TEDxHollywood 2016 Conference Announces Speakers For September 15 Event


The 2016 TEDxHollywood conference, taking place September 15, 2016 at the UCLA Freud Playhouse, today announced the first round of speakers including (in alphabetical order):



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Art Bilger – Founder & CEO, WORKINGNATION;

Aloe Blacc – Grammy nominated Singer/Songwriter, “Artivist”;

Abbie Boudreau – Emmy Award Winning Television Journalist;

Matthew Belloni – Executive Editor, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard;

Nolan Bushnell – Inventor and Serial Entrepreneur; Founder, Atari, Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theaters

Marque Cornblatt – Founder and CEO, Aerial Sports League;

Ryan Cummins & Matt Pohlson – Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, OMAZE;

Jon FavreauDirector, Actor, Writer, Producer;

Cal Fussman – New York Times bestselling author; Writer-at-Large, ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

Alexis Glick – CEO, GenYOUth Foundation;

Sean Hill – Poet;

Ryan Horrigan – Chief Content Officer, FELIX & PAUL

Poppy Jamie – TV Host; Co-Founder of Pop & Suki;

Niels Juul – Founder, NO FAT EGO;

Brian David Johnson – Futurist; Author;

Drew Kulger – Communication and Leadership Counselor;

Hao Li – CEO & Founder; Pinscreen

Zachary Liberman – Technology Entrepreneur; Founder, College – 100;

Doug Manuel, Musician;

Larry MerchantVeteran Sportswriter and Broadcast Commentator

Leslie McGuirk – Children’s Book Author; Illustrator;

Tyler Oakley – YouTube Personality / New York Times Bestselling Author;




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Topics to be explored and presented by TEDxHollywood 2016 speakers include the following themes:

Technology vs. Humanity

  • Transparency vs. Honesty 
  • Connectivity vs. Empathy
  • Privacy vs. Safety
  • Productivity vs. Civility

TEDxHollywood will host 500 entertainment, creative and digital media leaders. Featured speaker presentations and musical performances will be complemented by interactive entertainment technologies on display.


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The organizers of the TEDxHollywood 2016 conference include entertainment attorney Ken Hertz, Senior Partner at Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP and founder of memBrain; Dan Adler, President, Media Eagles; Liz Heller, Partner at memBrain;  Sallie Olmsted, Executive Vice President, Rogers & Cowan; Natalie Bruss, Vice President of Digital Strategy at IDPR; and James C. Finney, Partner at Hertz Lichtenstein & Young LLP.  This event is produced by memBrain.

How to Attend TEDxHollywood

For more information about TEDxHollywood, please visit www.tedxhollywood.net.

For TEDxHollywood tickets, speaker suggestions, volunteer opportunities, sponsorship or other event-related information, please email info@tedxhollywood.net.   For information about TED, please visit www.ted.com.