Brian Smiga

Brian Smiga

“Our goal is to bring world-leading TED talks to Monmouth County in an all-day live event that inspires us to learn and think about the future of our home on the shore.”

Chief Organizer, TEDxNavesink

About

What is TEDxNavesink?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, live speakers combine with TEDTalks video to spark deep discussion and connection.

These local events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

Check our upcoming events here.

Rediscover our previous events here.

 

 

What is TED?

tedtalksTED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started in California 29 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 Jane Goodall, Richard Dawkins, Eve Ensler, Dan Pink, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Benoit Mandelbrot, Isabel Allende and Gordon Brown. Three major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Vancouver, Canada, simultaneous with TEDActive, in Whistler, BC; and the TEDGlobal Conference takes place each summer 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.

TED Talks – Learn more at www.ted.com

The team behind TEDxNavesink

2015 Core Organizers

2015 Volunteers

Robin Milne

Robin Milne

Polymer Clay Artist, Instructor, Demonstrator

2014 Organizers

Erika Casriel

Erika Casriel

Erica Casriel: “Remapping the Self: Neuroscience Gets Personal”
How self, previously thought to be the single “man in the machine” is being reconsidered as not just a single conductor, but a small orchestra of collaborative psychological functions.

2013 Organizers

Katie Pepe

Katie Pepe

“I’m thrilled to volunteer at this historic Tedx event, which spotlights the precious and fragile ecology of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. This unique gathering provides a refreshing opportunity to dream, innovate and plan for a bright future; one that is in harmony with nature and rich in diverse cultural and educational opportunities.” Katie Pepe is […]

Claudia DeSimone Lucey

Claudia DeSimone Lucey

“TEDxNavesink is proving as interesting to create as it will be to participate in—with the broad range of potential speakers, I am excited to see the TED magic worked through TEDxNavesink – the first TEDx in the Jersey shore region” Claudia DeSimone Lucey gives small companies a voice. Introducing many start-ups to the benefits of […]

Steve Spinello

Steve Spinello

“TED is the perfect forum for mutual knowledge exchange. It reminds us why a carefully crafted story remains the best medium for sparking change in people’s lives.” Steve Spinello is originally from Shrewsbury, but now calls Atlantic Highlands his home (it’s got much sweeter views, its own brewery and lots of open space). A graduate […]

Ann Mehl

Ann Mehl

“Startup communities are popping up everywhere, from cities like Boulder to Boston. These entrepreneurial ecosystems are driving innovation and small business energy. TEDxNavesink as a movement, is one of the elements at the core of a vibrant creative scene. I’m thrilled to support and celebrate our local voice in this endeavor.”

Erika Casriel

Erika Casriel

Erica Casriel: “Remapping the Self: Neuroscience Gets Personal”
How self, previously thought to be the single “man in the machine” is being reconsidered as not just a single conductor, but a small orchestra of collaborative psychological functions.

Mark McDevitt

Mark McDevitt

“TEDx celebrates all of the things I hold dear: people, community, ideas and creativity. How great to have this happening in my own back yard.” Mark McDevitt grew up on the west coast of Ireland. After living in New York City for 12 years, he recently moved to the town of Fair Haven with his […]

Pam Marvin

Pam Marvin

“TEDxNavesink – the first TEDx in our shore region – is a must have.” Pam Marvin is co- founder and event designer for Two River Meeting and Event Planning, where her current projects include Monmouth Art’s Masquerade Ball, strategic planning for Change a Life Uganda, and MoCo As Conference Director for PlanetConnect, a symposium producer, Pam […]

Eric Casriel

Eric Casriel

“TED has become a trusted resource for people seeking innovative approaches to stubborn problems. I’m happy to help bring TEDx to our community.” Eric Casriel is a real-estate and business lawyer in Deal, NJ, as well as the Deal public defender.