TEDxFullerton – Accepting Applications

Susan and Pam (who many of you may have met at a TEDxManhattanBeach event) are working like crazy on TEDxFullerton and they are now accepting applications for their one day event. The application deadline is Sunday August 1st, 2010 and the application only takes a couple of minutes to complete.

The official press release is below and the easy to complete application is here.

I am sure it will be a great day and the speakers they have recruited are very impressive. If you have any questions I believe that both Susan and Pam will be at the TEDxManhattanBeach event on Wednesday August 4, 2010 or you can contact them directly through their website.

TEDxFullerton Press Release

TEDxFullerton, hosted by Fullerton College’s Fine Arts Division, will be held Friday, September 10, 2010 from 8am – 6pm at Fullerton College’s Campus Theater.

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.

TEDxFullerton is being produced by ArtspaceOC, “a playful collision of spaces + a serious think tank”. ArtspaceOC is the brainchild of Susan L. Petrella, and Pamela Hughes Tice, lifelong artists, arts patrons and advocates whose vision is to “inspire Orange County to be a “creative” community”. TEDxFullerton begins the conversation about what is means to be a “creative” community. What are the “ideas worth spreading in Orange County” which will achieve this goal?

Interested attendees must apply to participate in this limited space event. Applications are available at www.tedxfullerton.com and must be received by August 1, 2010 to be considered for admission. Attendees’ $50 ticket price will include Friday’s daylong program including an interactive reception.

A limited number of corporate sponsorships for TEDxFullerton are available through Susan L. Petrella at 714.975.0284 or tedxfullerton@gmail.com. Follow along on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TEDxFullerton.

About TED
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then, its scope has broadened to include science, business, the arts, and the global issues facing our world. The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives — in 18 minutes. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.” The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, and philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Nandan Nilekani, Jane Goodall, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.

TED was first held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson’s Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; media initiatives, including TEDTalks andTED.com; and the TED Prize. TED2011, “The Rediscovery of Wonder,” will be held February 28-March 4, 2011, in Long Beach, California, with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs, California. For details on all upcoming conferences and events, visit www.TED.com.

About ArtspaceOC
ArtspaceOC is the brainchild of Susan L. Petrella, and Pamela Hughes Tice, lifelong artists, arts patrons and advocates whose vision is to “inspire Orange County to be a “creative” community. ArtspaceOC will continue to stimulate this conversation in the months and years to come with unique events such as TEDxFullerton, speakers’ series, white papers, blogs and podcasts and other ventures/adventures.

*This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

Input Requested for Next TEDxManhattanBeach Conference

We are just starting the process of development the themes for the next TEDxManhattanBeach Conference. We do not have a date, venue, sponsorship or volunteer team assembled. So if you are interested in helping send us an email.

The format we will be using will be very similar to the conference we held in February. The event will be all day with four sessions (two in the morning and two in the afternoon). Each session will consist of one recorded TED Talk and 3 to 5 live speakers (together they will talk for a maximum of 60 minutes). For the general outline look at the February 2010 Agenda.

We are looking to have four session themes that build into an overall message for the day. You can see some of the TED Conference themes on their website.

These are some of the ideas that have been proposed for the four session themes. They are very broad and we welcome new themes as well as ideas about the existing themes. Some of the themes overlap. So please read and comment:

Smart Energy. Local power generation from wind and solar integrated into both existing and new homes with smart meters and smart consumption. Reduced energy consumption through more efficient usage of power and fuel with the target of being carbon neutral. Community solar projects to cost effectively generate electric power.

Urban Farms. Growing food locally through side walk gardens, community gardens, and allotments. Distribute locally grown food through restaurants, markets and schools and label with the source of origin. Creating urban habitats for birds, animals and bees (and other insects of course).

Open Source Government. Open Source Governance is the application of open source principals to the democratic process. Greater social involvement in the community fosters more skills sharing among neighbors, self sufficiency during times of crisis and greater community cohesion.

Efficient Transportation. Zero emission transportation using mass transit, walking, bike paths, community zip cars, pedestrian bridges, homes close to work, and neighborhood shops.

Urban Planning. Create communities that are scaled around the human and not the car, so called renaissance neighborhoods. These communities foster greater human interaction and community building. Build carbon neutral homes that are energy efficient. Layout homes to increase social interaction through, for example, front yard porches that face thee street. Design homes that either capture water for future use or return the water to aquifer rather than maximize run off to the ocean. When selling homes create an energy information pack that describes to potential buyer the energy consumed in operating the home. Design parks, town squares, playing fields and places for community interaction.

Culture Everywhere. Provide to the emotional needs of the community through sports, performance and visual arts. Provide opportunities for the everyone to be involved in the activity and creative process.

Clean Environment. Refuse, reuse and then recycle. Reduce consumption and improve the quality of the environment that we live in. Reduce air and water pollution.

Incentive Education. Encourage ongoing education for all members of the community. Broaden the skills taught at Kindergarten through 12th Grade schools to include creativity, leadership, cooking, fitness and money management.

Ubiquitous Broadband. Ensure that affordable internet access is available to everyone and that the community is taught how to value and use internet connectivity. Create efficient ways to use the power of the internet to improve business processes and the community.

Healthy People. Focus on keeping the community healthy rather than providing health care when they are ill. Fighting obesity through diet and exercise. Focus on factors that increase life expectancy and create Blue Zones.

Facilitate Entrepreneurs. Create an environment that fosters and supports new ideas. Ensure that the both physical infrastructure and the community connections are available for entrepreneurs to be successful.

Once we have identified the overall message and session themes we will begin the process of identifying potential speakers.

Tickets on Sale for July Social

TEDxManhattanBeach is pleased to announce our fourth monthly social.


Wednesday August 4, 2010.


6:00 p.m. Registration and networking – we will be providing beer, wine and a light dinner.

7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Recorded TED Talks on the theme of “Creativity“.

8:00 to 9:00 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 courtyard at the hotel is outside and has a capacity for only 50 people so please reserve your seat using EventBrite.


The event will be held at the Hawthorn Suites, 1817 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Parking and Transportation

Please park across the street as the hotel is expected to be full and the guests have priority for parking.

If you can carpool, bike or walk to event everyone will benefit 🙂


If you have any questions please email us at tedxmb@gmail.com.

Your Brain on TED

A big thank you to Pam Nicholson for sharing this great article about TED and TEDx that she found in the Delta Sky magazine.

Quote ” TED – a nonprofit dedicated to Technology, Entertainment, Design and everything else under the sun – is to the curious what Dean & Deluca is to foodies: a dizzying variety of brain candy you can’t stop consuming. It’s an explosion of ideas and calls to action unfurled in brief talks at annual conferences, and it’s sparked a movement of locally organized “big think” events all over the world.”