TEDxManhattanBeach Videos Uploaded

After lots of work (and time) twelve of the fourteen videos of the speakers at the TEDxManhattanBeach conference held on February 27, 2010 have been uploaded to YouTube. We expect to complete the last two during the next couple of weeks.

You can see the complete the line up here.

The editing problems were all solved by Jeff Mizushima, thank you Jeff. You can check out his professional work at Cineasta Productions.

Tickets on Sale for May Social

TEDx Manhattan Beach is pleased to announce our May Social. These monthly socials on the last Wednesday in the month are an informal compliment to the annual TEDxManhattanBeach conference.

Date : Wednesday June 2, 2010

The agenda:

5:30 p.m. Registration and networking – we will be providing beer, wine and healthy food.

6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Two recorded TED talks on the theme of “food“.

7:15 to 8:00 p.m. Discussion, networking and more beer and wine (if any is left).

The event is free to attend. We will be asking, at the door, for a $10 / person contribution towards the cost of the beer, wine and food that we will be providing.

The private home we will be using can only seat 50 people so please reserve your seat using EventBrite.

Parking will be on the street and please be considerate of the local residents.

If you have any questions please email us.

TEDxHollywood – Saturday June 5, 2010

Update: Tickets are now on sale at EventBrite.

Tito Melega, TEDxHollywood Curator, has put together an amazing line up for his second TEDxHollywood.

The event is from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday June 5, 2010 and the tickets will be $20 and they go on sale on Saturday May 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. PST through EventBrite. For the most current information check out the TEDxHollywood Facebook Page.

Check out the speakers.

Curt Smith: Curt is a Los Angeles-based musician, singer and songwriter. Perhaps best known for co-founding the seminal Brit-pop group Tears For Fears, with which he continues to tour worldwide, he’s also released several solo albums. His most recent single, “All Is Love,” features avant-garde cellist Zoë Keating, whom Smith met via Twiter. “All Is Love” is the first song of an album-length project on which Smith plans to collaborate with artists he meets or discovers via social media. Smith is a self-confessed technology geek and early social media adopter. He’s been a speaker/panelist at events including 140TC and the L.A. Creative Commons salon, and has guest-blogged for the Huffington Post.

Curt will be talking about how he and Tears For Fears utilize Social media to connect with and galvanize their fan base.

Rob Schwartz: Schwartz is the Chief Creative Officer of the Los Angeles office of TBWA\CHIAT\DAY. During his tenure, the office has experienced unprecedented growth to both its creative reputation and bottom line. Infact, the LA office was recently named Adweek’s Agency of The Year. And the work of out of the LA office contributed to helping TBWA\CHIAT\DAY earn “Most Awarded Advertising Agency in the World” according to the Gunn Report. A writer by trade, Rob’s work has earned nearly every major advertising award as well as Adweek’s “Best of the Decade.” Rob was recently named “Leader of The Year” by the Los Angeles Advertising Agencies Association (now known as ThinkLA) and he is a proud member of the Los Angeles advertising community. Rob has been the key creative leader on Pepsi’s most recent Pepsi Refresh Project initiative, Nissan’s global, long-running SHIFT_ campaign, and pretty much everything else that comes out of the LA office. Rob has been leading the charge to merge traditional and digital creative at the Los Angeles office. And was recently a judge at the prestigious One Show Interactive and ANDY Awards.

Rob will be talking about how the Pepsi Refresh Project utilizes social media to do good.

Jay Mark Johnson: Within his most recent projects begun in 2005, artist Jay Mark Johnson produces photographic images that challenge the norms of perception. Throughout his career, in work spanning the disciplines of drawing and painting, printmaking, film making, performance, architecture, and photography, he has made visible the intersection of human nature and society. Johnson holds a Master of Architecture degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. He studied and worked at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City. During the late 1970s and the early 1980s, his associations with architects Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas, Aldo Rossi, Kenneth Frampton, Buckminster Fuller and Lebbeus Woods enabled him to explore questions of representation and time in both built and conceptual architecture. In the late 1990s, the artist returned to graduate studies in Linguistic and Biological Anthropology at UCLA. Works of his are in the permanent collections of the MOMA in New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as the Collection Frederick R. Weisman, Los Angeles, California, the Langen Foundation, Hombroich, Germany and the Alison and Peter W. Klein Museum Kunstwerk Collection, Eberdingen, Germany.

Elizaveta: Singer, songwriter and pianist.

She sings opera.
She writes songs.
She’s a self-proclaimed great kisser.
She plays piano.
Some people think she may be an elf.
Some suspect her of being a Russian spy.
Why in the world would they?

Visit Elizaveta to download songs and read the Russian Secret Agent’s Journal.

Elizaveta will be performing a selection of her latest songs live at TEDxHollywood.