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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, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. 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.)

Welcome to TEDxLAMiracleMile.

What people are saying about TEDxLAMiracleMile

So happy to be a part of Maurice Kaehler's TEDx Miracle Mile again. An inspiring and varied group of speakers and an energetic and packed audience created a wonderful atmosphere for all. What's up next Maurice?

Kazi Pitelka – Professional Violist and passionate gardener

Maurice Kaehler played a spectacular role as organizer. … I felt at ease, confident, and inspired to move the audience, thanks to inquisitive, sharing, and caring environment that Maurice and his team of producers, technical staff for video, audio, and lighting created. Maurice, beaming and professional, made it seem easy, effortless, yet energetic. He had promoted active conversation between all four speakers offstage, so that we carried a unified thematic message to a packed house."

Jonathan Vos Post – Author and Professor of Mathematics at Woodbury University

What a fantastic event! Maurice and the team at TEDxLA Miracle Mile put together a first-class program that was both stimulating and enlightening. The speakers, the venue, and the tone set by the group made it 110% worth participating – a true ‘mini-TED’.

Sonia Arrison - Author, 100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity will Change Everything, From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith

Maurice carries the “sharing of knowledge” torch with such great enthusiasm and ease for TEDx Miracle Mile where the “Creating Possible Worlds” themed event seemed virtually flawless. The entire team of TEDxMiracle Mile worked hard at making the guest speakers, the audience, and the choice of venue a perfect match. It was an honor to be invited to share what’s up in my world. Here’s to listening, loving, and laughing more!!

Stan Evenson - CEO/Creative Director of Evenson Design Group

Maurice Kaehler is a natural and committed social entrepreneur with seemingly unlimited energy. He isn't afraid to take on projects that have a useful social benefit, even when they are not safely in the mainstream. He has enormous integrity and gets the job done.

Howard J. Brown - Co-Founder of dMASS and Chairman of o.s.Earth

Being part of the TEDxLA Miracle Mile conference at UCLA made me realize that the answers are already out there. The sharing of creative ideas empowers everyone to think better and to imagine a better future for all. Audience participation is great – we are all part of the solution!

Laura Avery - Manager/Santa Monica Farmer's Market

I had the most wonderful time meeting, and coming away completely inspired, by people who participated in the TEDx event - Food and Food Systems in the 21st Century. The event opened my mind to new ideas, thoughts, hopes and dreams. I like to think of it as a gift of a day for me.

Tara Kolla - Silverlake Farms

This was my first experience of a TEDx event and what a wonderful first impression. How to feed the world’s ballooning population is not an easy question; but the range of responses provided by the event’s diverse speakers and audience members was fascinating. Food for thought? More like mind-expanding intellectual nourishment.

John Marshall - Biologist/Imperial College London

The TEDx LAMM event did an amazing job of putting together a diverse group of visionary people to talk about the future of food and the big, giant, world changing shift from 20th century industrialization to 21st century sustainability. Beyond the complex solutions of ecology design and genetic engineering, the grassroots examples of urban farming and farmer markets showed that some amazing things can happen in our own backyard - literally! Of course, I never knew her personally, but I think Jane Jacobs would be proud.

Dan Benporat

Miind-stretching ideas, friendly atmosphere, wonderful people. To learn about good work and inspiring insights has nourished us, and nourishment continues in conversations with other participants. At Food and Food Systems, we couldn't help noticing that again and again, in different ways, speakers pointed out nature's astonishing capacity for regeneration and renewal. To quote Maurice Kaehler's nod to Bucky Fuller, there's enough to go around. Can our species learn to collaborate with that abundance?

Kazi Pitelka - violist and urban farmer
John Steinmetz - bassoonist, composer, writer

The TEDx LAMM event was engaging, community building, and just plain fun! I loved the sincerity of the presenters - they were all inspiring - and I left with a better sense of connection to the food we eat.

Carol Rossi - Sr. Director of User Experience Research at

Maurice did a phenomenal job organizing and attracting wonderful speakers to the TEDxLAMiracleMile Conference. The production could not have ran more smoothly, as speakers we felt supported and put at ease by the confidence that Maurice was able to lend us. This is not a small task and Maurice like all pro(s) made it look easy and and effortless, responding to any demands with a smile and a can do attitude.

Valerie Delahaye - President at make inc