TEDx Temecula hosts first virtual event this year

Doyin Richards, who spoke Tuesday, Nov. 17, for TEDx Temecula, is a bestselling author and an activist for mental health and healthy masculinity. Valley News/Courtesy photo

TEDx Temecula, an independently organized TED event, is going virtual this year. TEDx Temecula announced they would be hosting online watch parties instead of its annual live event due to COVID-19, according to a news release.

Out of hundreds of applicants, six speakers were chosen, and their talks will be debuted over the course of several weeks in free, online events. Those who attend will also be invited to talk further about the ideas presented with the host and others.

Veronica Kirin, who will speak Tuesday, Dec. 1, for TEDx Temecula, is an anthropologist, author and entrepreneur. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEDx Temecula goes virtual this year with six speakers: Doyin Richards, Veronica Kirin, Heather Conklin, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Dan Pettus and Dr. Ernst von Schwarz. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Here’s the lineup, starting in November: Doyin Richards, a bestselling author and an activist for mental health and healthy masculinity, spoke Nov. 17; Veronica Kirin, an anthropologist, author and entrepreneur, will speak Dec. 1; Heather Conklin, a political scientist and science communicator, Dec. 8; Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, CEO of Valens Global, an international strategy and securities company Dec. 15, Dan Pettus, a retired professional photographer, Jan. 5, and Dr. Ernst von Schwarz, board-certified internist, cardiologist and heart transplant cardiologist, Jan. 12.

To read more about each speaker, visit https://www.prlog.org/12846338-tedxtemecula-hosts-online-watch-parties-in-lieu-of-annual-live-event.html.

Each broadcast will air live on select Tuesdays at 7 p.m. To register, visit https://bit.ly/2IkWC2L.

Lexington Howe can be reached by email at lhowe@reedermedia.com.