WHAT IF? in Manhattan Beach
Event Held November 5, 2016 • Mira Costa High School
It’s about possibility. It’s about courage. It’s about chance. It’s about one simple question that advances, creates, ignites. Meet 14 people who will surprise, delight, educate, and open our eyes to what is possible when we ask, “What if?…”
Sleepy Teens – A Public Health Epidemic
Sleep deprivation – What most parents, teachers, and school administrators think of as just part of being a teenager, Rand Corporation sleep scientist Wendy Troxel labels loss of teen sleep a public health epidemic. Not a function of being social or participating in social media, Wendy believes sleep loss is mostly due to school start times – a matter of public policy.
The Future of Breast Cancer Detection Is Already Here
Calling all women with dense breasts or implants: Your small, curable cancers are often missed by mammography. Following Dr. Papanicolaou’s 30-year struggle to gain acceptance of the Pap smear for detection of cervical cancer, Dr. Kelly is working to do the same for an automated ultrasound technology that finds cancers when they are very small and very curable.
When Performing Gets in the Way of Improving
Working hard but not improving? Looking for more innovative solutions and ideas? You are not alone. Eduardo explains how in life we move between the performing zone and the learning zone, and unless we find a way to successfully spend time in both zones, we compromise improvement and innovation.
The Surprising Self-Interest in Being Kind to Strangers
Most people would agree that being kind is the right thing to do, but few would evangelize that being kind to strangers is actually good for you. In her poignant and humorous talk, Amy shares life experiences and scientific research to make the world a kinder place and transform us from a society of strangers to a community of co-humans.
Why I Stayed After My House Was Firebombed
On a typical night in February 2015, the Clinton family home was firebombed in Manhattan Beach, CA. In her poignant and emotional talk, Malissia shares the heartbreak of what followed, and how a community came together to restore hope for the future.
The Power of a Hashtag
In 2014 when 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Boko Haram, Ramaa felt called to help, by activating a US social media campaign to promote “Bring Back Our Grils.” In her dramatically moving talk, Ramma shares her personal story of courage and backlash as the untamable and unpredictable fury of a hash tag swept her life in an unwanted direction.
Humanity’s Hope: Connecting People, Earth, and Spirit
Using the learning from her Native American heritage, Anita’s storytelling beseeches us to adopt a new view of our planet and to do away with the illusion that we are somehow separate from the earth. She challenges us to seek out and honor the inter-connectedness between people earth and spirit.
William Santana Li
What If a Robot Could Save Your Life?
This isn’t a movie. Robots, or Autonomous Data Machines (ADM), as William affectionately refers to them, are available today acting as around the clock security guards. Believing everyone has the right to live in a safe environment, William Santana Li believes the effectiveness and scalability of ADM’s will revolutionize the security industry, reducing crime, and reducing crime’s $1 trillion dollar negative impact on the U.S. economy.
What is TEDx?
TEDxManhattanBeach is more than just an annual event. It is part of an international phenomenon. Thousands of people from around the world have attended their locally organized TEDx event. From big-city universities in the US to out-of-the-way villages in Africa, people have come together to hear “ideas worth sharing”. This is your chance to join that world-wide movement. Join us at our event.
Why You Should Attend
Feed Your Mind
Hear what innovative thinkers are doing!
Discuss Big Ideas
Imagine being able to discuss what you just learned with your friends and neighbors…
Meet the Best & Brightest in Manhattan Beach
Mingle with hundreds of the smartest folks in the South Bay!
Thank You to Our Sponsors
“TEDxMB brings together leaders who are creating our future in exciting ways. The talks are accessible and applicable to everyone. You’ll enter with anticipation, and leave with enlightenment.”