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TEDxAmericanRiviera - Larry Barels - Sex and death...some thoughts on taboos, time and purpose

About Larry Barels He is a graduate of Brigham Young University, holding a BA degree in communications. He arrived in Santa Barbara after graduation and shortly thereafter opened his own advertising agency. During his business career he has started successful businesses in advertising, real estate development and since 1983 several in the field of technology. As a founder and CEO of Wavefront Technologies he was a pioneer in the early development of the field commonly known as computer animation. Wavefront was Santa Barbara's first startup to public market technology company. Wavefront was responsible for many of the tools that are today common place in that field. Wavefront entered the public market in a successful IPO in 1994. In 1997, Wavefront received an Academy Award for technical excellence for their contribution to the field. 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.)
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