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BP Silicon Beach - "Happiness"
S.A.M. Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM PDT
Category: Silicon Beach

To kick off the new year, we will be hosting Jay Phelan, who will be sharing his recent TEDx Talk on "Happiness!"

                 Jay Phelan

Jay Phelan has been on the faculty of the UCLA Life Sciences Core Program since 1997, specializing in evolutionary biology, human behavior, and genetics. He received a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard in 1995, and master's and bachelor's degrees from Yale and UCLA. He is co-author of the international bestseller, Mean Genes (Basic Books; translated into nine languages), the author of the textbook "What is Life? A Guide to Biology" (Macmillan; now in its 4th edition), and dozens of technical publications both in biology and science education. He created the online adaptive testing website PrepU. Jay has given numerous training presentations for the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Program and Behavioral Analysis Unit since 2007. He has appeared on ABC's Nightline, CNN, the BBC, and National Public Radio. His work has also been featured in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, a TEDx talk, and Elle magazine, as well as in more than a hundred newspapers. He is the recipient of more than a dozen teaching awards, including UCLA's Distinguished Teaching Award.


Doors open at 11:30AM for networking and lunch. Our formal meeting will begin promptly at noon.

Parking: There is ample parking in various Santa Monica parking structures (Closest is Structure 4 – 1321 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401)

Cost: $15 Online-RSVP, $20 at the door.


Contact: Rod Ponce - [email protected]