Thursday February 10, 2011


Living Longer and Better. Research into the places with the highest concentrations of people 100-years-old and older identified five locations worldwide. Dubbed “blue zones” these communities shared several traits that not only helped them live longer, but also better. The findings were shared in National Geographic Magazine and the New York Times best-selling book, The Blue Zones. The concept of using “blue zone” principles to improve a community’s health was born from this research. This event explores how to create new Blue Zones.


6:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 p.m. Program
TED Talk Introduction to TEDx
John Marston Curator’s Welcome and Introduction
TED Talk How to Live to be 100+, Dan Buettner
Lisa Santora Finding out why we do not live in a Blue Zone
Josie Sterling Five Minute Workout
Joel Spoonheim You make me sick. How healthy communities create healthy individuals.
Haley Rushing Purpose Driven Revitalization
Carrie Anne Blevins Working Out On Your Chair
Dan Burden Creating Livable Communities
9:00 p.m. More Conversations
9:30 p.m. Event Ends


Yet again Daniel Sofer created some amazing pictures.

Venue and Transportation Options

Our venue was the Campus Theater, El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90506 (about 2 miles east of Manhattan Beach). The location of the venue is on the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Redondo Beach Boulevard.

Buses that service the theater are Torrance Transit Route #2 runs from downtown LA right to El Camino College and Torrance Transit Route #5 which goes to El Camino College from downtown Torrance.

The last stop on the Green Line train, Marine/Redondo, is a very bike-able 3 miles from El Camino College.

There are bike racks in campus parking Lot J, which is just southwest of the Campus Theater.

Parking is available on the college campus and costs $2 which can be paid at machines located in the parking lot.

Press Coverage

Manhattan Beach Patch