Speaker on TEDx UCLA stage

TEDxUCLA this year will feature talks on one of the most interesting and puzzling topics in our universe — “time.” Since the beginning, humans have been interested in analyzing its meaning, and figuring out how it goes by and trying to understand how to make the best use of time. The talks will focus on a variety of topics related to time and feature over ten gifted speakers, including several faculty members from UCLA. Among the speakers are Mayank Mehta from the UCLA Department of Physics, Kay Rhie from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Jill Seubert, Deputy Principal Investgator from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Trustee Peter Taylor from the California State University system. The conference, “Time,” will be held on Saturday, May 18th at Royce Hall, starting at 1:00 p.m. Visit the TEDxUCLA website for more information about the event including how to purchase tickets, which start from as low as $65 for the general public.

And, beforehand, stop by our on-site restaurant, Plateia, for a delicious meal or refreshing beverage. Plateia is the acclaimed restaurant at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, serving a delectable menu of Mediterranean-inspired, California-fresh dishes. During TEDxUCLA on Saturday, Plateia will be serving its popular weekend menu to guests, which includes awesome favorites such as the Avocado Chicken Sandwich, Steelhead Salmon, or “The” Burger. To check out the menu, visit the Platiea site.

And after the talks, make a trip to the bar at Plateia and enjoy cocktails made to order from our skilled bartenders. Or, choose from a robust selection of white, red and sparkling wines from our wine menu. You can also enjoy your drinks on our al fresco patio, discussing what you heard at TEDxUCLA in the beautiful ambience of UCLA and the UCLA Luskin Conference Center. Explore the wine and cocktails menu at Plateia for more information.

Getting to Plateia from Royce Hall at UCLA is simple. We’re just a ten-minute walk from the TEDxUCLA event at Royce Hall and located inside the UCLA Luskin Conference Center near the university student union. The address for Plateia is 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90095 (See Google Map). You can also refer to this helpful map and contact information for Plateia directions and location.

Whether for TEDxUCLA’s “Time” event or throughout the year for any event, visiting Plateia provides a memorable dining experience. For more information, you can also contact the restaurant directly at (310) 794-3563 or make your reservation online.

WRITTEN BY: Oshin Aivazian, UCLA