Dr. Zoanne Clack, a writer and executive producer for the TV show “Grey’s Anatomy;” Dr. Rachel Ceasar, founder of Culture of Health +Tech Consulting; and Lauryn Nwankpa, head of social impact for Headspace, will be the featured speakers at the 6 p.m. TEDxCrenshawSalon Jan. 17 in the community room of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles.
This first salon of 2020 is titled “21st Century Health” and will explore health from the technical, entertainment and design viewpoints.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.eventbrite.com. Limited space is available for attendees, TEDxCrenshaw Association members and vendors. General admission is $40.
Clack has received an NAACP Image Award nomination for outstanding writing in a dramatic series and received an award from the Writers Guild of America.
Ceasar describes herself as a “health+tech” anthropologist, educator and consultant. Her company’s goal is to amplify patient and clinician voices to create human-centered products and services.
Nwankpa’s work focuses on developing and implementing effective strategies to increase access to education and alleviate wealth and income inequality. The Headspace app offers users a variety of guided meditations.
TED, a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas began in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged. Today TED talks are held worldwide and cover a wide range of topics in the form of short, powerful addresses, usually 18 minutes or less.
Close to 50,000 talks have been given at 10,000 events since the program launched.
TEDxCrenshaw is an independently organized TED event which has as its mission “…to energize members of the South Los Angles community by creating a space to spread ideas, spark conversation and activate ideas to address the ongoing evolution of our South Los Angeles community.”
TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation. Independently run TEDx events are licensed by TED, almost like franchises. Talks lack any commercial, religious or political agenda and they are not a platform for professional speakers.
For more information on TEDxCrenshaw, visit www.tedxcrenshaw.com.