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TEDx Comes to USC

Participants of the globally held conference were treated to food, networking and interactive opportunities before the Conference officially began at Bovard Auditorium.

Before the start of the annual TEDx event at USC on Friday, participants had the opportunity to interact and relax in Alumni Park at the RedBull Game and Demo Lounge.

TEDx attendees joined the morning festivities before the start of the show. (Photo by ATVN)
TEDx attendees joined the morning festivities before the start of the show. (Photo by ATVN)

Participants were treated to a lounge setting in the morning hours, featuring food, many living room spaces to lounge, a game lounge and an interactive exhibit highlighting children in war torn regions.

Food vendors included Maria's Italian Kitchen, The Fry Girl, featuring mini-donuts, Chichen Itza Restaurant, demitasse, ChocoVivo and Chewse.

The Tiziano Project curated an exhibit for the lounge, featuring stories of Iraqi young adults, using video and the written word to tell their story.

Participants in the lounge were also able to interact with the new video games created by students and game developers, including a virtual reality game using Kinect software.

This year's theme at USC's TEDx was "A Journey Through Spheres of Influence" and included such innovators as a professor who is an optics pioneer, a medical student helping others, a space doctor and a cyberculturalist.  TEDx's goal is to inspire everyday people to make a difference, creating a better world.

TEDx, which first started in 1984, is a nonprofit focusing on spreading ideas and encouraging interaction with technology, entertainment and design worldwide. 



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