About TEDxCalArts

On March 9, 2013 the California Institute of the Arts Center for New Performance will host TEDxCalArts at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles. This all-day event will gather thinkers, doers and innovators to talk about the big ideas that are shaping our world.

Through a series of talks and performances by a diverse array of presenters, our conference will explore how new understandings of performance and liveness are radically changing our experience of art, technology, culture, and politics.

CalArts is internationally renowned as one of the leading centers for undergraduate and graduate study in the performing and visual arts and in the critical study of these arts.

About The CalArts Center for New Performance

The CalArts Center for New Performance (CNP) is the professional producing arm of CalArts, established to provide a unique artist- and project-driven framework for the development and realization of innovative theater, music, dance and interdisciplinary projects. Extending the forward-looking work carried out at CalArts into a direct dialogue with professional communities at the local, national and international levels, CNP offers an alternative model for the support of emerging voices and directions in the performing arts.

About TEDx

TEDxCalArts was created with TEDʼs mission statement in mind: Ideas Worth Spreading. The nonprofit TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently on a community-by-community basis. Over 1500 TEDx events have taken place around the world.


TEDxCalArts and the CalArts Center for New Performance is a participant in the A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It, funded by the MetLife Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theater.