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Bryan Enderle on the stage with part of the TEDx logo next to him

TEDxUCDavis: What do you work towards?

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Larry Bogad on a dark stage point with both fingers at the audience

TEDxUCDavis
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When TEDx came to campus this spring, the popular speakers' forum worked just like a charm — for the third year. TED, or Technology, Entertainment and Design, drew a big campus audience and since then has been pulling viewers to its online site to watch the videotaped talks.

TED is devoted to the motto "Ideas Worth Spreading," and there is no shortage of great ideas emerging from UC Davis. Recognizing that, three years ago, Cory Warshaw '13 organized the first TEDx event here. TEDx Events, which are independently organized TED-like events, stimulate discussion at the local level and offer an opportunity through TED's online brand to share the presentations.

On May 18, TEDxUCDavis kicked off presentations centered around the theme, "What do you work towards?" The presenters included UC Davis faculty and alumni, two dancers, geographers and other inspiring individuals in business and beyond.

This year's videos were a great hit. Vishal Gurbuxani, chief technology officer for Velti, generated more than 1 million views in less than a month with his video titled "Do You Really Want to Be a Marketer's Wet Dream?

Other popular speakers included UC Davis academics:

Learn more about the conference and check out the videos. TEDxUCDavis 2014 is coming next spring. For updates, like the Facebook page and follow on Twitter @TEDxUCDavis.

Bryan Enderle, a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry, talked about Science vs. God.  Aaron Juarez/photo

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