TEDxUCLA is back for 2018 with “Waves” this Saturday, April 7th, at Royce Hall! The lineup of great speakers is just part of the fun you can have this weekend when you’re on the UCLA campus for the conference. We’d like to invite you to dine and have a refreshing drink at Plateia, just minutes away from the conference at Royce Hall, in the beautiful UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center.


“Waves” will focus on topics about enhancing creativity, or “making waves.” The conference is divided into four parts, each about a specific subtopic on creativity. Part 1 is titled, “The art of sugar, artificial intelligence, social justice reform, biodiversity, the blockchain, and the ministry of dance,” and will cover a number of modern-day popular trends and their effect on society. Part 2 discusses “sign language as a superpower.” The full list of speakers and topics for each of these segments is on the TEDxUCLA “Waves” website.


“Waves” will feature guest speakers from, and outside of, UCLA. Those invited to speak include famed journalist Ann Curry, ABC business executive Pash, entrepreneur David Serabia, and even illusionist Jackson Rayne. Notable UCLA professors and Ph.D. students will also speak at the event and discuss elements of their research. See the full list of speakers at TEDxUCLA “Waves” website.


Photo courtesy of Plateia

Tickets for “Waves” are still on sale at Ticketmaster, starting at just $62 for the general public. Students can also purchase tickets for $31 at the Central Ticket Office on campus or by calling them at (310)-825-2101.

You can find more information about tickets on the TEDxUCLA “Waves” website or buy your tickets online at Ticketmaster.com.


Plateia is the acclaimed restaurant at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, serving a delectable menu of Mediterranean-inspired, California-fresh dishes. You can have your breakfast there prior to the 9:45 a.m. start time for TEDxUCLA, stop in for a quick snack or lunch during the conference’s 12:15 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. lunch break, or enjoy dinner and drinks after the conference. You can also enjoy Happy Hour at Plateia from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. while you discuss what inspired you most.

Weekend Breakfast at Plateia

Plateia has a special “Weekend Breakfast” menu that mixes healthy with tasty. Enjoy eggs your way, our delicious omelets, or bakery items like croissants, muffins and danishes. Breakfast is served from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays.

Weekend Lunch & Dinner at Plateia

A “Weekend Menu” is similarly offered at Plateia for guests who want either small plates or a variety of “mains.” This menu is offered for both lunch and dinner on weekends, and during Happy Hour from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Wine & Cocktails at Plateia

Enjoy a selection of fine wines and cocktails at Plateia, either indoors or al fresco on our charming courtyard patio. Happy Hour is 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. daily.


Getting to Plateia from Royce Hall at UCLA (see location on campus map) is simple. We’re only a five- to ten-minute walk from Royce Hall, located inside the UCLA Luskin Conference Center near the Ackerman Student Store. The address for Plateia is 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095 (See Google Map).

Please refer to this helpful map and contact information for Plateia directions and location.


We invite you to stop by Plateia anytime you are near UCLA to enjoy our unique menu, specialty cocktails and welcoming ambiance. We hope to see you this Saturday at Plateia while you’re on campus for the TEDxUCLA conference. Make reservations or explore the menu at PlateiaUCLA.com. You can also contact the restaurant directly at (310) 794-3563.

Main Photo courtesy of TEDxUCLA website