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TEDxUCR Salon 2014: Frame Shift

You probably already know something about the topics we’ll cover in our next TEDxUCR Salon event: the cost of water, obesity, international diplomacy. But, what if, with just a 15-minute presentation, we could totally change your outlook?

Our title comes from the world of biology, where DNA sequences must be read in a specific order. A frameshift mutation occurs when one individual nucleotide is deleted or inserted. Suddenly, everything shifts. Frameshift mutations are usually deleterious. But the idea that a small change can produce a big effect is a powerful one. Join us as we prepare to shift our frame of mind on some very important topics. Our event will include 2 sessions separated by a conversation break where we will supply food, drinks, and discussions. Doors open at 6:00, Event starts at 6:30.

Tickets for UCR faculty, students, and the general public are available for purchase through Eventbrite. We hope to see you there!

Our speakers include:

Kevin Pham, 26, is the alumni coordinator for the “Olive Tree Initiative,” and will talk about how education, leadership training and experiences are needed to better understand, negotiate and resolve world conflicts. He is currently a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of California, Riverside and hopes to be a professor.

Deborah Cohen is a physician and Senior Scientist at the RAND Corporation and will talk about the “Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic—and How We Can End It”

Tom Ash has over 25 years of experience in the fields of water use efficiency, public education and horticulture and will talk about why our public water agencies are broken and how we can fix them.


Will tickets be sold at the door?

No. Tickets must be purchased in advance through Eventbrite.

Are there ID requrememts or an age limit to enter the event?

Student ID required for attendees carying student tickets. ALL STUDENTS are welcome (not exclusive to UCR).

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking will be done on the UCR campus near the Barn.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

If you have a valid ID that matches the name on ticket, then no paper ticket is required for entry.

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUCR Salon, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUCR Salon event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides genera guidance fo rth eTEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED


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