TEDxNavesink Brings World-Leading TEDtalks to Monmouth County

tedxnav_bannerOn Friday, September 20, 2013, TEDxNavesink: The Next Wave will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m at Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center at 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft, N.J. The Conference will bring the world-leading TEDtalks mission to Monmouth County for an all-day live event where speakers and attendees discuss the future of the New Jersey Shore’s people and landscape.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with many initiatives, including TEDx where local, self-organized events bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, live speakers and TEDtalks combine to spark deep discussion and connections among the audience.

At TEDxNavesink 360 attendees will experience 24 live talks and 100 minutes of live and pre-recorded TED material from the TEDxCity2.0 conference taking place at Times Center NYC and around the world in major cities.

The day’s schedule is available online. Speaker highlights include:

Tereza Nemessanyi, a seasoned media and technology entrepreneur and executive, leads Microsoft’s presence with startups in the East. Nemessanyi will share her breadth and depth of experience across high-growth startups and the world’s largest enterprises. Named one of Forbes “Ten Female Entrepreneurs to Watch”, she is a sought-after speaker (TED, SXSW) and blogger (Reuters, Huffington Post).

Robert Lucky, renowned speaker, electrical engineer, inventor, and former head of research at Bell Labs and Telcordia Technologies, will talk about technology, society, and engineering culture as well as his participation as an active member of the board of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority.

Harrison Owen, author and father of “Open Space Technology”, will share how he has helped CEOs, scientists, educators and others to harness the power of self-organization through more than 100,000 Open Space meetings worldwide.

Gabriella Levine, award-winning creative technologist, interactive artist and open-source hardware designer, will discuss the relationship between technology and ecology and share news of her innovative global experiments using robots.

Allon Hillel-Tuch, Co-founder and CFO of the world’s crowdfunding machine RocketHub, will share how his company has helped thousands of artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and social leaders raise millions of dollars for their projects worldwide.

Cindy Zipf, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Action and a successful coalition builder, will share how she formed the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest, most effective voice for the ocean, which successfully led a movement that closed eight major ocean dumpsites and continues to be a leading advocate for clean water from Montauk to Cape May.

Dr. William Rosenblatt, psychologist, Co-founder of the Jersey Shore Surfrider Foundation and member of the Surfers Medical Association, will share his experience riding waves for more than 42 years and his instrumental work to assure that New Jersey’s beaches are open and accessible to the public.

Outside of the talks, TEDxNavesink will feature an interactive art project in association with the Monmouth County Arts Council to raise funds for a community affected by Hurricane Sandy, exhibitions of art and photography from across the region, and performances by comedians and musicians including a special performance by Kaki King, one of the top guitarists in the world known for her percussive and jazz-tinged melodies. There will also be many opportunities to meet the speakers and network at lunch, on breaks, and at an evening reception at Monmouth Museum brought to you by My Kitchen Witch Catering, Rook Coffee Roasters, Beach Haus beer and others.

Visit www.tedxnavesink.com for a complete lists of speakers and event updates. TEDxNavesink is a nonprofit, volunteer driven event co-sponsored by the Monmouth County Arts Council.

If you would like additional information or would like to interview our speakers or event organizers contact inBLOOM Communications at 201-892-9403 or jen@inbloomcomm.com.

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