TED Week 2015

TED IS BACK. For the fourth year, we continue the Partnership to Advance Ideas, where our community builds upon the insights set forth at TED. You will see mind-expanding presentations through our streaming of TED, and will find inspiration through our own panel discussions and talks.

Event Schedule

Thursday, April 9

RVSP is required for all events.
*indicates food will be provided
9:30 a.m. -10:45 a.m. Dave Isay

After many years of working as a radio producer, Dave Isay founded StoryCorp, by placing a small recording studio in a New York City's Grand Central Station. His mission was to capturing the stories of everyday people. From this project, Dave Isay discovered the remarkable power of storytelling to bridge different backgrounds, to teach us the value of listening, and to remind us of our shared humanity. How does storytelling change our actions and behaviors? How can we harness the power of storytelling to improve our society?

Emily Verellen - Senior Director of Programs, The Fledgling Fund
Stosh Mintek - Executive Director, Ghetto Film School LA
Johnathan Jue - Research Designer, TBWA\Media Arts Lab

Michael Leve (’16)

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Join us at the culminating event of 2015 TEDWeek at UCLA, where students and faculty will give their own TED-inspired talks. This is an evening of music, food, drinks and fun. Don't miss the biggest event of the season!


About TED Week at UCLA Anderson

TED Week at UCLA Anderson is a program featuring the streamed TED Talks from the conference — engaging UCLA students, faculty and alumni to advance the ideas from the talks. In addition to viewing TEDTalks, the week’s various panel discussions call on experts from industry and the broader UCLA community. The week culminates with UCLA Anderson's own Campfire Talks — inspired by TED — which showcase how our students and faculty Think in the Next

TED week events


Exclusive Streaming of TED Talks

April 6-9th, all day | Gold Hall B208-210

Watch the elite 2015 TED conference throughout the week months before any talks are released online. Look out for more details on the streaming schedule.


Advancing Ideas Panel Discussions

April 6-9th, times TBA | Gold hall B208-210

Brought together into expert panels, faculty, alumni and students explore various TED Talks and how they impact industries and society. Topics and registration details coming soon.


Innovation Workshop

April 7th, 6 - 9 p.m. | Location TBA

A hands-on workshop teaching the human-centered design process to create breakthrough solutions for business and social challenges.



April 9th, 5 - 8 p.m. | Alumni Plaza

The most anticipated event of the season - amidst music, food and drinks, students and faculty give their own inspired talks. Do you have what it takes? Stay tuned to learn more about how you can give a Campfire Talk.