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 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 Follow along on Twitter at

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; 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

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.


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