A TEDx event including short talks and TED Talks videos designed around the theme “Reinventing the American Dream.” The American Dream has remained a concept centered on individual ambition, independence and success. Yet today’s world is increasingly shaped by communities, both virtual and physical, and notions of sustainability. Navigating this community-centric world forces us to ponder our individual definitions of success, and how our personal goals relate to the social and natural environments around us. Our TEDx will gather leaders from various sectors to discuss this momentum towards greater connection, and begin a dialogue that captures the essence of where America stands today, and our future steps as a global community.


March 29, 2014. The schedule for the day can be found here.


Thorne Hall, Occidental College. 1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041. Directions to the College can be found here or on Google Maps. A map of campus slightly modified for this event can be found here.


Leaders from the Los Angeles and from around the world will be invited to speak, as well as selected Oxy students and faculty members.


Occidental is a fertile ground for ideas that would be well-served in a TEDx forum, a perfect community to aggregate and share these important conversations. We believe we are part of a greater cultural shift across many college campuses that reflects the new world we live in. As a college fostering the growth of the next generation of leaders, we are the perfect environment to start a discussion that will be shared.