MSJC to Host TEDx Program on Oct. 23

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Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) will host a virtual TEDx program featuring eight speakers focused on the theme “Awareness” at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.

Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) will host a virtual TEDx program focused on “Awareness” at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. 

Out of an abundance of caution amid rising COVID-19 cases in Riverside County, MSJC will hold the event virtually, enabling the public to watch and listen to the eight speakers safely on Zoom.

TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. These events are branded TEDx, where the “x” designates an independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance and certain rules for the program.

MSJC’s TEDx program will feature eight speakers of varying backgrounds and expertise:

  • Dr. Terri Horton — A workforce futurist, artificial intelligence business strategist and founder of FuturePath, LLC.
  • Dr. Chaz Austin — An author and professor with private clients around the world. He has taught free courses that prepare people to self-market for The Gig Economy for Pierce College in Los Angeles since 2017. 
  • Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb — A professor of media studies and the director of the Center for Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies at California State University, San Bernardino.
  • Sgt. Major Greg Coker — An Army veteran who retired after 26 years of service, he is the CEO/Co-Founder of the Reaching New Heights Foundation, founded in 2014 to help veterans reconnect with society. 
  • Judge Mark Johnson — An Army and Army Reserves veteran who now serves as a Riverside County Superior Court judge. He previously practiced criminal law.
  • Aaron Norris — The Vice President of Marketing for tech company Core Logic also has a background in real estate and speaks nationally on technology, housing, and trends. 
  • John A. Torres — An MSJC professor, he has been a professional archaeologist and anthropologist for more than 25 years. He has conducted research in Southern California, Central America and Europe.
  • Barbara Matthews — The certified gerontologist, author and radio host has 20 years of experience in health and senior care with a special interest in Alzheimer’s Disease.

Following the program will be a live Q & A session at 6:30 p.m.
Learn more about the TEDx event and speakers online

Did you know MSJC offers 8-week, late-start online courses that begin on Oct. 19? To sign up now, please call (951) 639-5313 or visit www.msjc.edu/schedule. Transform your life today.

Mt. San Jacinto College serves about 27,000 students annually in a district covering 1,700 square miles from the San Gorgonio Pass to Temecula, with campuses in San Jacinto, Menifee, Banning and Temecula.

In May 2020, MSJC awarded a record-breaking 3,554 degrees and certificates to 1,958 graduates. 


Have a wonderful day and please follow MSJC on social media – FacebookInstagram and Twitter.  

Published by The Talon

The Official Newspaper of Mt. San Jacinto College We are a platform for over 18,000 Mt. San Jacinto College students and the community to promote a diverse student voice, involvement from the college, and creative collaborations.

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