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UCLA Anderson Partners with TED to Host Second Annual TED Week

Three-day event will feature live-streaming of TED2013, panel discussions, and more to connect students and faculty with world's top thinkers

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following last year's successful collaboration, UCLA Anderson School of Management is again partnering with TED – the nonprofit that presents the globally acclaimed TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conferences – to host a series of panels, TEDActive workshops and TED-themed talks on campus from Tuesday, Feb. 26 to Thursday, Feb. 28. The multi-day event drew roughly 900 attendees in its 2012 debut.

TED Week 2013 will offer the UCLA community exclusive access to live-streaming of TED2013 in Long Beach and various opportunities to hear from, and engage in dialogue with, some of the world's most innovative thinkers. Events will be tied to this year's TED2013 theme, "The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered."

"TED fits with the DNA of our students and faculty at UCLA Anderson, where we think in the next," said Judy Olian, Dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management. "We're providing real-time access to TED speakers, and a creative environment that encourages participants to go beyond sharing ideas – taking the ideas and shaping them into realizable solutions."

A series of eight panel discussions will take place throughout the week, where student, alumni and faculty panelists will engage in conversations prompted by the presentations of TED speakers, including: Bono, U2 lead singer and activist; Allison Hunt, owner of HATCH Research Intelligence; Mary Lou Jepsen, founder of Pixel Qi and co-founder of One Laptop per Child; Jinsop Lee, founder and design director of Uncle Oswald Is My Hero; and Leyla Acaroglu, founder and director of Eco Innovators. Anderson panels will be sponsored by student groups, including the Management Consulting Association, Marketing Association, High Tech Business Association, Entertainment Management Association, Design for America and Net Impact. 

Monitors throughout UCLA Anderson will live-stream uninterrupted content from TED2013. An idea incubation lounge will serve as the "thought hub" for the week, where students can participate in the discussion through social media and other means.

"It's exciting to continue our partnership with TED and to be able to offer the UCLA community access to one of the most coveted events worldwide," said Jim Stengel, adjunct professor of marketing at UCLA Anderson and former global marketing officer at Procter & Gamble who spoke at TED2012. He will attend this year's event in Long Beach, facilitating live conversations between TED2013 speakers and Anderson attendees.    

A "Think in the Next – Design in the Now" ideation workshop on Wednesday evening will give students a chance to tackle one of the TEDActive Projects and use design exploration to develop business solutions. For more information on TEDActive, go to

TED Week at UCLA Anderson will close Thursday evening with the "Campfire" reception featuring TED-inspired stories from students and faculty. Last year's speakers included Professors Shlomo Benartzi (discussing behavioral economics) and Bhagwan Chowdhry (outlining his Financial Access at Birth research), Rakesh Sarin (on how happiness can be quantified and measured), and student Stuti Goswamy (sharing insights on the American Dream Act).   

This year's TED Week is sponsored by the Center for MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment, and Sports) at UCLA Anderson, and has expanded to include the participation of UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and Luskin School of Public Affairs.

"TED Week brings together the brightest minds from all parts of campus to experience some of the brightest minds in the world," said Sanjay Sood, associate professor of marketing at UCLA Anderson and Faculty Director of the Center for MEMES. "It's a unique UCLA Anderson experience that inspires and engages the next generation of leaders to consider how business can make a positive impact in the world in addition to making a profit." 

For more information on UCLA Anderson TED Week, visit To view the full TED2013 lineup, visit       

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides a distinctive approach to management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in its MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs. Combining selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders. Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter at, or on Facebook at


The Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment, & Sports focuses on the accelerating changes driving these industries.  As the preeminent organization for thought leadership in media, entertainment and sports, the Center for MEMES brings together distinguished professionals, students, and researchers to explore new ideas on how companies and executives can manage and thrive in the face of transforming business models. With a unique offering of courses, leading research, industry events and an elite network, the Center for MEMES examines the increasingly complex entertainment sectors and convergence with new forms of media.

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 speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Long Beach, California, along with the TEDActive simulcast in Palm Springs; the annual TEDGlobal conference is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.

TED's media initiatives include, where new TEDTalks are posted daily, the recently launched TED-Ed platform for students and educators, the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as the ability for any TEDTalk to be translated by volunteers worldwide, and TEDBooks, short e-books by speakers that elaborate on a single idea originally presented on TED's stage. 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 host local, self-organized events around the world, and the TED Fellows 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. Follow TED on Twitter or on Facebook.


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