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TEDx Manhattan Beach Tickets Now On Sale

Sep 28, 2016 02:53PM ● Published by Jeanne Fratello

This year's TEDx Manhattan Beach speakers' forum poses the question "What If?" with a range of inspiring and innovative speakers.

The event will be held on November 5 at Mira Costa High School from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with an optional dinner at Il Fornaio following the main event.

Ticket prices for the day-long speakers' forum range from $20 for an exhibit hall pass, to $148 for "the complete TEDx experience" including all speaker sessions and dinner at Il Fornaio. Student and senior rates are also available.

Speakers include:

Amy Alkon, a “science-help” columnist, author, speaker, and podcast host who was referred to by The LA Weekly as "Miss Manners with fangs." Her award-winning, science-based syndicated advice column, “The Advice Goddess,” runs in about 100 papers across North America.

Eduardo Briceño, the CEO of Mindset Works, an organization he co-founded to equip people with the core beliefs and learning strategies needed for success. The organization helps schools throughout the U.S. and abroad build learner capacity by instilling growth mindset beliefs and practices in students, teachers and the broader community.

Kenneth Dolin, a Los Angeles based portrait and headshot photographer who has worked with widely varied clientele including multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominees and winners. He describes his process as being part photographer, part life coach, part clown and part provocateur.

Ed Garnero, a professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes about the Earth and its interior, and with his team he actively researches topics relating to imaging the insides of the Earth and the Moon. With over 30 years of research experience, and over 100 published papers in peer reviewed scientific journals, he and his team use seismic waves from earthquakes to image the details of our deep planet.

Per Håkansson, a pioneering digital transformer, whose work helps teams and organizations across the world become successful in the era of exponential technology and cultural awakening. He owns "fewer than 100 things," lives in AirBnBs, and uses sharing platforms.

Kyle Hill, the co-founder and CEO of HomeHero, a licensed non-medical home care provider that leverages smart technology and human compassion to extend the health system into the home. He was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in Healthcare in 2016.

Anita Sanchez, a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and a board member of Bioneers and of the Pachamama Alliance who leads an annual summer journey into the Ecuador Amazon Rainforest to learn about our connection to nature from the Achuar and Sapara dream culture tribes.

Bill Santana Li, an entrepreneur who founded and served as COO of GreenLeaf LLC, a Ford subsidiary that became the world’s 2nd largest automotive recycler; established Model E Corporation, a new car company where the “Subscribe and Drive” philosophy was first pioneered in California; and co-founded Build-To-Order Inc., a new car company based on the direct distribution of build-to-order products.

Wendy Troxel, a senior behavioral and social scientist at RAND and adjunct professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh who is also a licensed clinical psychologist and certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. Her research focuses on the interface between sleep, the social environment, and health, and on implications for public policy.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading." Started as a four-day conference in California in 1984, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. 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 like TEDxManhattanBeach are self-organized.

The lead sponsors of the TEDx Manhattan Beach event are the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, and the City of Manhattan Beach.

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