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Another Successful Year of TEDxChapmanU!

On Thursday, August 20, TEDxChapmanU 2015 welcomed extraordinary game-changers, challengers and thought-leaders to the stage at historic Memorial Hall at Chapman University.


About TEDx

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. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)


2015 TEDxChapmanU Speakers


Dr. Brenda Wiederhold

Psychologist and entrepreneur in the field of virtual reality medical therapy

Alyson Noël NYT Bestselling Author, The Immortals

Ahmed Younis

Ph.D. student in leadership studies, adjunct assistant professor and social activist

Mina Morita

Arts leader in the Bay Area and artistic director of Crowded Fire Theater

Robin Follman Internationally Acclaimed Soprano

Ryan Gattis

Artist, educator and author of All Involved: A Novel of the 1992 L.A. Riots


Explore TEDxChapmanU!

This Boy is Somebody's Son

Todd Irving, Educator

How Kids Can Heal Doctors

Dr. Anthony Chang, Pediatric Cardiologist


TEDx at ChapmanU

Icons, Geniuses & Mavericks, the 2015 TEDxChapmanU is destined to challenge and inspire you with thought provoking talks from extraordinary men and women. Chapman University is honored to present TEDxChapmanU in historic and intimate Memorial Hall.

Leadership Can Make or Break a Business

An important aspect of life is leadership, and intrinsically, leadership can make or break a business. Life and business are connected by leadership, and for our community, TEDxChapmanU speakers will be that connection, too. 

Medicine Teams with Technology

Two of our most esteemed guests at TEDxChapmanU will be Dr. Anthony Chang and Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold. Dr. Chang is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of pediatric cardiology, and one of the founding members of the Asia-Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society. Dr. Wiederhold’s focus is on the psychology of virtual reality, and she is the CEO of the Virtual Reality Medical Institute in Belgium. 

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About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.

TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place in Long Beach, California, with simulcast in Palm Springs; TEDGlobal is held each year in Oxford, UK. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, and the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize local, independent TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.