Think Forward

        • Jack Andraka
        • Alex Dickinson
        • Judy Estrin
        • Umi Garrett
        • Richard King
        • Ronald Rotunda

6:30-9pm          Taste of TEDx

VIP Reception with Speakers 6:30-8:30pm (VIP ticket holders only)


Day 2: Saturday, September 20th    

Pre-conference Activities: 8am – 9am

8-9am               Complimentary Yoga Session

Conference Activities

9-10am             Check-In – Social Spaces/Innovation Alley

10am-12pm       Session 3 – Redefine

        • Eric Chen
        • Jenna Connolly
        • Janet Evans
        • Jim Fowler
        • Nanea Reeves
        • Johnny Schillereff

12-2pm             Lunch Break –Social Spaces/Innovation Alley

2-3:30pm          Session 4 – Coded Meaning

        • Poet Ali
        • Richard Greene
        • Ronald Jue
        • Charis Kubrin
        • Lisa NGuyen
        • Simone Reyes
        • Teen Challenge winner annoucement

3:30-4:30pm     Break – Social Spaces/Innovation Alley

4:30-6:30pm     Session 5 – Change Canvas

        • Erin Gray
        • Shamini Jain
        • Tim Morehouse
        • Oliver Sicat
        • Gregory Washington
        • Chris White
        • Teen Challenge past winner showcase
        • JazzXchange Performance



Finalists will be presented both days in the lobby. You will be able to interact with this year’s nominees and vote with your smart phone for the best teams. Winners will be announced on stage on Saturday 9/20.

Location and Parking Information

Soka University of America: 1 University Cir St, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. For directions, Click Here

Complementary Parking: The recommended parking structure are Parking Lot A and Parking Structure B. Site Map

Travel information

  • Hotels blocks with preferred pricing are available to all guests from Sept 17-22 at the Fairmont hotel in Newport Beach. 
  • Uber: provides a free ride up to $30 for first time usage. Please use code TEDXOC30



Events Details

  • TEDxOrangeCoast Annual Conference is a past event.
  • Date: September 19-20, 2014
  • Location: Soka University of America
  • Address: 1 University Circle Street, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

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