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Bridging Gaps | March 30, 2019

Come and be part of a new community and conversation at TEDxAlmansorPark 2019! The March 30 event was held in Pasadena, California, but our community is global. Our inaugural event theme of “Bridging Gaps” was motivated by the desire to build deeper connections between people and the ideas, organizations, communities and cultures they create. Every TEDx has a story and ours has only just begun!


The full day event featured a lineup of fantastic speakers and a chance to share ideas and network with fellow participants. There was also access to a photo booth for attendees to make lasting memories of attending a TEDx event.


9:00 am | Registration

9:30 am – 10:00 am | Doors open

10:00 am – 12:30 pm | Morning session

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm | Doors open

1:45 pm – 5:30 pm | Afternoon session

6:30 pm | After-Party


The After-Party is at the event venue, same location as lunch.

TEDxAlmansorPark 2019 Venue

Pasadena City College Center for the Arts
The Westerbeck Recital Hall
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106


For more information about parking, including maps, photos and video directions to the venue and parking, click here >

Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L | Curator

Bill has been a licensed occupational therapist in California since 2012. He graduated from Alhambra High School in 2003. He received his bachelor’s degree in Statistics from University of California (2007), Riverside and his masters and clinical doctorate degrees in occupational therapy from University of Southern California (2011 and 2013, respectively). Bill is an active member in the occupational therapy community, as he is currently serving as 1 of 2 Representatives from California in the Representative Assembly of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Bill Wong - Organizer TEDxAlmansorPark

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection.

These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.


The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.


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