Event Speakers Discuss Future of the Jersey Shore’s People and Landscape 
Friday, September 20, Brookdale Community College Performing Arts Center, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

On Friday, September 20, 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. 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. There will also be opportunities to meet the speakers and network with the community at lunch, on breaks, and an evening reception at the Monmouth Museum located on the campus of Brookdale Community College. Reception and beverage local sponsors include My Kitchen Witch Catering, Rook Coffee Roasters, Beach Haus beer, and a dozen others.

“More than the first ever TEDx on the Jersey Shore, TEDxNavesink powers the collective imagination and common drive – not just to rebuild, but to re-strengthen and re-invent shore life,” said Alon Hillel-Tuch, co-founder and chief financial officer, RocketHub Inc., and speaker, TedXNavesink. “Authentic story-telling and an engaged community are going to make it a thrilling day.”

The event’s 24 speakers include engaging entrepreneurs and innovators in technology, literature, education, film, horticulture, environmental advocacy, the arts and music, and more. Speaker highlights from the day include:

Dr. Ben Horton, author, panel speaker and Professor at the Institute of  Marine and Coastal Science at Rutgers University, who aims to understand and integrate the external and internal mechanisms that have determined sea-level changes in the past, and which will shape sea level rise in the future.

Harrison Owen, author, consultant and photographer, has worked on virtually every continent with organizations ranging from small villages to large corporations and NGOs. He will discuss the organizational mythology and culture and how it influences the power of self-organization.

Tereza Nemessanyi leads Microsoft’s presence with Startups in the East, helping high-growth startups go further and faster by leveraging the best of Microsoft. A seasoned media and technology entrepreneur and executive, Tereza will share her breadth and depth of experience across high-growth startups and the world’s largest enterprises.

Ben Kalina, an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, director and producer, will discuss his new film, currently in theaters, Shored Up, which explores the Army Corps’ controversial and ongoing beach replenishment project along the New Jersey Shore.

Tickets cost $22 for students and $40 for general admission. Group discounts are available. To purchase tickets or for more information on the day’s schedule and talks, visit www.tedxnavesink.com or www.tedxnavesink.com/tix.

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About TED 

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support world-changing ideas with many initiatives.

At a TED conference, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. TED speakers have included Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Jane Goodall, Philippe Starck, Eve Ensler, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: in Los Angeles, California; in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada; and in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On TED.com, talks from TED conferences are shared with the world for free as TED Talks videos. A new TED Talk is posted every weekday. Through the Open Translation Project, TED Talks are subtitled by volunteers worldwide into more than 90 languages. Through our distribution networks, TED Talks are shared on TV, radio, Netflix and many websites.

The TEDx initiative grants free licenses to people around the world to organize TED-style events in their communities with TED Talks and live speakers. More than 5,000 TEDx events have been held, and selected talks from these events are also turned into TED Talks videos.

The annual TED Prize grants $1 million to an exceptional individual with a wish to change the world. The TED Fellows program helps world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. TED-Ed creates short video lessons by pairing master teachers with animators, for use in classroom instruction or independent learning.

For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration. Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.